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South Africa

Black-maned lions framed against desert dunes, powdery beaches lapped by two oceans, star-studded night skies, jagged mountains – South Africa is the place to go wild.


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Best Things to Do

From safari to wine tasting, experience the best of South Africa with these top things to do.

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Things to Know

Get excited but also be prepared for adventure. Here's what you need to know prior to your first South African safari.

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South Africa is twice the size of Texas, which can make getting around a little tricky. But don't worry – we've got everything you need to know.

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Visa Requirements

Don't spoil your trip to sensational South Africa by not having your travel documents in order. Here's what you need to know about visas for South Africa.

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Money and Costs

No matter what your budget, get the most from your money while traveling in South Africa with these helpful tips.

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Traveling with Kids

South Africa has plenty to offer families, from safari experiences to resort stays. Here are the best kid-friendly experiences.

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Best Road Trips

South Africa is home to some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet – it's the perfect road-trip country. Here's our pick of the best.

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10 ways to experience South Africa on a budget

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