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Things to do in South Africa

Natural Wonders

From the iconic Table Mountain in Cape Town to the vast expanse of the Kruger National Park, South Africa is a paradise for nature enthusiasts. The Garden Route offers pristine beaches, lush forests, and charming towns, the Drakensberg Mountains hide verdant valleys – a haven for hikers. The vast expanse of the Kalahari Desert in the north offers a starkly beautiful landscape, home to unique flora and fauna, the stunning Blyde River Canyon boasts towering cliffs and plunging waterfalls. The otherworldly landscapes of the Richtersveld Transfrontier Park captivate with their surreal rock formations and desert-adapted wildlife. Come to discover these wonderful places!

South Africa

South African Culture

Delve into South Africa’s vibrant cultural mosaic by exploring its cities. Traditional African customs and rituals coexist with influences from Dutch, British, Indian, and Malay heritage, resulting in a dynamic fusion of cuisines, music, dance, and art. In Cape Town, the cosmopolitan heartbeat of the country, you’ll find a blend of heritage, art, and culinary delights. Don’t miss the colorful Bo-Kaap neighborhood with its cobblestone streets and brightly painted houses. Johannesburg, the economic hub, pulsates with energy and history. Visit Soweto to learn about the country’s struggle against apartheid, or explore the vibrant street art scene in the Maboneng Precinct.

South Africa Heritage and Culture

Historic Trails

For a taste of South Africa’s rich history, a visit to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, is a must. Then, from the vibrant streets of Soweto, where the struggle against apartheid was waged, to the quaint charm of Dutch architecture, South Africa’s historic places offer a journey through time. Travel along the famous Route 62, dotted with quaint towns, vineyards, and historical landmarks, or visit the Cradle of Humankind, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore the origins of humanity. Further inland, the battlefields of Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift tell the stories that shaped the nation.

Dutch South Africa

Culinary Delights

Food lovers will delight in South Africa’s culinary offerings, which reflect the country’s diverse heritage. Indulge in a traditional braai (barbecue), sample Cape Malay cuisine in Cape Town, or savor a hearty potjie kos (slow-cooked stew) in the bush. The Cape Winelands region, including Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, not only boasts world-class vineyards but also exquisite dining experiences at award-winning restaurants where fine wine is expertly paired with innovative farm-to-table cuisine. For a taste of authentic African cuisine, visit Soweto, where local chefs serve up hearty dishes like pap and vleis (maize porridge and grilled meat) alongside soulful music and warm hospitality. 

Waterford Estate Wine in South Africa

Safari Holidays & Wildlife

South Africa is a treasure trove for safari enthusiasts. Kruger National Park stands as an iconic destination, renowned for its vast expanses teeming with the Big Five and an assortment of other mesmerizing species. Further south, the Eastern Cape offers a more intimate safari experience with private game reserves like Shamwari (malaria-free region), where luxury lodges provide exclusive encounters with Africa’s wildlife. For those seeking marine safari experiences, Hermanus and Gansbaai along the Western Cape offer unparalleled opportunities for whale watching and shark cage diving.

Lions in Kruger

Adventure

Adventure seekers will find plenty to thrill them in South Africa. Whether it’s cage diving with great white sharks in Gansbaai, bungee jumping at Bloukrans, or surfing the legendary waves of Jeffrey’s Bay, there’s no shortage of adrenaline-pumping activities to choose from. The towering cliffs of Table Mountain in Cape Town offer world-class rock climbing and abseiling experiences with breathtaking views of the city below. The rugged landscapes of the Drakensberg Mountains beckon hikers and mountaineers to explore its dramatic peaks and hidden valleys.

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South Africa Holiday Inspiration

We encourage you to get off the beaten track with us and explore the most interesting places in South Africa at your own pace

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