The devaluation of the rand, a corrupt government, bad leadership, crime and poverty are just a handful of the harsh realities hanging like a cloud over us lately. With South Africa’s morale at an all-time low, it’s no wonder so many people are considering packing up for greener pastures.
Restful Winelands and beautiful, bustling coastlines embrace iconic attractions like Table Mountain, Robben Island and the Cape of Good Hope, consistently drawing crowds to the Mother City. But beyond this obvious beauty and within easy reach, the open road leads to everything your travelling heart may desire.
With gorgeous golf estates and ever-enticing holiday developments popping up all over the country, there is an increased demand for people to purchase these properties. But with the cost of living increasing on a nearly daily basis, there is only a small pool of people who can purchase a second or third ‘home for the holidays’.
Between heaving crowds, snaking queues and inflated admission costs, some iconic global hot spots just don’t live up to the hype. For a more authentic experience, skip these five tourist traps and visit our alternatives instead.
Everyone thinks that there really isn’t much more to this province than good lamb, a big diamond mine and seasonal daisies, but just like the treasures hidden in Kimberley’s Big Hole, the Northern Cape has a plethora of magical things to do and see.
Like a bedazzled crown of the Indian Ocean, an incredible 1 200 islands sparkle in the warm waters off the coast of Sri Lanka. Of them all, only 200 islands are inhabited by local Maldivians and nearly 100 islands have been developed as tourist resorts, the remaining are entirely uninhabited.
Bridges have since turned the need to get from here to there into an unforgettable fear-facing, vertigo-inducing adventure. We have hand-picked some of the World’s most spectacular pedestrian bridges of our time!