The best things to do on your first trip to South Africa

Traveling coast to countryside, from Cape Point to Kimberley, you'll see penguins on a Cape Town beach, track sable across a private game reserve, and stay in a five-star hotel near the Cradle of Humankind. Consider this a primer to your first-ever trip to South Africa.Full list here:
  1. See Cape Town at sunset from atop Table Mountain
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  2. Share a stretch of Boulders Beach with wily little penguins
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  3. Land in the backyard of Dundi Lodge
    The backyard of this resort is a wide swath of dirt doubling as a private runway, meaning you can charter a flight that lands right at the door of your rented cabin. Private balconies and plush bedding will make it difficult to leave your room, but the surrounding Augrabies Falls region, renowned for adventure junkies, is worth exploration. Photo Courtesy: Dundi Lodge
  4. Seek out "the Big Hole" in Kimberley
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  5. Stay in a five-star hotel near the Cradle of Humankind
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