A Wonderful Whirl of South African Winter Travel Ideas from #TravelChatSA
The wows of winter as an ideal getaway season in South Africa were proclaimed with great enthusiasm last night on Twitter’s #TravelChatSA. Founded and co-ordinated by Patrycja Oosthuizen of Travel Opulent Box, the chat is a popular weekly forum that provides a colourful lucky-dip of travel tips and tasters, and spectacular pics of favourite go-to places in South Africa. Last night’s theme winter in South Africa elicited lively discussion, and here we replicate, for your enjoyment, some of the first-hand winter travel ideas and images shared by travellers and travel professionals on the chat.
“Winter rocks“, could easily be the cryptic summary for last night’s #TravelChatSA. Travel specialists and getaway fanatics all agreed that it’s a great time to travel. Why is this?
South Africa has more hours of daylight in winter than most countries (@Laniedk) and in many parts of the country winter days are superbly mild and warm; rates are low and special offers are plentiful (@ExclusivGetaway); restaurants have exceptional winter menus (@travelopulent); mild temperatures make for more pleasant car journeys (@SouthAfricais); places are less crowded (@DiBrown5) and in the northern safari regions game sightings are at their best due to lower vegetation and greater activity of wildlife in cooler weather. And so on …