When it comes to deciding how to spend your time, you'll certainly be spoilt for choice on a holiday to South Africa. With rolling plains brimming with jungle wildlife, adrenaline-fuelled activities around every corner and a wealth of world-class wines, there's something for everyone.
However, if you're looking for an assortment of activities to truly elevate your holiday, be sure to add the following three to your South Africa bucket list!
1. Embark on a vineyard tour
For all the wine aficionados out there, it's difficult to rival the vineyards found in South Africa's Western Cape province.
Stellenbosch is a district within this region, and the birthplace of some the country's most delectable tipples. Indulge in a tour around the area and expect to stop off at these two popular wineries:
- Delaire Graff Estate: Visitors can settle into Delaire Graff Estate's outdoor terrace with a glass of illustrious red or sparkling rose in hand, while overlooking the spectacular Helshoogte Mountain Pass – pure bliss.
- Jordan Wines: Not only can you sample numerous varietals at Jordan Wines, you can also hop onboard a 4 x 4 wine safari! Gain backstage access to the vineyards, learn just how their delectable wines are made and experience the jaw-dropping views of the surrounding bays.
2. Dive with Great Whites
Prepare to get the adrenaline pumping as you come face to face with one of the world's top apex predators; the great white shark.
On the southwest coast, just two hours drive from Cape Town lies Gansbaai – the great white shark capital of the world and the departure point of your shark diving trip.
Several tour companies take adventure seekers to Dyer Island and Shark Valley which is home to more than 60,000 Cape fur seals, perfect prey for a great white.
After plunging into the water, you'll only be a mere few centimetres away from the powerful jaws of this monstrous fish. Scared? You should be! Great white sharks can weigh up to 2.5 tonnes and grow to lengths of six metres, according to National Geographic.
3. Enjoy world-class surfing
South Africa offers some of the most superb conditions for surfing. Whether you're a newbie or unofficial pro, there's somewhere to catch a wave for all skill levels. For safe surfing, head to Muizenberg, just outside of Cape Town. This is a great place to practise carving and cutbacks, whilst admiring the colourful beach huts that span Muizenberg beach.
To create a holiday of a lifetime, be sure to enlist the help of the team at our Canberra travel agency. Simply bring in your initial ideas and a budget plan and we'll work with you to sculpt an intinary brimming with unforgettable activities.