South Africa

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South Africa

South Africa

When to Go: Spring (fall in the Northern Hemisphere)

Why: Dreaming of an African safari? It's never a cheap experience, but during September and October -- South Africa's spring -- prices and temperatures are a little lower and the foliage is less dense, making it easier to see animals. Bonus: You might see recently born baby animals up and walking around. Near Cape Town, the town of Hermanus, known as one of the world's best land-based places to watch whales, has an annual Whale Festival in late September or early October, featuring music, crafts and enviro-education.

Planning an African Safari