Apartheid. Nelson Mandela. Safari. Violence. These are likely all thoughts that come to mind when one thinks of South Africa. Yes, this is an incredibly complex place. But the rewards for engaging in its complexity are immense. Johannesburg can be rough but it’s also incredibly vibrant and beautiful with more trees than you would possibly imagine this city to have. You absolutely need to have your wits about you when you are in the city, but the suburbs provide a unique retreat from the hustle of the downtown areas. The countryside is hugely variable ranging from mountains and gorges to desert and oceanside beaches. The wildlife is legendary and so is the beauty that is Cape Town. There’s so much to see and do in South Africa, that one cannot possibly think it can be described, let alone seen, in one visit. This country is going to take a long time to explore and understand. But we’re so intrigued by what we’ve seen that we’re ready to come back and experience some more.
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