Going Places, Doing Things in South Africa
South Africa has always been the darling vacation spot for all the nature-enthusiasts out
there and it has never failed to leave its tourists awed. But South Africa Travel is not just
about the landscapes. As one of Africa's most wildlife-packed countries, amazing safari
experiences await in virtually every region. You'll never be at a loss for a view: travel in
South Africa is never without amazing scenery! Yes, NEVER!
South Africans treasure their diverse cultural heritage. South Africa's rich history dates
back to some of the earliest human settlements in the world. There are over 300 museums
which reflect this heritage in a range of places - from 18th century homes to mountain
caves, from rural cultural villages to state-of-the-art urban facilities. But no museum can
show you the culture of a country like actually meeting people. South Africa's many
cultural villages offer a close insight into the country's traditional cultures. And
remember, as they say no matter where you're from, this is where your roots are. As
apparently human life started in Africa. Most people look at the world differently after a
tour of the Cradle of Humankind near Johannesburg - one of the richest hominid fossil
sites in the world.
The country's diverse terrain, together with an ideal climate for outdoor activities, makes
it a rich hunting ground for adrenaline seekers. Abseiling is just the method climbers use
to get off mountains. You can hang out high over Cape Town abseiling from Table
Mountain. The "big drop" is 112m high. Rapp jumping is abseiling with the ropes
attached to your back instead of your front, so you go down facing the ground! SA offers
world-class climbing, surfing, diving, hiking, horseback safaris, mountain biking, river
rafting – and just about any other extreme activity you can name.
South Africa is truly blessed. A 2500 km long coastline supplies an astonishing amount
and variety of seafood; plus an enormous range of agricultural products; and finally its
chequered history which endows it with a population with such diverse cultural
backgrounds that fusion is hardly anything new here. Those in search of authentic South
African cuisine are in for a treat at the justly famous Gramadoelas in Johannesburg,
Wandie's Place in Soweto or the Africa Café in central Cape Town.
Open grassland, blue skies, running wildlife and the "Big Five" attract tourists from
around the world to the South African jungles – and there's no better way to experience it
than by staying in one of the many exclusive lodges in pristine natural surroundings
around the country. Guests can see Africa's "Big Five" - lion, elephant, buffalo, rhino and
leopard - while driving in an open vehicle, or simply enjoy the sounds of wildlife from a
deck outside a luxurious camp. Thanda Private Game Reserve is the perfect and luxurious
answer to all your accommodation questions.
Self drive your way by hiring a cheap car from Cape Town to the Fish River Canyon but
make sure to explore the treasures on back roads. Pop in at Paternoster, West Coast
National Park and Lambert’s Bay. Visit the Augrabies Falls. The drive via Sendelingsdrif
through Ai Ais is a spectacular add-on. Another is the Maloti Drakensberg Route which
is a breathtaking route that spans the borders of the eastern Free State, southern
Drakensberg and Lesotho. It takes you through mountain passes and sandstone cliffs
weathered into strange shapes, past fields of sunflowers and cosmos, waterfalls and
Indeed South Africa is a land of Colors and Contrasts!