Africa in June Alone?
Replies: 10 - Last Post: May 17, 2011 3:52 PM Last Post By: nomadjourno
May 7, 2011 12:36 PM
Africa in June Alone?Hello everyone!
I got the chance to purchase a really cheap flight for June from my home town (Sao Paulo - Brazil) to South Africa (Johannesburg or Cape Town).
I really would love to make this trip, but I'm alone and I'm not sure if it would be cool or not to be in Africa by myself. I've traveled before to other countries a few times by myself and I really enjoyed the trip, I'm just not sure about Africa because to be honest I don't know too much about the continent.
Tomorrow is the deadline to buy the ticket, so I have until tomorrow to decide if I'll go or not.
Help me with inspiring words if I should go or not! :)
By the way, if is there anyone here going alone, or in a group, and want a partner, I'm in! My flight should be to Johannesburg or Cape Town, but I don't see a problem getting another plane to another country in Africa... Actually I believe that other countries in Africa have a lot to be seen than South Africa!
May 7, 2011 1:11 PM
1Yes, do it! But go to Cape Town, not Johannesburg. There are many lone travellers in Cape Town, you will make lots of friends. Cape Town is one of the most beautiful cities in the world
Try Long street backpackers in Cape Town for cheap accomodation
Although June is a bit colder in South Africa, O must tell you. It is the middle of winter. No snow, but still cool.
June is a very good time to visit Kruger park, 400km from Johannesburg, because in the Kruger park it is always warm
May 7, 2011 1:41 PM
Both cities are good to visit.
Check out this website.
If in Cape town, there are other parks near by.
June is a good time to go because the weather is mild.
May 7, 2011 1:44 PM
May 7, 2011 2:09 PM
Though never travelled there alone I can heartily recommend SA, its a wonderwul world-in-one-country especially for a wildlife and nature holiday. If you prefer to travel in a group you might consider an adventure truck - camping or accomodated eg http://www.nomadtours.co.za/index.html. Capetown area and garden route is very nice but maybe better in another season. So perhaps for june Johannesburg (as a gateway only) /Kruger/Drakensbergen could be better.
Do not cram averything in 1 trip but take it leasurely!
happy planning, Mona
May 7, 2011 2:38 PM
5Andy, not a problem been alone!
Cape Town defenately!! But you don't specify how long you have!!
Because the famous big 5 are in the north, close to Johannesburg in their natural environment, in the Kruger Park, Pilanesberg, Kalahary, National Park.
Choose one and go there with a rented car cheep and safe.
Back to Johannesburg fly to Cape Town to end you holiday.
Again rent a car
I will be glad to give you more tip
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May 8, 2011 4:35 AM
7Consider Kwazulu Natal, best weather in June, the Brazilian women were wearing g strings on the beach during the World Cup 2010 (only place in the country they could do this at that time of the year). The northern part of Kzn is on the Mozambique border so you can do a hop over the border (check the visa situation for Brazil) and they speak Portuguese there, so you may enjoy that. Also lots of big 5 game experiences in Northern Kwazulu Natal. Brilliant place to be in June.
Edited by: kimssouthafrica
May 15, 2011 9:22 AM
I'm going to be in South Africa this June too. I'm traveling by myself.
I'm getting into Cape Town by mid June, and plan to stay there a few days - perhaps go upto to the Cape of Good Hope, then to Hermanus to see some whales.
I might head to Durban/Drakensbergen for a few days, then to Joburg for 2 weeks and then to Kenya for the migration.
Might be cool to catch up somewhere along the way.
May 15, 2011 10:14 PM
9Drakensberg could be chilly at this time of year, and depending on the fronts, there may be snow on the upper peaks, so be prepared for that. Otherwise in winter it is generally cold at night and early morning and then warms up in the day.
May 17, 2011 3:52 PM
I'm heading to South Africa from June 11- 27 for a short vacation from Ghana, where I've been living since January. I'm thinking of heading to Mozambique to chill on some beaches for a few days as it doesnt seem to far from SA, but I'm up for anything really and don't have set plans . I'm flying in an out of J'berg, so will probably spend my time in the North.
I'm traveling solo too so it would be great to meet up with someone who's going to be around that region at the same time!
Hope you decided to book the flight!!!!
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