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Victoria Falls is a wonderful travel destination for anyone visiting Southern Africa. Spend three nights exploring Vic Falls, a quaint colonial African town, known as one of the adventure capitals of Africa. The falls present a spectacular sight of awe-inspiring beauty and grandeur on the Zambezi River, forming the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe. It was described by the Kololo tribe living in the area in the 1800’s as ‘Mosi-oa-Tunya’ – ‘The Smoke that Thunders’. In more modern terms Victoria Falls is known as the greatest curtain of falling water in the world.
A trip to Vic Falls must include a guided tour of the falls, a visit to the local curio market, a sunset cruise on the Zambezi with a drink in hand and a visit to the elephant sanctuary. For those who are more adventurous, the bungee jump and white water rafting is high on the ‘to do’ list.
No trip to South Africa would be complete without a three night stay in a game lodge. A day on safari goes like this. Early to rise – early to bed. The day starts with an early morning wake up and quick cup of tea/coffee before heading out on a game drive. The mornings and evenings are the best times for game viewing as animals tend to laze under the shade of a tree in the middle of the day.
Game drives are taken in an open 4 x 4 vehicle with a professional guide and game viewing is the order of the day.
Lunch is followed by a siesta ‘rest time’ and the middle of the day is yours to do as you please, so take this time to relax, read a book, swim or just be.
Afternoon tea is followed by the afternoon game drive. This always involves a drink as the sun goes down. Gin and Tonics always taste better in the bush! After sundowners head back to camp with a spotlight. This is when the nocturnal animals are spotted. Dinner is under the stars if weather permits!
THE GARDEN ROUTE
The Garden Route is a popular and scenic stretch of the south-eastern coast of South Africa. The route is a mix of ancient forests, beautiful stretches of beach, secluded artists’ communes, craft centres, mountain hideaways, scenic passes, ostrich farms and ocean views.
Over time ancient woodcutter clans, fishermen, artists, businessmen and top chefs have all found their niches along the Garden Route. The Garden Route National Park, which connects the existing Tsitsikamma National Parks ancient forests and wild coastline with the Wilderness National Park via a chain of lakes and preserved section of Fynbos. Another highlight is a visit to Oudtshoorn – the Ostrich capital of the world and home to the Cango Caves and the gorgeous Swartberg pass.
While you’re exploring all the nooks and crannies of the Garden Route, don’t forget to cast an eye out to sea where you could see the Southern Right and Humpback whales. Hermanus is a lovely little coastal town which is worth a stop in.
For something quite special, arrive in South Africa a little early for SAGA 2019 and take in the Hermanus Whale Festival. It’s a 3-day eco-marine festival held at the end of September every year. Visit http://hermanuswhalefestival.co.za/ for more detail.