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"The time comes in the life of any nation when there remains only two choices - submit or fight. That time has now come to South Africa. We shall not submit and we have no choice but to hit back by all means in our power in defense of our people, our future, and our freedom." by nelson mandela
 

highights
Exploring Cape Town, weekend at Hermanus with the Harts, shishi Phinda safari

lows
Weak US dollar, crime paranoia

head scratchers
Lack of AIDS awareness

 

 

population (mn)

43.7
capital Pretoria
languages Afrikaans, English, Ndebele, Pedi
religion Christian, Indigenous
currency Rand

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 4
culture: 4
fun: 5
transport: 5
nature: 5
food: 4

 

 
total score: 27/30

 

average cost per day
US $125 per day (for two)

 

 

 

 
  May 5 ->   Our Super Shi-Shi Safari  
  April 30 ->   Hluhluwe or Bust  
  April 19 ->   Life at the Villa Cuore  
  April 10 ->   Cape ’d Crusaders  
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general info
south africa tourism board
cape winelands
accommodation
backpacking guide
eating out
Phinda Private Game Reserve