5. Fully Immerse Yourself In The Culture
Try out different foods, like a bunny chow (curry in a loaf of bread, no bunnies were harmed), kudu or springbok (antelope), etc. One of my favorite things to eat in South Africa is the abundant ostrich meat. And ostrich burger with fries smothered in peri-peri sauce will make me happier than the Obamas on vacation. Learn the "gwara gwara" dance and do it to some gqom music. Speak to people from the Xhosa tribe and have them teach you some words with 'X' or 'Q' in them so you can learn how to speak the clicks. If you don't like house music, well, you will love it by the time you leave South Africa. South Africa has the best house music in the world, no contest. During the Essence Festival in Durban you will have plenty of time to learn about different cultures and tribes. You must certainly visit museums like the District Six museum in Cape Town, the Phansi museum in Durban and the Apartheid museum in Jo'burg. Make the most of your trip and don't spend too much time in the hotel!