Southern Africa Travel Guides

Southern Africa is the Africa the world knows best.  It is here that swarms of tourists come to witness the wildlife and the natural beauty of places like Victoria Falls.  In terms of development, Southern Africa is easily the most developed region of Africa which makes it easier to travel.  Moreover, the wealth of tourism infrastructure makes travel in Southern Africa as easy to get around as regions like South America.  You’ll find European amenities, but you’ll also find the the wild raw Africa that people come from around the world to experience.  From the mist of Victoria Falls to the dunes of Namibia and the wildlife of Botswana, Southern Africa has a little bit of everything wrapped up in a package that’s both easy and exciting to consume.  It doesn’t take long in Southern Africa to realize what makes this part of the world such a sought after destination.

Highlights: The Okavango Delta, Livingstone, Sossusvlei, Cape Town
Backpacker’s Budget: 50-60 USD a day

 

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Brendan,
    Great blog!
    Will be traveling to Southern Africa early next year, have heard mixed things about getting around. Some people have said that you either need to be part of a tour or hire a car. Can you give some advice on this, like if there are buses you can catch from one place to the next??
    Thanks!

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    • Hey Amanda, you can do it by bus. However, even alone I found it nearly just as cheap to do it with a rental car. Rent a car through Avis.co.za and it’s CHEAP! I paid about $25 a day. If you don’t have a car you’ll need to pay for safaris, buses, taxis, etc. and it’ll end up being nearly the same price! Southern Africa is really easy to get around on your own too, and the roads are good. Renting is the way to go.

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