South Africa by Besides the Obvious

We are updating our content on-goingly, immediately after we are visiting any new places. So stay tuned for the most frequent & new articles. South Africa is the southernmost country in Africa. With over 60 million people, it is the world’s 23rd-most populous nation and covers an area of 1,221,037 square kilometers. South Africa has three capital cities: executive Pretoria, judicial Bloemfontein and legislative Cape Town. The largest city is Johannesburg.

As you might know our mission is to share something relevant, something authentic, something real, something cool, something interesting, something personal & something different, via our travel stories & images. We are focusing on ideas from local sources. Giving tips that are usually unknown to travelers and foreigners. Guides to secret places that only the guy from the given neighborhood could know about. To the hidden picturesque view. And recommending everything besides the obvious. The local real feel, the adventure of discovering the unknown, the authenticity, the culinary guide to the meals that locals are really cooking and eating at home, and much more. Hope you will explore our Travel Stories from South Africa. Feel inspired and enjoy the journey, as much as we do!

Useful information about South Africa

What is the capital of South Africa?

South Africa has three capital cities, with the executive, judicial and legislative branches of government based in Pretoria, Bloemfontein, and Cape Town.

When is the best time to visit South Africa?

The best time to visit South Africa is from May to September. Winter mornings and nights are cold. May and September are wonderful because it is less cold and, especially in September, the wildlife viewing is excellent. South Africa makes a year-round destination.

Is South Africa safe?

Crime and violence are serious issues across South Africa. Crimes include murder, rape, assault, food and drink spiking, robbery, and carjacking. Be particularly alert in major city centers and township areas, and when traveling after dark. Crimes in South Africa often involve the use of weapons.

Travel Stories from South Africa

The ultimate Cape Town bucket list – Top 20 places to visit

Cape Town is the second most populous city in South Africa and the most populous city in the Western Cape. Cape Town is also known as the City of 7 Hills because it’s located on several hills. Each of these hills has a distinct function, making it easy to tell where each hill ends and…