South Africa

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South Africa

I don’t know if I can call my experience of travel in South Africa divinely inspired but I can absolutely say it was magical. South Africa was one of the best trips I have ever taken, and that is saying a lot. However, it wasn’t the obvious parts. Sure, the lions and the giraffes on safari blew my mind. Visiting Robben Island – the converted prison Nelson Mandela lived for far too many years – was an education. Cape Town is a fantastic city with wonderful views from Table Mountain. For me, it was the Drankensberg Boys Choir, which expertly bridged gaps between African and Afrikaans tradition, the brief but unforgettable moment I shared with 250 elementary school students visiting the Mandela Capture Site Museum. It was my realization of how far South Africa has come socially, and how far we (the U.S.) still need to go. My visit was about possibilities. South Africa is far from perfect but a wonderfully eye-opening one.

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South Africa travel stories

The Long Walk to Freedom

A Walk Toward Freedom My Favorite Memory of South Africa They must have been 12, some older or younger, maybe 100 in all. They were kids in school uniforms, maroon sweaters with gold accents, whites shirts with gray slacks or dresses, coming up the driveway laughing...

Cape Town Safari Vacation

Cape Town Safari Vacation Lion World Travel has created an exceptional safari vacation, Classic South Africa, venturing deep into the heart of Cape Town and its picturesque beauty and renowned restaurants. Travel + Leisure recently voted Cape Town as the #1 "Top City...

Penguins in Africa

Swimming with Penguins in Africa While admiring the ocean view that my American expat friends Yolanda and her husband Tanner had from their home in Cape Town, Yolanda approached me with a wet suit and said we were taking a ride to Boulder Beach. I’d traveled to...

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