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How to get around in South Africa

7 min readPublished Feb 8, 2022

It's the ninth biggest country in Africa, so here are the top tips for traveling around South Africa by air, rail or road.

Woman in a wheelchair in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
Beaches

The top 19 beaches in South Africa for sand, surf and scenery

11 min readPublished Jan 28, 2022

South Africa's windswept coastline is packed with superb beaches. From family favorites in Cape Town to world-famous surf spots, here are the very best.

Beach huts at Muizenburg
Hiking

See the best of South Africa on these epic road trips

9 min readPublished Jan 13, 2022

This list of the best road trips in South Africa has itineraries for exploring the country’s extraordinary coastlines, mountains and villages.

The 'Garden Route' coastal road near the Twelve Apostles and heading towards Table Mountain.
Wildlife and nature

The 11 most incredible national parks in South Africa for wildlife, hiking and more

8 min readPublished Jan 5, 2022

Preserving mountains, grasslands, beaches and deserts, South Africa's national parks are natural wonders. Here's a guide to South Africa's best reserves.

South Africa, Safari in Kruger National Park - African Elephants
Tips & Advice

Do you need a visa to go to South Africa?

4 min readPublished Dec 20, 2021

Tourists from countries including the US, UK and Canada do not need a visa to visit South Africa, but do require some documentation. Find out more here.

This image shows the famous Nelson Mandela Square is a public space and shopping area. It has big statue of Nelson Mandela and water fountain. The pic is taken in march 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa.