When planning a South African getaway, you are bound to get lost in the sea of options. Allow us to make planning an itinerary simpler for you, by exploring some of the most exciting things to do, place to visit and experiences to indulge in the ‘Rainbow Nation’.
Hiking in the Kruger National Park
Kruger National Park is one of the most spectacular national parks in the world and when you visit South Africa, there is absolutely no way that you can miss visiting here. From walking with exotic animals to witnessing diverse flora at its natural best, this place has plenty to keep you occupied and excited. You will find some of the best trekking trails here, so if you wish to break a sweat while exploring different terrains and landscapes, this can definitely be your thing. You will be able to spot animals such as African Civet, Black Rhinoceros, White Rhinoceros, leopards, lions, elephants and giraffes among other animals here. If you fancy it, there are guided tours that you can become a part of for additional information on the park and its denizens.
Swim with the Sharks
Cage diving is a popular activity that you can indulge in on the Cape Town Coast for the thrill of your life. Getting up close with these giant creatures that grow up to be as much as 7 metres in length and as much as 3000 kgs in weight is going to be once in a lifetime experience.
Rafting across the Orange River
If you have what it takes for facing the challenging rapids and experience true adrenaline rush; rafting in the Orange River should be on top of your wish list when you are visiting South Africa. There are troops that take you to this rafting ride and you can make the most of this superb experience.
Fly high in a Hot Air Balloon
Riding a Hot Air balloon that gives you a bird eye view of the country is one of the best ways to discover the vast wilderness of South Africa. The Magalies River valley is famous for these colourful hot air balloon rides upon embarking which you are treated to a spectacular view from the top. So if you are ready to travel where the winds take you, this amazing ride is something you may want to try.
Micro flight near Durban
There is a micro flight that offers a spectacular view from the top. This three hour ride is perfect for when you want to explore more places in a limited period of time. Moses Madhiba Stadium is one of the major highlights of this ride.
Go on a Canopy Tour
There are canopy tours in South Africa that make use of zip-lines and aerial bridges between platforms built in trees to take you through an established route. You can take the Tsitsikamma route to explore the abundant birdlife of South Africa. There are several tour operators that offer these amazing tours, and you should definitely pre-book so that you don’t have to stand in lines or have to cancel due to unavailability at the last minute.
When looking to plan a holiday to South Africa, make sure that you make prior bookings for hotels and flights, so that you didn’t have to face any untowardly situations later.