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Another great aspect about South Africa is the fact that there are so many small towns to visit and everyone of them is different and unique in their own ways. This has inspired a fantastic road trip culture which has kept so many people not just from South Africa but all over the world exploring. This is another great reason why South Africa is one of Africa’s leading tourist destinations. Here are five small towns to see and experience on your next road trip through South Africa.
Although public transport in most of the urban hubs within the country are suitable, once you leave the more built up areas this can become more of a challenge. If one does not own their own vehicle it's highly advised to hire one in order to be able to see and experience all the amazing sights and sounds of these great small towns. Luckily Car Rental South Africa Car Rental South Africa is up to international standards with many reputable car hire companies having a branches in South Africa.Five small towns to visit in South Africa in 2017
There are so many great towns to experience in the Western Cape and Gordon’s Bay is one of those towns for so many reasons. A holiday maker’s paradise and also a destination with so much to explore nearby there is very little chance of one becoming bored or lonely in this part of the Western Cape. Get some friends together and get out there and enjoy everything this great part of South Africa has to offer.Summer time in Gordon’s Bay and surrounds
South Africa has many mountainous areas to explore and many of them will have options for accommodation establishments some even have cabins to stay in adding to the charm of being away from the hustle and bustle of the city. It’s so much nicer to immerse oneself in country living and staying in a cabin far away from the madding crowd will help greatly with this.Five South Africa Mountain Cabins to visit this 2017
Cape Town is a city of the outdoors and many travel far and wide to experience these outdoors areas in their entirety. Most know of hiking trails up places such as Lion’s Head and Table Mountain. Yet many will also not know that there are many alternative routes to choose from. Some harrowing and some simple and enjoyable for the entire family, here are five lesser-known hiking trails to explore in and around the mother city.
Many of these hiking trails are quite near to each other - however; Cape Town is a big city so if you’d like to visit most if not all of these trails it's best to hire a car. Hire a car in Cape Town and get out there exploring all these fantastic hiking trails.Five Lesser-known hikes to do in Cape Town in 2017
It’s a little-known detail that this fairly unfamiliar South African town is in fact the third oldest in the country. It’s also hugely significant to the heritage of South Africa with no more than 50 provincial heritage sites which largely comprise of the iconic Dutch colonial architecture of settler era South Africa which takes prominence in the area.
With a rich a diverse history exquisite colonial era hotels and enough breathtaking destinations to visit in the area it’s no wonder Swellendam is a firm getaway destination for people living in the Western Cape.
It’s likely that you will be travelling from Cape Town so it’s advised that you hire a car there before you leave as transport in the Overberg area isn’t up to standards. Car rental Cape Town is the best way of achieving this.A locals guide to Swellendam
Neatly positioned at the southern most tip of the African continent, Cape Town is well-known to be one of the best destinations in South Africa for travellers looking to experience a bush and beach safari.
Cape Town is well-versed in it’s beach options, boasting some of the most luxurious beaches on the planet - however, the city offers much more than just fun in the sun. There’s a wealth of activities for travellers visiting Cape Town, and here are 10 reasons why the ‘Mother City’ should be the next notch off your travel bucket-list.
All you need is reliable wheels, and if you don’t have some, car rental Cape Town is cheap and easy.10 reasons to visit Cape Town in 2017
Everyone loves a good road trip whether it’s just for a short weekend away or a journey traversing provinces and countries. Most people in South Africa have done a trip through the Transkei and everyone who has done it knows that during certain times of year the roads can become very taxing due to everyone wanting to get away. Why not opt to the scenic route after all it is your holiday and time shouldn’t be an issue. Route 56 provides you with an alternative which will take you through quaint towns, breathtaking views and interesting people.Exploring Route 56 - an alternative Transkei meander
- Teresa Huyzers
Teresa loves to travel. Experiencing countless childhood road trips from the Southernmost tip of Africa to the lush tropics of Limpopo is where it all began. Even though a piece of her heart now lives in Florence, Italy, her love for Africa keeps her passion for travel and writing alive from her home in Cape Town, South Africa.
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EcoTraining is a passionate environmentally-conscious company specialising in the training of nature-guides and those with a deep appreciation of the natural world. Courses are run in simple unfenced bush camps in the middle of great wilderness areas where participants get to truly experience what it is like to live in wild places.
