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South Africa in 28 days . HELP

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South Africa in 28 days . HELP

We will be spending 28 days in all in South Africa. The first 7 will be in Capetown. Hope to get advise on where to go and what to do the rest of the days. Hope to end trip in Joberg and hoping to do train and/or car tour. No kids and like a good mix of activites




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1. Re: South Africa in 28 days . HELP

Hi Dennis,

South Africa is a large and amazingly beautiful country with hugely differing terrain. Following are just some of my favourite suggestions for what you can see, but somebody else might have completely different views! Hope it helps ...

The Kruger Park is absolutely ginormous and wonderful for Safaris. If you google Kruger Park Safaris, there are hundreds of links for group and private safaris.

The Drakensburg (specifically Cathedral Peak and Champagne Castle) in KwaZulu Natal (sa-venues.com/attractionskzn/kzn_drakensberg…) are beautiful, especially if you enjoy hiking, the best way to experience them is on foot or horseback.

The Garden Route (http://www.garden-route-info.com/) is a good route to follow if you want to drive part of SA and stop off in different towns. My favourite spots on the route are Storms River Mouth and Nature's Valley, which is also the final destination for people hiking the world famous otter trail.

The wine regions (particularly Stellenbosch) are a wonderful day out and can be done as a day trip from Cape Town.

Finally, there is Cape Town. Again, hundreds of things you could do, but some suggestions:

1. The penguins at Boulder Beach (http://www.aboutcapetown.com/penguins.htm)

2. A day trip to Simons Town or a trip to Cape Point

3. Table Mountain

4. Robben Island

Enjoy your trip, and hopefully you will get many replies to this forum which will help you decide what to see. The problem with SA is deciding what you'll have to miss!

Best regards,



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2. Re: South Africa in 28 days . HELP

Thank you for your prompt reply, Bo you recommend rail or drive.


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Hi there Dennis

Definitely drive your way around SA, it may take longer to get to places but there is so much to see and experience along the way. Take time out to see the Garden Route (Knysna / Plettenberg Bay area. Driving from Cape Town to Durban via the Garden Route through the Transkei, Kwazulu Natal South Coast, Durban, Midlands (Drakensberg Mtns) to Johannesburg. From Durban you could also do the KZN North Coast through Swaziland to Kruger Park then on to Johannesburg. Don't forget that some areas are maleria areas so use mosquito repellent spray.

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Whilst in KZN you should get a taste of the Anglo-Zulu wars & visit Fugitive's Drift. You will need at least 2 nights & fits in perfectly with a few days in the Drakensbergs.

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