Posts Tagged ‘south africa’

Slumber Party with Lions: Visiting South Africa’s Drakenstein Lion Park

Slumber Party with Lions: Visiting South Africa’s Drakenstein Lion Park
By: Laura Malandra Seeing lions, one of South Africa’s Big Five wild animals, is a necessity while visiting the country. But why visit the lions for just a few hours and stay in a hotel when you can sleep surrounded by them? Drakenstein Lion Park, located 30 minutes outside Cape Town, specializes...
May 24th, 2011 | Cabins & Camping, South Africa, Tours & Attractions, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Observatory, South Africa Bar Guide

Observatory, South Africa Bar Guide
By: Laura Malandra Observatory, a well-known student suburb of Cape Town, is filled with an entertaining and varied bar scene. You’ll be sure to have a great night out in Obz whether for the big game, a birthday or some fun with friends! Stones Stones, a Cape Town chain, is a pool hall and bar....
May 10th, 2011 | Africa, Bar Reviews, Food & Wine, South Africa | Read More

Service-Learning Study Abroad Programs

Service-Learning Study Abroad Programs
Cape Town, South Africa By: Laura Malandra Backpacking through Europe, living on a cruise ship through Semester at Sea, and language immersion programs are some great ways to explore the globe. Studying abroad is one of the most unique and memorable ways to spend a semester of college. However, have...
January 25th, 2011 | South Africa, Studying Abroad, Volunteering & Giving Back | Read More

Coping With Culture Shock

Coping With Culture Shock
Arriving back in America after spending time abroad is difficult no matter where you’re coming from. Re-integrating back into society, and back into your everyday life, can range from depressing to shocking – or even completely comfortable depending on where you’re coming from and...
March 31st, 2010 | Africa, Caribbean, Leaving & Coming Home, South Africa, Working Abroad | Read More

Lost in Africa: Great Escape to Namibia

Lost in Africa: Great Escape to Namibia
By Courtney Brooks LG International Travel Correspondent Expired visas are the best excuse for a road trip… A few weeks after arriving in Cape Town I ran into a problem. South Africa only gives visitors 90-day visas, and mine was about to expire. Last year when I came here I got a volunteer visa...
December 9th, 2009 | Adventure Travel, Bus, Cabins & Camping, Fitness & Workouts, Group Travel, Namibia, Passports & Visas, South Africa, Wildlife & Animals | Read More

Six Things To Do in Johannesburg

Six Things To Do in Johannesburg
All this semester, LG intern Courtney Brooks will be sending us reports from the field in Johannesburg, South Africa. Got a question about what it’s like to live and work in Jo’burg-a city with one of the highest crime rates in the world? Send us an email at lostgirlsworld@gmail.com. Top...
October 13th, 2009 | City Travel, Health & Safety, Shopping & Style, South Africa, Wildlife & Animals | Read More