South African Holidays

7 Reasons not to Visit South Africa

Thinking of planning a trip to South Africa? Be sure to read our top 7 reasons why you definitely shouldn’t!

1. You’ll realise how expensive your home country is. 

Our weak currency means a helluva good time for visitors. Ask any local about our former president Jacob Zuma’s mismanagement of the South African economy & you’ll quickly see that it’s a sore spot. BUT – it’s a win for visitors, who have never had it so good.

With South Africa’s weak currency, your Dollars, Pounds and Euros will have you balling through your Saffa holiday in style. $1 Beers and $3 bottles of wine? You’re definitely going to miss that when you get home.

2. Spoilt for choice. 

Home to some of the world’s best surfing spots, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a wave. It’s pretty overwhelming, you know.

With world-renowned waves like Jeffrey’s Bay, Eland’s Bay, Dungeons, Llandudno, and a litter of lesser-known and equally impressive waves, it’s no wonder South Africa is high up on the bucket list of most surfers.

But like we say, it’s not easy being so spoilt for choice. You’ll find yourself wondering how long the human body can go before it biologically needs to exit the ocean.

3. You might have to move there. 

As Derek from Zoolander so eloquently pointed out, we’re pretty sure there’s a lot more to life than being really, really, ridiculously good looking. And we plan on finding out what that is.

South Africa is world-renowned for being home to some of the world’s best looking people. Did you know that South African Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters is now Miss Universe?

The risk of falling in love and having to move to South Africa is very real, guys.

4. Hangovers Suck. 

There’s no doubt that South Africans in general know how to have a bloody good time, especially when there’s someone new to show around. Did you know that South Africa is home to the longest continuous wine route on earth? It’s also the home of the largest beer brewing company by volume, in the world. Chances are, you’ll find yourself nursing a mother of a hangover after a night out in the Mother City.

5. You might just have to step out of your comfort zone. 

Whether it’s bungee jumping from the highest bridge jump in the world, or diving with Great White Sharks, visiting South Africa might just force you out of your comfort zone. Sorry, not sorry.

6. You won’t see lions in your backyard on your South African Holidays.

South Africa is one of only 13 countries in the world where you can see the Big Five all in one place- just not your backyard. We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but contrary to popular belief: it’s highly unlikely that your South African accommodation will come equipped with pet lions & giraffes.

7. Your barbecues are going to feel a lot less cool. 

After experiencing a traditional South African braai, you’re bound to be feeling a little disheartened when having a barbecue back in your home country. You might even adopt the word ‘braai’ altogether, confusing most of your local friends, in an attempt to relive your south african eating experiences.

Now that you’ve heard the ‘ugly’ truth about South Africa and all of the reasons ‘not’ to visit, when are you ‘not’ going to plan your trip? 

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