South Africa

Is Cape Town Worth Visiting?

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Cape Town is a nuanced, sometimes complicated city—not black and white but shades of gray, or maybe a rainbow.

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Three Days in Cape Town

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Surrounded by ocean on three sides and towering Table Mountain on the other, Cape Town drew all the aesthetic long straws.

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All About “The Drak”

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“The Drak” has got it all: Dramatic changes in elevation; impossibly blue skies and pillowy, white clouds; lush greens, arid browns and a veritable rainbow of wildflowers and plants peppering its entire landscape. It’s the poster child for words like “unspoiled,” “pristine” and “majestic.”

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Should You Visit Coffee Bay?

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If you’re on the fence about traveling to Coffee Bay, whether for the same or different reasons than I was, continue reading to see how I enjoyed my stay at The Coffee Shack.

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South Africa’s Wild Coast

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The Wild Coast experience is more than simply befitting of the continent on which the coast sits: It’s a world unlike any I’ve ever seen.

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Four Awesome South Africa Hostels

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Hostels in South Africa are among the best I’ve encountered anywhere in the world – here are four of my favorites!

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Backpacking South Africa with Baz Bus

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f you’re backpacking in South Africa and don’t want to worry about money, safety or driving on the left side of the road, the Baz Bus is a great option for getting from point A to point B – and all the points in-between.

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South Africa’s Lush Garden Route

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The first step for most South Africa travelers who make it out of Cape Town (which can be difficult, since Cape Town is fucking awesome) is The Garden Route, an expanse of coastline that stretches Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, roughly halfway along the South African seaboard. Say “molo” to my South Africa travel guide […]

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