South Africa carries with it some pretty hefty baggage - it's far away from so much of the rest of the world that what we "know" about South Africa comes to us largely through brief news snippets, sweeping movie landscapes, or apartheid documentaries on the History Channel. You know there's more to South Africa than that. You just don't know what.
In BootsnAll's new series, Traveler Postcards, we profile a real trip - highlighting the best of a destination as seen by a particular person on a particular trip. This week, BootsnAll writer Jessica Spiegel shares stories from an epic trip to South Africa.
Slum tourism is rapidly growing in countries like South Africa and India but debate still goes on over whether it is beneficial or exploitative. Hilton Yip takes a look at this issue, including personal experience of slum tours, to see if it is more of the former than the latter.
Visitors to South Africa's Kruger National Park are not allowed to leave their vehicle... except on bush walks led by armed guides and animal trackers. Brian Spencer on what it's like exploring Kruger by foot.
South Africa may be the most-visited country in the Southern Africa region, but it shouldn't be your only stop. Countries like Namibia, Lesotho and Botswana offer more wildlife and culture to round out your experience on the continent. Jill Nawrocki suggests nine great adventures to experience in Southern Africa.
The Soccer World Cup might be the main reason for making a trip to the wonderfully diverse country of South Africa, but that's not all the nation has to offer. From cultural villages and historical sites to fantastic game reserves and parks, South Africa is definitely worth exploring. Ian Dickinson has complied a list of the top eight things to do in this vibrant country.
Heading to the World Cup in South Africa and unsure of the best transport options? Discover the Baz Bus, a hop-on, hop-off mini van that drops you off on the doorstep of your desired hostel. Here's what you need to know, plus recommended stops between World Cup host cities.
South Africa may be hosting the biggest sporting event of the year, but the country is also putting on several arts, music, culture and food festivals in June and July. Ian Dickinson has complied a list of the nation's top eight winter festivals happening before, during and after the Soccer World Cup 2010.