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Best South African day trips

By March 5, 2015 November 6th, 2018 No Comments
South African Day trips

South African Day trips

If you’re heading off on a South Africa adventure, get ready for the holiday of a lifetime. The sheer diversity of this epic destination will present you with a huge selection of things to do; you’ll truly be spoilt for choice.

Here’s just a few of our favourites.

  1. Cage diving, Cape Town

Adrenaline junkies looking for their next big adventure can experience the ultimate encounter in South Africa, by trying their hand at cage diving, and come face to face with live sharks.

Come face to face with one of the greatest predators of the sea, by opting for one of the many trips offered from Cape Town. On reaching your destination, you’ll be taken out into the middle of the ocean and lowered into the water behind bars.

The creatures will be lured towards you using bait and you’ll be treated to fantastic views of the astonishing creatures. Likely to be the closest you’ll ever get to these rulers of the sea, it’s a memorable experience that has to go on your itinerary.

  1. Shakaland Zulu Cultural Centre, Durban

How do you fancy encountering sword-wielding warriors and mysterious witch doctors during your holiday in South Africa? A day out at the Zulu Cultural Centre in Durban will allow you to do just that, where a living museum showcases every aspect of Zulu culture and traditions.

You can be completely immersed in this way of life by learning about tribal dancing, hut building, beer brewing and craft work. Afterwards, enjoy exploring the breath-taking surroundings of the Zulu village, with spectacular views across the Mhlatuze Valley.

  1. Safari, Kruger National Park

South Africa is home to some of the most incredible wildlife in the world, and no holiday would be complete, without venturing into the wild to see these amazing creatures for yourself.

Kruger National Park offers full day experience where you’ll be taken into the beautiful wild landscape on an open top safari vehicle. Get your cameras at the ready as you prepare to see the famous Big Five – lion, buffalo, elephant, rhino and leopard – roaming around their natural surroundings.

  1. Robben Island, Table Bay

Famous as the place where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years, Robben Island will introduce you to apartheid and a crucial part of South Africa’s past.

A tour will transport you around the island where you’ll be shown all the most important areas. You’ll be able to enter the prison and see Nelson Mandela’s cell with some tours including a talk by an ex-prisoner.

Taken to and from the island by boat, a bonus of the trip is you’ll often see majestic whales on the way – so keep your eyes peeled.

  1. Canopy Tour, Tsitsikamma

Venturing into the glorious Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest, this trip invites you to swing through the trees and experience the beauty of the landscape from an elevated position.

You’ll be kitted out with harnesses and all the necessary equipment before being launched from a platform. Racing across a zip line to your next viewpoint, you’ll be afforded incredible vistas of the surrounding scenery – but it’s only for those with a head for heights. If you’re looking for a totally different holiday experience that immerses you in nature, this is truly memorable.

  1. Wine Tours, Cape Town

There’s nothing quite like enjoying a tipple or two on balmy evenings during your holiday, so why not see where South Africa’s acclaimed wine comes from?

The Cape Wine Region showcases beautiful vineyards, and booking a tour will enable you to learn all about the wine-making process. Knowledgeable guides will be able to answer all your questions, and will ensure you’re a connoisseur by the end of the day.

And of course, you’ll have plenty of opportunity to sample some of the land’s bounty; only for educational purposes clearly.

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