There was a large influx of German expatriates into Brazil generations ago, and in the process created a very German city in the south of Brazil.
Blumenau has a rich Oktoberfest tradition, the country's biggest folk festival after the Rio Carnival.
If you dress up in traditional German outfits, you might even get in for free.
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How do you get to Blumenau
The best way to get to Blumenau is via bus from the main cities - from São Paulo it will take 10 hours via one of the interstate companies.
Brazil is also visa-free for South Africans.
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