South Africa Travel Guides

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Guides

Ready for your South African vacation but need some last-minute inspiration on activities? Or perhaps you want to know more about traveling South Africa with teens before you book. Luckily, our travel experts are here to guide you as you plan an unforgettable trip.

From Cape Town travel guides to unique tour ideas, our experts know the best ways to explore South Africa and can help you create the perfect vacation.

So, whether you’re planning your dream honeymoon or an adventurous family break, take a look at our guides to discover what South Africa has to offer.

History
History

South Africa was initially used by Europeans as a stopping point for trading ships on their way to the East Indies, and fruit and vegetables were grown here to deal with the problem of scurvy aboard passing vessels. However, the Dutch eventually settled the area that was to become Cape Town in 1652 and expanded across the entire tip of southern Africa.

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Local culture
Local culture

Read our quick guide to South Africa's local culture.

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Our highlights
Our highlights

Discover South Africa’s stunning wine estates on the Western Cape, and be sure to book a private tasting session and vineyard tour.

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South Africa for Families
South Africa for Families

A world in one country – South Africa is one of the most beautiful and diverse places in the world. It boasts impressive mountain ranges, wild deserts, meandering marshlands, stunning beaches, and bustling, cosmopolitan cities. One of the biggest perks of South Africa is that many areas are malaria-free, so you don’t have to worry about vaccinations or health risks.

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South Africa for Teens
South Africa for Teens

For teenagers, South Africa opens up into a playground of exciting wildlife, rich culture and adrenaline filled activities. At Scott Dunn, we know the best places to explore to create the most memorable South Africa vacation for your family. Being such a diverse country, there is something to pique the interest of even the most hard-to-please teens.

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Useful phrases
Useful phrases

English and Afrikaans are the official languages of South Africa, although many local African dialects are also spoken.

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Plan your South Africa trip today

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