South Africa is a beautiful country with lots of different aspects to it, there aren’t many places you can travel to either have a beach holiday, an activity holiday, a touristy holiday or a retreat. There is a little bit of everything that will make you want to go back time and time again. If you are interested in activities on your holidays then take a look at some of the suggestions in this article for things to do in South Africa.
South Africa is world renowned for its safari’s therefore you can’t possibly visit the country without going on one if you haven’t done it before. Kruger Park is known as one of the best safari’s around and has a very expensive area with fine dining, expensive wines and accommodation in the southern area of it. If you would prefer tented accommodation and a bit more of an authentic experience then Pafuri would be better. Both areas have a wide selection of wild cats, birds and large mammals.
There aren’t many countries in the world where two oceans meet, Cape point in South Africa is where the Indian Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean come together and you can swim from ocean to ocean. Where better to go scuba diving than this area. If you are after something a little more exciting then you can always go diving in a shark cage to come face to face with a great white shark. This would certainly be a once in a lifetime experience.
Going on holiday is all about doing things you wouldn’t normally do and a helicopter tour around Drakensberg would definitely fit in to that category. The Drakensberg mountains are breathtaking and there are numerous tours around them for a very reasonable price that allow you to take in the stunning views, you can even have a champagne stopover as one of the packages if you want to make it a little more special.
Orlando, Florida is known as the theme park capital of the world but South Africa is a great option as well, Gold Reef City is a stunning theme park that should definitely be visited if you are travelling with children. Here you will meet Captain Hook and The Little Mermaid as well going on some great rides. If sea life is more your thing them uShaka Marine World is the place to go, they have some impressive tanks with big sharks in.