Top adventures in South Africa

Andre Bedford on 29 June 2020

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South Africa is an amazing diverse destination with so much to offer. Mountain scenery to ocean vistas. Whale watching to Elephant spotting. Fabulous wine and food, it has it all. Here are some of the must do activities. All available to pre-book which I would highly recommend.

*Visit the Waterfront: Cape Towns Waterfront is lovely. Think Grafton street, shops, buskers, even gospel choirs. Dining al fresco is an added bonus too.

*Table mountain: The Table mountain cable car allows you take a single cable car to the top. There's no need to rush for a good spot as this is one of the largest rotation cable cars in the world so everyone gets a great view.

*Whale watching: The coastal town of Hermanus offered great whale watching trips and in the height of the season the whales can be viewed from the cliff side. The whale season in Hermanus is between June and December every year. Hermanus is 122km from Cape Town so a day trip is doable but Hermanus is worth staying A night or two it’s a lovely town.

*Shark cage diving: Not for everyone but certainly gets the Adrenaline going. We took our trip from Mossel bay, but you can also do day trips from Cape Town. Great white sharks visible in the wild. Before you ask, yes the sharks are Huge! This is also worth keeping in mind when you are considering an ocean swim !

*Penguins of Bolder beach: For a less dangerous encounter, visit the penguins of Bolder beach. A lovely drive approx 1hr 10 mins outside Cape Town. Simonstown is a quaint little town on the way to bolder beach with beautiful pained changing rooms huts lined up on the beach. The penguins are very cute and fun to watch surfing the waves and waddling up the beach.

*Visit an ostrich farm: This was a really unique experience in Oudtshoorn. I didn’t know ostrich's were so interesting. Did you know they race ostrich like we race horses or the Arabs race camels! Jockeys and all. They are so fast the race is taken over a shot distance.

*Blyde River Canyon: Planning on visiting Kruger National Park for a safari? They you should add the Blyde River canyon the 3rd largest Canyon in the world to your itinerary. With fabulous waterfalls (depending on the season of course). Gods window is gorgeous, a great photo stop overlooking the length of the Canyon, it offers really breath-taking views. Pilgrims Rest is an old gold mining town that became part of the gold rush and also in this region so worth a trip it was very interesting.

*Go on safari: Safari a must do if visiting South Africa. The absolute highlight for me. Elephants, giraffes, Lion, rhino everything is here in the wild. Did you know the guides and trackers speak to each in African when you are out on your game drives. This is so you don't know what animal is coming up next. The are expensive but worth every penny for the close encounters the trackers and guides allow you to experience.

There is a vast array of activities available in South Africa, I’ve only named a few here. Let me know if there is something you’d particularly like to do or see on your trip and I can certainly include it for you. After all that’s what my travel service is all about. Trips tailored to your specifications.

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