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Hello! And welcome to our Blog!

Here we will help you discover new places worth visiting, share recommendations of our favorite hangouts and interesting finds, show you hidden gems that we bet you did not know about, take you through a tour across our beautiful country, South Africa and beyond, share interesting stories of our travel experiences, tours and excursions and dive deep into a world of yesteryear until you had enough and start planning a trip of your own!

We hope that our content will inspire you through visual storytelling and our love for travel!

- Frik & Di

To travel with or without a guide?

Posted by Out & About Africa on Tue May 16, 2023 in Travel Advice.

Traveling to a foreign or strange destination can be exciting and nerve wrecking at the same time, especially if you are not travel-savvy nor when you are not used to traveling. Getting a local Tour Guide can be useful to ensure that you can make the most of your tour without being stressed out about directions, guidance, language barriers,etc.

Let's take a closer look at when to hire a guide and when you can travel without one

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Packing for your trip to Southern Africa

Posted by Out & About Africa on Mon April 17, 2023 in Travel Advice.

Are you planning on heading off on a spectacular South African safari sometime soon? We have put together a handy packing guide to help you get ready for your trip!

Africa is a continent full of beauty, majesty and wonder. One of the best things to do on an African vacation is set off on a safari adventure.

Picture yourself hopping into a game drive vehicle and rambling across the grassy plains as the sun rises over the horizon. Birds chirp and flutter through the trees while an exciting variety of animals emerge to greet the dawn. It is one of the most unforgettable African experiences you can enjoy!

South Africa is a popular safari destination with travelers; famous safari spots include the Kruger National Park, Pilanesberg as well as world-class reserves in the Eastern Cape.

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10 Unique Things to do in the Garden Route that you can't do in Europe

Posted by Out & About Africa on Thu April 13, 2023 in Things to do.

When considering South Africa as a tourist destination, most first time visitors will be interested in the classic highlights of our beautiful country. These usually include destinations like Cape Town (including the surrounding Winelands), the Kruger National Park and the Garden Route at the top of the list. The Garden Route stretches along the south-eastern coast of South Africa from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River and is well loved by adventure-seekers and outdoor enthusiasts.
The Garden Route is one of the most popular parts of South Africa for visitors both local and international. Stretching some 200km, a Garden Route road trip takes in national parks, dense forests, placid lakes and some outrageously beautiful beaches.

Known as much for its outdoor activities as its natural beauty, along the way you can learn to surf, leap into water-filled canyons, dive to shipwrecks or simply sit on board a yacht admiring the view with a glass of local bubbly in hand.

One thing that makes the Garden Route so special and attractive to travelers is that it is home to many "World's biggest, longest, firsts and of course most-loved" things to do and places to visit.

Come along as we guide you through our top 10 things to do (Yip! You will not get to experience these in Europe!)

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