Unusual Reasons to Stay Longer in South Africa

Reasos to stay longer

South Africa isn’t all safaris and Table Mountain. It is a haven of different activities, all waiting to be experienced. From township tours to river rafting to whale watching to wine tasting.

There’s something to suit everyone’s adventure (and luxury) palate.Here’s some of the best reasons to extend your travel in South Africa.

Johannesburg

Magaliesberg

Quad biking through Soweto    

Soweto is infused with painful history and uplifting potential. This vibrant township symbolizes the new South Africa and behind the handle bars of a quad bike is a great way to explore it. Race to Orlando stadium, walkrenowned Vilakazi Street – home of Nobel Prize winners Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu –and embrace the locals’ energy.

Magaliesberg meandering

Magaliesberg is water sporting Mecca just outside of Johannesburg. And Hartebeesport Dam is the place to be. Enjoy water skiing, tubing or leisure cruises on the water. For those wanting to stay on land, walk hand in trunk with a gentle giant at the Elephant Sanctuary.

Beer tasting and tour through SAB World of Beer

SAB’s World of Beer is as informative as it is intriguing. Take a journey exploring the history of beer and how it has played a role economically, culturally and socially in South Africa. End the journey by sampling the country’s most popular brews.

Panorama Route

Panorama Route

Sabie Valley Coffee

Nothing beats freshly ground coffee goodness. Sabie Valley Coffee has been producing rich Arabica beans for over 30 years now and has it down to an art. Browse through the plantation with Tim and Kim Buckland (the barista minds behind the farm) who give details from tree to bean to cup.

Hot air ballooning over the mountains

Looking out at God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Pilgrim’s Rest is a Panorama Route must. But why not do it from the air?Nothing beatshot ballooning over these peaks taking in the breathtaking scenery. Follow it up with a scrumptious breakfast to celebrate a morning well spent.

Culture love at Shangana Village

At the heart of this village lies a bustling African market filled with localShangaan craftsmen trading goods. Guides cheerfully take you through the area before settling for a feast at famous Evening Festival in the Chief’s Kraal. An excellent example of South Africa’s cultural diversity and colorful heritage.

Garden Route

Hermanus Whale Watching

Road tripping Cape Route 62

All you need is a car, map book and keen sense of adventure for deeper travel in South Africa. Route 62 is full of farming towns just waiting to be explored. Pop into the misleadingly titled Ronnie’s Sex Shop to see exactly what it’s all about, game drive through Touwsberg Nature Reserve, or even walk with meerkats at Meerkatmagic – the choices are yours.

Spelunking on your travels in South Africa

The biggest show cave system in Africa, Cango Caves is a natural phenomenon. Explore these 20 million year old caves and its hidden chambers cut deep into a thick between limestone rock layers. Walk, twist, crawl and dive through the intricate passageways of one of the country’s oldest attractions.

Whale watching at Walker Bay, Hermanus

One of the top whale watching spots in the world (WWF), Hermanus is sea life heaven. While walking the 12km Cliff Path, stop at the viewing points and search for the sea giants. The Southern Right Whale specifically lingers here from June – November, so grab your binoculars and be amazed.

Cape Town

Delaire Graaf Estate

Some local partying at Mzoli’s

For those wanting to get a taste of township living on the travels in South Africa, meet Mzoli’s. This hotspot is one of Cape Town’s hottest live entertainment and music bars. Taste the local shisanyama (barbecued meat) and refresh yourself with a local beer while partying with the locals. A perfect spot for daytime drinking.

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South Africa isn’t all safaris and Table Mountain. Its vacationing potential is off the charts. From township tours to river rafting to whale watching to wine tasting.

There’s something to suit everyone’s adventure (and luxury) palate.Here’s some of the best reasons to extend your travel in South Africa.

Johannesburg

Quad biking through Soweto    

Soweto is infused with painful history and uplifting potential. This vibrant township symbolizes the new South Africa and behind the handle bars of a quad bike is a great way to explore it. Race to Orlando stadium, walkrenowned Vilakazi Street – home of Nobel Prize winners Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu –and embrace the locals’ energy.

