South Africa is one of the most special countries that exists. A country that offers you the most beautiful white beaches, towering cliffs, special cities, the highest bungee jump in the world and of course the famous Kruger National park. During your vacation in South Africa, you do not want to miss any highlights. That is why we have selected 7 places that you absolutely must visit during your stay in South Africa.
1. Go on a safari in the famous Kruger National Park.
With a ranger, you will drive through one of the most beautiful nature parks in the world where you can find thousands of animals. The term big 5 is originally known as the 5 species in Africa who are the most dangerous and most difficult to hunt on foot. These 5 species are the black and white rhino, Cape buffalo, Elephant, Lion and Leopard. You can find all of these species and more in the Kruger National Park.
2. Franschhoek wine tram
Do you like wine and spectacular views? Then this is the perfect activity for you to attend while you are in South Africa. This hop-on-hop-off tram takes you to several wine farms where you can enjoy the tastiest appetizers and wines of South Africa. There are eleven different wine routes so do not forget to read which wine farms you don’t want to miss during this amazing wine tour experience.
3. Surfing in Jeffrey’s Bay
For one of the best surf waves in the world you absolutely must come to South Africa. CNN has named Supertubes, Jeffrey’s Bay in South Africa as the second best surf spot in the world. Not surprising that many surfers from all over the world come to South Africa and especially Jeffrey’s Bay to catch a wave. Beside the good waves for surfing, you will find a lot of good restaurants, white sand beaches, and a perfect vibe.
4. Bungee jumping
Totally not afraid of heights and ready to get an adrenaline rush? Then the world’s highest bungee jump found on the Garden Route is the perfect thing for you! The Bloukrans bridge, in Tsitsikamma, is 216 meters high and hangs above the Bloukrans River. bungee jumping isn’t quite your thing? Then you can go to Tsitsikamma National Park where you can enjoy beautiful forests and a breathtaking coastline or you can go to the Tsitsikamma Canopy tour which takes place in the forest in Tsitsikamma.
5. Shark cage diving in Gansbaai
Would you dare see eye to eye with a Great White Shark? There are a few companies in Gansbaai, False Bay and Mosselbaai where you can swim with sharks while you are in a cage. The winter season (February to September) is the best time of the year to go shark cage diving. During summer, the chance that you will see a Great White Shark is not so big.
6. Seal snorkeling
A highly recommended activity during your trip in South Africa is seal snorkeling In Hout Bay, Cape Town, you will find between 5,000 and 10,000 Cape Fur seals. The Cape fur seals are also called the puppies of the sea and are completely harmless and therefore perfect for snorkeling. They are very curious and will swim to you to have a look at who you are. It is a once in a lifetime experience that you wouldn’t want to miss out on.
flying over the white beaches of Camps Bay, enjoying the view of the City Bowl is an experience that can definitely be taken off your bucket list. in Cape Town, you will be flying from Signal Hill and Lion’s head. You don’t need to be an expert so everybody is able to enjoy this amazing activity.