Southern Africa Things to see and do Travel Articles

Mozambique’s Game Reserves Revisited (1 of 5)
Mike Slater has travelled to Mozambique many times
Adventure in Cape Town – Cape Town, South Africa
Cape Town is South Africa’s City to be seen in. It is world famous for it’s backdrop, Table Mountain, and is the country’s number one cosmopolitan city. Adventure in Cape Town doesn’t just involve throwing yourself off cliffs, shark diving and chasing muggers. No, no, no – Adventure in Cape Town is physical from dawn […]
The Drakensberg, South Africa
The Drakensberg, South Africa Drakensberg from Inkosana It was great to rest up awhile in Jo’burg after a tedious two day flight from Panama City. The lounge room of Rockey Street Backpackers is awash with tourist brochures enticing travellers to all over Southern Africa. I knew roughly where I wanted to go. There were still parts of the Drakensberg […]
Backpacking in Southern Africa
Lake Kariba, Zimbabwe A strange little world, the backpacking community in Southern Africa. In no other industry have I seen such dedicated efforts to work together for the benefit of the customer. Of course, the gossip grapevine borders on ridiculous, but it’s mostly friendly! All this means to you is that travelling in Southern Africa […]
Cape Town, South Africa Restaurants
Rustica 70 New Church Street (021) 423 5474. Super value Italian. Wonderful pizzas. Maharani Vegetarian Restaurant 267 Long Street (021) 24 2917 A wheat-grass extravaganza! Beautiful vegetarian Indian food. Platter of all dishes on menu for 2 people is R49. Good value. Kaapse Tafel Restaurant 90 Queen Street (021) 23 1651 More up-market. Main courses […]
Cape Town, South Africa – September 1999
Cape Town, South Africa – September 1999 As the bus pulls into Cape Town, I’m greeted by a spectacular view of Table Mountain, a South-Easterly covering the table with its cloth of cloud. My first thoughts at this awesome view are ‘get me off this bus and into bed’. After 18 hours on the bus from Jo’burg, its pretty hard to get […]
Durban, South Africa – August 1999
Durban, South Africa – August 1999 Geography The doorway to Africa, from where you can head for the Hills, ramble with rhinos, dive with Dolphins, sun with the surfers, or laze with lions. Or relax, and have a cold one!! It is a real mix of English, Afrikaans, African, and Indian culture, with their unique histories apparent wherever you turn. Check […]
Cape Town, South Africa – August 1999
Cape Town, South Africa – August 1999 Indie Rating 7 Cape Town Rate It BUDGET $120 per day What is Indie Travel? My indie travel rating for Cape Town: Your daily travel Costs (Optional) – $5 $10 $15 $20 $25 $30 $35 $40 $45 $50 $55 $60 $65 $70 $75 $80 $85 $90 $95 $100 $105 $110 $115 $120 $125 $130 $135 […]
Pretoria, South Africa – August 1999
Pretoria, South Africa – August 1999 Indie Rating – Pretoria Rate It BUDGET $– per day What is Indie Travel? My indie travel rating for Pretoria: Your daily travel Costs (Optional) – $5 $10 $15 $20 $25 $30 $35 $40 $45 $50 $55 $60 $65 $70 $75 $80 $85 $90 $95 $100 $105 $110 $115 $120 $125 $130 $135 $140 $145 […]
Johannesburg, South Africa – August 1999
The first (small) signs of Spring are here, but it’s still going to be cold nights, so don’t forget your woolen underwear. One of the toughest things about writing this page, is that nothing actually changes very much from month to month in Johannesburg. This is probably true anywhere, which is a pretty good reason […]