Showing posts with label Africa. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Africa. Show all posts

Thursday, November 9, 2017

South Africa Holiday Travel Destination and South Africa Travel Guide

South Africa Holiday Travel Destination and South Africa Travel Guide

Every country in the world displays some diversity, but South Africa, stretching from the hippos in the Limpopo River to the penguins waddling on the Cape, takes some beating. It befits its position at the southern end of the world’s most epic continent, with more types of terrain than photographers can shake their zoom lens at. There’s the deserted Kalahari, Namakwa’s springtime symphony of wildflowers, iconic Table Mountain and Cape Point, Kruger National Park’s wildlife-stalked savannah (scene of the famous lion-buffalo-crocodile battle watched more than 40 million times on YouTube) and, running through the east of the country and into Lesotho, the Drakensberg.
KwaZulu-Natal’s iSimangaliso Wetland Park alone has five distinct ecosystems, attracting both zebras and dolphins.


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If you’re interested in another kind of wildlife, hit the nightclubs on Cape Town’s jumping Long St or sample African homebrew in a township shebeen (unlicensed bar). When it’s time to reflect on it all, do it over seafood on the Garden Route, curry in Durban’s Indian Area, a sizzling Cape Malay dish, or a braai (barbecue) in the wilderness – accompanied by a bottle of pinotage produced by the oldest wine industry outside Europe.

Of course, it's impossible for travellers to South Africa to remain oblivious to the fact that, despite the rise of ‘black diamonds’ (middle-class black folk), racial inequality persists here. Black and coloured townships face problems such as a horrific HIV/AIDS rate and xenophobic tensions caused by economic refugees from nearby countries.

Nonetheless, South Africans are some of the most upbeat, welcoming and humorous folk you’ll encounter anywhere, from farmers in the rural north who tell you to drive safely on those dirt roads, to Khayelitsha kids who wish you molo (‘good morning’ in Xhosa). Another point of unity in the diverse country is that, in malls and minibus taxis, bush pubs and shebeens, two popular topics of conversation are the 2010 FIFA World Cup and recent political upheavals. Most people believe that hosting football's mightiest tournament will be as great a moment for South Africa as its Rugby World Cup triumphs in 1995 and 2007.


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Great Scuba Diving Sites in Africa

Great Scuba Diving Sites in Africa

Africa offers a plethora of ultimate scuba diving adventures swaggering from tropical reef diving and shark diving to wreck diving. Dive with the Great White Shark, manta rays, dolphins and turtles and explore the rugged, wild and unscathed aspect of the magically mystique underwater world. The African coast yields some very interesting adventures. Africa is a home to many resorts where the main focus of your holiday will be scuba diving and venturing out into the big, wide underwater universe. So get your snorkel and flippers geared up and get ready for a wild and mesmerizing ride with the sea creatures!


The Aliwal Shoal is one of the most explored sites in Africa and is also rated as one of the top 10 sites in the world. Coral reefs that range from 5m to 30, an underwater wonder of nature and a home to the Ragged Tooth Shark, humpbacked whales, dolphins and rare species of fish like Tiger Angel can be usually spotted in this area. Diving is mostly feasible during the winter months, during May to September when there are no signs of rain and the presence of reasonable viability.


The Sardine Run as popularly known to the locals is idyllic to experience the awe-inspiring sight of dolphins, whales, seals, sharks and game fish. Between Mat and July, each year a large shoal of sardines move in to the coastal waters of Kwa Zulu-Natal. This moving fish restaurant and ensuing feeding frenzy is a sight to behold and certainly one of the wildest spectacles to occur anywhere in the world.


There are two predominant areas where Great White diving is prevalent i.e. Gansbaai and Moselbaai. Gansbaai is a small fishing village that offers several attractions for the nature wanderers with whale watching being the most popular. Shark and cage diving are launched from this main point and is absolutely safe and requires no prior experience at all. All you need is a short course on safety and use of the equipment.


For those who desire to indulge himself/herself in excellent coral reel diving along with a fun filled experience of watching huge Mata rays, whale sharks, eels and more, then nowhere else but the Manta coast in Mozambique could dictate and rule the kingdom of diving sites. Protea Banks is also one of several popular sites that is also rated as the best shark and deep diving spot for those with experience.


The diving opportunities in Africa are almost limitless that reign the incredibly beautiful and calm lagoons, coral reefs abound in all directions, you swimming through walls and pinnacles, talking to turtles and listening to the whales whisper.



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