Tag: South Africa
Summer is peak travel time for families, with the kids out of school and the weather a little more amenable to those traveling with small children. However, gone are the days where most families just head to the beach or take a big family trip to the lake.
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Yurt camping, also known as glamping, is gaining increasing popularity and for good reason — it's a great way to commune with nature in locations of extraordinary beauty without giving up the creature comforts of home. Yurts are great ways for families to camp together because it keeps the whole family under one weather-proofed roof.
With its photogenic attractions and food scene, Cape Town, South Africa, practically sells itself, and has been doing just that for the past 25 years, between its lush and varied landscapes along the Atlantic Ocean to the “winelands” to museums and shopping. On the Indian Ocean coast in the KwaZulu-Natal province, Durban has just as much going for it, though it may not be as prominent on the American traveler’s radar.
A South African family itinerary often includes a safari resort experience bookended with stays in larger cities, though it may leave out cities like Bloemfontein. The country’s seventh-largest city has a rural/agricultural feel to it, and like comparable towns in the American south, is not an obvious destination — even among South Africans! However, just as Europeans have discovered when road tripping around the United States, small cities off the beaten tourist track often hold rich, rewarding surprises for travelers willing to go the distance.
Over in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal province, Durban is an eclectic coastal city with a lot to offer. Well known for the region’s diverse influences, from Indian and colonial to surrounding African regions, Durban’s diverse personality shows through not only its city attractions and history, but most significantly through its culinary offerings.