Fun Places to Travel in South Africa

Enjoying the Mountains During Your Trip to Cape Town

Located at the southern tip of the oldest inhabited continent of Earth, South Africa is a wonderland filled with lush vegetation and bustling cities. The diversity of its geological features and superb wildlife will surely appeal to adventure seekers from around the world. The beautiful nation boasts with spectacular activities travelers can try out. Whether you’re looking for the finest places to hike and trek or you’d rather go on your own exploration trip through the mountains, before you begin you might want to check out these fun places to travel in South Africa:

iSimangaliso Wetland Park

Often called the Greater St. Lucia Wetland Park, iSimangaliso is positioned on the east coast of South Africa. The park features a rich diversity of natural ecosystems crowded in a relatively small amount of land. Start your trekking adventure with Hluhluwe and Imfolozi National Park, and take a safari in the valley. Be ready to be blown away as you’ll meet the largest African black rhinos in the country. They’re endangered species and they’re absolutely mesmerizing to look at and admire.

Orange River

Take a river cruise on a platoon boat; enjoy the view, rest under the burning sun and gaze at the surrounding hippos and crocodiles. If you’re feeling energetic, go kayaking instead and paddle your way through the streams. If you’re not that courageous to test the range of the South African rivers, you can always book a horse safari.


Let’s move on to Durban, where the array of activities is vast. Thrill-seekers will adore this place. Home to the endemic Moses Mabhida Stadium - which provides unique experiences of stadium swinging (yes, this means you are tied on a rope and swing across the stadium!), Furthermore, Durban provides microlight flight opportunities through which you can explore the skyline and the amazing vertical views of the coastline. Explore the in-lands on a canopy tour through the mountainous and wooden landscapes, and enjoy some real excitement on the aerial bridges and zip lines.

Garden Route

Stretching along never-ending coastline of the Indian Ocean, the Garden Route’s verdant surroundings are superb. Travelers will find many soothing accommodation facilities here. In terms of activities, you can opt for a safari trip and have a closer look at the big 5 - elephants, giraffes, lions, rhinos and hippos.

Cango Caves

The spectacular Cango Cave system is one of South Africa's favorite tourist attractions. You can choose between a mesmerizing stroll through the chambers or sign up for a little more than that – take the adventure route, which leads through extremely narrow passages (openings 26 centimeters wide!). If you’re into diving, then you can try out this activity and even meet with the endangered Great White Shark.

Cape Town

Experience the urban life and culture of Cape Town, and try out its array of activities. Foodies are highly advised to test the local cuisine; but if you’re a nightlife freak, check out the clubs and pubs. During the day, two of the coolest activities you can try out while in Cape Town are paragliding from Lion’s Head or sandboarding in the dunes. Commonly known as the “Mother City”, the capital city offers a lot of other activities that might entice you.

Jog along the calming Sea Point Promenade, enjoy a trekking trip to Lion’s Head or climbs Sandy Bay’s giant boulders; whatever you do, just make sure you’re having fun. For something less adventurous and more relaxing, stop by the vineyards. Cape Town is famous for its wine, and some vineyards are actually the most important in the world. Constantia Valley Wine Route for example, is 20 minutes away from Cape Town. The region is packed with excellent cottages and romantic accommodation facilities, as well as with local cafes and bistros for tourists who want to be alone and enjoy supreme tranquility.

South Africa is an exquisite travel destination. It takes great pride into its history and it boasts with activities and attractions that will leave you speechless. As for the main places of interest, the country’s signature spots are Table Mountain, the Cape of Good Hope, Cape Town, the wine routes, and obviously, the beaches. As you can see, there are many fun places to travel in South Africa. Enjoy them all to the fullest!

By Peter Smith and!

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