Have you been struck by an attack of wanderlust, but can’t find a travel buddy? There’s no reason to stay at home.Cheap Mango flight bookings in South Africa are easy to find and there are plenty of places where you can fly solo in safety. Here are our top picks:
You’ll never feel lonely in CapeTown, it’s the perfect place for singles looking to mingle. The friendly locals will help you feel right at home at their favourite coffee shops, thumping clubs, top pubs and gorgeous beaches.
Book yourself a central spot and you can commute safely and easily by bus, uber or taxi. Take a walk down trendy Long Street and make new friends. You’re sure to hook up with fellow solo travellers in this wonderful world city.
If you really want to get away from it all, a farm stay in this sleepy hamlet is just what the psychologist ordered. Book your stay at one of the family-owned B&Bs just outside of this little town and you’ll find infinite peace and tranquillity.
There’s little more to do than hang out with your thoughts, read or walk among tranquil country scenes. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, you could always nip into town for a sundowner with the friendly locals. It’s a breath of fresh air for those who enjoy real ‘me-time’.
This upmarket suburb close to King Shaka International Airport has a year-round holiday feel and a thriving tourist infrastructure. You can walk along the promenade in perfect peace, nipping in to restaurants and pubs along the way or stop off for a swim and sunbathe on the beach.
A short Uber ride takes you to the bustle of the Gateway Mall for shopping, movies, meals and coffee.
If a KwaZulu-Natal country retreat is your ideal getaway from it all, head for the hub of pastoral bliss around Howick and Nottingham Road. You’ll find no shortage of welcoming B&Bs, plush hotels and super-friendly locals to show you around.
You’ll need a car to explore all the art, food, events, pubs and outdoor activities in this area, so be sure to plan for car hire if you’re flying in.
The Garden Route
The Garden Route is another destination where you’ll need your own wheels to make the most of your stay. Many of the activities on offer along the Garden Route are group events. You’re bound to meet some like-minded travellers while horse riding, quad biking, whale watching, brewery tours, or hiking.
If you prefer your own company, there are lots of other options. Visit one of the region’s fine museums, bungee jump off the Bloukrans Bridge, take a walk on one of the pristine beaches, or head for the host of quaint shops and restaurants along this picturesque strip.
Escape to the Wild
Game parks are a wonderful place for solo travellers and South Africa has plenty of them to explore. Whether you choose a swish private game reserve or one of the national parks, you’ll get to enjoy moments of high excitement interspersed with quiet times to yourself.
You can join in group guided game drives if you want to share your experiences with others or visit one of the hides to game view in the company of like-minded nature lovers.
Meal times at the private lodges are a communal affair, with plenty of time to mingle with your fellow safarigoers. Likewise, you’ll find no shortage of fellow travellers wanting to chat about their sightings and experiences at the restaurants, picnic areas and camps in the national parks.
The Joy of Solo Travel
Traveling alone is the only way you can truly make your own way. It’s the ultimate selfish indulgence. You can spend hours doing things that your friends or family find boring. There’s no arguing about where to go next and you can eat, sleep, and drink as you please.
It’s a great way to meet people too, solo travellers are far more approachable than those with companions in tow.
Wherever you choose to travel in South Africa, we have a flight for you. Check out our flight comparison engine to get the best rates on Mango flight bookings or any other domestic airlinefor your solo travels.