Popular Activities in South Africa

South Africa is a beautiful place where you can enjoy lots of things. Tourist can find several activities in the country to do as there are so many adventurous activities in South Africa. If you are adventurous, then you definitely enjoy an affordable vacation in South Africa. Travelers can enjoy bungee jumping, whale watching, luxurious train travel, staying in a tree house, Ostrich riding, golf playing, spa, and other such activities.

Ostrich Riding requires skills, but you can try to ride an ostrich in Oudtshoorn. You can ride on the ostriches at various ostrich farms such as Cango Ostrich Show Farm, Chandelier Game Lodge Ostrich Show Farm, Safari Ostrich Show Farm, and Highgate Ostrich Show Farm.

Tree-house Lodging is an eco-friendly option for your stay in South Africa. Sycamore Ave is a lodging option with many unique tree-houses in Drakensber Mountains. Teniqua Treetops is a resort that offers tree-houses in Outeniqual mountain range. Pezulu Tree-House Game Lodge located in Timbavati has 7 luxurious tree-houses. Jaci’s Tree Lodge is a luxurious lodging situated on Leadwood trees in Madikwe Game Reserve.

Hiking Trails – South Africa has beautiful coastlines and most of them can be accessed by foot. South Africa has several natural sights such as beaches, rivers, forests, and waterfalls. The tourists will get a chance to mingle with local tribes like amaPondo and Xhosa through hiking trails. Hole in the Wall Hiking trail takes five days through beaches, cliff tops and spectacular mangroves. Strandloper is a trail that takes five days through the Cape Wild Coast and Wild Coast. WildCoast Walk is a trail along the Wild Coast where you can enjoy canoeing trips and horseback rides.

Surfing – The coastlines of South Africa offer great opportunities to do various adventurous activities. Surfers can enjoy surfing through the blue waters of the beaches.

Swimming with Penguins – You can swim with the penguins at Boulders beach. You can see the entire penguin colony where the penguins are swimming, chatting, breeding, preening, and eating.

Cage Diving – You can enjoy cage diving along with Great White Sharks without harming yourself by the sharks around. You can go to the deep sea in a cage to see the Great White Sharks around. Several tour operators are offering cage diving tour packages. You have to go to Gansbaai to enjoy cage diving which is only 2 hours away from Cape Town.

Water Rafting – Tourists can go for canoeing trips and white-water rafting down to the Orange River in South Africa. These trips normally take several days and the adventurers can also enjoy outdoor camping during the trip.

Hluhluwe and Imfolozi National Park Safari is the oldest wildlife reserve in South Africa. This game reserve is famous for its black and white rhinos.

Luxury Train Travel – Blue Train in South Africa offers a luxurious train traveling between Cape Town and Johannesburg. The train is also running to several other destinations in South Africa. You can enjoy great cuisine and butler service during the journey.

In addition to the above mentioned activities, there are several other things to do in South Africa such as visiting Cango caves, Swartberg & Meeringspoort mountain passes, Malgas Pontoon Ferry, Cape Agulhas, Table Mountain cableway, Robben Island, and so on.

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