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30 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit South Africa

30 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit South Africa

I spent two weeks in South Africa in September 2017. These are my favorite pictures from the trip. Watch my video about our time in Cape Town! Watch my video about our time in Kruger Park, the Elephant Sanctuary, and the Panorama Route below! You may also be interested in: Hiking Cape Town Cape Town…

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By Melissa, December 7, 2017
The Flavors of South Africa

The Flavors of South Africa

I came to South Africa not really knowing what to expect with respect to food. I had heard it was delicious from the few people I’d talked to, but had no idea just how good it really would be! I’ve compiled a list of my favorite South African foods I tried, and a list of…

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By Melissa, December 1, 2017
South Africa Trip Logistics

South Africa Trip Logistics

I spent two weeks in South Africa in September 2017. Here are all the tips and things I think are necessary to know for planning a trip to South Africa! Driving Driving is the one thing I wish I would’ve done more research on before we left. Sydney drove the first week while we were…

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By Melissa, November 23, 2017
Kruger Park Safaris

Kruger Park Safaris

Of our entire two weeks in South Africa, the four days we spent at Kruger Park doing safaris were my favorite. Kruger National Park is one of the largest game reserves in Africa, and the largest in South Africa. We stayed at the Baluleni Safari Lodge, which is located in the Grietjie Nature Reserve. This…

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By Melissa, November 16, 2017
South Africa’s Panorama Route

South Africa’s Panorama Route

The Panorama Route is a scenic drive along the Blyde River Canyon (one of the largest canyons in the world), between Johannesburg and Kruger Park. It is a little longer than the more direct route, but worth the extra time. There are a ton of stops along the drive that include waterfalls and beautiful overlooks…

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By Melissa, November 9, 2017
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Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary

Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary

After our week in Cape Town, my cousin Sydney and I flew to Johannesburg. From there we drove about four hours east. Our safari lodge near Kruger Park was located five hours from Johannesburg if you took the most direct route. However, the area around Kruger Park is so gorgeous, and we wanted to take…

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By Melissa, November 2, 2017
Cape Town Gems

Cape Town Gems

We did SO many activities during our week in Cape Town. These were some of my favorites. V&A Waterfront The V&A Waterfront is a huge tourist attraction. Located right on the water, it houses tons of restaurants, shops, pubs, and even a Ferris wheel! I originally thought it would be very touristy, and was tempted…

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By Melissa, October 27, 2017
Hout Bay

Hout Bay

Hout Bay is south of the Cape Town city centre, on the way down the peninsula. We visited this area a couple times: once on our way to the peninsula, and then again later that week. World of Birds and Monkeys We visited the World of Birds and Monkeys primarily to play with the baby…

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By Melissa, October 19, 2017
Stellenbosch: Cape Town’s Wine Region

Stellenbosch: Cape Town’s Wine Region

Sydney and I arrived in Stellenbosch on our fourth night in Cape Town. We were staying at an Airbnb in town, and our host’s name was Walter. Walter greeted us with glasses of wine, which is appropriate seeing that Stellenbosch is South Africa’s wine region! We were so excited to visit wineries the next day…

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By Melissa, October 12, 2017
East Cape Town Road Trip

East Cape Town Road Trip

On Day four of our trip, Sydney and I parted with the boys in Muizenberg and drove to Somerset West, a 40 minute drive. The majority of the drive is right along the coast. I mean this literally; the road was covered in sand part of the way there. You get stunning views of False…

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By Melissa, October 5, 2017
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