At the top of most travel wish lists when visiting South Africa is to take a safari – but what if you could get up close to some of the country’s most dangerous animals in a different way? At the Moholoholo Wildlife Rehabilitation Center you can do just that.
Music lovers who are visiting South Africa have, no doubt, an interest in hearing some of the unique African musical styles that are found throughout the country. What you may not have heard about, however, is Cape Jazz – a style of jazz music developed in the area around Cape Town and unlike just about any other form of jazz you’ve heard before.
Johannesburg may be South Africa’s largest city and its main international gateway, but it is not one of the country’s three capital cities. Yes, South Africa has three capital cities, each serving a different purpose, and one of them is Pretoria – which is an easy day trip from Jo’burg.
The half-day beer tour of Cape Town ticks all the boxes I look for when traveling: something unique, interaction with local people and, of course, beer! Wine tasting is nothing new in Cape Town, as the cape produces some excellent wines, but they also have an emerging craft beer movement that’s worth a look too.
Most flights to South Africa land in Johannesburg, no matter where you’re planning to start your trip. South Africa is a big country, and flying from city to city is the quickest way to get around – particularly if you’re making a big jump from your landing point in Johannesburg to start your trip in Cape Town. If you have the time, however, and want to see something of the South African countryside rather than just the cities, consider taking the train from Johannesburg to Cape Town.
South Africa’s seasons are the opposite of the ones most of us are used to in the northern hemisphere. Winter in Cape Town, as in the rest of South Africa, is during the northern hemisphere’s summer – June through August. There are perks to visiting Cape Town in winter, as well as some things that might make you want to visit another time. Here’s what you need to know about going to Cape Town in winter.