One of the hardest things about this trip is the long flight over, especially if you fly the direct flight from Atlanta to Johannesburg (about 15 hours). If you fly through Europe, it is two 8-hour flights with a long layover. Once there, travel is not difficult and accommodations tend to be fairly nice. South Africa has a high crime rate, which you need to be aware of. The food may be simple, but rarely anything strange.
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