Friday, April 2, 2010

Top 20 Things to do in South Africa

1. The seas around Cape Town are home to the notorious Great White Shark. Shark cage diving lets you get as close as you'll ever want to get to this predator. Visit

2. Drink wine that taste as good as the scenery looks by visiting one of the Cape's spectacular wine routes : Stellenbosch, Constantia, Franschoek, Elgin..... Visit

3. For wind and sheer beauty, visit the southernmost pinnacle of the Cape Peninsula, Cape Point. Visit for information on how to get there and hiking in the adjacent nature

4. Take a cold bottle of wine and enjoy the sunset on beautiful Clifton 4th Beach.

5. Eat in a restaurant in Franschoek, home to some of South Arica's best. Our choice goes with Le Quartier Francais or Ruben's
. Visit

6. Johannesburg, the City of Gold, began liefe when gold was discovered in the area. Visit Gold Reef City theme park tour and underground in a gold mine. Visit

7. Nearby Gold Reef City is Soweto. Book a tour with and experience possible the largest and most historic South African township.

8. Visit Johannesburg's Edwardian and Art Deco architectural heart by calling the Parktown and Westcliff Heritage Trust on 011-4823349 to arrange an inner city walking tour. Visit

9. Sun City, trhee h
ours drive from Johannesburg, is famous for its casino. What most people don't know is that it is also a resort that offers superb hotels and excellent golfing. Visit

10. While you are there, try and spot one or all of the Big Five that roam free in the nearby Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Visit

11. Talking of game reserves, no trip to South Africa is complete without experiencing the wide open spaces to abundant animal life of the Kruger National Park. Visit or call 021 - 4687255 For accommodation visit or

12. The province of Mpumalanga is spectacularly beautiful (and also the gateway to the Kruger National Park). Do a self-drive tour of the wscarpment, visiting the towns of Sabie, Graskop Ohrigstad and Pelgrims Rest along the way or drive a little further to the magnificent Blyde River Canyon.

13. Ride on the back of an elephant. Call Regent Exclusive Safaris in Hazyview on 0866893283

14. Relax and pamper yourself into a better state of body and mind at Brookdale Spa in the picturesque Natal Midlands. Visit

15. Go take a hike! Hiking in Drakensberg of KwaZulu Natal is one of South Africa's best kept secrets. Visit for accommodation and hiking routes.

16. Put your 4x4 driving skills to the test by driving up the Sani Pass from Underberg into Lesotho. Visit

17. The Otter Trail on the Cape Garden Route is the best way to experience this beautiful part of the country. Visit

18. While in the area, the vast beaches of Plettenberg Bay have to be seen - and eat fresh oysters in Knysna while you're at it.

19. Go white water rafting in Clarens in the Free State, grade 3 and 4 rapids. Visit

20. And lastly, did you know that South Africa is a world rock climbing hot spot? Visit to see if you have a head for heights.


  1. Africa is home to some of world's exotic landscapes and beaches, brilliant mixture of culture and history, it is ought to present a unique experience to its visitors. One of those attractions is Blyde river canyon. Driving through the panorama route ie truly an awesome moment. Anyone wanting to explore the upper level more carefully should take to the trails from this resort.

  2. Clifton fourth beach is definitely the beach to head to in the summer as it has the busiest vibe. Every Clifton regular knows that in order to get a good parking spot you'll need to be an early bird as parking is limited.