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South Africa

South Africa

Etymology

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Places to Meet People

Places to Meet People

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How to Find a Date

How to Find a Date

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Walking Tours

Walking Tours

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Free Things to Do

Free Things to Do

Go on safari in the the Hluhluwe & Imfolozi National Park – The oldest Game Reserve in South Africa. Known for it’s white and black rhino population, Hluhluwe & Imfolozi have the largest in all of Africa! That’s an amazing thing because rhinos are being slaughtered at an astonishing pace. It’s good to see that conservation efforts are being put into effect. But we are worried that it is too little too late. [theplanetd]

Take a River Cruise – Check out the hippos and crocodiles from the safety of your platoon boat. Book your tour again with Heritage Tours and Safaris and you’ll enjoy enjoy hot chocolate or cider while the hippos stretch and yawn as the sun sets overhead. [theplanetd]

Kayak with Crocodiles – If you are feeling adventurous, skip the platoon boat and kayak in the river instead. Nothing but fibreglass separates you from the crocodiles below. The water in the estuary is an average of 1 metre deep and with 1200 crocs and 900 hippos you can be sure they are lurking below, even if you don’t spot them right away. [theplanetd]

Horse Safari in the iSimangaliso Wetlands – Nothing feels quite as awesome as having wildebeest and giraffes run beside you and all around you as you sit atop a horse and look on. You feel at one with nature and get closer to the wildlife than you ever expected! [theplanetd]

Microlight Flight near Durban – Durban is only 3 hours from St. Lucia and in this thriving city you can swing from the only stadium swing in the world at Moses Mabidha Stadium. If that is a little too much for you, try a microlight flight over the spectacular coastline. This is the closest you’ll ever come to flying unless you skydive. Feel the wind whip your face as you watch dolphins and sea turtles swim below. If you time it right, you may be there for the whale migration season! [theplanetd]

Canopy Tour – South Africa Canopy Tours has zip lining adventures all around the country. For a beginners zip line adventure, try Tsitsikamma further to the south on the Garden Route. For the Thrill Seekers, stay in Durban and check out Karkloof Canopy Tours. We can 100% say that this was the best canopy tour we’ve ever taken. [theplanetd]

Safari on the Garden Route – A person can’t go to South Africa without going on safari. That is unless it is 2008 and you are Dave and Deb. Can you believe we didn’t see the big 5 until 4 years later? In South Africa you have an excellent chance of spotting the big 5 animals while on safari and so much more! Along the Garden Route there are many private lodges to choose from and we stayed at the spectacular Kariega Game Reserve. [theplanetd]

Adventure in the Cango Caves – The Cango Caves are the oldest tourist attraction in South Africa and one of the best cave systems we’ve ever visited. The standard tour is an easy and beautiful walk through massive chambers, but if you are up for the challenge, take the adventure tour. The adventure tour takes you through narrow passageways with openings as small as 26 centimetres. [theplanetd]

Ride an Ostrich – It is the zaniest thing we’ve ever done. I mean, who rides an ostrich? But when in South Africa, it is a must. Ostrich are not an endangered animal and if you visit the Cango Ostrich Farm, you’ll learn about how ostriches are raised, what they are used for and you be able to get up close and personal with the largest bird on earth. [theplanetd]

Dive with Great White Sharks – Our Number 1 Choice for things to do in South Africa is Cage Diving with Great White Sharks! We have seen it on Shark Week, we’ve watched it on National Geographic and here we are doing it in South Africa. Anyone can cage dive. [theplanetd]

Do everything you can in Cape Town – Cape Town is one of those amazing cities where you find yourself saying “I could live here!” It’s beautiful, it’s filled with culture and modern living, it has everything from markets to boutiques and it has adventure. There is paragliding off Lions Head and Abseilling (rappelling) off Table Mountain. Unfortunately we had high winds durin our time in Cape Town and both activities were cancelled for three days straight, but it gives us all the more reason to go back! [theplanetd]

Festivals

Festivals

KNYSNA OYSTER FESTIVAL – Despite being smack bang in the middle of winter, the coastal town of Knysna comes alive for ten days in July over the increasingly famous Oyster Festival period. It may be a bit chilly (especially for that early morning forest start for the popular Knysna Half Marathon) but other than that the skies are clear and restaurant decks are overfl owing with visitors fl ocking to taste oysters, washed down with the odd glass of bubbly. In addition to oyster tasting, oyster braais, oyster-eating competitions and other molluscular sports, the festival programme boasts over 100 events, from live entertainment to Navy displays and an entirely separate programme just for kids. [thesouthafrican]

FICKSBURG CHERRY FESTIVAL – This festival, which attracts over 20 000 visitors annually to the small town of Ficksburg in the Free State each year, is apparently one of the longest running festivals in South Africa having fi rst been held in 1969. It is appropriate that Ficksburg, known as the Cherry Capital, should celebrate the crop on which its economy is chiefl y based. You can participate in anything and everything from cherry pip spitting and cherry tasting to watching a Friesian horse performance and playing a round of Cherry bowls. [thesouthafrican]

SPLASHY FEN MUSIC FESTIVAL – Every Easter weekend, thousands of youngsters and families alike head to a (usually) quiet farm in the Drakensberg, to what may be loosely termed South Africa’s Glastonbury. There are three stages with various alternative rock and pop acts playing throughout the four-day period, muddy spots to pitch your tent, and a decent-sized beer garden — all the crucial elements for a successful music festival! This year marked the 20th Splashy Fen festival since its 1990 inception, and it was a time to refl ect on the contribution that it has made in promoting local music. [thesouthafrican]

KLEIN KAROO NASIONALE KUNSTEFEES (KKNK) –Translated as the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival, KKNK was originally established as an Afrikaans alternative to the well-known Grahamstown Festival, proudly representing Afrikaans culture across the spectrum of music, theatre and dance. Although tagged as an Afrikaans Festival, it has developed into an inclusive performing arts offering, catering for both the Afrikaans and English communities. [thesouthafrican]

HERMANUS WHALE FESTIVAL – Every year, the beginning of spring is announced by the arrival of hordes of Southern Right whales in the waters of Walker Bay, Hermanus, where these great creatures end their long travels (thousands of miles) and settle to mate and calve in this pleasant environment. With an equal horde of human visitors arriving to witness this awesome natural event, it made sense to build a festival around it and so the Hermanus Whale Festival was born. [thesouthafrican]

PRINCE ALBERT OLIVE FESTIVAL – The Karoo village of Prince Albert lies in a fertile valley near the Swartberg mountain range, and has the ideal climate for olive growing. The celebration of their bounty of local olives is enjoyed annually in gourmet style, with two days of foodie fun seasoned with a liberal helping of arts, crafts, history and culture. [thesouthafrican]

ROBERTSON WACKY WINE WEEKEND – With the Cape Winelands being one of the most popular destinations in the country, and the wine produced in this area being some of the best in the world, there is little wonder that there are some serious wine festivals at various times of the year. [thesouthafrican]

Public Transit

Public Transit

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Professional Groups & Events

Professional Groups & Events

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Language Exchange

language Exchange

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LGBT Groups

LGBT Groups

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Resources

Resources

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Places in South Africa

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