It’s Time for South Africa

If you’ve been following Bitten by the Travel Bug on social media or through the Travel Tracker you’ll already know that I’m so excited to share this news with you…

I’m in South Africa!!!

For the next 10-days I’ll be travelling around South Africa in search of adventure, culture and just a little bit of luxury. A new country, a new continent, full of adventures waiting to be discovered – but I’ll need your help with suggestions about what to do during my free time!


A city where history is made, during our time in Johannesburg we’ll be exploring Soweto by bike, finding out who Hector Pieterson was and why he is such a significant name in the history of the Apartheid, learning about Nelson Mandela’s life and work, and exploring the Neighbourgoods Market.

Cape Town

South Africa’s adventure capital, we’ll be keeping the adrenaline to a minimum on this trip, but will get a chance to explore the natural beauty of the city. Taking a drive along the Peninsula to see Table Mountain, Boulders Beach and Cape Point; before heading out to the Cape Winelands to taste wine at The Big Easy and explore historical Stellenbosch.

Mala Mala

The prestigious Mala Mala Game Reserve, well known for its regular leopard sightings, is set amongst Kruger National Park. While at Mala Mala we’ll be taking in a full-day safari and hopefully making some new African animal friends along the way.


After taking a city tour of Durban, we’ll take the skycar journey to the top of Mabidha Football Stadium to see views of the city and the Indian Ocean. We’ll have the chance to learn more about the Zulu culture at the Valley of a Thousand Hills, and – because not all trips can be all play – we’ll be attending INDABA, South Africa’s largest travel trade event.


I’ll be spending an extra night in Johannesburg and I have NOTHING planned – so will need your help for suggestions! I’m hoping to see the Madiba Freedom Museum, the Apartheid Museum and do a spot of shopping at some of the South African branded stores (hello Trenery and Country Road!) – hey, a girls gotta shop!

Please come along with me on the adventure by following on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter or with the hashtag #SouthAfrica!
I’d love to hear your suggestions and try to show you a little bit of the real South Africa and answer your questions along the way. 🙂

Now it’s over to you

Do you have any tips for South Africa?
What would be on YOUR South African bucket list?


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My trip to South Africa has been arranged by South Africa Tourism.
All thoughts and opinions are, as always, my own.

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