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What to Take on a Long Haul Flight to South Africa

Last update on Aug. 12, 2013.

What to Take on a Long Haul Flight to South Africa

Depending on where you are flying from, getting to South African can often involve a heavy day of travelling. The average flight time from London to Johanasberg, for example, is 10 hours and 55 minutes; while from London to Cape Town it’s an even longer 11 hours and 30 minutes. Often, travelling to South Africa will also involve catching connecting flights, either from other countries en route, or from within South Africa on a domestic airline.

Travelling for this amount of time can be extremely tedious. Even if you’re lucky enough to have an overnight flight where you ...

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The Best Mountains to Hike in South Africa

Last update on Aug. 2, 2013.

The Best Mountains to Hike in South Africa

Table Mountain

If during your time in South Africa, you have chance to visit Cape Town, then the hike up Table Mountain is a must on your to do list. Table Mountain is part of the world’s floral kingdom, and the cape floristic region adds to the beauty and adventure of a hike up this mountain. Treks vary from one day treks to overnight trails. The most popular trail that tourists take is Platteklip Gorge. The hike takes around two hours, and is very straight forward and well sign posted. Once at the top of the mountain you can ...

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South African Languages: The Basics

Last update on Aug. 2, 2013.

South African Languages: The Basics

When planning to visit another country, a lot of people like to familiarise themselves with the native language. Using at least the basics, such as ‘hello’, ‘goodbye’, ‘please’ and ‘thank you’, is seen as a respectful way of acknowledging the country that you’re visiting. Although English is understood throughout most of the tourist areas of South Africa, it is still a nice touch if you can utilise a few of the words during your stay. The country has a very complex system of languages and dialects, so it’s also a good idea to have a basic understanding of ...

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