Well known for its diamond mines and exotic adventures, South Africa is one of the best holiday destinations to visit with your friends and family alike. Visitors can expect to witness typical African scenery – long ranging coastlines, lush vineyards, hauntingly beautiful deserts and craggy cliffs. There are at least 130 different extreme adventure activities here – from white water rafting and paragliding to shark cage diving, you’ve got it all. There are also immense opportunities for shopping, fine and casual dining, treat your taste buds to both local and international cuisines. Wildlife enthusiasts flock from far and near in pursuit of the “Big Five” – Rhino, Elephants, Lion, Leopard and Buffalo, more often than not they end up finding it and much more.
600 million years old and 3560 ft high, this flat top mountain covered with beautiful Cape floral is truly mesmerizing. You can either opt for a 5-min cable car ride or a day’s worth hike to reach the top. You most definitely cannot say that you’ve been on a South African tour unless you’ve stood on top of the Table Mountain. Once you are at its summit, be prepared to get your mind blown away by its resplendent panoramic view. Grab a bite to eat at the Mountain cafe on your way down.
Shark Cage Diving
Clad in a scuba suit, climb into a wrought iron cage and get ready to be plunged deep down into the ocean, to come face to face with great white sharks. These majestic beauties represent the pinnacle of adventure diving for many and engender an emotion in divers that few other animals can rival. This is one of the most popular thrill sports in South African. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, then the shark’s cage diving is a must to do on your South African tour.
Though it is a UNESCO world heritage site and overflows with sun-kissed beaches and palm trees, this South African tour is bound to be an emotional one. This is where many political leaders such as Nelson Mandela and other South African presidents were incarcerated. During the later years, it was used as the quarantine for lepers. After that, it was used as a military base during World War II. There’s a good chance that you might still find frontiers and artillery batteries there. However, more than 132 species of birds have made their home there now and this island is a sight to sore eyes while it still instills a wretched feeling of immense melancholy while telling its tale.
The garden route
It is a popular and scenic stretch spanning 200 km over the country’s southeast coast. It’s a wonderful place to take a drive in. Some of the best places along this stretch are the mesmerizing Garden national park that is complete with beautiful tidal pools, gorges, and thick forests. The Cango caves are not to be missed and neither is the sea colony of Robberg nature reserve. On this South African tour, one cannot help but be seduced by the scenic beauty it has to offer.