TOP 9 THINGS TO DO IN SOUTH AFRICA OVER A WEEKEND
- Visit the Muizenberg Beach
- Visit the Cape of Good Hope
- Horse ride through the South African Landscape
- Wine Tasting
- Jump off from the Bloukrans Bridge (Bungee Jump)
- Interact with the Locals
- Hike through the Table Mountain
- Explore the Garden Route
- Participate in a Yoga Class on Clifton Beach
South Africa is one of the most visited countries in Africa. The country has remained a popular destination amongst tourists because of the beauty and many tourist attractions the country offers. From the country’s wildlife down to its beautiful landscape, exotic wine vineyards and rich cultural and historical background, South Africa is one country you should visit on your next weekend getaway.
In this piece, we’ll be highlighting the top 9 things you should do if you visit South Africa for a weekend getaway or vacation.
Visit the Muizenberg Beach
If you love a sun-warmed skin and the feeling of inhaling fresh sea breeze, then the Muizenberg Beach is perfect for you. The beach offers you all you need to have an enjoyable and relaxing weekend while in South Africa. With it is beautiful, Instagram ready and flamboyantly painted wooden houses, this beach offers you the right background to take snapshots that’ll make a mark on your gallery. The beach is accessible from Cape Town and is located within a 45 minutes drive from the center of the town. The famous Boulders Beach is close to the beach, so you can visit catch a glimpse of the penguins on your way to or from the beach.
Visit the Cape of Good Hope
This is a rocky headland on the Atlantic coast of the Cape Peninsula in the country. It is strategically located at the far south end of Africa where the Atlantic and Indian oceans meet. Some people call it the tail of Africa. The best time to visit the Cape of Good Hope is in the early morning, which is when you will enjoy the beauty of the scenery. You can explore the environment and watch the sunrise in the distance. However, you should be on the alert, so baboons won’t steal your belongings.
Horse ride through the South African Landscape
There are few things as pleasurable as riding a horse across the beautiful South African wild landscape. You get to feel the heartbeat of nature, and you are brought in close contact with Zebras and other herbivores roaming in their natural habitat. This is one experience you shouldn’t miss when you visit South Africa.
The South African wine industry is one of the strongest in Africa and has made marks in the global wine industry. There are certain regions in the country dedicated to wine production. Some of these regions include Stellenbosh, Paarl, Wellington and Franschhoek. You can travel through the region and have a taste of their incredible collection of wine flavors ranging from grape varietal to the pinotage. Do this, and you will be glad you did.
Jump off from the Bloukrans Bridge (Bungee Jump)
The Bloukrans Bridge is the highest commercial bungee bridge in the world, standing more than 200 meters above the valley. It’s a scary, but memorable adventure jumping off the bridge and feeling the quick rush of air pass you as you speed your way down to the valley below. Don’t worry; there are safety measures put in place for your safety. If you love challenging adventures, then you should visit this bridge.
Interact with the Locals
South Africa is a country with diverse ethnicities and cultures. This offers you the opportunity to meet people from different cultures and backgrounds when you visit the country. Interacting with the locals isn’t a bad idea; it’ll make you appreciate the country and its diversity more. You can spend your weekend or vacation meeting new people, learning new languages and making new friends.
Hike through the Table Mountain
If you’re new to hiking, this may be an excellent opportunity to experience it in one of the safest and easiest mountains to hike – the Table Mountain. The mountain stands tall, overlooking Cape Town and giving you a beautiful view of the city.
Though there are cable cars to take you right up to the top of the mountain, hiking your way to the top is an experience you will be glad you had. All you need to do is equip yourselves with the right equipment and hiking gears and get a guide to help you find your path to the top. The magnificent view from the top is worth the stress.
Explore the Garden Route
The Garden Route is a long stretch of coastline extending up to 300km on South Africa’s southern bay, from Port Elizabeth down to the Mossel Bay. A walk through this coastline and you will have great views of natural lakes, deep green forests and fascinating beaches. If you’re a lover of beach activities like surfing, boat riding, etc., then you’re in for a great treat.
Participate in a Yoga Class on Clifton Beach
If you are a yoga lover, then you need to get down to Clifton Beach for a pleasant yoga experience. There is no better place to experience the wonders of yoga than sitting on white sands of the beach and immersing yourself into the refreshing atmosphere of the seas shore. The yoga classes at this beach take place on Sunday evenings in November down to the end of summer.
Get your traveling bag, book your flight with a reputable travel agency and be on the next flight to experience the wonders of South Africa. If a weekend is not enough to have fun to the fullest, you might make it a vacation you’ll reminisce for years to come. When you are ready you can book your next flight to Cape Town South Africa.