Our most recommended things to do in South Africa
1. Johannesburg: East City Cycle Tour
Embark on a 2-hour cycling tour of Johannesburg and experience its history, public art and cultural sites. Peddle through Joburg's iconic east-side districts, marvel at its incredible architecture, and breathe in the fresh air. Visit Jeppestown, established after 1886 by C.E.G. Julius Jeppe, who formed the Ford and Jeppe Estate Company with his son. Then, learn about the cultural history of the Maboneng Precinct, which has been transformed from a place of downtown urban decay to a center of creative energy for Johannesburg’s urban artists. Maboneng, a Sotho word meaning “place of light”, is a fitting name for this regenerated district. See its vibrant restaurants, coffee shops, clothing boutiques and art galleries, and its chic, art-loving crowd. Cycle to Doornfontein – the area, whose name means "thorn fountain", was once a site for digging gold. Visit Victoria Yards, a uniquely int...
2. Hermanus: Whale and Dolphin Watching Boat Trip
Hermanus is one of the best destinations worldwide for watching marine mammals, with spectacular seasonal visits from southern right and humpback whales and year-round sightings of Bryde’s whales and enormous pods of dolphins. Experience this marine safari that awaits you! The purpose-built catamaran ensures maximum passenger comfort and spectacular viewing opportunities. During the tour, the friendly crew is on hand to make sure everyone has a great experience, from helping get the perfect photo to serving complimentary light refreshments. The guide, a whale specialist, will interpret the marine life encountered en route and provide insight into the behavior of the whales while the action is taking place. The expert videographer will ensure the best footage is captured. The team add that personal touch to ensure that you have a great experience, and work under the motto "Observing, not...
It was a beautiful day. Very well organized and following covid protocols most of the time.
3. Hartbeespoort: Aerial Cable Car Ride
Ride the only aerial cable car in all of South Africa and enjoy amazing views along the way. This Swiss-designed and installed gondola seats a maximum of 6 guests. Ascend to the top of the mountain in 6 minutes. As you travel upwards, you’ll pass above a nature reserve. Spot giraffe, zebra, and small antelope from your bird’s eye view. Once you reach the top, you’ll be able to choose from a number of restaurants. Have a drink at the Lookout Bar and sip as a cocktail as you marvel at the spectacular view of the eastern side of the region. Walk “The Dassie Walk,” a 1,200-meter walkway which circles the circumference of the mountain top. Stop at the informative waypoint along the way and learn about the surrounding area. Take the cable car back and return to the starting point.
It was not my first time at the cable view ; however you guys need to look at talking to your Marshall’s to direct p poke accordingly. I stood on a wrong line for more than an hour because there was no one to tell me that am on a wrong line. I had to buy tickets online and this made to miss my birthday free ride My birthday is on the 26/09
4. Cape Town: Waterfront and Sunset Champagne Cruise
Cape Town has one of the best locations for watching the sun go down from the water. With the Atlantic Ocean stretching away from the majestic Table Mountain range, this is certainly a "must-do" cruise for locals and tourists alike. You'll also get a unique view of the coast of Cape Town from the sea while relaxing and sipping on local sparkling wine! The sailboats Esperance and Serenity One follow the wind for this cruise, and therefore the destination is dependent on the weather at the time of the cruise. Your captain will let you know before departure your expected direction, but typical Cape Town summer wind blows from the southeast. First, you'll leave the harbor and sail across Table Bay towards Milnerton Lighthouse, returning to the protection of the Granger Bay in the lee of Table Mountain to watch the sun set, and then motor back to the waterfront. In the winter months, with t...
Beautiful experience and service was awesome, oooh the choice of music made it an experience not to forget
5. Cape Town City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
One of South Africa’s most popular destinations, Cape Town is considered one of the world’s most beautiful cities. See landmarks such as Table Mountain, Camps Bay, and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Choose from 4 exciting tour routes. There are 2 ticket options available. If you opt for a 1-day ticket it allows you to experience all four routes - Red, Yellow, Blue and Purple Routes. The 2-day ticket allows you to take advantage of all routes - Red, Yellow, Blue and Purple Routes - for 2 consecutive days. The 2-day ticket also includes 2 walking tours, a harbor cruise, and a sunset bus tour during the summer season. The Red City Tour 1 V&A Waterfont 2 The Clock tower 3 Cape Town Convention Centre 5 81 Long Street 6 Jewel Africa 7 Lower Cableway Station 8 Camps Bay Beachfront 9 President Hotel 10 St John's Road 11 Winchest...
