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South Africa – The Hottest Travel Destination for 2019

Blog, South Africa - GoroadTrip - February 4, 2019

Sky-high mountains, lavish virgin forests, fine sand beaches and lions lounging in the afternoon sun; South Africa is sure to be the hottest holiday destination for 2019. Below are some tips and inspiration to truly make your holiday to South America an unforgettable one.

Go on a Golfing Holiday to South Africa

South Africa is an oasis to a number of world-class golf courses. Whilst most of the tourists come for a superb safari experience, some also incorporate the excitement of seeing wild animals with golfing beneath the African skies. Whether you’re on safari at Kruger National Park, on a road trip along the Garden Route or wandering around the diverse city of Cape Town, there’s probably a nearby golf course oozing with South African atmosphere.

Visit Table Mountain National Park

The Table Mountain National Park is Cape Town’s most notable attraction. It’s an enormous flat chunk of sandstone that elevates 3,500 feet and has 350 trails to the summit, thus drawing many hikers to the nation. If you’re not into hiking, cable cars are available also. As the weather changes year-round, you could get lucky with clear skies and breathtaking views, or perhaps you may experience the blanket of clouds called “table cloth” that often mantles the mountain.

Go on a Safari in South Africa

A safari is to South Africa what the Taj Mahal is to India; it’s tantamount, emblematic and something that you must experience when holidaying in the country. South Africa is the greatest place around the world to see the Big Five; the lion, rhinoceros, leopard Cape buffalo and African elephant, therefore making it the perfect safari holiday destination. Safari adventures in South Africa can be as stress-free or rip-roaring as you like, but you’ll not control the feeling of astonishment upon encountering some of the most amazing animals in the wild.

Swimming with Great White Sharks

Get a closer look at this fascinating species as South Africa is home to several shark diving spots.

Just south of Cape Town, Gansbaai is considered as the great white shark capital of the world. Mossel Bay is also a great spot which is a bit further east. Both offer tours to tourists where you head out to the sea, become educated on some shark behavior and go on a cage in the sea whilst sharks swim around you.

Wine Tasting Escapade

After all of the excitement, you may want to enjoy a more soothing activity such as wine tasting. This country also produces some of the finest wines in the world, with a few of these prestigious wineries being found in Cape Winelands, a 45-minute drive from Cape Town. The blend of comforting sceneries and the taste of wines will complete your South African trip. You will never be bored in South Africa, as there are endless amounts to see and do.

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The Exotic and Exciting Two Days Trip to South Africa

Africa, Blog, South Africa, Things To Do - GoroadTrip - July 24, 2018

trip to South Africa

There are various places in South Africa you can visit in just two days. You can plan for a trip to South Africa and enjoy the best places to see. The official name of the place is Republic of South Africa. You can at best explore the treasures of the Dark Continent. Trip to South Africa is definitely going to make you feel so special. You would love the show of African scenery at the place. There are more things in and out here. You would even love to explore through the beautiful and the hot deserts. There are more beautiful things to admire as you move along. Continue Reading

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Top Fun Things to do in Johannesburg

Blog, South Africa, Things To Do - GoroadTrip - December 14, 2017

places to visit in Johannesburg

For those who know little or nothing about South Africa, we usually talk about the city of Cape Town for a great holiday but have you ever thought about traveling to the other big city of that country, namely Johannesburg?

This city is located 1800 meters above sea level. Johannesburg was the center of anti-apartheid movement and we can still see sharp scars between the dense downtown and residential suburbs that adjoin the huge townships like Soweto farther south.

We bring you a list of some of the places to visit in Johannesburg.

• The Apartheid Museum

It is impossible to visit Johannesburg without mentioning the apartheid that marked South Africa. The Apartheid Museum is dedicated to this racial segregation policy. Here you can retrace its history and its end with the intervention of Nelson Mandela, famous South African political leader and revolutionary. Here you can immerse yourself in South African history and better understand these tensions, which are not totally erased even today.

• Nelson Mandela Square

After the Apartheid Museum, your visit to Johannesburg naturally takes you to Mandela Square. This public square is in the Sandton City district. It is the wealthiest district in Johannesburg and a popular shopping and dining destination.

• Fashion District

Welcome to a world of colors where fashion lovers will find their happiness. Here, it’s simply a fashion designer’s paradise. If you do not know what to see in Johannesburg, Fashion District will dazzle your eyes with its incredible and colorful fabrics.

• World of Beer

200 different beers are produced in South Africa, and Johannesburg has chosen to create a museum dedicated to this product. The history, production, and tasting of beer are displayed. And of course, in the end, you can enjoy a few beers and come to your own opinion about South African beer.

• Constitution Hill

An essential part of your stay in South Africa is visiting the Constitutional Court located in the ramparts of Old Fort, a former prison where Nelson Mandela was detained. This very informative tour teaches you more about the fight against apartheid.

• The Wits Museum

One of the newer places to visit in Johannesburg since it was completed in 2012, this art museum is also a must see during your visit to Johannesburg. With 9,000 works, it is simply the largest museum of African art. There are collections from the 4th century to the present day. Jewelry, musical instruments, masks, paintings, sculpture are exhibited. Many events take place throughout the year including discussions with the artists.

• Ngwenya Glass Village

Tourists in Johannesburg also visit the outskirt to discover places such as Ngwenya Glass Village. Through the twelve arts and crafts stores in this village, you will learn more about the tradition of glassblowing. Admire the craftsmen in their works and participate with your children in playful and enriching activities at the same time.

• Soweto

Soweto is the abbreviation of South Western Township. It was in this suburb of Johannesburg that Nelson Mandela was born. It is a symbol of resistance to apartheid. You are advised to take a guide who will help you retrace the history of this suburb.

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