maandag 29 april 2013

African Safaris

African Safaris: We offer African Safari Travel Packages to safari lodges located in the various safari areas of Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and South Africa. Our services include basic and Standard Travel Packages, and Exclusive and Luxury Travel as well as .

South Africa is one of the most diverse and interesting c

Facts South Africa

1. Table Mountain in Cape Town is believed to be one of the oldest mountains in the world. Table Mountain alone has over 1,500 species of plants, more than the entire United Kingdom.

2. South Africa has the longest wine route in the world.

3. South Africa is the second largest exporter of fruit in the world.

4. South Africa is rated 3rd in the world in supplying safe, drinkable tap water.

5. South Africa has the cheapest electricity in the world.

6. The Karoo region is home to some of the best fossils of early dinosaurs.

7. Mossel Bay is in the Guinness Book of records as having the second most moderate climate in the world.

8. Pietermaritzburg’s city hall is the largest red brick building in the Southern Hemisphere (through Natal, it is a huge building very similar to a castle)

9. South Africa is the world’s largest producer of macadamia nuts.

10. There are more than 2,000 shipwrecks, dating back at least 500 years, off the South African coast. More than one of these, including the Waratah, simply vanished without a trace.

vrijdag 26 april 2013

Traveling Tips 10

Our last Tips for the year!!
1 January – New Year's Day
2 January* – Public holiday
21 March – Human Rights Day
6 April – Good Friday (the Friday before Easter Sunday)
9 April – Family Day (the Monday after Easter Sunday)
27 April – Freedom Day
1 May – Workers’ Day
16 June – Youth Day
9 August – National Women's Day
24 September – Heritage Day
16 December – Day of Reconciliation
17 December* – Public holiday
25 December – Christmas Day
26 December – Day of Goodwill

dinsdag 23 april 2013

Africa fun facts

Africa is the 2nd largest continent in the world. You could fit China, India, Europe, Argentina, New Zealand and the mainland of the United states into the continent of Africa. There are 53 countries in Africa. There are more than 1,000 languages are spoken in Africa. There are approximately 800 million people living in Africa. Africa is home to the Nile, the longest river in the world - flowing through Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt. Lake Malawi in Africa has more kinds of fish in it than any other lake in the world, over 500 types. The Sahara desert, the world's largest desert, is located in Africa.

zondag 21 april 2013

Traveling Tips 9

South Africa has a high rate of traffic accidents. You should at all times exercise extra caution when driving, especially at night in urban areas. Watch out for unsafe drivers (minibus taxis), poor lighting, cyclists (many of whom seem not to know about the "drive on the left" rule) and pedestrians (who are the cause of many accidents, especially at night). South Africans pedestrians in general tend to be rather aggressive, like pedestrians from some Southern European countries, and you must be alert for pedestrians who will step into traffic and expect you to stop or swerve for them.

maandag 15 april 2013

Traveling Tips 8

South Africa’s winter months (June, July, August) – which have the least rainfall, except for the Western Cape with its Mediterranean climate - is a peak time for game viewing as a shortage of water means animals gather at watering holes. Foliage is also less, which makes game spotting easier. But depending on the experiences you seek, there may be another time that's more suitable to visit South Africa's game parks. For example, if you want to see newborn animals, then September/October is the best time to visit.

woensdag 10 april 2013

Traveling Tips 7

South Africa is a popular tourist destination and it is advisable to make your travel arrangements as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment. This includes accommodation, flights and car hire reservations.