South Africa – the breathtaking landscapes, vibrant cities, friendly people, beautiful accommodations and amazing food around every corner, there are literally endless things to do in South Africa.
- Bloukrans Bridge Bunny:
Nothing will quite get the heart racing like getting some smiling strangers to wrap a bungee cord around your feet, lead you to the edge of a 216-meter-high bridge and the count down for you to jump!! This used to be the highest bungee jump in the world, until it was overtaken by a skyscraper in Macau. It still holds the record for being the highest bridge bungee in the world and as you walk along the caged bridge to the jump spot, your heart will be in your mouth
- Table Mountain National Park
This 77.5-sq-km section of Table Mountain National Park includes awesome scenery, fantastic walks, great birdwatching and often-deserted beaches. The reserve is commonly referred to as Cape Point, after its most dramatic (but less famous) promontory. Bookings are required for the two-day Cape of Good Hope Trail, a spectacular 33.8km circular route with one night spent in a basic hut
- Blyde River Canyon
Here at the mouth of the Blyde River Canyon, the two rivers formed swirling eddies of water. Over time, this formed huge cylindrical potholes in the sandstone bedrock. The effect, seen from the crags above, is now a fascinating network of tunnels and tubes and interconnected whirling pools. The different soil levels in each hole give them each a unique colour and makes for a striking and colourful landscape. The formations get their name from a prospector, John Bourke, who was one of the first to proclaim that the region had gold deposits and who staked a claim nearby. Despite the name of the potholes, he never found a single ounce of gold there — though luckier prospectors would later find rich amounts of gold in the area. Even if he walked away empty-handed, his name lives on in the stunning scenery.
- Bo Kaap
The descendants of these Muslim-majority slaves were segregated under the 1950 apartheid law into Bo Kaap, a neighbourhood designated as “Cape Muslims only.” These Muslim communities, in part for the celebrations of Eid, painted their segregated neighbourhood with a riot of bright colours, qualifying it as one of the most colourful parts of the world.
- Adam’s Calendar
Known to only a select few and accessible solely by rough dirt roads past the wild horses of Kaapschehoop, the megalithic stone calendar is dubbed Adam’s Calendar. With the shape of a circle and a diameter of 100 feet, it is nicknamed the “Birthplace of the Sun” and dubbed “Africa’s Stonehenge.” As with many similar stone monuments, it loosely aligns with the celestial world.