South Africa, the most advanced country in Africa, is home to remarkable sites you should visit. Some of these are listed below:
Apartheid South Africa may have ended with the release of Nelson Mandela from prison, but it left behind its marks for the next generation to see and learn. For 18 years, Nelson Mandela served time here, confined in a small cell. Also imprisoned in the island were other political prisoners and common trouble-makers.
Visit this island to learn first hand the details of the haunting cruelty, atrocities and lack of humanity that defined apartheid system. The tour guides themselves are former prisoners of that place, so they speak from their memories, vividly bringing out the prison situation back then. The location is well maintained, quiet and surreal. There is a museum with informative multimedia exhibits to enrich your knowledge about Apartheid South Africa.
Cage Dive with Great White Sharks
You can also visit Cape Town or Duban for a shark experience. You are submerged into the deep ocean for an upfront view of sharks. You have nothing to fear, for you are safely enclosed into a thick iron cage. It is fun to dive deep down there and see sharks in their natural habitat. Many tourists come to have this experience, especially from April to October. Although it is safe, this is not the kind of sport you may want to try after watching horrible shark movies like “Jaws” or “40 Metres Under”. If you lack the courage for this dare-devil thrill, you can watch it from the boat. In fact, watching from the boat gives a more unobstructed view, only you will miss the exhilarating feeling of being in the water with the sharks, even with your adrenaline running high.
The tour guides are friendly. The shark themselves do not seem to be looking for an opportunity to attack.
Kruger National Park
This is not just one of the most safari parks in the world; it is also one of the oldest in South Africa. It is home to the Big Five: rhino, elephant, lion, buffalo, and leopard. It also has a wide variety of wild species, which suddenly appear from nowhere as you take your tour. Tourists can drive through Kruger on the sealed network of roads, or organize a walking trip with a guide whose expertise will add to the experience.
Alternatively, you can float in a hot air balloon for a bird’s eye view of the vast grasslands, rivers, forests and the beautiful animals. But if you are airborne, you won’t be able to see well the archaeological sites and the stunning and unforgettable ancient paintings on rocks by the bushman.
There are comfortable lodges within the park offering great dishes. Start your tour early to have complete fun. Bring with you water and some snacks.
This fantastic Eden is in a coastline area teeming with exquisite beaches that adventure-seekers will love to see. There are lagoons and restaurants serving fresh seafood. You can rent a car to drive through this beautiful landscape or just take a slow-paced hike through the long stretch. Begin your tour at Mossel Bay where you can enjoy swimming, kayaking or sailing. You can also visit Seal Island nearby to ride horses. If you love golf, you can move to the City of George, which is tucked away from the shore. At George, you can visit various museums, apart from playing golf. From George, you can visit Knysna, which is the heart of the Garden Route, according to many. If you are looking for family-friendly beaches, penetrate deep to Plettenberg Bay before winding up at Tsitsikamma National Park for a nature study.
There are still racial tensions in South Africa so you will do for yourself a great favor if you watch your words to avoid possible misunderstandings. Enjoy your moments.