“Wherever you go,
go with all your heart."
There’s really NOT MUCH to be done!
Johannesburg is an African city of note. It is characterised by contradiction and an apparent seamless combination of irreconcilable differences. The largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg is also the wealthiest and, without doubt, the economic powerhouse of Africa. It is a city of extraordinary contrasts, of glass and steel skyscrapers and fetid shantytowns, of internationally recognized universities and widespread illiteracy, of glittering abundance and desperate poverty. This rapidly changing city is the vibrant heart of South Africa!
Victoria Falls presents a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
Columns of spray can be seen from miles away as, at the height of the rainy season, more than five hundred million cubic meters of water per minute plummet over the edge, over a width of nearly two kilometres, into a gorge over one hundred meters below.The wide, basalt cliff over which the falls thunder, transforms the Zambezi from a placid river into a ferocious torrent cutting through a series of dramatic gorges.
Hwange National Park
One of Africa’s top national parks, Hwange in Zimbabwe’s northwest should be on any safari lover’s bucket list. Roaming Hwange’s savanna grasslands and woodlands are the “Big Five” and 100 other species of mammals (including 19 large herbivores and eight large carnivores) – the biggest diversity of mammals in the world!.
Covering more than 14,600 square kilometers (5,863 square miles) or 1,460,000 hectares (about one fifth the size of Tasmania ) the park is home to some 50 000 elephants and is known for regular sightings of cheetah, leopard, lion, roan, gemsbok, wild hyena and sable. Hwange also has one of Africa’s largest populations of the endangered wild dog. Birdwatchers will be impressed with the 500 species recorded here.
Cape Town is a stunning and exciting city, home to striking natural beauty, a thriving tourism scene and a vast mix of cultures, ethnicities and traditions.
Framed by world-class beaches, unique flora, fruitful vineyards, and the imposing wonder of Table Mountain, the South African Mother City occupies one of the world’s most beautiful settings.
A steadfast symbol of the appeal and promise of post-apartheid South Africa, the city has a multifaceted political and historical character, and presents a wealth of unusual and enchanting experiences.
Mossel Bay is a small harbour town situated along the renowned Garden Route, in the Western Cape. It is an important tourism region, known for its boot-shaped Post Office, the Garden Route Casino, 60km of golden beaches, and an array of natural, cultural, and historical attractions.
Mossel Bay’s current name is believed to have been derived from a Dutch navigator called Paulus van Caerden, who renamed it in 1601 after he found that mussels were a welcome addition to his crew’s diet. Today, Mossel Bay’s mussels are rated to be among the finest in the world.
Plettenberg Bay, towards the eastern end of the Garden Route, is a playground for South Africa’s wealthy holidaymakers. There are many activities available as well as lots of great restaurants.
Plettenberg Bay spreads across the hills, overlooking the bay of the same name, and steep streets lead down to cliffs with spectacular views: whales (in season) and dolphins cruise the waters between white sandy beaches and the plunging cliffs of the Tsitsikamma Mountains.
“With age, comes wisdom. With travel, comes understanding.”
“Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends” – Maya Angelou
“Wherever you go, go with all your heart” – Confucius
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all One’s lifetime. –Mark Twain, The Innocents Abroad
“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to” – Alain de Botton
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” -Gustav Flaubert
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