Things to Do in South Africa

Historically, Africa has been the land of adventure. It used to be that faraway land that spawned myths and legends about the inhabitants and the exotic wildlife. The Africa of today still has that sense of adventure that lends it an aura of mystery.

There are many cool and unusual things to do in South Africa. And here are some of them.

Go to the Johannesburg Planetarium. It is one of the coolest tourist attractions of South Africa. It is often referred to and consulted by scientists to explain the mysterious happening in the heavens. Its views are absolutely clear and breath taking.

If you’re looking for places to see in South Africa and have a meal, drop in at in Joburg’s oldest restaurant. The Kapitan’s is famous for both, its flavoursome curries and its genteel atmosphere. If your palate craves the familiar after an epicurean adventure, this is the best remedy.

Go to a bar in a tree. This is one of the unmissable things to do in South Africa. This giant Baobab in Limpopo is one of Africa’s biggest and oldest trees and it houses a bar in the space within called the Sunland. Play darts and shoot a pint or two as you tick this off your list of unusual things to do.

For some of us, vistas of the Table Mountain are enough. For others, it does not suffice. If you belong to the latter category, abseil down the Table Mountain for that adrenaline rush. In fact, put this one high on the list of things to do in South Africa. The stunning vistas of the Cape Town and Atlantic Ocean are just waiting to be seen.

If you are a seasoned trekker, then one of the many interesting places to see in South Africa is the Newlands Forest Contour Path. This trek goes all the way to the curves of the Table Mountain and shows you some beautiful flora and fauna along the way.

Tip: Warm clothing, sturdy hiking shoes, water and a camera are must-haves.

Even if you’re not participating, one of the South Africa sightseeing places is one of its many shark cage diving spots. Plunge into deep waters and watch in wonder at this ferocious creature’s rare proximity. You will come face to face with hammerheads, the great white and tiger sharks.

Tip: The bars are narrow enough to keep you safe. Do not stick your hands out or make any sudden movements that may agitate the sharks.

Another great idea for South Africa sightseeing is spending a day with penguins at Boulders Beach. This is one of the most fun tourist attractions of South Africa. In 1982, some African penguins made this beach their home and they remain till this day. Let them squawk all around you as you take beautiful pictures and enjoy the view of mountains and the beach.

Still wondering what to see in South Africa? Just pick a South Africa tour  from SOTC and wonder no more. Simply go forth and enjoy!

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