Top things to see and do in South Africa

While the main draw for visitors to South Africa is the famous wildlife seen on safari there are plenty more attractions on offer. A visit to the Kruger National Park will be high on most peoples list but if you can afford a longer stay there’s loads to check out in this large and vibrant country. Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula offer stunning scenery, whale watching off the coast and a laid back atmosphere. The eye catching Table Mountain is a must see, too. The stunning Blyde River Canyon is another natural spectacle that the more adventurous traveller shouldContinue Reading…

Avoiding the sting of malaria

Malaria is a risk when travelling to South Africa. This potentially deadly disease is transmitted by mosquitoes and should be treated as a serious risk when on holiday. Before you plan a trip to a malaria zone, you need to start a course of anti-malarial drugs for a number of days before you travel so you need to get these organised. Some brands can be purchased over the counter but others need a prescription so check with your healthcare professional to see which type you need. These drugs must be taken regularly during your stay and for some weeks whenContinue Reading…

Safari Park and Safari holiday – a million miles apart

You can visit Safari Parks all over the UK and all over the world but they are not just literally miles apart from going on an actual African Safari. The two do not even compare and if you have been on a Safari holiday you will know why. Seeing animals in a park regardless of how much the company has tried to re-create their habitat, is a totally different experience to seeing them running around in the wild. Animals will always behave differently in a place where they do not hunt for their food, have thousands of visitors peering throughContinue Reading…

Controversial Safari holiday

Most people go on a safari holiday to enjoy seeing the animals in their natural environment and getting to experience how the animals live in the wild together. However there is a much darker side to this type of holiday that is becoming worryingly popular amongst the wealthy holiday makers and that is a safari hunt holiday. These vacations are based around not only seeing the animals in their natural environment but also hunting them for sport! This horrific activity is priced exceptionally high so is generally only available to the very wealthy but is becoming a case of competitionContinue Reading…

Table Mountain, South Africa

Table Mountain is a famous South African landmark and is very popular with tourists to the area. It can take several hours to hike to the top of this sandstone mountain but once you reach the top, at 3,500 feet, the spectacular views make it all worthwhile! From the top you get a stunning view of Table Bay, Cape Town and Robben Island which are all must see places on your visit to South Africa. The mountain is home to such a wide variety of plant species that there is actually more of a variety on the mountain alone thanContinue Reading…