Things To See & Do South Africa
For Big Five sightings in South Africa, travel to the Kruger National Park – an African safari icon; Madikwe Game Reserve – South Africa’s best kept safari secret; or KwaZulu-Natal – where tiger fish round off your Big Five experience to the big six.
Travel to the City at the World’s Edge
Cape Town has it all. Hike up Table Mountain, spend your days on one of many pristine Cape Town beaches, explore the city, or travel to the coastal towns and winelands located just a scenic drive away.
Wind your way Along the Garden Route
South Africa’s Garden Route is, simply put, an absolute travel delight. Meander along this long coastal stretch exploring small towns, beaches and tropical forests.
Garden Route accommodation ranges from the charming to the decadent and each town has something unique to offer. Activities on the Garden Route range from the adrenaline fuelled to the family-friendly, making it an excellent South Africa travel option for a Garden Route family holiday.
Swim in the Warm Indian Ocean
As you head up the east coast on your South African holiday travels, through the Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal the ocean gets considerably warmer and the long sandy beaches often seem to stretch to Mozambique. As you travel north the climate becomes more tropical and the warm water and surfable waves become a year-round attraction.
Go Whale Watching
Between June and November, Southern Right whales congregate in the warm shallow waters around South Africa to mate, calve and nurse their young.
The whale-watching in Walker Bay on the Whale Coast is unsurpassed and Hermanus is often described as the world’s top land-based whale-watching destination. In fact they host a very popular Whale Festival in September, with markets, music and comedy.
Tickle your Tastebuds in the Winelands
The wine-growing area around Stellenbosch and Paarl is an easy 40-minute drive from Cape Town, but feels like a different time and place.
Situated in the fertile valleys of the Drakenstein Mountains are the old estates of the Cape Winelands. These often date back hundreds of years and still boast manor houses in the original Cape Dutch style, retaining the elegance and grandeur of a bygone era.
Visit KZN for Nature and Adventure
If it’s wild fun and adventure you want on your South Africa travels, head for the hills travel to the hills of KwaZulu Natal.
South Africa’s very own wild west offers a variety of unique nature experiences and adventure activities: get up close to wildlife on a horseback safari; try your hand (and watch your fingers) at tiger-fishing; experience the weirder side of nature on a frog safari; or jump on a quad bike and hit the backroads of Zululand.