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South Africa Travel Guide

South Africa Top Experiences

Want to learn more about South Africa? Read our in-depth articles on a variety of topics.

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World Cup 411

Held since 1958, the FIFA (Federation Internationale de Football Association) World Cup is truly a worldwide event; more than 40 billion fans...

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Top Reasons to Go to South Africa

Go Wild: See elephants, giraffes, hippos, and rhinos in South Africa's 19 amazing wildlife reserves. Raise a Glass: Clustered around Cape...

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Kruger National Park

Whether you drive yourself and stay at campsites, as many South Africans do, or fly in to a neighboring reserve for an all-inclusive guided...

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Drop-Dead Luxury

Not into roughing it? No problem. Our favorite luxe properties will tempt you to defect from the real world and live like kings and queens....

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Splurge for a Night

Choose a decadent luxury safari camp or a five-star hotel in Cape Town or Johannesburg—South Africa's sky-high standards of hospitality gleam...

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South Africa Today

South Africa, one of Africa's most diversely beautiful and accessible countries, lies at the very foot of the continent, where two mighty oceans...

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The First Known Inhabitants

Two-million-year-old hominid fossils of the earliest known prehuman ancestors were found in South Africa, at the Sterkfontein Caves, about an...

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Flavors of South Africa

South Africa's rich cultural legacy comes alive on the plate, in the array of flavors and tastes influenced by the mélange of people who have...

Sports & Activities

Adventure Sports

If coming face to mane with a lion isn't spine tingling enough for you, try some of these only-in-South Africa thrills instead. From coast to...

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