I thought I would take a bit of a break from blogging about my round-the-world trip as that was over 2 years ago now 😦 and start writing about our latest trip, South Africa!!
As we are now both back home, I am back to work and Charlie is back to studying for her midwifery degree. This means that we are now limited on holiday time and are trying to do one small trip ( a week or so) and one big trip (around 3 weeks) a year.
For this year we chose to go to South Africa. We chose South Africa for a number of reasons…
- Our number 1 reason is the wildlife! We are both HUGE animal fans and South Africa boasts The Big 5 as well as marine life such as The Great White Shark and huge numbers of Southern Right Whales.
- Stunning natural beauty found in places such as Table Mountain and the long coastlines.
- We LOVE a road trip and have heard a lot that South Africa is one of the best countries in the world for a road trip, especially driving along the garden route.
- The fact that we had never been to Africa before (except family holidays to Tunisia when we were both very young, coincidentally)
South Africa ticked all the boxes for us and more, spending 3 weeks there, driving from Cape Town to Port Elizabeth and then flying to Kruger Park for a safari we were packed out with things to do from start to finish and would recommend anyone to go there!
For the duration of our stay we stayed in Air BnB’s for this first time and have decided this would be the way we travel from now on. From stunning views of table mountain from a rooftop terrace to staying with a couple that actually made us feel like family I would also recommend travelling through South Africa this way (It’s also very cheap).
I would recommend anyone go to South Africa at some point, it will not let you down!
Hostels – Hostels start from around £7 ($13)
Air Bnb’s – Can range anywhere from £15 ($24) upwards
Hotels – Starting around £40 ($65) in the big cities
Baz bus is the most popular for backpackers looking to meet people, a mini bus service that goes from hostel to hostel throughout South Africa but is also one of the most expensive ways to get around.
Renting a car is one of the cheapest and in my opinion the best ways of getting around
Train is a popular and cheap way of getting to the major cities
Food is pretty cheap if you want it to be. You can get a cheap meal with a drink from £3 ($5) or you can go all out and go to a nice restaurant and spend as much as you’d like!!