07 May 2014 by Kate Els

Penguins, the Kalahari and the Apartheid Museum with #MeetSouthAfrica

The fifth day of #MeetSouthAfrica couldn’t have offered up any more diverse experiences for our bloggers. From the red sands of the Kalahari to the delicious treat of sushi in Port Elizabeth, we covered it all.

The adventure group of bloggers for #MeetSouthAfrica strikes a pose in the Northern Cape. Image by Kash Bhattacharya

With our bloggers spread across the country, there were a lot of experiences to be had on the fifth day of our #MeetSouthAfrica trip. There are so many photos being posted that it’s hard to choose even a fraction of them to put up on our blog, so make sure that you check out the #MeetSouthAfrica hashtag on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to see them all.

Our adventure group started their day in the Northern Cape at The Growcery and were up early enough to catch the sunrise before climbing into rafts and beginning a journey by water down the Orange River between the border of South Africa and Namibia. This group spent the day exploring the Richtersveld before settling back down for their last night in the Northern Cape ahead of the big drive to Cape Town.

Doing all things luxury, our #MeetSouthAfrica bloggers in Port Elizabeth spent the day exploring Nelson Mandela Bay. A visit to Samrec to learn more about rescue penguins and conservation in South Africa, followed by a tour of the Red Location and a chance to meet its people were the order of the day. Our group enjoyed a delicious sushi lunch at Fushin, and wound up the day at the Bridge Street Brewery.

On the eve of South Africa heading to the polls for our national elections, the heritage and culture #MeetSouthAfrica group spent their day in Johannesburg, first visiting the Apartheid Museum and then Constitution Hill. This group was lucky enough to finish off its day with dinner and a theatre show at the Joburg Theatre. The production, entitled Full Moon, was praised by our group and recommended by all.

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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