To many, South Africa, the rainbow nation, is a true mix of cultures and nationalities. To me, it’s paradise. What started as a 6-month adventure ended up as a 3-year stay. I became tour leader and was as such fortunate enough to be able to explore the country and its diversity. For three years South Africa was my ‘home’ and I have to admit that even today I miss the warmth and what you could call positive nonchalance of the South Africans. Often South Africa is referred to as ‘a world in one’ and it is true that travelling through South Africa is like travelling through different continents. Have you ever dreamt of awakening to the sound of a lion’s roar? Well, here it may become reality, especially if you head towards the world famous Kruger National Park, Hluhluwe national park – pronounces as shloo-shloo-wee – in the southern state of Kwazulu-Natal or one of the many private game reserves al over the country. The cross-border safari with Botswana may offer the same courtesy too. The Western Cape has a nearly magnetic influence on visitors. It pulls them time and time again. And again justifiably so. The Western Cape is lovely to explore and extremely varied: you can enjoy a sunset from Signal Hill or at the top of Table Mountain, catch some sunrays on the white beaches of Camps Bay, go wine tasting in the charming towns of Franschoek or Stellenbosch, visit the most southernly point of the continent of Africa – can you just imagine yourself standing there? - and make sure you taste a typical braai (barbecue), Potjiekos or Voëlstruis with a couple of just-made friends. Simply delightful! I’ll gladly help to turn your trip into a magical experience!
- Visit a guided township tour and make up your own mind about this often talked maliciously about subject of South Africa.
- During June – November make sure you make time for whale watching - by boat from Plettenberg Bay, eastern Cape; from the shore in Hermanus, Western Cape.