Top destinations in South Africa: As the only park under a formal conservation effort in KwaZulu Natal where you can see the Big Five – lions, elephants, leopards, buffalo and rhinoceros – the Hluhluwe-Umfolozi Game Reserve offers visitors wildlife viewing opportunities second to none. Wildlife enthusiasts may enjoy the vast expanses of native plants and native animals during guided walks, self-guided drives, or opt for a thrilling viewing experience by boat along the Hluhluwe dam.
!Khwa ttu is a San Education and Culture Centre, providing an amazing learning experience on the first indigenous people of Southern Africa and their descendants. Learn about San history and their complex ‘click’ language, together with their tracking and rock art painting skills. The Centre also offers an in-depth photographic exhibition which helps visitors understand the issues facing the San people today, including the dispossession of land and natural resources. Enjoy the local wildlife and plentiful plant species too – a wonderful day out for anyone interested in South Africa and its original people. The tours last approximately two to three hours.
Beautiful Blyde River Canyon Nature Reserve (also called Motlatse River Canyon) is a favorite stop on the drive between Johannesburg and Kruger National Park. The park is home to Africa’s second largest canyon as well as a rich diversity of wildlife and plants. Lush subtropical foliage, waterfalls, glistening rivers, and lichen-covered rock formations create a striking canvas of color and texture. Game viewing can be particularly rewarding with all the common species of South African primates and many hippos and crocodiles. The best way to explore this spectacular park is via the scenic driving routes or by hiking the extensive trails. Panoramic viewpoints include Three Rondavels and the aptly named God’s Window. Boat trips and whitewater rafting are also available on the rivers.
Does your bucket list include an up-close and personal encounter with a Great White Shark? Then it is time to book that flight to Cape Town in South Africa and make your shark diving dream a reality! The shark dive takes place near the fishing town of Gansbaai, just a short 2-hour drive from Cape Town. Yet another reason to make it the perfect one-day activity to add to your South African holiday experience. From our crew house in Kleinbaai, just 10 minutes from Gansbaai, we aim to take adrenaline junkies and nature enthusiasts on the best possible shark cage diving experience in South Africa. Gansbaai is known as the safest place in the world from where you can view great white sharks underwater -all year round! Read a few extra details on Shark Cage Diving.
Between 1908 and 1909 Satyagraha House was the South African base of Mahatma Gandhi. Built and designed by Ghandi’s friend Hermann Kallenbach, it was fashioned and named The Kraal, with its two rondavel-style rooms. Satyagraha is the tenet of passive resistance, the stance upon which Ghandi developed his successful struggle for India’s independence from the British Empire. The house, situated in Orchards, Johannesburg, has been restored and provides the option to appreciate its tranquillity either through a day visit (free) or an overnight stay in one of its seven rooms. Prices vary from R3,000 for a comfort room to R10,000 for the family cottage.