Since we were in Africa we figured we should go on safari, right? Turns out that South Africa alone has about a billion options for safari from private game parks to a bunch of national parks. To figure out what to do we went to one of the tour booking agencies on Long St., in Cape Town. They had lots of tour options ranging from thousands of dollars down to hundreds. We ended up on an Intrepid Kruger Adventure Tour. Four days in Kruger National Park with 2 nights of camping and one night in a lodge. The camping was deluxe: cots with mattresses, only two per tent, and there was a cook at each campsite cooking tasty African food.
Category: South Africa
Being from California, I’m not afraid to admit that I’m a little snobbish with the wine, and not easily impressed by vineyards/wine country/ect. But, the South African wine country is fucking incredible. We rented a car for about $40 a day in Cape Town and took the 2 hour drive out to Franschhoek (by the way: since South Africa is one of the colonies they drive on the opposite side of the road to the US, so the wheel is on the right side of the car, so the stick shift is now in your left hand. It was a very exciting drive.)
I previously posted on how to drink like a South African, but there is more to South Africa than just great drinks and beer (crazy, I know). South Africa is an amazing place, and Cape Town is probably the first city we’ve been to that I really thought I could move to. The people are incredible, and there are so many cultures and languages coming together. The place has a lot going for it, but a lot of problems, also.
Lets say, hypothetically, that you booked a cheap, one way, flight from Buenos Aires to Cape Town, South Africa. Sweet, done, winner. Not so fast asshole: you didn’t book any onward travel. Why not? Because you didn’t know you needed to. This was our onward travel dilemma on arriving to South Africa.
First, I just want to let everyone know that I’m in love with South Africa. If it was legal to marry a country I would have dropped to a knee and proposed about a week in. It’s a great fucking place. This week I’ll have several posts about traveling in South Africa, but let’s start with the most important info: how to drink like a South African.