There is no doubt about it: South Africa has it all. From diverse marine life and impressive safaris and caves to stunning landscapes, there are a lot of grounds (and waters) to cover in this beautiful African country. It is no wonder then that South Africa group tours (or even Cape Town group tours) are quickly becoming a favorite among adventurers and tourists.
Whether you are on a Cape Town photography adventure or on a quest to see wildlife, you will not run out of things to do and places to see in South Africa. Of course, safaris are a favorite activity when visiting this country. This activity is iconic and a must. Here, you will get to see up close the African elephant, lion, leopard, rhinoceros, Cape buffalo, and many more.
But what should you do after you participate in a safari or two? Below is a list of the other things you ought to do while in South Africa.
South Africa Highlights and Features
1. Meet live prehistoric birds
It seems unlikely that an Arctic species would thrive in South Africa, but that is exactly the case for Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, where thousands of rare mainland penguins reside. The gorgeous beach is home to over 2,000 endangered African penguins who are known as “Jackass penguins” because of their annoying voice. The penguins roam freely on the public beach, so you can mingle or even swim with them if you wish. For those who prefer to look at them from a distance, several boardwalks surround Boulders Beach.
2. Dive with sharks
This next activity is not for the faint of heart. Several breeds of sharks call South Africa their home. That is why it is no surprise that a number of South Africa travel destinations offer tourists the chance to get up close with these often-feared creatures. Of course, you will not be freely swimming in the open water. Instead, you will plunge into the water inside a protective cage. So you get to enjoy the thrill of having sharks swim around you without risking your safety.
3. Photograph Johannesburg from above
One of the best ways to see South Africa is from above. There you get to fully appreciate its unique geography. While you can take a helicopter ride, a more economical way to do this is on top of one of the tallest buildings in Africa. Found on the 50th floor of Johannesburg’s Carlton Centre, the Top of Africa deck lets visitors take in the unique landscape of the city. While there, you can take stunning photographs of Johannesburg’s one-of-a-kind features, such as its urban forest, said to be the largest in the world with over a million trees.
4. Explore Cape Town
Of course, no visit to South Africa is ever complete without setting foot in Cape Town. Cape Town group tours offer you the best opportunity to explore and get to know this port city. First, get a better perspective of the city by either taking a cable car or hiking to Table Mountain. Then, enjoy the sun and the sand in one (or two) of the cities glamorous beaches located along the Atlantic Seaboard. Lastly, cap off your adventure with a visit to a vineyard and try out the Cape’s wines.
The things above are just some of the many things you will experience on South Africa group tours. What are you waiting for?