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South Africa

From the bustling cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town to the stunning landscapes of the Garden Route and Kruger National Park, South Africa has something for everyone. With its rich cultural heritage, stunning beaches, world-class wildlife viewing, and vibrant nightlife, South Africa is a must-visit destination for any traveler.

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Bianca

Bianca

Hi I am Bianca! I love connecting with new people through my travels and sharing cultural exchanges. I am a professional dancer, yoga instructor and content writer. 50% South African and 50% Chilean 💃💃
Laurin

Laurin

My name is Laurin and I love to be comfortable in my uncomfortability. I am earth bound and an aerialist at heart and in person, lol
Liezel

Liezel

Hello! I just embarked on a sabbatical! I’ll be travelling from Ireland for three months in Spain (where I’ll be walking Camino de Santiago for thirty days), Greece, Italy, France, Portugal and maybe even Morocco too! I’d love to meet with local ladies as I make my way through Europe! Happy to share stories and learn more about the different cultures and best spots around. 🤘

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Laurin

Laurin

Can host for 3 days

My name is Laurin and I love to be comfortable in my uncomfortability. I am earth bound and an aerialist at heart and in person, lol
Aimee

Aimee

Can host for 3 days

Hi! My name is Aimeé and I’m originally from Cape Town, South Africa. For majority of this year I’ll be traveling (looking for people to join me as well!) but I’d be more than happy to host you when I am at home again. I’m 18 years old and I’m currently au pairing in a small countryside village in France - I have weekends off so will travel to nearby countries as much as I can :) After au pairing I would like to backpack and/or travel around Europe.
Sue

Sue

Can host for 3 days

My name is Suraya and I'm 56 years old, from South Africa.  I am spontaneous, fun loving, vibrant, love the beach and nature, adventurous, interested in the local's culture and just about living my best life within my budget.

Experiences

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2 experiences

Rating summary

Things to do

5/5Exciting

Safety

3.5/5Safe

Food

5/5Delicious

Budget

4.5/5Cheap
November 27, 2022

Local experience

Proud South African here. If you're travelling, just be vigilant. It's a beautiful country, but I do need to point out the unfortunate reality. Some tips: - share your live location (on WhatsApp) if you're going out at night - use Uber instead of other ride hailing apps, and share your journey - try to do sightseeing in a group Some places I'd recommend visiting - Cape Town. Everything from table Mountain, the Indian and Atlantic Ocean and the cute penguins - Stellenbosch. It's known for the wine route. You can do some great tours - Durban. Super warm city, friendly people and "lekker" Curry! Oh, and the beach! - Johannesburg. A lot of history in the city. You can check out the Apartheid museum. Home of Nelson Mandela and even bungee off of the Soweto towers. - Kruger National Park. A must see if you'd love to do a safari Hope this helps

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November 10, 2022

Family travel experience

A few years ago I went to South Africa with my family on Rainbow Route tour! it was amazing and the guides take such good care of you. I was with my family but there were a few ladies solo travelling. The bus is only small so you get to know everyone so well!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is South Africa safe for solo female travellers?

Yes, South Africa is generally safe for solo female travellers. However, it is important to take the same precautions as you would in any other country. Be aware of your surroundings, avoid walking alone at night, and keep your valuables secure.

Is South Africa good for solo female travellers?

Yes, South Africa is a great destination for solo female travelers. The country is generally safe and there are plenty of activities and attractions to explore. South Africa is also home to some of the world's most beautiful landscapes, so it's a great place to explore on your own. Be sure to take the necessary safety precautions and research the areas you plan to visit before you go.

Is South Africa expensive for solo travellers?

South Africa can be expensive for solo travellers, depending on the type of accommodation and activities you choose. Accommodation can range from budget-friendly hostels to luxury hotels, and activities can range from free walking tours to expensive safaris. It is possible to find affordable options, but it is important to do your research and plan ahead.

What do I need to know before traveling to South Africa?

Visa Requirements

Depending on your nationality, you may need to obtain a visa before traveling to South Africa. Check with your local South African embassy or consulate to find out what the requirements are for your specific situation.

Vaccinations

Make sure you are up to date on all your routine vaccinations before traveling to South Africa. Additionally, you may need to get vaccinated against diseases like yellow fever, typhoid, and hepatitis A and B.

Currency

The South African Rand (ZAR) is the official currency of South Africa. Make sure you have enough cash on hand for your trip, as well as a credit or debit card for larger purchases.

Safety

South Africa is generally a safe destination, but it is important to be aware of your surroundings and take precautions to protect yourself and your belongings. Avoid walking alone at night, and be aware of your surroundings in crowded areas.

Language

English is widely spoken in South Africa, but it is also helpful to learn some basic phrases in the local language, Afrikaans.

What is the best time to travel to South Africa?

Generally, the best time to visit South Africa is during the dry season, which runs from May to October. This is when the weather is warm and sunny, and the landscapes are lush and green. If you're looking for a beach holiday, the best time to visit is from December to March. For wildlife viewing, the best time is from May to September.

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