Magaliesberg meandering

Magaliesberg is water sporting Mecca just outside of Johannesburg. And Hartebeesport Dam is the place to be. Enjoy water skiing, tubing or leisure cruises on the water. For those wanting to stay on land, walk hand in trunk with a gentle giant at the Elephant Sanctuary.

Beer tasting and tour through SAB World of Beer

SAB’s World of Beer is as informative as it is intriguing. Take a journey exploring the history of beer and how it has played a role economically, culturally and socially in South Africa. Watch in suspense as the lights fade and hundreds of beer bottles flicker in a green glow. End the journey by sampling the country’s most popular brews.

Panorama Route

Sabie Valley Coffee

Nothing beats freshly ground coffee goodness. Sabie Valley Coffee has been producing rich Arabica beans for over 30 years now and has it down to an art. Browse through the plantation with Tim and Kim Buckland (the barista minds behind the farm) who give details from tree to bean to cup.

Hot air ballooning over the mountains

Looking out at God’s Window, Bourke’s Luck Potholes and Pilgrim’s Rest is a Panorama Route must. But why not do it from the air?Nothing beatshot ballooning over these peaks taking in the breathtaking scenery. Follow it up with a scrumptious breakfast to celebrate a morning well spent.

Culture love at Shangana Village

At the heart of this village lies a bustling African market filled with localShangaan craftsmen trading goods. Guides cheerfully take you through the area before settling for a feast at famous Evening Festival in the Chief’s Kraal. An excellent example of South Africa’s cultural diversity and colorful heritage.

Garden Route

Road tripping Cape Route 62

All you need is a car, map book and keen sense of adventure for deeper travel in South Africa. Route 62 is full of farming towns just waiting to be explored. Pop into the misleadingly titled Ronnie’s Sex Shop to see exactly what it’s all about, game drive through Touwsberg Nature Reserve, or even walk with meerkats at Meerkatmagic – the choices are yours.

Spelunking on your travels in South Africa

The biggest show cave system in Africa, Cango Caves is a natural phenomenon. Explore these 20 million year old caves and its hidden chambers cut deep into a thick between limestone rock layers. Walk, twist, crawl and dive through the intricate passageways of one of the country’s oldest attractions.

Whale watching at Walker Bay, Hermanus

One of the top whale watching spots in the world (WWF), Hermanus is sea life heaven. While walking the 12km Cliff Path, stop at the viewing points and search for the sea giants. The Southern Right Whale specifically lingers here from June – November, so grab your binoculars and be amazed.

Cape Town

Some local partying at Mzoli’s

For those wanting to get a taste of township living on the travels in South Africa, meet Mzoli’s. This hotspot is one of Cape Town’s hottest live entertainment and music bars. Taste the local shisanyama (barbecued meat) and refresh yourself with a local beer while partying with the locals. A perfect spot for daytime drinking.

Wine tasting at the jewel of the Cape Winelands

Elegant Delaire Graff Estate is a full days adventure. It is one of the most beautiful wine producers in the area offering some of the best vintages and fine food. A skillful sommelier will describe each to you before leaving you to relax in this awesome setting with mountain backdrops. 

Fresh fish n chips at Kalky’s

Battered fish and chips never tasted so fresh. Located in the colorful fishing harbor town of Kalk Bay, this local gem gets its produce straight off of the boats. With its prime harbor location, you will not only get a delicious meal served by a charismatic local, but a gorgeous view as well.

Enticed you enough to lengthen your travel in South Africa? Contact us today to help you organize an “off the beaten track” journey of the rainbow nation.

" Wine tasting at the jewel of the Cape Winelands

 

Elegant Delaire Graff Estate is a full days adventure. It is one of the most beautiful wine producers in the area offering some of the best vintages and fine food. A skillful sommelier will describe each to you before leaving you to relax in this awesome setting with mountain backdrops. 

Fresh fish n chips at Kalky’s

Battered fish and chips never tasted so fresh. Located in the colorful fishing harbor town of Kalk Bay, this local gem gets its produce straight off of the boats. With its prime harbor location, you will not only get a delicious meal served by a charismatic local, but a gorgeous view as well.

Enticed you enough to lengthen your travel in South Africa? Contact us today to help you organize an “off the beaten track” journey of the rainbow nation.

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