What is potjiekos? Potjiekos (pronounced poy-key-kos) is an Afrikaans word that means small pot of food. It is a traditional South African stew that is cooked over a fire in a three-legged cast-iron pot. In South Africa, potjiekos is more than a meal—it’s a social event. It’s the kind of thing people do when friends come over. […]
For many of us, the airport is the least fun part of our journeys. It feels like a necessary evil that we have to endure before we get to the promised land. But it doesn’t have to be like that. Below are several helpful airport tips and hacks to make the airport experience a little
South Africa is a surfing mecca, with over 1,600 miles /2,500km of coastline facing both the cold and restless Atlantic and the tropical Indian Ocean. It is one of the world’s most consistent surfing destinations because it is located in the path of the Roaring Forties. There are literally thousands of points and bays to
As South Africans (and Africans) travel the world or meet foreigners, there are some crazy questions about Africa that we encounter. Here’s a collection of some funny questions. Funny tourist questions about Africa – general Are there ATMs in South Africa? Do you have doctors in South Africa? Are there supermarkets in your country? Do
If you are thinking about going on a safari in South Africa, you may have several questions. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about safari in South Africa. An answer to all your safari questions What is a safari? In essence, a safari in South Africa is an excursion into
What is a self-drive safari? A self-drive safari is the kind of safari where you are in complete control. You get behind the wheel of your vehicle and head out into the wilderness for a no-frills safari. A regular two-wheel-drive (2WD) car is sufficient for most self drive safaris in South Africa, including Kruger
If you are planning to go on Safari in South Africa, you’ve probably realized that you will need to decide if you are going to a national park, or a private game reserve. Seeing that you have landed on this post, you’ve probably decided to visit one of the private game reserves in South Africa.
South Africa is a popular destination for tourists. There are so many exciting things to do, and most of them will involve spending money in South Africa. The two most popular and convenient options are ATMs and/or credit and debit cards. Here’s a thorough outline of what you can expect. Understanding the South African Currency
Regardless of your personality, South Africa has so much to offer its tourists. But if you are more of an adventurous traveler, here’s a comprehensive list of things to do in South Africa. 1. Go on Safari Many tourists go to South Africa for only one thing—Safari! If this is you, you’ll be in for
The benefits of travel are life-enhancing and everyone should absolutely do it, but planning your travel can be stressful. And it doesn’t end there! You’ve got to make sure you pack efficiently, navigate through the airports, deal with car rentals, and eventually make your way to your accommodation that may or may not be adequate.