“I have to say my experience with The Solo Female Traveler Network on their Meetup destination in South Africa was AMAZING!! South Africa wasn’t necessarily on my list but when I saw them offer this I was in 100% and I have to say it did not disappoint…
My favorite part of the trip was of course the Safari, we had 3 glorious days of exploring and keeping around the Safari and saw almost all the big 5! It was a surreal experience being that close to elephants, lions, giraffes and zebra!
Other highlights of the trip included whale watching which for me was awesome as I had never seen a whale in the wild! I came known as the whale whisperer as I always seemed to know where they would surface and everyone would follow where I was looking to spot a whale themselves.
We had a nice amount of down time where we could do what we wanted which made it even better as I can get overwhelmed when things are too rushed. The food was amazing and we got to experience some authentic South African cuisine with some locals which was another highlight, we even got to help them prepare a few meals which was a total blast!
All in all I would definitely recommend going on one of their meetups especially if your not quite ready to strike out solo because doing it this way you get to meet like minded women who also travel solo and just getting input/ideas from how they travel is amazing!"
“I always dreamed of safari in Africa and had heard such good things about South Africa, so I decided I wanted to go. I normally travel solo but after researching, I discovered that a lot of the greatest experiences were not easily accessible and it didn’t seem like the most solo friendly country. ..
I found The Solo Female Traveler Network and I was really drawn to a company just for women like me, but I was nervous about going with a group of strangers. I am so glad I did though!
This tour was MAGICAL. South Africa is even more under rated than I though thought, it was gorgeous. The tour was so well put together, organized but with lots of room for spontaneity. We met lots of local people from street food chefs to women in Langa Township, to SoFe Travelers who live in Cape Town...
I work full time and when I get time off, I like to maximize my travels, and this went above and beyond. There were moments so beautiful, I actually cried. Words can’t describe this trip, you just have to do it! "