South Africa

Way down at the southern tip of Africa nearly 6000 miles from most of Europe is the geographically and culturally diverse country of South Africa. This vast country offers incredible landscapes and equally incredible beaches. Lovers of nature and natural history will be captivated by the number of species that can be seen in national parks, preserves and in many instances along roadways. There are tours and safaris of varying amenities that are safe and will make the most of your time. A week or so here may not be enough especially if you want to include any of the major metro areas like Cape Town or Johannesberg. South Africa may be one of the world’s largest producers of gold, but it is also one of the world’s major wine producers.


Wherever we go, we always have a beaten up guidebook, local phrasebook, and weatherproof map in our backpacks.