South Africa is home to amazing parks, resorts, and natural habitats that leave a lasting impact on tourists and visitors. For that life-changing and memorable tourist experience that you have always dreamt of having, there is an abundance of it in the world’s centre of gold.
So, don’t hesitate to fill your mind with the wonderful memories you will make as you read through this list of seven unforgettable experiences in the ‘rainbow nation’.
- Enjoy the most southern point of Africa
This is Cape Agulhas. It is where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet on the African continent. Make pleasant memories here by climbing to the top of the red and white lighthouse to have a full view of the encompassing landscape. Also, you can have a hike on the trails winding through fynbos where you will spot the Meisho Maru 38 shipwreck on the shore.
Lighthouse Street, L’Agulhas +27 28 435 6078
- Get a chance to see the Big Five game
Isn’t it a wonderful opportunity to see the famous big five game (lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant, and rhino) at one of the prominent safaris in South Africa? A visit to the Kruger National Park will fulfil this desire as you get to see them in the morning or in the evening when they are most active. This is why a few days at the park will do you a lot of good.
Contact +27 12 428 9111 for bookings
- Bathe with penguins
Cape Town’s Boulders Beach presents you with the life-changing moment of taking a few shots with some African penguins. The oceanic birds make their home here and frequently approach the sand where you can spot them easily.
Kleintuin Road, Simon’s Town, Cape Town, +27 21 786 2329
- Find your descent at the Cradle of Humankind
With many caves and archaeological sites across thirteen locations, Africa’s Cradle of Humankind has an abundance of hominin fossils. Here, you will find the Sterkfontein Caves and the Maropeng Visitor Centre worth your visit.
- Take a look at the great Nelson Mandela sculpture at his capture spot
The quintessential leader’s sculpture now rests at the place that once witnessed his arrest and capture – KwaZulu-Natal. Also great is the fact that temporary exhibitions are usually held here and there’s a huge chance that you may be present.
R103, Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, + 27 33 330 8195
- Catch sight of the tallest waterfall in Africa
Standing tall at 948 metres, the tallest waterfall in Africa and the second tallest waterfall in the world in KwaZulu-Natal’s The Tugela Falls will leave you breathless. To get there requires independent hiking trails and a lot of vigour.
Royal Natal National Park, Giants Castle Game Reserve, KwaZulu-Natal, +27 21 424 1037
- Enjoy cage diving with Great White Sharks
Interested in the nearly once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to cage dive? Then, a trip to Gansbaai through Marine Dynamics will grant your request. Find yourself submerged in the ocean and have a great white Shark gliding next to you in the safest way possible.
These distinct experiences are treasures waiting to be found and never discarded. Take advantage today.