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why we love south africa

How much do we love South Africa? Well, how long do you have? 

Seriously, it's become a running joke among our friends to never bring up South Africa, lest we chew their ears off for hours about it's world-class beaches, gourmet food, and epic scenery.

Much of this love has to do with the city of Cape Town, a city we spent a lot of time in. Ridiculously cool, indescribably beautiful; if there was ever a place we would up sticks and move to without hesitation, the Mother City is it. In fact, at one point in time, we very nearly called off the rest of our travel plans to spend a summer living here instead!

And really, when faced with the magnificent sight of Table Mountain rolling towards the bay, decorated by a sprawling city that moves to the rhythm of a vibrant multicultural society - can you really blame us?!

When you think of the perfect holiday break, what comes to mind?

Is it sun-soaked days on the beach? Jam-packed adventures designed to get the heart racing? Long, lazy lunches (and wine!) with your nearest and dearest?

In South Africa, all of these are perfectly viable options to fill your days with. Spot the Big Five in Kruger National Park, hike through the rugged Drakensburgs, surf the pristine coastlines on both sides of the country, or enjoy a delicious wine-paired feast in the Cape Winelands after a morning spent flopped on your towel at one of the postcard-perfect beaches.

For travellers, the exchange rate is also extremely favourable (1 GBP = 16.1 ZAR), which means you can experience the very best of the country without blowing your budget. 

Of course, none of this takes away from South Africa's past or current struggles, but spending time at Robben Island or various apartheid exhibitions across the country also shows how far it's progressed. This is a place that is so much more than its history or reputation; the rainbow nation has a growing entrepreneurial spirit, thriving culture, and a rhythm like no other.

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