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Ask an Expert: Robert Mark Safaris

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Dreaming up a trip to South Africa? Specialist Africa travel operator Robert Mark Safaris launched in Hong Kong in 2014 and offers more than a decade of expertise and enthusiasm. Founder Robert Dent talks us through when to go and what to do.

HK Magazine: When’s the best time to go to South Africa?
Robert Dent:
The weather is actually perfect during March and April, so it’s great for making the most of the scenic surroundings. Cape Town is a very popular destination with visitors from around the world, and this really is the best season to visit.

HK: What are the top draws?
RB: Most of the impala lambs are born in January, so expect to see lots of young animals in South Africa’s game reserves during the springtime. In Cape Town, the main attraction is Table Mountain which forms the backdrop to the city. Hiking is outstanding, starting off with Lion’s Head where a one-hour hike takes you through 720 degrees of ever-changing views of the city. The beaches in Cape Town are world class: clean and very scenic. On the cultural side, there is a lot to see, including Robben Island—where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for nearly three decades. Also, don’t miss the Cape Winelands, where top-shelf wines come at a fraction of the price of their European equivalents.

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Kate Springer

Freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong. Contributor at CNN, Forbes Travel Guide, BBC Travel, Fodor's Travel Guide, superfuture, Tatler, and more.

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