It as great! Very educational, and the tour guides were very friendly and had eclectic energy
6. Durban: 30-Minute Harbor Boat Cruise
This tour will take you on an unforgettable trip around Durban. Durban Harbor is the biggest and busiest harbor in the southern hemisphere. The harbor tours are especially educational for kids, as the boat takes them to points of interest in Africa’s largest harbor and shows them the route through which ships enter the harbor, discharge cargo, and exit. The skipper will teach the passengers about the port and its operation. If the weather conditions are favourable, the boat may go further out from the shore. The skipper is in close contact with the passengers and will give you a comprehensive guided tour. The trip will either take you down the Maydon Wharf Channel or to the City and Cor Container terminal.
The skipper was so friendly and we found him easy to interact with, we even took a picture with him
7. Two Oceans Aquarium: Skip-the-Line Entrance ticket
With more than 3,000 creatures on show, the Two Oceans Aquarium provides a diverse showcase of Atlantic and Indian Ocean marine life. Explore different underwater species from the Ocean Basket Kelp Forest, which also showcases the unique kelp that is found on Cape Town beaches. Check out what sea life looks like under a microscope, and explore the Indian Ocean. View mesmerising exhibits that features the dazzling colours of its fish, translucent jellies, shy octopuses and Knysna seahorses. Make a point to check out the new I&J Exhibit, a 10-meter long tunnel that gives a peek at a variety of subtropical species. The Two Oceans Aquarium is home to a few species that aren’t found at any other aquarium in the world. Among these are the strange, serpentine hagfish. An eel-like fish, it can produce as much as five litres of slime when it’s scared.It’s an ancient fish that doesn’t have eyes...
Firstly I would like to thank John for his great customer service as well as Archie . Thank you for the refund I appreciated it and also I would use your service in the near future . Keeep up the great work .
8. Cape Town: Coastal Catamaran Cruise
Enjoy a one-hour scenic coastal cruise aboard a luxury power catamaran. The vessel will take you from the historic V&A Waterfront area on an adventure out to sea. Throughout the cruise, you'll travel along the Atlantic coastline to the Green Point Lighthouse before then traveling back to the harbor. With spectacular mountain and city views, the cruise provides perfect ocean views over many of Cape Town’s splendors. Your one-hour cruise operates daily, with regular departures from Quay 5. With a cash bar on board for refreshments as well as great service, this is a trip not to be missed.
Excellent adventure! The bar is fully stocked, the hosts are attentive, and the music was a nice touch. It also wasn’t overly crowded. I would definitely recommend.
9. Table Mountain Cable Car Ticket & Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Combo
Discover Cape Town at your own pace with a combined 1-day, Classic ticket for the open-top sightseeing bus and Table Mountain Aerial Cableway. Get access to all 4 routes of the hop-on hop-off bus and benefit from a stop at the cableway station to ascend to the top of the mountain for spectacular views of the city and Atlantic Seaboard. Listen to a commentary in 15 languages aboard the bus to learn more about the must-see attractions and decide where to jump off. The ticket is valid for 14 days from first use so that you don't have to ride the bus and cableway on the same day.
The activity is convenient in that you can hop onto the bus at any point and time at the allocated stop.
10. St Lucia: Hippo and Crocodile Cruise on a 15-Seat Vessel
Witness hippos, Nile crocodiles, and hundreds of bird species onboard a cruise departing from St Lucia. This two-hour safari gets you up close to the residents of the estuary. Discover St Lucia iSimangaliso Wetland Park, one of the largest Estuarine systems in Africa. Travel aboard an exclusive 15-seater vessel with experienced and knowledgable skippers and rangers onboard. They will be happy to answer any questions you may have and furnish you with some incredible facts and information on the area.
The pilot / guide was very knowledgeable and obviously passionate about wildlife and the Isimangaliso Park. Not only did he tell us about the hippos and crocs, but we stopped to look at beautiful birds and trees too
Framed by the dramatic Table Mountain and the Atlantic, Cape Town is often considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world. A great way to orient oneself to this bustling city is to start with a bus tour which visits such sites as Table Mountain and Camps Bay. The adventurous can't miss the opportunity to cage dive with great white sharks. Those looking for a calmer experience will enjoy the numerous Wineland and Garden Route tours out of Cape Town.
Johannesburg, the largest city in South Africa, is the starting point for a number of mult-day tours visiting such destinations as Kruger National Park and Port Elizabeth. These tours provide the opportunity to see South Africa's most dramatic wildlife on safari. Visitors to Johannesburg can learn about the country's tumultuous history through tours to the Apartheid Museum and the Nelson Mandela Museum.
With its numerous beaches, Durban is a popular tourist destination. While in Durban, a visit to the nearby Drakensberg Mountains and a day spent at a Zulu kraal cannot be missed.
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