Other Activities in South Africa

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If you've explored the options of game viewing, beaches and scenic drives, South Africa has plenty more other activities to offer.


South Africa is a birders paradise with viewing opportunities right through the country - from the arid Karoo to northern Kwazulu Natal - one of the best spots in the world.

Mkuze Game Reserve - Mkuzi - Kwazulu Natal
Pafuri Region of Kruger Park - Limpopo
Barberspan Nature Reserve - Delareyville - North West
Seekoeivlei Nature Reserve - Memel - Free State
Waterberg - Limpopo.

Viewing Whales

Each year Southern Right Whales migrate into the coastal waters of Southern Africa to calve and nurse their young with unsurpassed whale watching opportunities between June and November.

Cape Whale Route

Playing Golf

The excellent climate, large number and variety of golf courses offers plenty of golfing opportunities.

Sun City Resort - Pilanesberg - North West
Courses in Cape Town
Kwazulu Natal South Coast Golf Courses
Skukuza Golf Course - Kruger Park
Stellenbosch Golf Course - Western Cape

Visit Arts & Crafts Markets

Markets, rambles and various routes around all the main cities will expose you to the variety of African and other crafts that can be purchased at excellent prices.

V&A Waterfront - Cape Town
Midlands Meander - Howick - KwaZulu Natal
Brightwater Commons- Randburg - Johannesburg

Visit Botanical Gardens

A large number of botanical gardens will expose you to our indigenous trees, proteas, orchids and other vegetation varieties.

Free State National Botanical Garden - Bloemfontein
Johannesburg Botanical Gardens
Karoo National Botanical Garden - Worcester - Western Cape
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden - Cape Town
Namaqua National Park - Kammieskroon - Northern Cape

Visit the Drakensberg

The word Drakensberg literally means dragon mountains. The uKhahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site is one of only 23 such sites worldwide to be recognised for its natural as well as its cultural value comparable with Machu Picchu in Peru or Ayers Rock in Australia.

Didima - Central Drakensberg

Take a Train Journey

South Africa offers the visitor unique train safaris through some of the most spectacular scenery in Africa.

The Blue Train

Go Hiking

A great variety of trails - short walks to 5-day trails - in nature reserves and in some national parks offer the visitor the opportunity to escape to nature.

Popular are the nature reserves in the Western Cape, Limpopo, Free State and KwaZulu Natal.

Klipspringer Hiking Trail - Augrabies Falls - Northern Cape
Mountain Zebra Trail - Cradock - Eastern Cape
Trails on Table Mountain National Park - Cape Town - Western Cape.

Related Links
* Game Reserves & Game Lodges in South Africa
* Southern Africa Safaris & Tours

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