The South Africa Travel Guide is a highlight of my recommendations of things to do while in Johannesburg, Kruger National Park, and Cape Town

Johannesburg

South Africa Travel Guide: Mandelas House

Lodging

African Pride Melrose Arch

Such a beautiful hotel conveniently located among restaurants & shops. And their brunch is absolutely amazing!

Activities

  • Soweto– going to Soweto is a MUST!
    • Nelson Mandela’s
    • Vilakazi Street
    • Hector Peterson Museum
  • Constitution Hillformer prison which held Nelson Mandela & Gandhi

Restaurants

Nice Cafe is a MUST. We went for the ‘turn up.’ The food was tasty and the music was great. Folks get paid on the 25th of every month, so try to be there the Friday closest to this date for the ‘turn up’! There are multiple locations.

Kruger National Park

Naledi Game Lodge

A luxury safari experience indeed! From the beautiful suites, to the exquisite food, everything was exceptional here. Each day consisted of (2) game drives- one at dusk, the other at dawn. Man- to see the Big 5 so up close & personal- in their natural habitat is an experience of a lifetime. Enough cannot be said about the food & customer service. Each night they hosted dinner at a different location within the resort.

Check out my 3 Tips to the Ultimate Kruger National Park Vacation.

Cape Town

Lodging

Azamare Guest House– Located in Camp’s Bay. This beautifully decorated boutique hotel offers views of the ocean and mountains, including the beach across the street. You will be walking distance to several restaurants as well.

Long Street is a famous street lined with restaurants, bars, and boutiques. Staying near long street is a recipe for a good a time.

Activities

  • Table Mountain: Beautiful view. You can hike it or take the cable car
  • Wine Country: A tour of Stellenbosch and/or Franschhoek is a MUST. We used Luhambo Tours. It was amazing!
  • Robben Island: Where Mandela served 18 of his 27 year imprisonment. Book your tickets in advanced.
  • Cape of Good Hope: The most southwestern point of the African continent
  • Boudler’s Beach: Located on the Cape Peninsula filled with beautiful African Penguin Colonies
  • Hout Bay- Cute suburb of Cape Town with a beautiful view

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