• South Africa’s best music festivals!

    In honor of this month’s STA Travel Sounds artist @Jeremyloops hailing all the way from Cape Town, here are some of the best music festivals South Africa has to offer:

    1.ROCKING THE DAISIES

    Image: www.facebook.com/rockingthedaisiesfestival


    Where? Cloof Wine Estate, Darling
    When? 6 – 9 October
    Why? Don your daisy chains and get ready for a MASSIVE party with an equally MASSIVE line up. Cape Town’s biggest festival, full of colorful tents, bohemian hippies, fancy dress and party spirit. Last year’s line-up included The Cat Empire, The Kooks, Milky Chance and our favorite Jeremy Loops. Peace & Love.

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  • Big names to hit the South African music scene

    South Africa is a melting pot of cultures and musical influences. It’s home to some of the world’s most unique festivals like Afrika Burn (where you basically just set everything on fire), awesome venues like Orbit in Johannesburg and unique talent such as Die Antwood. The world’s biggest names in music flock to South Africa to perform, as it’s a country full of energy; from the majestic heights of Table Mountain to the wild plains of Kruger National Park, it’s a place where epic experiences are waiting at your fingertips. Many artists choose to visit South Africa not just to

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  • Round the World – Cape Town

    With the year coming to a close, you might be thinking New Year, new you. Or perhaps, more likely, new year, new adventures to embark on! Whether you’re wanting to tick off your ever-increasing bucket list, visit friends and family, or are just plain nosy and want to know where we would go on the ultimate ‘Big Trip’.

    We thought travel inspo couldn’t get much better than this, but we’ve been experimenting with a UK tech start up what3words.com, who are dividing the WHOLE word into 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares, and assigning each square a unique 3 word

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  • Round the World – Volunteering in Cape Town

    3 Reasons Why You Should Volunteer in Cape Town:

    1. SO much variety!

    Cape Town is South Africa’s buzzing capital, encapsulating the city’s beauty and its struggles. The volunteering projects available reflect the country’s diversity, there’s literally SO much to choose. Take your pick from: rescuing penguins, teaching children, working with lions, sports coaching, surf instructor or volunteering with Great Whites (yikes!). But it doesn’t stop there, whether you’re an animal lover or want to work with children or both, Cape Town will probably have the volunteering project to suit you.

    2. Everything’s on your doorstep

    Lion
    Make the most of

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  • South Africa Cheat Sheet | STA Travel Blog

    From the wildlife of Shamwari, to the beautiful views of the Winelands, South Africa has scenery to please everyone. If you prefer city hopping and discovering culture and art, Johannesburg and Cape Town will fill your urban desires. Interested? Here’s a few useful tips to help plan your adventure.

    When to visit

    May to September (South Africa’s Winter) 

    You’ll be able to spot wildlife easier on safaris because there’s less rainfall, so animals can be found gathering around waterholes and rivers. You’ll find the parks will be less crowded due to it being South Africa’s low season. There’s also

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