Mini Guide to South Africa

Interesting Sites and Natural Wonders

Addo Elephant National Park

As the name implies, the Addo Elephant National Park is one the best places to see these beautiful long-tusked mammals. The park is located in the Eastern Cape region of the country, about 70 kilometers away from Port Elizabeth. Visitors can also see zebras, warthogs, buffaloes, as well as lions and ostriches. Rumor has it that park keepers used to feed oranges to the elephants during droughts, and although the practice has stopped, old elephants still reach into vehicles to get the fruits!

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Robben Island

Robben Island is a UNESCO Heritage Site located 12 kilometers from Cape Town harbor and was the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years during the apartheid. The island is also a conservation area being home to 132 species of birds, 23 species of mammals, and visitors can also spot Cape Fur seals and Heaviside dolphins. Tours to the island take around four hours including the return ferry trip.

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Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is arguably the most famous attraction in South Africa. It was established in 1898 and covers an area of 20,000 square kilometers with 14 different ecozones. It’s one of the best places to see the big five (Buffaloes, Rhinos, Elephants, Leopards, and Lions), but if you go to the Crocodile River View Point, visitors can also spot hippos and crocodiles.

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Most Interesting Small Towns to Visit in the United States

If you’re used to living in a city or a big suburb, it can be hard to picture what life is like outside of all the hustle and bustle. In fact, U.S. cities house 62.7 percent of the population (as of 2015), but take up just 3.5 percent of the land area — and those numbers continue to grow as more people move into cities every day. If you need to get away for a bit, check out some of these incredible American towns. They may be small, but they’ve all got their own unique attributes that make them popular vacation destinations.

Most Interesting International Fast Food Chains We Wish Would Come to the USA

To connoisseurs of fast food, visits abroad bring the opportunity to see how the rest of the world eats on the go. Although we have our own fast-food chains at home — many which have spread around the world — the most exciting chains around today are regional chains, which use local ingredients flavored to perfectly suit the local’s palate. To get a taste at what’s out there, here are some amazing international fast food chains we wish would come to the United States.

Travel Destinations to Consider in 2019

Whether you’re looking to escape the cold winter weather or boiling summer heat or experience a different culture, there are endless potential travel destinations for you to choose from. But making the right decision may be challenging. Here are some of the top destinations throughout the world that you may want to consider visiting during 2019.