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- Muazzam Rahim
As a hobby Muazzam runs his own website, dedicated to providing information on the Otter Trail in Tsitsikama. By day he's an accountant and MBA graduate, family man by night and a Kingsley Holgate wannabe every other time. He aspires to have a braai whilst exploring every place in South Africa; two things he loves dearly.
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- Andre Cronje
Andre is an eager traveller who enjoys writing reviews when he's not off enjoying African festivals or networking in the travel industry.
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- Fiona Rossiter
Fiona is a Capetonian blogger with a passion for all things beautiful and creative. Her inspirational lifestyle blog, Super Mom Blog, focuses on everything from fashion to motherhood. She has also started another project called “a beautiful life” in which she explores and shares her love of cooking and photography.
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- Jacqueline Freer
Jacqueline has a career background consisting of nightlife eventing and entertainment fused with hospitality then blending with branding and business and over the past few years focusing on digital media. Her personal passions include the arts, travel, food, film and photography. Please visit the Inrichmint Media Studio website.
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- Ray Leathern
SAGMJ’s Magazine Motoring Journalist of the year in 2011 and SAGMJ COTY Jury Member. Contributing to SACarFan.co.za, CARmagblog.co.za, AutoCirca.com and Fleet Magazine. Published in the Mail & Guardian, Independent Newspapers, TopCar, GQ, TNA. Lover of anything automotive, lover of the open road. You can follow him on twitter @Ray_AutoCirca
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- Joe Lategan
Joe Lategan worked in the International tourism industry for more than 20 Years. During this period Joe's work entailed travelling through Southern Africa on a weekly basis and as far as the USA and was never far from his cameras or fishing rods. Today Joe is undoubtedly one of Southern Africa’s top fine art and wildlife photographers and run photographic workshops and fine art
photography safaris for small groups. For more visit www.JoeLategan.com
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- Stan Rogers
Stan Rogers is a recently retired Australian. He and his wife, Marianne decided that they want to explore Africa and in 2012 they will be driving from Cape Town to Cairo with their Land Rover Defender called “Tin Can” .
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- Dorette Marais
Dorette Marais has a degree in journalism and a postgraduate degree in media.
As a child she lived in the Kruger National Park, ran away to Spain for a gap year and dabbled with the idea academics before she braved the world of online media.
After a couple of years working for publications like Pasella, Nuus24 and Beeld she decided to leave everything behind to fulfil a lifelong dream of travelling Africa for an extended period of time. This journey will also be her honeymoon, a recipe for interesting stories and events.
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- Corlia Goosen
Corlia Goosen is an avid traveller and foodie. She exchanged the media industry for the dynamic world of tourism. The marriage of the online world and her love for travel fits her like a glove and her diverse work environment ensures that she’s got a fresh outlook on things.
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- Dalene Ingham-Brown
Passionate about travel, social media and making lists, Dalene is on a mission to nurture her love for camping in South Africa.
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- Cheréne Pienaar
Born and bred in Bloemfontein, this Free state gal is an obsessive reader and hiker and loves discovering... all the time. As an e-marketing assistant and copywriter she believes social media is the future and plans to conquer Africa one word at a time.
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- Michael Hammond
Michael Hammond is a photo-journalist based in Cape Town, providing images to various news publications. He is a nature lover and also an avid hiker. He regularly hosts photographic workshops around the country and earned his B-Tech Degree at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology in 2008.
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- George van der Westhuizen
George is a South African that now lives in Tanzania. He is a professional hunter an also the owner of a fishing company (www.proselect.co.za) in the Selous Game Reseve. He loves travelling to African countries and has been to Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Namibia and Botswana a few times. He has also travelled to Mexico, Australia and Canada in the past.
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- Anne du Plooy
Anne du Plooy is a retired teacher and markets a teaching programme that keeps her occupied as she visits schools and present workshops to teachers.
This gives her the opportunity to travel quite a lot and loves doing! And enables her to see the beauty in the created world.
She currently lives in WILDERNESS, GEORGE after having lived in a number of other places in South Africa.
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- Andre Van Kets
(Featured on the right in this photo) Andre's passion for exploration is complimented by his interest in integrating useful technology into the journey. From road trips to smart phone apps Andre's desire to bring innovative technological solutions to the industry will keep readers on the cutting edge of travel.
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- Steve Conradie
Some say he is more at home in the bush than beneath a ceiling, an observation easily attributed to the sheer amount of 4WD and safari experience Steve has accrued. Well versed in 4x4 lore and African off road travel, Steve's knowledge, insight and camp fire tales are a colourful addition to the DSA blog.
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