Since the legal ending of the apartheid in 1994, South Africa has become a popular destination for travellers all over the world.
Compared to Australia, the cost of living is cheaper so you can travel more for less (40-50% lower)
- V & A Waterfront
- Table Mountain
- Lions Head
- Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden
- Boulders Beach
- Cape of Good Hope
- Robben island
- Casle of Good Hope
- Kruger National Park
Coldest months: June & July
Average temp: 10-11°C
The best time to visit South Africa if wanting to go on safari is the dry season (May – October).
During this time, the visibility on game drives (safari) is better as there’s less vegetation and you’re more likely to spot wildlife congregating around watering holes due to the dry conditions.
Temperatures are also cooler than the humid & hot summer.
That’s why I took advantage of group overland tours / day trips to get around.
The safetst options in the cities:
- Pre-booked Taxi / Uber (cheap & relatively safe)
- Private transfers
- Cape Town’s MyCiTi buses
- Local Flights
- Local bus (not recommended due to potential safety concerns)
- Shared taxis /van (not recommended due to potential Safety concerns)
- Bungee Jumping
- Shark Diving
- Wildlife Safaris / Game Drives
- Hiking Trails
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Canoeing & White Water Rafting
- Abseiling & Rock Climbing
- Winery Tours
- Helicopter Flights
- Sky Diving
- Cost of Living 70% 70%
- Safety 40% 40%
- Landscapes & Scenery 100% 100%
- Tourist Attractions & Things to Do 100% 100%
- Adventure Rating 100% 100%
Disclaimer: Always check the smartraveller.gov.au website (or related) before travelling overseas, for their latest safety updates, advice and recommendations.
Interested in going on Safari in Kruger National Park? Here's a beginner's guide to Kruger National Park & how to get there from Johannesburg.
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If you're keen to see lots of African wild-life, ensure to check out these 5 MUST VISIT national parks in South Africa for safari drives.
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Amazing! Ensure to check out our Solo Travel page that is loaded with important advice & tips to know before you go.
They will help you to prepare for the journey and overcome any personal obstacles you experience during your trip.
Finding the right gear for your trip can be overwhelming and expensive – especially if you don’t know where to start.
On our Travel Gear page, I list my favourite travel gear and accessories to help you narrow down the field, save money and buy quality gear at reasonable prices.
There’s no doubt that planning and booking your trip is the most exciting part for any new adventure.
Here I outline 20 steps that you need to know in order to plan and book a successful trip & have fun whilst doing it.