Traveling to South Africa is about going wild and challenging the courage. Start your journey with these 10 unique travel experiences below.
South Africa has a strong attraction for those who like to experience travel. This land possesses the most unique wild nature in the world with the indigenous native people. Traveling to South Africa is about coming to nature and challenging each person’s discovery courage. Start your journey with 10 unique travel experiences found only in South Africa below.
Top 10 experiences can only be found in South Africa
Go for a wild walk in South Africa
The best way to get close to nature is joining a wild walking tour of South Africa. Although walking in the wild with nature is not only for South Africa, there is definitely no other place where visitors can get the valuable experience like here.
Visit Kruger National Park, do not miss the wild walk at Jock Safari Lodge, northwest Bakubung Bush Lodge and Wildside Camp in Limpopo. Coming here, you will be immersed in the majestic scenery of nature, the vast grasslands, rare wild animals.
Bakubung’s Bush Lodge, a favorite destination for families, is a 2-hour drive from Johannesburg and just 10 minutes from Sun. This resort has open space with surrounding nature and an on-site swimming pool.
Play golf in the middle of heaven
It is not without reason that South Africa, the home of the legendary golf player Gary Player is on the list of the best destinations to enjoy golfing. South Africa is a land with a mild climate year round, sunny blue skies are suitable for outdoor sports activities. The land also has a passionate sports spirit and world-famous golf courses designed by golf masters. Therefore, it is known as a “paradise” for golf enthusiasts.
Golfers can experience tee-off at Legend Golf in Limpopo and the world-famous 19-hole golf course at Safari Resort, each designed by a golf legend. Experience the polishing at Par 3 is the longest and tallest in the world, visitors will experience the challenge of being taken to Mount Hanglip by helicopter and making tee shots on the edge of the mountain, 400m higher than the green lawn. stretched below.
Look for endangered wild African dogs
African wild dogs are the second most endangered predator in Africa. Research shows that there are only 5,000 African wild dogs in the world.
In the journey to explore South Africa, visitors will participate in activities to learn and contribute to the conservation of wildlife. Visitors who experience the wilderness can see wild dogs of South Africa and other rare species in the Madikwe Reserve in the Northwest.
Swim and sunbathe on the artificial beaches
South Africa is not the only country in the world that has an artificial beach, but Sun City is undoubtedly one of the unique places with great views of the city’s palace that has lost its opulence and luxury.
Visitors to Sun City will experience sunbathing and swimming in extremely attractive artificial waves. Sun City is only 4km from Pilanesberg National Park, so a great option for relaxing after a hike.
Enjoy the taste of Ribibos tea at Cederberg
Rooibos tea is a specialty of Africa that no other place on earth has. Tea was naturally grown in an affluent vegetation in Cederberg since the 18th century.
Take a trip to Cederberg, visitors will experience walking or horseback riding through vast fields of Rooibos tea growing, learn about tea cultivation process and enjoy the unique flavor of Rooibos tea along with traditional meals of indigenous people.
Immerse yourself in a world of colorful flowers in the extreme north of South Africa
The Namaqualand flower valley is located in the northernmost part of South Africa and is home to over 3,500 different species of flowers, more than half of which are unique not found anywhere else on earth.
Just in early August, this arid desert area is carpeted brilliantly with thousands of flowers blooming. Orange namaqualand, purple vygies, green sporrie and colorful wildflowers bloom almost overnight. If you are planning to explore this valley, you need to prepare for a 3-hour drive from Cape Town, there are also many trails for hiking, climbing and cycling experiences. .
Admire the red sand dunes in Kalahari
The northern Kalahari region is sometimes called the forgotten corner of South Africa. The red, arid sand especially extends to Botswana and Namibia, making the Kalahari Desert the largest sand dune area in the world.
Here you will have the opportunity to admire the majestic red sand dunes only in the movies, see wildlife such as Cape foxes, hyenas, jackals and black lions.
Visit the Hole in the Wall sandstone wall
Hole in the Wall near Coffee Bay on the Wild Coast is a sandstone wall with a sun portal made of nature.
The scenery here is really beautiful when the tide rises up and spills into the stone gate creating a picturesque scene. This is a primitive and magnificent area. Here visitors will visit the traditional isiXhosa village with the cows of the local people.
Enjoy the famous wine
South Africa ranks 9th among the largest wine producing countries in the world. With over 560 wineries in the Cape, you can easily get a ride to the famous traditional wine farms here.
With the wonderful scenery just like the taste of the famous wine, domestic and international tourists agree that this is one of the most attractive places to experience South Africa.
Soak in an outdoor tub in the middle of nature
Walking on the streets of Hogsback, you will come across a small village hidden in the Amathole Mountains in Eastern Cape. Staying at the Fairies hostel in Away, you will experience a dip in the outdoor tubs hanging on the edge of the forest.
These natural baths are considered to be the oldest in the country with views of 3 Hogsback mountains, with the same name as the village. The bath is heated by traditional boilers and visitors are responsible for keeping the fire on fire. Guests must book in advance to have a 30 minute bath in this unique bathtub, from 10 am to 8 pm.