Category: Things To Do

What to Eat in Cape Town: Bobotie

April 14, 2014

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Bobotie with yellow rice

South Africa is a cultural – and culinary – melting pot. The country’s 11 official languages also translate into a huge variety of cuisines that come together in a way they don’t anywhere else. In some cases, however, food underwent its big transformation before it even got to South Africa. This the case with one of Cape Town’s signature dishes, bobotie.

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Diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa

March 31, 2014

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Like a dog with a chew toy

Shark cage diving was never on my list of must-do activities in Cape Town, South Africa, like it is for some people, but after experiencing it, my opinion was completely changed! Rather than being terrifying, the experience was peaceful and surreal.

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Safari Day Trips from Durban

March 17, 2014

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You can see elephants & more of Africa's Big Five on safari trips from Durban

The city of Durban on South Africa’s eastern coast is known for its mix of African, Indian, and Southeast Asian populations, making the cuisine and markets something special. But there are plenty of great reasons to include Durban on your South Africa itinerary besides the food – and one of them is that you can go on some great safari day trips from Durban.

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33 Incredible Adventures to Have in Cape Town

February 17, 2014

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Surfing is one of the many adventures you can have in Cape Town

The entire country of South Africa is like manna from heaven for travelers – there’s so much to do and see, it’s impossible to pack it all into even a two week trip. But even if you just stay in the area around Cape Town, you’ll still have trouble doing everything there is to do. Here’s a list of 33 incredible adventures you can have in Cape Town and in the surrounding area. Chances are very good you’ll need to plan your return trip as you’re headed home – Cape Town is just that good.

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Soccer Culture in South Africa

January 3, 2014

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Cape Town's World Cup stadium, with Table Mountain in the background

Prior to the 2010 World Cup, most people didn’t give soccer culture in South Africa much of a passing thought. If we know anything about soccer – called football in South Africa – at all, it’s that countries such as England, Brazil, and Italy are big deals on the international stage, but not South Africa. After the 2010 World Cup, however, one word is synonymous with soccer in South Africa – vuvuzela.

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Whale Watching in Hermanus

January 2, 2014

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Hermanus employs its own Whale Crier, the only one of its kind in the world

The town of Hermanus on the southern coast of South Africa’s Western Cape is a popular seaside retreat for people who call the Cape Town area home. It’s particularly popular – with locals and visitors alike – during the season when southern right whales are migrating through the waters just offshore. During this season, many people visit to go whale watching in Hermanus on boat trips, but sometimes the whales are so numerous that you can even go whale watching from land.

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