Located on the southern end of the African continent, South Africa is a country with some diversity. It has wildlife, desert, mountains, some great scenery and a long coastline that stretches along the Indian Ocean and South Atlantic Ocean. The people of South Africa are also very welcoming, upbeat and humorous.
Top Fun and Free Things to do in South Africa
South Africa is a place full of fun and adventure. With so many national parks and reserves, the country has a lot to offer and it is very difficult for a person to see it all in just one visit. But here is a list of top most fun things to do in South Africa.
Go To Beach
South Africa has around 3000 km of coastline for all the beach lovers. You can enjoy a perfect sunbath at any of the beaches in the country. Boulders Beach in False Bay is home to Penguins, with around 3000 African penguins. Swimming with these penguins is a real pleasure. Walkways are built around the bank so that you can easily get a close up of the whole penguin colony while they are breeding, eating, swimming or just walking around. There are many other beaches where surfers can enjoy surfing. A chain of point and bays, which are essentials for surfing, define the coastline of the country. Also the swell in the water and direction of the wind in several parts of the country is also such that it makes them perfect for surfing.
Go For Safari
When visiting South Africa the big five Safari is a must for all the wildlife lovers. The big 5 include lion, rhino, elephants, buffalo and leopards. For the big five safari experience you can go to any province in South Africa but the Kruger National Park in Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces are best known for big five safari. These Big Five animals are found in abundance in these parks and you can see them either by self driving or guided drives. Accommodations are also available in these parks and in the private lodges built in the neighboring areas of the parks.
Ride an Ostrich
When you are in South Africa, riding an ostrich is a must. At the Cango Ostrich Farm you can learn how Ostriches are kept and raised. To get personal and close to the largest bird of the world you must visit the farm. To ride an Ostrich you have to have the skills and should have weight less than 65 kilos. Amateurs are welcome for a ride in Oudtshoorn in Karoo where they can master the skill of riding an Ostrich.
Dive with White Shark
Cage diving with white shark is a new adventure sport and also very famous in South Africa. For cage diving you do not need any skill or technique, you don’t even need to know how to swim so anyone can cage dive. There are many places that offer this sport but most of them are found around an area called ‘Shark alley’ in Gansbaai, which is just 2 hours drive from Cape Town.