A nation of big smiles

It’s a nation of big smiles. It’s one of many reasons why South Africa has a special place in my heart: the spectacular nature, melting pot of cultures, amazing food and wines, and yes, the big smiles! This video, produced by Caspar Diederik, shows us what it’s like to Meet South Africa, and experience its majestic landscapes, vibrant cities and the many smiles visitors encounter around this great country.

Meet South Africa from StoryTravelers on Vimeo.

In 10 days we travelled from Johannesburg to Upington and Springbok in the west, down to the south western point of Capetown and then east to Durban. Crossing the country in a journey of clashing colours and beaming smiles.

Let us take you on a sunrise trip to the clouds in a hot-air balloon with sweeping views over the diverse Magaliesberg landscape. Discover Cape Town and the vibrant neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap. Experience the thriving contingent of local Instagrammers who guided us through the streets of Soweto and Durban to find the real beauty of the cities. Camp with us at Orange River near the Namibian border where the multi-coloured sky meets open fields and flowing rivers and live moments of natural beauty and calmness.

Meet South Africa with us and feel the energy that lights up and you’ll get why it’s one of our favourite travel destinations.

Video created by
Caspar Daniรซl Diederik | Story Travelers | Film and Edit
Reid Willis | Music Composition and Sound Design

This trip was courtesy of the iambassador travel bloggers collective and powered by South African Tourism.

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7 Responses to “A nation of big smiles”

  1. Will 19/04/2015 4:55 am

    In spite of their problems, the spirit of South Africa shines through in a big way … love that country so much!

  2. Keith Jenkins 02/04/2015 4:38 pm

    You didn’t like the braai and freshly grilled fish? And kudu? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Melek 01/04/2015 3:46 pm

    South Africa is inspiring ! You want to see every pich of it, explore all these beauties there. Nature is amazing, the only thing i couldnt used to was african cuisine i guess ๐Ÿ™

  4. Keith Jenkins 30/03/2015 4:46 pm

    We’ll go there one day. I promise! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Keith Jenkins 30/03/2015 4:44 pm

    Enjoy SA! Lots of South Africa tips on my blog so please feel free. ๐Ÿ™‚


  6. FlyingAustrian 29/03/2015 5:24 pm

    Hi Keith,

    I have just came by your post and I have to say that I totaly agree regarding the smiles! I have arrived in Cape Town a few weeks ago and since then I am thinking about where to go next – what to see next – who to meet next……. It is such an amazing town and I am looking forward to explore the rest of South Africa. I am sure your blog will give me some inspiration!


    The Austrian

  7. Rob Hermans 21/03/2015 1:51 pm

    it’s high on my list!

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