South Africa is one of those must-see destinations that almost all adventurers have in their travel books. The fact that 1.5 million South African jobs are supported by tourism alone (directly or indirectly) says a lot about this country’s popularity.
The southernmost country of Africa has a lot to offer to true explorers in need of new and thrilling experiences. The country’s climate, animal kingdom, history, and nature are guaranteed to blow you away.
If you have decided that South Africa is going to be your next destination, there are some organized tours that you simply cannot afford to miss.
So, is your backpack ready?
Discover now the best South Africa tours this year.
Garden Route, Cape Point, Winelands and Safari Tour
If you want to discover the wildlife of South Africa, explore its nature and taste its beautiful wines, this tour may be the right one for you.
The tour will take you to Addo Elephant National Park, Oudtshoorn, Jeffrey’s Bay, Cape Agulhas, and Tsitsikamma National Park.
Besides the previously mentioned places, the tour also takes you on Route 62 where you will be able to try some of South Africa’s best wines. The tour package also offers interesting optional activities, such as whale watching in Hermanus.
This tour usually lasts around 8 days, depending on the agency’s offer.
The more you know: Garden Route is actually one of the most popular routes in South Africa among travelers and tourists. It covers around 200km of South Africa’s southern coast. Some of its key attractions include the Old Slave Tree in George which was planted in 1811 and the Dagbreek Museum that was built in 1845.
Western Cape Big 5 Safari and Route 62 Tour
Our second tour is made for true animal and nature lovers. You will be starting your trip from the beautiful Cape Town and go on an overnight safari adventure.
You will be allowed to interact with South Africa’s wildlife in the company of an experienced tour guide.
The tour includes riding on a 4×4 vehicle and visiting private game reserves.
Finally, this tour also allows you to taste some of the local delicacies.
The more you know: Cape Town, which is your starting point on this tour, is famous for jazz music. If you decide to go to some of Cape Town’s restaurants or bars, you will most likely be able to hear African-influenced jazz as well as traditional blues. Cape Town holds an international jazz festival every year. Look up the dates and plan accordingly if you plan on checking out the festival.
Robben Island and Cape of Good Hope Tour
If you like taking things slow and not rushing through your day, this tour could be the right one for you. It allows private tours for you and a group of your choosing.
The more you know: Robben Island represents an important place for Africa’s culture. The 5.1sqkm island has been used as a prison, post office, and mental hospital. The name “Robben” means “seal” in Dutch.
Kayak and Lilo Adventure Tour
The Kayak and Lilo Tour at the Storms River is designed for all travelers who love to mix adrenaline with adventures.
The experienced guide will help you experience the famous Storms River to the fullest and also learn about some of its hidden gems.
Your travel group will go deep into the Tsitsikamma National Park and explore the caves, pools and ancient forests.
The kayak that you will be using for this tour is designed for beginners. Later in the tour, you will switch to a lilo, which is a small boat made for tight and narrow places that not even kayaks can reach.
The more you know: The Bloukrans Bridge located in the area of Storms River offers the highest bungee jump in the world.
The Final Verdict
Exploring South Africa’s beauty is an excellent choice for any traveler. Since there is so much to see, the best South Africa tours above are only a sample of what’s possible in South Africa.
Here comes the fun part. Take your time, plan ahead, and decide what your South Africa adventure is going to look like.
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