South Africa: A Country That Will Amaze You

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  • Updated On:
  • September 3, 2019
  • Year Built: 1900

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I have always wanted to experience a safari; to see the animals in the wild and not in a zoo, but South Africa wasn’t on the list. That was until I bumped into an old friend who happened to have visited the country not so long ago. He could not stop talking about how great his experience was.

After that, I couldn’t stop thinking about South Africa, and the more research I did, the more I was certain I was going to visit.

Other than the long flight to get there, South Africa is a great place for those who travel on a low budget, perfect for road trips, tasty cuisines and beautiful ever changing landscape.  

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People talk about safety issues there but to be honest I never encountered anything like this during my whole 10 days there on the road. On the contrary, all I had was warm welcome and smiles where ever I went.

My first three days were spent in Cape Town, where I took the cable car up to Table Mountain, enjoyed the wonderful view over the city and did a hike in the National Park. I enjoyed every second I spent on one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature. I drove south on those scenic roads to Cape Point and Cape of Good Hope. On my way back, I passed by Boulders Beach to meet Africa’s penguins.

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I planned to dive with the great white shark but the sea wasn’t in good condition for that so instead I visited Kirstenbosch Gardens, Muizenberg and Clifton Beach. Most of my evenings I spent at the V&A Waterfront, but whatever you do, try not to miss the sunsets.

I will tell you something about me: I love wine, so naturally my next destination would be the wine county of Stellenbosch. There, I visited a couple of estates including Muratie, Spier and Lanzerac. I love South African wine so ended up  tipsy most of the time. They know what they are doing, it’s not only the wine that is great, it’s also the food and the people that are outstanding. I left the place with a full bag of wine bottles.

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From there I drove to the beautiful seaside city of Port Elizabeth. I stayed there 24 hours enjoying the waterfront and bay, chasing sunsets and sunrises.

My last four days were in Pumba Private Game Reserve. All I can say is that it was a unique experience, with mouthwatering cuisine, awesome lodges, great service and personalle, without forgetting that I was in the middle of one of the best sceneries in the area. We went out on a safari twice a day and saw the ‘big five’ (rhinoceros, elephants, buffalos, lions, and leopards). I also did some bass fishing, archery, and stargazing … I couldn’t think of a better way to finish this amazing adventure. You should try it yourself.

(Unfortunately I lost my camera’s memory card and was left with couple of pictures taken with my phone) 

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