Best South Africa Holiday: Garden Route from Cape Town to Joburg

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If you planning your South Africa holiday, you simply can’t go wrong with the Garden Route. Officially running along the N2 from Cape Town to Mossel Bay and then along the coast to Port Elizabeth, this tour will give you extra stops along the way to make sure you get the absolute best from your South Africa road trip! From Cape Town we’ll be adding in a wine tour in Stellenbocsh,  Cage Diving with Great White Sharks in Gansbaai and a visit to the most southern point in Africa at Cape Agulhas. And then on the Garden Route itself, we’ll visit the Ostrich Farms of Oudtshoorn, to eat amazing Oysters in Knysna; Bungee Jump at Bloukrans Bridge and learn to surf  at Jeffrey’s Bay. We’ll then continue all the way through to Johannesburg with the option to extend your South Africa tour further with with a cheeky Kruger add on! South Africa and the Garden Route is perfect for independent travel and those that like to self-drive, and this itinerary gives you full control to decide how long you want to stay at each suggested stop. So what are you waiting for? Scroll down for everything you need to know about the Garden Route including a Map, Accommodation Options and a full itinerary for your road trip between Cape Town and Johannesburg! Enjoy!

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10 Reasons To Visit Namibia in 15 Stunning Photographs

10 reasons visit Namibia 15 stunning photographs

Africa, once referred to as the Dark Continent due to the lack of information about it, has held a fascination with travelers for decades. Traditionally the go-to destination for well-to- do families who went to Africa for the luxury lodges and private game drives, it has become increasingly more accessible to travelers of all budgets over the past few years, which is an exciting development for all of us.10 reasons visit Namibia 15 stunning photographs

Namibia first jumped onto the travel scene back in 2015 when it was featured in Lonely Planet’s Top 10 Countries to Visit List. Skip ahead two years and it has just been named in Lonely Planet’s 2017 List of the Top 10 Value Destinations.
Put them together and you’ve got a country just ripe for a boom in tourism that offers amazing value. It’s a traveler’s dream.

Still not convinced? Let me show you 15 photographs that illustrate Namibia is a country of contrasts and one that you need to visit as soon as possible!

10 Reasons To Visit Namibia in 15 Stunning Photographs

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Etosha National Park, Namibia – A Photo Tour

Etosha National Park, Namibia Photo Tour

Etosha National Park, located in Northern Namibia, is one of Africa’s most unique National Parks. It’s main characteristics – apart form boasting 4 out of the big 5 – is that at its center is a salt pan large enough to be seen from space! Believed to have been formed over 100 million years ago it is 130km long and 50km wide. That’s pretty big and it looks bigger than that in real life! When the Europeans discovered the area in around 1851, they were accompanied by the Ovambo Traders. Etosha can be loosely translated as “Great White Place” in the Ovambo language – and it is their traditional name for the land that stands to this day.

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What to Expect on an Overland Safari in Africa

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Booking an overland safari in Africa will be accompanied by a range of emotions. Excitement – because it’s one amazing adventure. Wonder – as in you may wonder how many animals you’re going to see. (The answer is lots!! 😀 ) And maybe a little bit of apprehension. What is life like on tour? Where do you sleep? What do you eat? How long are the driving days? Well, I’m here to answer all of these questions and more. Read on to find out what to expect when overlanding in Africa!

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The Ultimate Overland Safari Packing List

The Ultimate Overland Safari Packing List Africa

Packing for an overland safari – or any safari for that matter – can be stressful. If you’re anything like me, you always pack too much. But after my recent stint in Africa, I think now is as good a time as any for me to learn from my mistakes!  I’m sharing my ultimate overland safari packing list  with you to make packing a breeze and help you make sure you have everything you need.

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The Ultimate Overland Budget Southern African Safari

Overland Budget African Safari budget safari

I’m going to put it out there. I think an African Safari is one of the top 5 things to do on an adventure traveler’s bucket list. And it has certainly been at the top of mine for as long as I can remember. Budget Safari

Daydreaming about luxury lodges with balcony’s overlooking game reserves;  private game drives at sunset where sundowners are served as the wildlife walks by and guaranteed sightings of ‘the big 5’ (thats the Buffalo, Rhino, Lion, Leopard & Elephant if you weren’t sure)  I always thought I would have to wait until I was earning mega-bucks before my dream would become a reality. Then I found another way. Overlanding. It’s the ever growing, ‘get involved & get dusty, live on a converted truck, camp under the stars and cook your own meals’ budget safari that is allowing more and more people the opportunity to visit this incredible continent.

Let me tell you all about it as I travel through 5 Countries in 6 Weeks. It’s Safari Time Baby!

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