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Our expert tips, ideas & insider info for South Africa

04 December 2018

Table Mountain tops everyones list, but often the cloud comes down like a table cloth and the cable car does not operate, so if the weather looks good, pre-purchase your tickets and get up there early to avoid the crowds. The stunning view from the top lives up to the hype!

  1. Stay on the waterfront in Cape Town, this is the safest and most scenic spot, and only a short walk to restaurants and shops
  2. The food and bar scene in Cape Town is extraordinary, often referred to as the Melbourne of Africa
  3. Cape Town beaches are incredible, and a great way to relax after a safari
  4. Enjoy a sundowner (sunset drink) at one of the lovely beach bars, ask your hotel concierge for the latest, trendiest spots
  5. Self-confessed foodies must visit the Old Biscuit Mill with its fashionable boutiques, food markets & restaurants (the food is amazing!) in a unique industrial style setting
  6. The award winning Neighbourgoods Market features over 100 specialty traders - think local farmers, fine foods, organic produce, artisan producers and celebrated local chefs
  7. South Africa is a great self-drive option, especially the winelands and garden route
  8. If you are worried about Malaria, there are a lots of malaria free zones in South Africa, so do not let it put you off
  9. Cape Town is surrounded by incredible hiking spots, our team can share details about the local hiking trails
  10. The popular Robben Island tour books out quickly, so be sure to book in advance
  11. Don not forget to apply for your visa at least a few months prior to travel
  12. This Africa Packing List details everything you will need for your African adventure

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