GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
MAXMOM and TOBY here...
As you know...
we are patriotic SOUTH AFRICANS...VERY patriotic SOUTH AFRICANS!
So, today your TOURGUIDE TOBY thought he'd share his...
TOP TEN TOURISTY RECOMMENDATIONS
if you happen to be embarking on a whirlwind tour to
#1. THE LION PARK
Many international visitors fly into the business heartland of Johannesburg, South Africa. They land at our world-class Oliver Tambo international airport and usually make their way to one of the beautiful hotels in our city.
(Some are lucky, and stay at the Maxmom household...but that's another story...)
The first thing a tourist usually says is, "I wanna see a lion!", so their hosts will whisk them off to our LION PARK - on the outskirts of our city. There, they will get to experience some of our wildlife - within a confined setting of course.
Afterall, this is NOT the African bush (yet).
Lions are top of the agenda, but the cubs soon become a favourite.
Yes, you get to pet the cubs too!
#2. THE APARTHEID MUSEUM
...to become acquainted with our turbulent past, and to appreciate the road we've travelled to build our beautiful nation.
#3. THE ELEPHANT SANCTUARY
...But the bug to experience the BIG 5 has usually bitten our tourists by this stage, so a trip to our ELEPHANT SANCTUARY is next on the programme.
It's an opportunity to get up close personal with these gentle giants and to relish the chance to walk 'hand-in-trunk' with them.
#4. DURBAN AND MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM
A trip to our coastal city of Durban is next on the cards.
...and a visit to our internationally acclaimed stadium - either to see some sporting events or to try out the bungee jumping - off the top of our world class MOSES MABHIDA STADIUM.
If the adrenalin is too much, then one can simply admire (or visit) our beautiful coastline of beaches.
5. CAPE TOWN BEACHES and TABLE MOUNTAIN
Cape Town is next on our programme...
...to enjoy an incredible African sunset.
#6. MPUMALANGA and sites
Tourists relish our sunsets, so we have to seek out more...
...but this time, we offer them a sunrise in the spectacular Mpumalanga region of our country.
It's not only the sunsets that beckon, but also the waterfalls...
... quaint towns...
and many wonderous geographical landscapes...
No visit to our country is complete without a visit to our KRUGER NATIONAL PARK - a sanctuary for wild animals - bigger than Switzerland.
Here you can experience the BIG FIVE in all their natural glory - Elephant, Lion, Buffalo, Leopard and Rhino.
BUT....If we're not careful, however, our big 5 will soon become the big 4. The prevalence of Rhino poaching is reaching unprecedented levels and, without serious intervention, we will soon have none left!!
While you are in the Northern part of our country, take a visit to the largest Baobab tree in the world - the Sunland Baobab.
This spectacular tree is carbon dated to be over 6000 years old and has a 47m circumference. You can quench your thirst by visiting the pub INSIDE THE TREE!!!
#9. MONTECASINO BIRD GARDENS
Back in Johannesburg, a trip to MONTECASINO and its famous bird park should definitely be considered.
The picturesque indoor experience of outdoor Italy is quite disconcerting. If that gets too much for you, you can simply escape to outdoor reality and become better acquainted with thousands of beautiful birds.
#10. ORDER 'MAXDOG'!!!
And finally; last, but not least...
TOURGUIDE TOBY'S MOST IMPORTANT RECOMMENDATION...
A trip to South Africa, will not be complete without ensuring that you order your personal copy of
Ensure you order your copy by emailing Maxmom
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We certainly hoped you enjoyed your
TOURGUIDE TOBY'S "TOP 10" TOURIST ATTRACTIONS!
Sending lotsaluv to our readers.
"Wherever MAXDOG goes, let it do good!"