Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Back on Travel Radar; South Africa Shines Again

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Back on Travel Radar; South Africa Shines Again

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Byline: Corey Bertalli Manager Grafton Travel

SOUTH Africa caters for every budget from the five-star safari lodges that go for $600 dollars a night to the Drifters Camps that go for a few dollars a night. South Africa is a country of many colours.

A proud sporting nation, much like ours it is sometimes referred to as the Rainbow Nation. Celebrating all its African and immigrant cultures.

You can find out how friendly the people are while you try your tongue at 11 official languages. The climate is very similar to ours and the seasons are the same.

Southern Africa holds so much for the traveller to the region to do and experience, such as South African Wildlife Safaris. It is also the perfect gateway to other parts of the continent -- Botswana, the Okavango Delta, Victoria falls, Zambia, Namibia and many more. Go almost anywhere in South Africa and experience the ultimate combo of adventure and sport, nature, wildlife, culture and heritage. You're spoilt for choice, so pack it in.

If you have always wanted to go to South Africa here is a list of the eight top attractions in South Africa that must be a part of your itinerary.

Robben Island

We've all heard of Nelson Mandela and his extraordinary life story, if you are planning a visit to South Africa this place must be on your list of places to visit. Mandela, has turned this island institution of brutality into a symbol of the triumph of the human spirit over enormous hardship. It is now one of South Africa's major tourist attractions

The Winelands

South Africa has some of the best wines in the world, apart from ours of course. You can take seven-day tours that discover the joys of SA's award-winning wines while you cuisine along any of the beautiful Cape wine routes, taking you through green valleys and historic towns. Located mainly in the south along the coast lines you will find a variety of wineries small and large cellar door vineyards where a good time can be had.

Cape Town & Cape Peninsula

Cape Town and the Cape Peninsula up to Cape Point, are famous for scenic beauty; celebrity beaches; Table Mountain is for the adventurous, why not try a hike to the top of Table Mountain and take in the spectacular views it presents or if hiking seems a bit much try a whale-watching tour; world-class shopping, nightlife, Also known for its great selection of food and wine; and a laid-back atmosphere. …

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