Soweto. An infamous suburb of Johannesburg, Soweto not only has an amazing history (one particular former resident being Nelson Mandela) it is also ALIVE with colours and culture. Driving North West of Johannesburg across the Wheat belt towards Gaborone, the landscape opens up and you feel like you’re constantly chasing the horizon. Hitchhikers are a comon sight in Africa, even in the most desolate of areas.
Slums too are a common sight across South Africa. Although the country has come along way in the past 20 years, it is hard not to notice the ever-widening gap between the fabulously rich and the desperately poor. One of the most spectacular cities in the World, Cape Town is gaining poplarity for it’s bohemian culture and beachside beauty. With Table Mountain looking over every part of the city, it’s hard not to feel overwhelmed by the place.
Camps Bay just out of the City Centre of Cape Town really is stunning at sunset. The Landscape of Southern Africa changes continuously as you driver the higways. From tropical ancient forests to sparse moon-like deserts, even the shittiest camera can make this place look good! World Famous Kruger National Park is teeming with wildlife. Elephants, buffalo, Zebra, Giraffes, rhino, crocodile, hippo, lions, springbok – you name it – and it will cross the road in front of you! Around 5 hours from Johannesburg, this incredible reserve is something that every human should endeavour to see!
The speed limit in the 20,000sq km park is 50km/hr – and for good reason. Animals are everywhere and often on the road!
There’s a lot of speculation surrounding safety in Africa, but after spending a couple of weeks touring you’ll soon discover:
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