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South Africa is undoubtedly one of most beautiful countries in the world. Wondering what is about South Africa that helps one enjoy their vacation, or visit? The picturesque beauty of this nature laden country is what brings many people to the country. Furthermore, the presence of various wildlife species in the country helps one enjoys the best of this country. With many parks and sanctuaries, one can enjoy the wildlife of the country. What’s more is that a South Africa guide will help one enjoy the beauty of the country at its best.

Wildlife in South Africa:  The county is known as one of the biggest attractions when it comes to looking at wild animals and plants closely. With many parks and reserves in the country, one can find a host of options to observe animals, such as animals, elephants, rhinos and lions. Furthermore, one can even spot buffaloes and leopards in South Africa as well. Furthermore, there are various beautiful species of birds and offers one a view of various rare species of birds as well. A South Africa tourism guide will help one to visit Addo Elephant National Park, Hluhluwe Imfolozi Game Park, Mapungubwe National Park, etc.

Weather: The South Africa climate is pleasant all year round. It is neither too hot nor too cold. Furthermore, the coastal areas enjoy the Mediterranean climate, which is perfect for a visit during any month of the year. The Cape, one of the most popular destinations in the country, enjoys a pleasant summer and pleasant winters. There is no need for anyone to worry about when to visit the country. If whale watching is the point of one’s visit, then the months through July to November are the best time to visit the country. The northern regions of the country experience rainy season from May to November. However, this is the perfect time to visit the mountain ranges and the valleys.

Food in South Africa: The best thing about South Africa is known for its South Africa food. The South African cuisine is known for its variety of choice of meat dishes. Biltong, a salty dried meat dish, which is similar to meat jerky is one of the most known traditional South African food. Bobotie, yet another dish of Malay descent includes a meatloaf, raisins and is served with a baked egg on top. Furthermore, most of the dishes here are served by sambals, yellow rice, yellow rice, coconut, banana slices, and chutney. Other than this, traditional dishes also include Kachumbari, Brik, Fufu, and Kachumbari.

Festivals in South Africa: The most pompous festival celebrated in South Africa is the Freedom Day on 27th April. This day marks the celebration of the first democratic celebration.  Cape Town Minstrel Carnival, celebrated on 2nd January each day, is yet another festival to witness. The streets are dotted with a wonderful parade. Furthermore, during the parade classical jazz and traditional music is played. Knysna Oyster Festival is a beautiful festival held at the Garden Route. This is a tribute to one humble oyster and the celebrations last for 10 days. There are many other festivals in South Africa that can be enjoyed with great pomp and show.

Shopping in South Africa: South Africa is known for various commodities that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. From well-made leather shoes to sandals to leather goods and to wooden objects, one can find many things in South Africa.

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    Smrity Agrawal

    Delhi

    Smrity's 9 days trip to South Africa

    Traveled to South Africa ( Johannesburg, Kruger and Cape Town ) with my husband for 8 nights and 9 days. We decided to not have our trip planned by a local travel agent so got to travel triangle. The trip was planned exactly according to our requirements and pocket. We flew from Air Mauritius both the ways and both of us being vegetarians our meals were pre booked which made it hassle free for us. Our stay in Johannesburg was just for a night. It was booked in holiday inn, a decent accommodation for a night, fooding is a little problem as you can’t go out late in the night and hotel doesn’t have much to offer. Next day from Johannesburg to nelspruit (MQP) and there we were booked private transfer which was really good. Booked e-coaches which had clean vehicle and friendly drivers to drive you to your destination. We stayed 2 nights in Mejajane river lodge. The lodge is beautiful with a private game reserve. Mind you it has a lot to offer you and will not be a disappointment, but again the food was little problem. After two nights we shifted to another lodge for a day. Grand Kruger lodge is a beautiful lodge with friendly staff but the arrangement for Kruger National park game drive was not upto mark. We sort of faced racism there. From there we flew for Cape Town , a beautiful city- love at first sight. Our tour was book on private basis so we were really impressed by our tour guide + driver Mr. Nigel. Good guy with good knowledge. We stayed in Inn on the square which again was a decent accommodation. Over all the trip was a success with very few goof ups. We really had a good time.

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    SETU SUNIL

    Mumbai

    Setu's 11 days trip to South Africa

    SA was one great destination and we really took many great memories back with us!The stays and few guides were really nice, except few.. but overall good experience, good place and fun! Travel agent tried his best and gave everything as per our requirements.. sometimes due to miscommunication or mismanagement things got off track a little but then Manoj helps out for everything and tried to give better be it stay or tour or anything.. Only Communication sometimes was missing! Otherwise overall it was very good and good experience booking travel through MK holidays..!! Manoj helps out every which way he can to make your trip memorable! He will somehow get the deal done!

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    Sharad Srk

    Bengaluru

    Sharad's 9 days trip to South Africa

    Overall the trip was good...but can be made more enjoyable such as hotel in Capetown can be provided near beaches or on mountains ,in kynsna cruise can be made private that could have been great. Flight tickets name should be correct.

