The Pearls of Southern Africa
If you do not want to fry in the sun, bathe or go skiing in the “fancy” European ski resorts, indulge in adventure and experience the “vacation” that you will never forget. Adventure tourism is something that will force you to move the borders, awaken all your senses and shake up the adrenaline. South Africa offers endless possibilities for this.
Diving with sharks
You have certainly seen something like this only in movies, but congratulations to the ones who have dared to participate in this adventure. South Africa is very popular when it comes to this sport. Maybe you’re an avid diver, but want to experience something that will awaken your fear and admiration.
Boarding on sand dunes
This is a relatively new kind of extreme sport which they say is very easy to learn. As the name suggests, it is similar to snowboarding, but you do not need layers of warm clothes, and already a in few hours everyone can glide over the sand dunes, which are located around 45 minutes from Cape Town.
Descending the Table Mountain
Table Mountain is the highest mountain in the world with the organized descent. The experience gives a real adrenaline rush, and the awareness of success is indescribable. Table Mountain rises above Cape Town, at 1000 meters above the sea level. When you hover over the edge of the abyss and descend 112 meters with the safety ropes and equipment, you will enjoy a breathtaking view.
If you are brave enough, you can enjoy a full-day excursion to the gorge full of surprises, with small lakes set among the rocks, followed by a jump in the crystal clear water from heights of 3 to 22 meters. In South Africa they call it kloofing. Then, you could go down the Thunder Falls – 65 meters high water cascade. The trip costs around 70 euros.
Cape Town has many interesting adventures to offer to tourists and pilgrim travelers. Beautiful grounds, incredible vegetation and the many coves, charming villages and small towns such as Stellenbosch (university town) and Franschhoek village, Simon’s Town and beach-side suburb Muizenberg, Haut bay, Gordon’s Bay, Clifton, Campus and Llandudno.. make the whole complex of the Cape peninsula a small paradise on earth.
Safari in Pilanesberg National Park
Pilanesberg National Park is located west of Pretoria and is the fourth largest wildlife park in South Africa, with an area of 572 square kilometers. It is rich in various species of southern African wildlife, including the so-called big five – the five most dangerous game animals: African lion, African elephant, Cape buffalo, African leopard and Black rhino. In addition, the reserve includes zebras, hyenas, giraffes, hippos, crocodiles, as well as 360 species of birds. Safari is perfect during the winter, due to the fact that trees and vegetation have fewer leaves, and is much more likely to spot some of the residents of the park.
Sun City resort, better known as the “Las Vegas of South Africa” is one of the world’s most luxurious resorts, and consists of four hotels, dominated by the magnificent palace of the “Lost City”, which shines like a jewel in the African sun, surrounded by forests and impressive details. This resort is truly a unique destination, which exudes an African rhythm of life and the wilderness that surrounds it. All visitors who spend the night there, have free access to the Valley of the waves, the most beautiful water park in Africa, with a large lagoon that produces waves up to two meters high, in just one minute.
South Africa leaves no one indifferent, not even you.