People booking holidays to South Africa to coincide with the World Cup have been advised to explore some of the country’s lesser-known destinations by a travel expert.

While people searching for flights to South Africa will probably be concentrating on the major destinations of Cape Town and Johannesburg, one travel writer has suggested exploring some of the country’s other cities.

Tom Hall, travel editor of Lonely Planet, commented that there are many cities in South Africa that “are well worth seeing”.

“Away from the major known spots there is Rustenburg, which is close to Sun City – a South African version of Las Vegas – as well as Pilanesberg National Park,” he explained.

England football fans may get to travel off the beaten track more than some of their counterparts as the side are due to play games in Rustenburg and Port Elizabeth as well as Cape Town.

An article published in the Travel Daily News earlier this year stated that UK holidaymakers have been heading to South Africa ahead of the World Cup because a favourable exchange rate is allowing their money to go further.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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