Fodor's South Africa: with the Best Safari Destinations (Travel Guide)

Fodor's South Africa: with the Best Safari Destinations (Travel Guide)

Language: English

Pages: 592

ISBN: 1101878134

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Fodor’s correspondents highlight the best of South Africa, including vibrant Cape Town and Johannesburg, the beautiful Cape Winelands, and Kruger National Park. Our local experts vet every recommendation to ensure you make the most of your time, whether it’s your first trip or your fifth.
MUST-SEE ATTRACTIONS from Cape Point to the Kalahari
PERFECT HOTELS for every budget
BEST RESTAURANTS to satisfy a range of tastes
useful FEATURES on safaris and South African history
VALUABLE TIPS on when to go and ways to save
INSIDER PERSPECTIVE from local experts
COLOR PHOTOS and maps to inspire and guide your trip

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walks and multiday hikes in the forest and around the lakes and beaches of this beautiful part of the world. His signature offering is the five-day guided Garden Route Trail, starting at the Ebb and Flow Restcamp at Wilderness. The trip takes you east along the coast, with long beach walks and coastal forest included, before ending at Brenton on Sea near Knysna. The emphasis is on the natural environment rather than covering great distances, with Mark’s expert guiding along the way. The trip is

including feeding and petting the ostriches and posing on one for a photograph. People who weigh less than 75 kilograms (165 pounds) are permitted to ride the ostriches. Some people don’t like this practice, but the farm complies with strict regulations, meaning that you can ride for no longer than 30 seconds, although generally it’s hard to stay on for longer than that in any event. The farm is conveniently located en route to the Cango Caves from town. From September to February, you may see

good few square miles (thanks to the Dutch obsession with reclaiming land from the sea). Almost all the city on the seaward side of Strand and Waterkant is part of the reclaimed area of the city known as the Foreshore. If you look at old paintings of the city, you will see that originally waves lapped at the very walls of the castle, now more than half a mile from the ocean. Cape History at a Glance It’s said that Cape Town owes its very existence to Table Mountain. The freshwater streams

(Grey) and Denis Hurley (Queen) Sts. | 4001 | 031/306–0026 | Free | Weekdays 8–12:30 and 2–3:45. Madressa Arcade. There’s a Kiplingesque quality to this thoroughfare, recalling the bazaars of the East. Built in 1927, it’s little more than a narrow, winding alley perfumed by spices and thronged with traders. You can buy everything from plastic trinkets to household utensils and recordings of Indian music. Bursts of color—from bright yellow fabric to dark red spices—create a refreshing and

tours in Paarl, Stellenbosch, and Franschhoek. The day starts with cheese and wine tasting at Anura Wine Estate in Paarl before a quick photo op at the prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated at the time of his release in 1990. Then it’s on to Franschhoek for lunch and wine tasting, followed by a drive over the majestic Helshoogte Pass. If there’s time, you’ll end the day with a final wine tasting before heading back to Cape Town. | 94 Voortrekker Rd., Salt River | Cape Town | 7925 |

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