08 May 2014 by Kate Els

​DIY cooking, caving and art with #MeetSouthAfrica

Before meeting back up together again in Durban, our #MeetSouthAfrica bloggers enjoyed their respective days in Bloemfontein, Plettenberg Bay and Cape Town.

Enjoying craft beers atop Naval Hill, our heritage & culture #MeetSouthAfrica bloggers saw all that Bloemfontein had to offer

Our #MeetSouthAfrica bloggers spent their last day ahead of travelling to Durban eating great food, checking out Bloemfontein, cooking in Cape Town and exploring the origins of humankind.

Arriving in Mossel Bay, our luxury bloggers were introduced to their own roots on the Point of Human Origin tour. Opened by a discussion on the importance of Mossel Bay as an archaeological gem, the group made their way down to the Pinnacle Point Caves to explore. After an afternoon spent on learning our own history as the human race, the group checked in at The Plettenberg Hotel for the night and enjoyed a pairing menu with special #MeetSouthAfrica dessert.

Meanwhile, our adventure group drove their way across the country, stopping to vote in the national elections in Bitterfontein, and met up in Cape Town and enjoy a special DIY dinner with Matt Manning’s One Ingredient experience. The group spent a night at The Backpack in Cape Town, voted the number one hostel in the world by Lonely Planet.

The heritage & culture group for #MeetSouthAfrica spent the day in Bloemfontein, South Africa’s judicial capital. A visit to the Oliewenhuis Art Museum, a trip up Naval Hill and lunch at Seven on Kellner were on the cards for the day.

South African Tourism will be hosting Instawalks in Durban and Cape Town. Click here if you would like to find out more.

To meet the bloggers who will #MeetSouthAfrica, check out our three-part series – Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.

Join our bloggers at the #MeetSouthAfrica bloggers' cocktail event to be hosted on 9 May 2014, where they will also select the winners of our #MeetSouthAfrica Instagram competition.

To follow the campaign as it unfolds, in addition to following the hashtag, you can join us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

South African Tourism first instituted its #MeetSouthAfrica bloggers’ campaign in 2013, with the aim of opening up a new form of communication with potential travellers looking for their next holiday destination. The campaign saw over 219-million impressions of the hashtag across various social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. For more information on the trip, click here.

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