Tips on Places to go and Things to Do in South Africa

South Africa is an incredibly beautiful country with picturesque landscape, raw subtropical coast and vast national parks. There’s so much to do and see in the country that it is slowly becoming the adventure capital of the world. A week’s vacation won’t be enough to experience the vividly beautiful country, and this is the reason why travelers should look for South Africa tour packages from India or any other destination they are arriving from to make the most out of their holiday. Whether you are in the country for a couple of days or months, there are a few places and things that you shouldn’t miss. We list them in the blog post.

Top 3 Places to Visit

  • Cape Town

The most popular African tourist destination, Cape Town is located on the southwest tip of Western Cape Province of South Africa. The place has mild, Mediterranean climate and spectacular natural beauty. Cape Town has a developed infrastructure and is also the base for exploring diverse beaches, valleys of Winelands, rolling hills and other nearby attractions.

  • Drakensberg

The mountainous region forming a boundary between mountain kingdom of Lesotho and South African, Drakensberg is a Dutch name meaning “mountains of the dragon”. You can see some of the most awe-inspiring landscapes at Drakensberg. The area falls into four valleys – Champagne Valley, Cathedral Peak and Didima Valley, Royal Natal National Park and Amphitheatre Valley, and Middledale Pass Valley. All these valleys have their own kind of beauty.

  • Garden Route

A scenic stretch of south-eastern coast of South Africa, Garden Route stretches from Mossel Bay in Western Cape to Storm Rivers in Eastern Cape. Garden Route is renowned for its diverse vegetation, lagoons and lakes along the coast. Dias Museum Complex, Knysna Lagoon, Old Gaol Museum, and Robberg Nature & Marine Reserve are some of the popular sights in Garden Route.

Top 3 Things to Do

  • Hluhluwe and Umfolozi National Park Safari

The oldest Game Reserve in the country, Hluhluwe and Umfolozi National Park is famous for its white and black rhinos. The national park has 1,500 white rhinos, 360 black rhinos, 23,000 impala, lion and leopard, hyena, elephant and several other wild animals. The national park is spread over 96,000 hectares and has magnificent views of rolling hills and open Savannah grasslands.

  • Microlight Flight Near Durban

Durban, a thriving city, offers you a chance to fly over the spectacular coastline on a microlight flight. Unless you skydive, a microlight flight is the closest you will ever come to flying. The wind whipping your face and the view of watching sea turtles and dolphins swim below is mesmerizing. If it is a whale migration season, you will have the best experience.

  • Dive with Great White Sharks

Cage diving with white sharks is probably the best and the most adventurous thing to experience in South Africa. Diving with the sharks is one of the most thrilling experience you will have in your lifetime. You are put in a cage that is attached to the side of the boat and you can watch sharks bump into the cage.

Last Few Words

The scenic beautify, sport and adventure activities, diverse wildlife and eco-tourism make South Africa a popular vacation destination. The ideal way to go about planning a vacation is by seeking the help of a travel agency and choosing a package that matches your plan and budget. Make sure you take quotes from at least three to four travel service providers before going ahead with booking.


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