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    Santosh Majumdar

    Bangalore

    Santosh's 14 days trip to South Africa

    Hotels were very nice but Hotels staff were not. It seems they are not very happy with Indians around. Cab Driver were extremely good. Extremely happy with their services. Travel Agent was good. But there was multiple miscommunications. Due to that we missed out on few things like - Blyde River Canyon tour, Vineyard Tour, We couldn't spend much time on Franchoek aswell. Many memorable memories. Right from the start. Kruger was amazing spotted big 5 multiple times, amazing experience. Beautiful landscapes of Johannesburg & amazing small towns. Knysna was again amazingly beautiful, Waterfront as beautiful, Congo caves, Ostrich farm was amazing. Bungee Jumping was a thrilling experience. Beautiful Town of Franchoek was amazing. Another thrilling experience of Shark Cage dive, exiting one. Then trip to capetown & amazing 12 apostles were great. Beautiful landscapes & sea & food. Loved every bit of this country. Beautiful & Thrilling South Africa

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    Hikritijain

    Delhi

    Hikritijain's 11 days trip to South Africa

    One of the best travel planners I came across. Perfect plans as per customized requirement. Had a wonderful South Africa trip planned by them. Definitely recommended for any kind of tour you are planning for.!!

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    Jimit Shah

    Mumbai

    Jimit's 10 days trip to South Africa

    The trip was amazing. Our tour co-ordinator Besten Tours had everything arranged for us and all of it was arranged at the right spot and at right time. Not only Manoj from MK Holiday was available 24*7 for us. Thanks to him and Travel Triangle Team. Our trip was memorable.

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    Abhinav Dhawan

    Mumbai

    Abhinav's 9 days trip to South Africa

    we booked our south africa trip from Mk holiday , thinking that it's got most of the bookings for SA from Travel triangle only later to find out how wrong we were. there is a serious lack in the pro activeness from the agent/TT , i had to personally follow up on each & every thing from them, despite the follow there we so many goof ups that happened from their end. Be assured that if you book from him it's not going to be a pleasant experience & be prepared to follow up every day for tickets & vouchers to be send to you, which by the way you've already paid for in advance. below i'll list down the good & the bad for the trip in detail Good 1. Good deal which would fit in your budget & probably offering the best rates. 2. the drivers that take you around are decent, but not that knowledgeable, they would be more like just drivers & not exactly tour guides, so be really sure of what you wanna do & research properly if booking with them Bad 1. Hotel & voucher are shared only like 2-3 days before your trip - we had booked our trip well in advance i.e. 6 months, but still all our bookings happened at the last minute just two days before our departure 2. On arrival at Joburg we were supposed to do a city tour as per the itinerary, but the same was not booked in advance & arrangements were made after we arrived at the hotel, a total mess of a welcome to the trip!! 3. All the rooms booked will be the cheapest ones, & very small, horrible was the room booked for us in cape town, it was a room which had a toilet inside it, without any partition & extremely small - we eventually had to request the hotel to upgrade us to a better room, which they were able to do the next day as they had vacant rooms available, else we might have had to change our hotels by paying extra 4. doesn't suggest a proper itinerary for e.g. Tsitsikamma National Park is really beautiful & one can take one night stay in the park to experience it better, but nothing of such was ever suggested by him. another such eg. we could have ideally stayed back in George while returning from outdshoorn/cango rather than going to knysna all the way & travel to capetown the next day while again passing from george on the way 5. probably the biggest goof up of the trip was that he forgot to book our hotel in capetown for the entire duration of our stay i.e. out of the 4 nights we had in capetown, hotel stay was only done for 3 nights & despite frantically calling him about it, he assured that he'll do the stay for the 4 night , to which he obviously couldn't as the hotel was completely booked for that night. 6. Lastly, the entire was filled with uncertainty about tours, driver details, & most importantly the room booking for the last day. i would really suggest not to book your trip with them as it's really not worth it that you being on vacation are being stressed about things & eventually end up spoiling your trip.

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    Sindhu P

    Bengaluru

    Sindhu's 13 days trip to South Africa

    We had a honeymoon Tour of South Africa and Seychelles . It was a nice experience overall. Services were offered as committed. Definitely going to book with travel triangle again. Thanks to Mr Manoj Kumar for making our tour memorable and for managing our tour perfectly .

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    DrAmber Mathur

    New delhi

    Dr Amber's 9 days trip to South Africa

    The trip to south africa was planned and customized very well according to my needs by mr inderjot, our travel agent from flyocity. He was in contact the whole time, was up to date on our check ins in hotels and all transfers. Our all events went as planned hassle free. The only one little thing that was okay and not the best were the hotels which were around 10kms minimum far away from the main city. That caused a little bit of problems. But rest all was bang on and everything was well executed by our travel agent. Sterkfointan caves,Paraglyding, scenic beauty of SA on garden route, Suspension Bridge, Table Mountain

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    Soham Mukherjee

    Kolkata

    Soham's 7 days trip to South Africa

    Brilliant place to visit. Good services provided by travel agent - but I had to chase the agents many times to confirm for certain vouchers and reservations.

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    South African Rand is the currency you should keep in hand while travelling to South Africa.

    No there are no direct flights from India to South Africa anymore. You can avail one stop flights by Emirates, Etihad, Ethiopian Airways, British Airways and other international carriers.

    South Africa can be visited all year round. The cape region has lovely dry summer from November to February – perfect for beach days, while whale watching is done best between July and November.

    June to October is the best time for all the safari programmes, including the Masai Mara migration and game viewing in Tanzania.

    If applied properly with all the correct documents, South African visa can take anytime between 5 working days to a couple of weeks, depending on the traffic.

     

    Apart from South Africa, other African countries like: Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Mozambique, Uganda, and other countries are also good options to enjoy a wildlife safari in South Africa.

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