When you think of things to do in Africa, you may think of safaris only. However, there is a wealth of things to do that are more fun than fearsome to do there. Especially in South Africa, that is being sought after more as a place to visit for adventure. So what is there to do aside from safari? Let’s discuss. Many who visit South Africa take in more of the sights and sounds by renting a car. Others choose, as first time visitors, to go on tours.
Private tours are available to Cape Town and Cape Peninsula that feature Table Mountain, beaches, and oceanside attractions. The Capes are good for hiking, climbing and cable car rides. Waterside attractions include whale, dolphin, and seal watching at Plettenburg Bay, or boat rides in the Victoria & Alfred Harbor. Kruger & Victoria Falls tours allow guests to experience Victoria Falls and track wildlife in nearby reserves as well.
For a taste of everyday life, visit the townships that seem to go on forever against the South African Landscape. If you are in South Africa for safari, Sabi Sand Wildtuin Reserve and the Kruger are great to visit in Cape Peninsula. Zululand Rhino Reserve in the Natal Midlands is also good for spotting the Big 5 Game animals.
While in the Natal Midlands, learn the history of Battlefields, the setting for two epic battles in the area. Other attractions in South Africa include the second largest canyon worldwide, the gorgeous Mozambique beaches, seaside fishing villages, and wildflowers. For the sporting type, don’t miss the ocean safaris where you can get intimate with whale and dolphins. Head over to Cape Peninsula for a little Sandboarding in the dunes there, or get on a zipline and see South Africa from the tree tops. There is always more to do in South Africa, so plan your trip today and go safari…or not. It is up to you.