As you may be aware, Cape Town, and the Cape Winelands, are currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in recent history. The region is severely water-stressed. So this does have an impact on both locals and visitors alike.
Does this mean you should change your visit to Cape Town, or be nervous of travelling there? In short, no you shouldn’t!
But yes, there are current water-saving measures in place that you should be aware of. That way, when you arrive, you’ll have a clear idea of what to expect (and how to help!) Unfortunately it means that you won’t be able to have a 10 minute shower, but these are minor setbacks in what should be a memorable experience.
Being a solo traveller is a two-fold affair! On the one hand you are completely independent, having to think only of yourself and no one else’s likes and dislikes. (Phew!) But on the other you’ll need to carefully consider issues like the extra cost of guides and private transfers, as well as security and safety, single supplements etc.
We’ve listed some important tips and options to take into account for your solo trip to South Africa. From our experience, we find that there are some places – and some ways of travelling – that work better than others for solo travellers in Southern Africa.
Let’s face it. Planet Earth is not quite what it used to be a few hundred years ago. The impact of modern human civilization has caused all kinds of chaos. From poaching to climate change; both nature and animals have been severely affected.
Although the situation seems dire, there are MANY individuals and organizations who have made it their mission to conserve and protect what they can.
So here, we’re focusing on some safari companies that have conservation at their core.