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South Africa

My favourite experience was visiting Kruger National Park and doing a safari at Lion Sands Reserve.


There weren’t too many tourist attractions and everyone told us not to wander around, so there wasn’t much to do in the city itself.

  • Red bus tour: surprisingly good overview of the city and great way to see the more dangerous bits of the city (namely the CBD)
  • Nelson Mandela Square: nice shopping mall and good food
  • Food: Trump’s Grillhouse and Che Argentine Grill for good steak, Bigmouth for good sushi and Tasha’s for burgers

Cape Town

  • Victoria & Alfred Waterfront: harbour views, shopping and good food
  • V&A Waterfront Watershed: souvenirs and gifts
  • Neighbourgoods Market: good music and food markets
  • ZEITZ: a contemporary art museum with great architecture, though the art wasn’t to my taste
  • Lion’s Head: hike up for a panoramic view of the city
  • Rent a car to drive down to:
    • Kalk Bay: a quaint village with interesting antique shops
    • Boulders Beach: a beach with penguins! (pro tip: it closes at 5pm so get there early)
  • Food: Mozambik for seafood and great cocktails, Willoughby & Co for sushi and seafood, Den Anker for Belgian food and beer, Olympia Cafe for a quirky vibe and wholesome food (in Kalk Bay)
  • Other tips: ignore the scammers on Long St who will ask you whether you have a “permit” to walk on the street


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