Spectacular South Africa with Collette
Collected by Nina Dietzel, AFAR Ambassador
8287 Khumalo Rd, Orlando West, Johannesburg, 1804, South Africa
Make sure you don't rush when you visit the museum and its nearby memorial. Both are dedicated to the students' struggle against Apartheid. The museum is well designed, and although it isn't huge, there's a lot of information to take in. The...
Chris Hani Rd, Klipspruit 318-Iq, Johannesburg, 1809, South Africa
100m up, where the wind catches your hair and you suddenly get this uneasy feeling at the bottom of your stomach... this is where you'll get one of the craziest views out over Soweto and Johannesburg. A few deep breaths and a couple of safety...
33990 Masemola St, Dobsonville, Soweto, 1863, South Africa
Meet Alina, one of Soweto's most vibrant and unstoppable entrepreneurs. She started out as a tourist guide years ago and realized that there was no authentic way to share the Township's food with the travelers she met. So what did she do? She...
Northern Park Way and Gold Reef Rd, Ormonde, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
"To be free is not merely to cast off one's chains but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others." -Nelson Mandela, June 1999 Opened in 2001, the Apartheid Museum is a powerful and extensive museum documenting the rise and...
86 Naledi Dr, Dullstroom, 1110, South Africa
On our way from Joburg to Kruger National Park we stopped in a small fishing village, called Dullstroom, for lunch. Pickles & Things offers a solid burger and a selection of fresh, delicious home made bread sandwiches. I had a scrumptious smoked...
Blyde River Canyon, South Africa
It's a long haul from Johannesburg to Kruger National Park, so make the best of it. Set out early, and stop often to enjoy the incredible vistas all the way through the arresting Drakensberg Mountain Range. Views upon views open up all around you...
Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve, Moremela, Mpumalanga, South Africa
A good stop on the Panoramic Route (Joburg to Kruger Park) is Bourke's Luck Potholes, where striking rock formations tower over emerald green waters. A walkway with spanning bridges offers a birds eye view of the giant potholes below, that have...
Too many visitors to Kruger Park make the mistake to focus way too much on seeing the 'Big Five' (lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, leopard, and rhinoceros) just to check them off their list. No doubt it's an amazing experience to see a rhino...
Bloukrans River Bridge, Tsitsikamma, Plettenberg Bay, 6600, South Africa
But that doesn't mean that you won't want to hop off this insane height (216 metres (709 ft) above the Bloukrans River!). For my part, I happily watched from across the canyon. I am a chicken, what can I say... For the more brave amongst us,...
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