South Africa Tag Archives

South Africa Vs. Botswana for Safari Experience

We get asked all the time, what is the best country to do safari in?  And the short answer is, it depends on what you want from your safari.  Countries like South Africa, Kenya, Botswana and Tanzania are all wonderful but do offer different experiences. Hello travel friends, it’s Shannon. I have just returned from a 14-day Read More…

Discovering Eden: Exploring the Allure of Babylonstoren in South Africa

If you have talked with me about South Africa, you will know that one of my favorite places worldwide is Babylonstoren, which is pure magic. From the moment you set foot here, you’ll be enchanted by its beauty. Here are the top 5 reasons why Babylonstoren should be on your travel wish list: Your next Read More…

Top Tips for Your First Trip to Africa

Every time I visit Africa I experience more magic, more special moments and more surprises. The continent is so grand and diverse that you can visit time and again and never duplicate your experiences. My most recent trip to South Africa brought me much needed relaxation, an appreciation for slowing down, impressive wildlife sightings, rare Read More…

Hiking Table Mountain Vs. Lion’s Head in South Africa

The walking and hiking trail options in Cape Town are virtually endless, from Table Mountain to Lion’s Head to Signal Hill. If you’re thinking of doing a hike in the course of your visit, but can’t decide between hiking Table Mountain or joining the locals for a Lion’s Head sunrise or sunset.  Hey, it’s Vanessa, Read More…

Why a family safari will be your best holiday

While the very thought of taking kids or grandparents on a safari might make some take pause, it shouldn’t. Family travel offers a completely new dimension to your trip and will leave your whole family with a lifetime of memories. There are some common misconceptions surrounding family travel to Africa. First, that young children won’t get Read More…

Best Safaris in Africa: Our Top 5 Picks

Some of the best safaris in Africa include Sabi Sands Game Reserve in South Africa, the Great Migration in East Africa, and the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Each of these destinations is bound to blow you away. But it all depends on what you want to see and do! Find inspiration with these recommendations from Read More…

10 Best South Africa Safari Tours: Our Top Luxury Packages

With so much to see and do, South Africa is perfect for your first trip to Africa! South Africa safari tours offer unbelievable wildlife viewing and a full range of accommodations, from great value options to all-out luxury. Cape Town delights with its sunny climate, beautiful beaches, and cosmopolitan feel. Nearby are beautiful winelands and outdoor Read More…

Best Things to Do in Cape Town: 11 Must-See Places

Cape Town—the Mother City, breathtaking and brimming with things to do. You can’t beat South Africa’s cultural capital for natural beauty, from the impressive and ever-present Table Mountain to glorious stretches of golden beach. Here you’ll find world-class cuisine, a thriving fashion scene, inspired art and design, independent shops, coffee roasters, food markets, and so Read More…

My South Africa Wedding and Honeymoon!

I’ve decided I may have to give up traveling, as I recently returned from the greatest trip of my life, and I can’t imagine anything ever comparing. Okay, part of that is an exaggeration, but I did spend the last 2 weeks of March on my South Africa wedding/honeymoon, and it was absolutely magnificent! Our Read More…

Best Time to Visit South Africa

What is the best time to visit South Africa? South Africa is a beautiful destination to visit at any time of year! Generally speaking, we think the best time to visit South Africa is September and October, when the weather in Cape Town is good and the safari parks offer excellent wildlife viewing. Read on Read More…

The Rovos Rail South Africa: The Ultimate Splurge

A safari in Africa comes with a certain mysterious pull—the romance of a bygone era. And nothing completes the picture of an opulent, old-world expedition through the wilds of Africa like riding the exquisite Rovos Rail of South Africa from place to place! I had the pleasure of riding the Rovos Rail on my very Read More…

Shark Diving South Africa: A Bucket List Adventure!

After a few unsuccessful attempts, I was finally able to go cage diving with Great White Sharks! This was truly an incredible, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Where to Go in Africa: Top 6 Beach Destinations

When you think of Africa, your first thought is probably safari, but did you know there are some amazing beach destinations to be found there, as well? It’s easy to combine white, sandy beaches and tropical breezes with an African safari. See where to go in Africa for the best beaches, and discover which of Read More…

Best Safari Lodges in Africa

Looking for the best safari lodges in Africa? Africa has hundreds of incredible safari lodges for every type of traveler. Below, find some of our favorites for families, romance, and adventure. Of course, these are just a handful of the options available! Our travel designers visit Africa regularly to experience these properties firsthand, and we Read More…

Wildlife of South Africa: 10 Underrated Species

South Africa is home to incredible wildlife! The animals you’ll find on safari have adapted to the bush in fascinating ways. On your game drives or walking safaris, your expert guide will help you spot some of the more elusive animals and tell you all about the wildlife of South Africa. You’ve probably heard of Africa’s Big Read More…

Family Vacation Packages: South Africa

Many people wonder whether it’s safe to bring their young children on an Africa vacation. The good news is that there are plenty of safe, fun options for family travel in Africa! There is truly nothing like the safari experience—getting unplugged and immersing yourself in the vast plains of Africa that are teeming with life, Read More…

Off the Grid: Remote Zambia Safari

Hi, all! I have just returned from my trip to Africa, where I was fortunate enough to participate in Classic Portfolio’s Sustainable Africa Mega Fam. I had a choice of 7 trips featuring 19 sustainable companies, 36 authentic experiences, 51 travel partners, and 6 countries. I chose to be part of the Zambia – A Read More…

Game Viewing in South Africa and Kenya

Hi everyone, it’s Shannon and I have just returned from an 18-night trip to South Africa and Kenya! It is not a combination that many people do when traveling to Africa. But I have to say that the experiences were wildly different, so I thought I would give you some of my thoughts on the Read More…

Cape Town Food Tour, a Walking Tour Worth the Mileage!

A trip to Cape Town wouldn’t be complete without an amazing walking tour I recently discovered. Billed as a Cape Town food tour, I found it was so much more – food, coffee, artisan shops, culture, and history, with a little wine thrown in, if you’re lucky! The Bo-Kaap neighborhood is architecturally stunning. Image: Tourism Cape Read More…

South Africa Adventures

Hello!  Are you ready to plunge into an unforgettable adventure? Let’s put together a mental picture.  Just imagine, unique wildlife roaming free, amazing food and wine, and raw thrilling South Africa Adventures. We’re big on adventure and exploration at Africa Endeavours, here’s what’s on: Game Drives & Safaris Enjoy seeing amazing wildlife in their natural Read More…

Travel South Africa – Get To Know This Amazing Country

An aerial of Hout Bay. Image: Tourism Cape Town Looking to travel South Africa?  It’s an amazing country that has faced many challenges throughout its existence.  It is a country full of rich cultural and ethnic diversity that has overcome massive obstacles to strive to reach unity as a single nation that celebrates this diversity. Read More…