Travelling to South AfricaTo enjoy a trip to South Africa is to discover breathtaking landscapes, memorable encounters with nature, relax on beautiful beaches and also admire places steeped in history. Whatever the length of your stay, you will have to combine all these riches. That’s why we have selected the best activities for you to do once you get to your destination.
Explore the City of Cape Town
Capetown is an essential stopover on a trip to South Africa. A Dutch colony, it reveals its past through its remarkable architecture. Already its location between the mountain and the ocean exposes a very particular landscape. Very cosmopolitan, it offers a remarkable cultural and religious variety. It is therefore very pleasant to explore this city during a trip to South Africa. So don’t miss the Malaysian Bo-kaap district which is attractive with its colourful houses.
Also plan a short visit to Robben Island, which is a prison island where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated for about 20 years. For a superb view of the city and its surroundings, climb up to the top of Table Mountain by cable car. To shop, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront shopping centre awaits you. Don’t leave the city without a visit to the Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, which will offer you a corner of green nature.
An unforgettable excursion to the Cape of Good Hope
The Cape of Good Hope is also an unmissable visit to South Africa. It is located at the end of the continent. One day is more than enough to discover it. During this outing from Captown, you will have the opportunity to discover remarkable wild landscapes and other superb sites. On the way, don’t hesitate to stop over in the coastal town of Muizenberg, which you will recognize by its huts of various colours. A renowned surf spot, Muizenberg is the meeting point for many surfers. However, the bay where the beach is located is full of many white sharks.
Continuing south, you will arrive at Simon’s Town. This is the right place to meet the penguins of Cape Town. All you must do is walk along the nearby footbridges to get a closer look at them. After a few minutes, you will arrive on the Cape of Good Hope which offers a magnificent view of the sea and the horizon. If you still have time, you can relax on the beach of Cap de Bonne Espérance, also known as “the beach at the end of the world”.
Safari in Kruger Park
Kruger Park is one of the most famous national parks in the world. It would therefore be a shame to miss it during a stay in South Africa. Allow an average of three days to explore it. Covering an area of 2 million hectares, this immense wild sanctuary really has what it takes to satisfy the thirst for discovery of natural space enthusiasts. This park has 9 entrances, hiking trails for all levels, luxurious accommodation for visitors, water points and other services.
During this exceptional adventure, you will have the chance to meet a remarkable fauna, namely the famous Big Five, including elephants, lions, leopards, buffaloes and rhinos. In total, the park has about 147 species of mammals. In addition, it is divided into 6 ecosystems with about 2,000 plant species, not to mention 517 bird species, hundreds of reptile species and a few amphibian species. You are sure to have a great time exploring this wilderness.