South Africa is a land of many breath taking vistas and adrenaline rushing adventure activities. From estuary cruising to wildlife safaris, South Africa has a vast array of adventures to offer you. It is hardly a matter of surprise then, for the nation to be one of the most popular travel destinations in the world for people who love nature, wildlife and of course bucket loads of adventures.
So, if you have made up your mind and are only an inch away from packing your bags to a swoon worthy South Africa vacation, then it’s time to make a list of unique and lesser known adventures to experience as you explore the coastal regions of KwaZulu Natal and the Cape.
Safari in Hluhluwe & Imfolozi National Park
Hluhluwe & Imfolozi National Park is the largest park for rhinos, both black and white and this reserve works hard to preserve what little is left of their population.
Cruise with Hippos and Crocodiles
Don’t panic. You can safely enjoy this estuarine cruise nestled in your boat and enjoying the wildlife and birdlife in this World Heritage Site near St Lucia.
Horseback Riding in Wetlands
It can only be a scene from a movie, except it’s not. You can truly marvel at the sight of giraffes running past and all around you while you sit on your horse, too star-struck to move. This is the iSimangaliso Wetlands Park. Totally worth it.
Microlight Flight in Durban
Durban is the place where you soak in the very pleasure of free flying over the coastline and relishing the view of the sea turtles and dolphins below you.
Safari along the Garden Route
Want to avoid malaria zones when you go on safari? Experience Addo Elephant National Park just outside Port Elizabeth to enjoy the coastal beauty and wildlife safaris.
Riding an Ostrich
Yes, you can do this! And it is definitely worth it if not for the adventure then for the embarrassing video that you will laugh about for a lifetime.
Diving with Great White Sharks
You are enclosed in a cage, tied to the side of a boat, with a Great White Shark bumping over and over again on your safety net to get the bait that is attached to it; well that’s something you definitely need to experience if you love adrenaline.
Hike the Tsitsikamma Trail
The Tsitsikamma Mountain Trail journeys through lush forests and mountain fynbos. Ancient river gorges and abundant rivers and streams provide plentiful swimming opportunities. You will feel transported to another time in this scenic wonderland.
Explore the Cango Caves
Tap into your explorer side and delve deep into the natural wonder of these caves with its massive chambers and narrow passageways.
Spot Whales from the Land
No need to get on a boat to see whales, just visit Hermanus which has the best land-based whale watching in the world. This area is the mating location for the Southern Right Whale so from June to November you could be lucky enough to spot the whales frolicking in the bay.
South Africa has a plethora of amazing experiences to offer you including many wondrous and satisfying SouthAfrica adventure tours. Natural Wonders Tours is one such company that can provide you with packages that will check off your wish list of adventures. They have perfectly designed South Africa tour packages that are custom tailored to create a unique itinerary of different places or adventures to fit your vacation desires and budget.