It’s Shark week and we all know what that means — it’s that time of the year where sharks rule basic cable!
For those of you who aren’t well versed with what Shark week is, well it’s an annual week long programming block that runs on the Discovery channel around this time of the year and it’s an absolute mega hit with record-breaking numbers!
South Africa is a land of wonders, with a lot up it sleeves. We bet that the following 15 points are things that you didn't know about this great country!
These safaris are so luxurious that the only thing missing is seeing the animals in three piece suits ;D. We have not included the prices on purpose because we want you to enjoy these beautiful pictures and enjoy the momentary pure bliss that comes with ignorance ..till you actually google for the prices!
The first wines appeared in South Africa back in 1659—and ever since, booze has flown freely throughout the Western Cape. Cape Town's proximity to the picture-perfect Cape Winelands (the region begins less than an hour away) combined with its burgeoning craft beer scene make it ripe for a bevy of world-class bars. You’ll find lively beerhouses, under-the-radar wine bars, and chic rooftop lounges across the city, but mainly clustered in the Central Business District. Many are within walking distance of each other, making for a festive evening of pub hopping. My friends and I never tire of walking the length of Long Street, lined with traditional Victorian and Cape Dutch buildings and overlooked by wrought-iron balconies. This buzzy artery is the hub of the city’s nightlife, and is bumping with a vibrant cross-section of revelers — grungy college kids to sophisticated sybarites — till the wee hours. Here are five Cape Town bars that are solid favorites with the locals.
The first wines were produced in the Cape back in 1659, and since then, the country has been known for world-class vintages coaxed out of grapes in some of the most picture-perfect settings in the region. The heart of South Africa’s wine production lies 45 minutes from Cape Town in the Cape Winelands, and the hubs of Stellenbosch, Franschhoek, and Paarl. But other burgeoning wine regions are secreted away throughout the Western Cape, and areas like the Swartland Valley and Hemel en Arde are gaining global recognition. You should definitely add a few days of wine-tasting to your itinerary, and you’ll find both your tastebuds and your wallet will thank you: these delicious wines are some of the most affordable in the world. From celebrated wine farms featuring the country’s top restaurants (spots that Nelson Mandela used to frequent) to tiny, family-owned estates oozing with personality, here are the area’s top five vineyards.
South African cuisine is just as diverse as its cultures, with influences from British, Dutch, German, Indian, Malay, Portuguese and of course the native African influences.
All things you wanted to know about South Africa – the only country in the world to have hosted the Soccer, Cricket and Rugby World Cup! too curious to know but didn’t know where to find! This detailed & fun (at least we hope we are!) will make you feel like a local! Giddddyyyyyy up…
I do not speak Afrikaans…HELP!
South Africa has 11 official languages and most people other than rural black Africans speak English as a second language. Only about 8% of the population speaks English as a first language and about 60% of the population can understand English. South African English is heavily influenced by Afrikaans. Afrikaans has roots in 17th century Dutch dialects, so it can be understood by Dutch speakers and sometimes deciphered by German speakers.
Hello Folks! It has been a while since my last post so here goes … 4 Days in Cape Town!
First and foremost, Cape Town truly is heaven on Earth! The natural beauty and landscape is extremely awe-inspiring making you want to never leave! I loved it so much that I am sending my parents to Cape Town for their 30th Wedding Anniversary [such a great child ;)]
4 Days is too short time to see all that Cape Town has to offer but if you have limited time, I insist you experience at the minimum all of the below
P.S. - As an FYI, I am not paid for referring to any of these. I had a fantastic time and want to share my experience with my fellow travelers.