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Southern Exposure in South Africa

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

Southern Exposure in South AfricaAfter North American RVers have crisscrossed their continent, reveling
in beautiful scenery, learning the history of the land and gathering
culture in the cities, they may feel the pull of other continents. When
deciding where to go next, RVers may want to strongly consider South
Africa, since it’s difficult to find a more culturally diverse,
history-rich or scenic land. Although the South African Republic is a
large nation with numerous attractions for practically every kind of
traveler, RVers should fit Cape Town and Kruger National Park into their
itineraries.

 

After making the long flight from Atlanta or New York on one of South
African Airways 14 weekly flights from the United States, travelers can
choose to tarry in rough-around-the-edges Johannesburg or proceed to the
staggeringly scenic Cape Town, known as South Africa’s Mother City.
Most visitors explore the shops and upscale hotels along its famed
waterfront, take the cable car or hike to the top of Table Mountain —
which overlooks the city — or make the trip south to Boulders Beach,
where a colony of African penguins waddle their way into visitors’
hearts. Then, once they’ve felt the emotional tug of Africa’s wildlife,
travelers should head to Kruger National Park, which stretches
north-south along the Mozambique border. It’s possible to camp in a
rental RV in this 7,700-square-mile wildlife, but visitors may prefer to
splurge and sign on with a luxury lodge like Ngala, replete with armed
rangers and highly skilled trackers who will direct the Land Rovers just
close enough to the animals to keep things interesting. After all, upon
returning home, visitors should have great photos, exciting stories,
lasting memories and all their limbs.

Info at www.flysaa.com and ccafrica.com.

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