Top 8 Things To Do in South Africa And Where To Stay There?

Top 8 Things To Do in South Africa And Where To Stay There?

South Africa has quickly become one of the hottest tourist destinations in the world. It offers something for everyone, including a bustling nightlife, numerous outdoor activities, impeccable shopping and world famous safaris.

Here are some of the most popular tourist attractions in all of South Africa.


Most people cannot think of South Africa without thinking of going on a safari. In fact, many people plan their entire vacation around a safari. Kulula flights can get you to your favorite safari destination, but Kruger National Park is one of the most known safari parks in all of South Africa. Not only is it the oldest park in the country, it is also the largest. They offer your typical safari as well as night time, horseback and walking safaris.

Safari Hotels

There are many options of where to stay when visiting Kroger National Park. There are camping and tenting options as well as indoor lodging that ranges all the way up to five-star resort status. The Hoyo-Hoyo Safari Lodge, Honeyguide Khoka Moya and Mantobeni Camps and the Lukimbi Safari Lodge are the three most popular and sought-after indoor sleeping choices at Kroger National Park.

Top 8 Things To Do in South Africa And Where To Stay There?

Cango Caves

The Cango Caves are the oldest tourist attraction in all of South Africa. They offer a standard tour, and if you are feeling a bit more adventurous, an adventure tour. The caves are absolutely breathtaking to look at and will be a memory for a lifetime once you have visited. The caves are made up of over 2.5 miles of extensive tunnels and chambers. Taking a tour will allow you to see the limestone formations that make the caves, as well as naturally formed halls, cracks, and crevices.

Ostrich Farms

While still in Cango, the same place the Cango Caves are, you can visit the Cango Ostrich farm. Not only can you learn about the largest bird on earth, but you can feed them, have photos taken with them and even get a massage from an ostrich. You read that right, an ostrich can give you a massage.

Dive with Great White Sharks

You have seen people on tv do cage diving and you have probably thought that they were insane. While that may be the case, cage diving with sharks is one of the most desired tourist attractions in South Africa. There are very few places that allow you to dive with sharks and some of the best can be found in South Africa. There are no real requirements to complete a dive, all one really needs is a whole lot of courage.

Live it up in Cape Town

Cape Town has become one of the most desired cities to visit in the world. There is so much to offer that taking time to just explore the city is a must. The city offers just about everything, from world-class shopping, any type of food you could imagine and local artisans offering their handmade items. Exploring the city is a truly fascinating time, and one would be remiss to not devote some unplanned time to simply walk the streets and take in all it has to offer.


I know it sounds crazy, but South Africa is a golf Mecca. Not only is it cheap to golf there, but some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world can be found in South Africa. Many of the courses found there were designed by championship golfers. Just about every course also offers an amazing spa, so make a day of it and relax once your golf outing is complete.


This is another activity that many people do not associate South Africa with, but the truth is some of the world’s best surfing can be found here. From beginners to pros, there are more than 1,600 miles of fantastic coastline to catch a wave or two during your stay.

Take a Hike

South Africa has some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. There are hiking trails around every corner that can give to die for views of the coast, mountaintop views, hikes through the history of South Africa and everything in between. Many of these hikes are very popular and are mapped out, but there are some off the beaten path trails that are not meant for the beginner hiker. Regardless of the trail you take, make sure to bring your camera because any hike you take will come with scenery that you do not want to miss.

Everywhere in South Africa offers camping and outdoor sleeping arrangements. Pop a tent as you finish off a hike or sleep among the beauty that South Africa has to offer.

If you are looking for an indoor sleeping option, there are many to choose from. Worldwide chains, such as the Hilton, offer hotels throughout South Africa if you are looking for a familiar name when choosing arrangements. The top cities in South Africa all offer hundreds of hotels, at every price range, to choose from. Spend time researching where to stay, as each hotel offers different amenities. There are lower priced hotels in every city all the way up to 5-star resort hotels. It really comes down to how much you want to spend and how close to your attractions you want to be.

South Africa is an amazingly beautiful place to visit. It offers so many things that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Allow yourself plenty of time when visiting to take in all the sites it has to offer. This place is truly magical and a vacation here will never be forgotten.

This is a contribution from one of our contributing writers.


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