Southbound For Adventure! South Africa: The Rainbow Nation

by - Monday, December 18, 2017


South Africa is a place for adventure in every aspect, whether you're travelling by yourself, with a friend, or with your family, there is plenty of ways to get your fill of adventure, to open your eyes to the beauty of the place itself, but also to open your eyes by doing new and exciting things. So, let's see what you can do in The Rainbow Nation!

Explore Cape Town On Foot
There are so many fantastic things to do in Cape Town, some you can find at the Things To Do In Cape Town webpage, but some of the personal highlights include paragliding off Lions Head, or abseiling off Table Mountain. The great thing about Cape Town is that it's one of those cities that has so many things to do, that you could never fit it all in in a few days! But if you like your adventure a bit more timid than abseiling, you can be adventurous with your wallet, and have an amazing meal at the Twelve Apostles Hotel, which offers a diverse range of local and seasonal cuisine. And, in fact, the hotel itself has been voted number two in the world's best city hotels in Africa 2017.

Get Adventurous In St. Lucia
If you are really feeling adventurous, there are many ways for you to get your fill, you can go on a river hippo safari, kayaking in the river with crocodiles or go on safari. You can do this by going on horse, and this is the best way for you to feel giraffes and wildebeests get as close as is humanly possible to you! Other tours you can go on in St. Lucia include looking for leatherback and loggerhead turtles. By going through the iSimangaliso wetlands, you get to see all sorts of wildlife, from hippos, rhinoceros, and lizards.

Relax In Stellenbosch
As well as being a place for vast adventure, South Africa is one of those places that boasts a fine selection of food, and, of course, wine. There are so many states where you can go for wine tastings, or just to enjoy the scenery and relax. The Winelands Half Day Tour gives you a perfect sample of the South African wine region, which encompasses two wine tastings as well as a wine and cheese tasting session! While you are in Stellenbosch, you can learn about its history, including the historical Dorp Street. Or, if that's not your cup of tea, you can just sit back; enjoy the ambience with your favorite glass of Shiraz.

South Africa has so many amazing things to do, but it has a lot of people who are concerned for their safety in the area. As with any travelling experience, you need to have some common sense about you, and also make sure you plan and prepare beforehand. If you know the safe spots as well as the trouble ones, you will have a much safer trip, but you will enjoy yourself so much more. So get yourself out to the Rainbow Nation, and sample the various sites, adventures, and culinary delights.

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