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More Seniors are Going to South Africa

You will enjoy this trip seniors, its a big country with lots and lots to see and do.  South Africa (Treasure of the World) is a parliamentary democracy and is in many respects a developed country, although much of its population lives in poverty.  All major urban areas have modern, world-class hotels and tourist facilities.  Game parks and areas most often visited by senior tourists have a wide range of facilities.  Food and water are generally safe, and a wide variety of consumer goods and pharmaceuticals are readily available.

Pretoria is the capital, while the seat of parliament is located in Cape Town.  Johannesburg is the financial capital and largest city in South Africa.  Durban is home to Africa’s busiest port and is the number one tourist destination for South Africans.

Let’s Take a Closer Look

With Frommers in our pocket, senior travelers can check out when to go, how to get there, the money used, getting around and a dozen or so other helpful tips. South Africa’s southwestern coast (the province known as Western Cape) tends to attract the majority of international visitors during the summer months. Fortunately, the country is big enough to absorb these increased numbers without causing the discomfort most people associate with busy seasons.

Be aware, however, that accommodation prices do increase in summer, some by as much as 70%; and if you dislike crowds, you should try to avoid South Africa’s coast during the busiest school holidays, which — like elsewhere — take place from around mid-December to mid-January.  More than 10 million tourists visit South Africa each year. Why not be one of them?

Seniors Discover the Heart of South Africa

Discover the heart of South Africa, exploring its unique history, amazing wildlife, truly breathtaking scenery and vibrant cities. Senior visitors will find adventure, affordability, beauty, climate, change, food and wine, infrastructure, people, wildlife and wonders of the world that will leave you spellbound.  Best Places to Visit with photos will attract seniors to South Africa’s beauty.

Kruger National Park is Africa’s oldest established wildlife park (1898) and offers one of the best safari experiences in Africa. It’s situated north of Johannesburg and takes about 5 hours to get to by car. It boasts the highest variety of wildlife in Africa which includes the “Big Five“, as well as hippos, crocodiles, giraffe, cheetah and much more. Kruger is one of the best maintained parks in Africa.

Welcome to  This site will provide you with relevant and up to date information on the many fascinating attractions that South Africa has to offer senior visitors.  You may want to practice a few of these native words prior to your visit. Many languages are used in South Africa (Thank you, Dankie, Siyabonga, Ukhani, Inkomu, Enkosi, Zikomo, Ke a leboga, Ke itumtese, Ndatenda). Enjoy this fascinating country! jeb

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