Thanks for the Memories South Africa – Trip Roundup


Good day,

In a few hours I’ll be boarding a flight from Durban to Johannesburg, South Africa. From there I’ll make some new temporary friends in the airport lounge before jumping on another flight to Washington Dulles, USA via Dakar, Senegal. From there I’ll hang out for a few hours before catching a flight to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The saying “all good things must come to an end” is ever true and this has truly been a remarkable trip.

If there is anything I can say from my experiences in South Africa is that it’s not what you think, I assure you. I had visions of it being similar to my previous African adventures but the reality could not be further from the truth. South Africa is a developed country that is still developing with a very bright future.  The cities have everything you need and the culture / history of the place is endless. Cape Town is beautiful but after spending a few days in Durban, believe it would be my port of call should one ever live in South Africa…. We’re getting ahead of ourselves here…

Below are some of the updates made while on the trip, expect others in the not too distant future.

  • Flight to Johannesburg, South Africa & Dinner at Lekgotla
  • Exploring Johannesburg and Soweto, South Africa
  • Trip to Cradle of Humankind & Carnivore, South Africa
  • Flight From Johannesburg to Singita Lebombo in Kruger Park
  • Leopard Ripping Waterbuck’s Face Off in Kruger Park, S.A
  • Safari at Singita Lebombo in Kruger National Park
  • Seeing the “BIG 5? on Safari in Kruger National Park
  • Flight to Cape Town & Trip to Bo-Kaap, South Africa
  • Thoughts on South Africa & Cape Town Tour VLOG
  • Photos From a Day Tour of Cape Town, South Africa
  • Day of Culture, Drinks, Dinner & Dancing in South Africa
  • Visiting Robben Island off the Coast of Cape Town, S.A
  • Evening at the Oyster Box Hotel in Durban, South Africa
  • Helicopter Tour of Cape Town, South Africa VLOG
  • Sunrise in Durban, South Africa
  • World’s Tallest Bungee Swing in Durban, South Africa

The above updates are just a taste, I have several others of egregious nature including but not limited to a vlog of a trip to a local healer and of course, doing the world’s highest bungee swing  at the Durban FIFA Stadium. A gentleman from England whom I had become acquainted with on the Corn Islands told me he had been to South Africa several times and I’d regret not staying longer, can’t say he was wrong and can see why he has returned. Not sure when but I’ll be back.

I’d like to extend an over zealous “Thank You” to South African Tourism for including me in such an egregious adventure. I’d like to thank Dave aka Darodi for being a world class host and Teri, Ryan & Nate for being the perfect travel partners. The whole trip from start to finish was seamless and incredibly well thought out. Above all else, I’d like to thank South Africa for having everything needed to show anyone and everyone the trip of a lifetime. You’ll never know unless you go and very glad I went.

Be sure to follow #VisitSouthAfrica tag on twitter for all things South Africa. Also if you ever have a question about South Africa, simply ask it on twitter with the above tag and you’ll have your questions answered and more.

Photo credit as always on this trip, @Darodi.

Tips hat,

Author: SHABL

Rob has been traveling the world and living abroad for over a decade. The goal was to stop having a boring life and it turned into something far greater. He's worked with national tourism boards and been mentioned in National Geographic. These days he lives abroad and loves business, technology, the tropical lifestyle, good food and travel.

14 thoughts on “Thanks for the Memories South Africa – Trip Roundup

  1. Great posts Rob! 6 days to go before my South African trip. Your posts just made me more excited!
    Thank you! Have a safe journey. Looking forward to more SA posts.

  2. I finally got caught up on your South African travels – the quality (and increase in quantity) of your blogging certainly helped us see much of what kind of adventures await us in South Africa. Good job, sir.

    1. Thank you, kind sir. Glad it gave you an idea of what this place is like, naturally only so much can be conveyed through words and images but it was a really amazing trip. Have a feeling it’s the first of many venture to the area.

  3. Hey Rob, I’ve been following your daily posts and I must say that you’ve done a great job of telling and showing all of us how interesting and beautiful South Africa is. Nice done, and a well deserved tip of the hat to you, sir.

    1. Thank you kind sir, had a great time and tried to get as much out as I could while the moment was fresh. I have a few videos left and ideas for a couple blog posts about some of the historical figures from the country. Above all else, feel lucky to have been included on such a trip.

  4. You captured an exciting review for all of us to share and enjoy. South Africa has something for everyone in its diversity. Thank You, Rob

    1. Pleasure, as said above really tried to capture as much of the moment as possible while it was occurring. Glad you enjoyed it and have a better idea of what South Africa has to offer.

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