10 Things You MUST Do In South Africa

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South Africa is a wonderful destination for tourists, as there is so much on offer no matter what type of person you are.

From seeing the amazing wildlife and going on safari, to chilling out by the beaches, or even visiting the wine lands, you can’t go wrong visiting South Africa for a holiday.

10 Amazing Things To Do In South Africa

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Below are my top ten things to do whilst visiting South Africa.

1. Go On A Safari, Of Course!

Safari in South Africa

Obviously this one is going to be at the top of the list. Everyone always mentions this as their first thing to do, and rightfully so.

South Africa is home to some of the best wildlife on the planet. There’s no better way to spend your time in South Africa than with a week in the bush somewhere secluded.

The Kruger National Park is the biggest national park on the African continent, and is home to plenty of safari lodges for you to pick from.

However, other areas of South Africa can offer a great safari experience as well, so don’t think you are only limited to the Northern Region of the country in the Kruger Park. 

2. Visit Soweto

Soweto, South Africa

Soweto is South Africa’s biggest township, and is located in Johannesburg.

It’s full of history, and played a big role in shaping South Africa.

Famous people such as Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu come from this township.

With tourism being a big business in this area, there are plenty of tours you can do to see the township in a great way. 

3. See The Top Rated City In Africa – Cape Town!

Cape Town, South Africa

There’s a reason why Cape Town got voted as the best city in Africa to go and visit.

It’s a place full of things to do. 

Go hike up Table Mountain, visit one of the numerous beaches, or enjoy the city life.  

4. Go Shark Cage Diving

South Africa and Australia are both known for having some of the biggest Great Whites around.

If you are in the Cape Town region, then I high recommend you spend a day doing some shark cage diving.

There are a lot of companies which offer this service, so you will have plenty to choose from. 

5. Visit Wine Country

Wine Country, South Africa

The wine area of South Africa is situated in the Western Cape.

You can easily spend a few days here exploring the various wine farms and enjoying the amazing landscapes and views.

This area is home to some of the most beautiful towns such as Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl.

If you have limited time in South Africa, then put this one on your list!

6. Take A Drive Down The Garden Route

The Garden Route is a famous area in the South West region of South Africa. 

Along this stretch you can find plenty of coastal towns which are no more than 30 minutes drive apart, with plenty to do.

The most popular towns being Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Moseel Bay and Oudtshoorn. 

If you are panning on doing a road trip between Port Elizabeth and Cape Town, then this route is the perfect place to break up your trip. 

7. Go On A Canoe Trip Along The Orange River 

Orange River, South Africa

The Orange River is the longest river in South Africa, and is found in the northern parts of the country.

You can do a guided trip along the river which lasts up to a few days. It’s extremely fun and is perfect for any of you people seeking a thrilling adventure. 

8. See The Drakensberg Mountains

Drakensberg, South Africa

Situated in the eastern side of the country, this mountain range has lots to offer both in summer and in winter.

It reaches over 3km in height, and is perfect for anybody who enjoys the outdoors.

9. Go Visit Africa’s Most Southern Tip

Cape Agulhas, South Africa

Africa’s most southern tip can be found in the Western Cape in South Africa.

Cape Agulhas is Africa’s most southern point, and can be visited by car. It’s about a two hour drive from Cape Town.

10. See The Cango Caves

The Cango Caves are situated near the town of Oudsthoorn, as mentioned above.

They are a prehistoric wonder, with paintings and artifacts still to be found in here dating back centuries.

Thinking of visiting South Africa? Well stop thinking, and just go and do it! Trust me, it’s completely worth it! 


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