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Where: South AfricaWhat to do: A visit to Cape Town must include a hike to the top of the iconic Table Mountain. Discover the history of Cape Town by visiting Robben Island where Nelson Mandela was locked up during the days of Apartheid in the country. The Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens are a massive expanse of 52,800 sq km, offering some of the most beautiful collections of flora and fauna. Don't forget to get a pint of crafted beer at Woodstock, which is now home to Cape Town's best micro-breweries.
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One of the most fascinating destinations for archeologygeeks is the Cradle of Humankind. This UNESCO World Heritage Site opens you up to the fossil remains of early man (Hominids) and stone tools made by them in the sites of Sterkfontein, Swartkrans, Kromdraai, and Environs. From the laps of science, move into the arms of history as you trace the fight against one of the greatest battles of our time with a trip to Robben island. This is where political leader Nelson Mandela spent 18 years in prison. Next, follow the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi with a visit to landmarks such as the Pietermaritzburg Station, the Phoenix Settlement, the Satyagraha House and Museum, and the Hamidia Mosque.