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10 Incredible things to do in South Africa

South Africa is one of the world’s premier travel destinations. Travellers seek out South Africa for a mix of adventure, nature and attractions. Here’s a list of things you should do when you visit this vibrant country.

1. Blyde River Canyon:

Blyde River Canyon is one of the largest canyons on Earth, and the largest ‘Green’ canyon due to its lush subtropical foliage. It has some of the deepest cliffs on the planet. The Canyon experience involves clambering, scrambling and leaping your way down the river.

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2. Bungee Jumping from Bloukrans Bridge:

Bloukrans Bridge Bungee is the world’s highest commercial bungee bridge at 216 metres (709 ft) above the Bloukrans River. It is the best bungee jumping point in Africa and will prove to be the ultimate adventure activity ever. Adrenaline junkies, get ready for an out-of-this-world experience.

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3. Speed Testing at Hakskeen pan:

After rigorous search across the globe, Hakskeen pan in South Africa was found to be the Speed Test Capital of the world – the perfect desert to test the fastest car on Earth. Spanning 19km in length and 5 km wide, this hard and flat place offers drive without a jostle. Drive here without worries of traffic, bumps and stop lights. Take your car for a spin here and see if it’s the fastest one out there!

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4. White Shark Diving:

Watching the greatest and one of the the oldest animal species is a unique and enthralling experience. Get closer and watch the majestic creatures in action, in their own natural habitat.

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5. Explore the Cango Caves:

Cango caves comprises a beautiful underground world of captivating visuals of rock formations with chambers and passageways that lie in a Precambrian limestone ridge. Go on an adventure tour and wriggle through the narrow tunnels to explore the intricate cave to its full depth. Who’s game to explore the unknown?

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6. Hermanus Whale Watching:

Hermanus is regarded the best land-based whale watching location in the world. There can be no better way to watch these gentle giants in their natural environment. The boat trips offer an up close encounter with the whales making it a breathtaking experience. Nature at its best!

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7. Ostrich Riding:

It is just a great attraction to be found here. These dynamic, feathered creatures can be found in large numbers in a town and farming area known as Oudtshoorn. If you ever want to take a ride on these peculiar birds,  Oudtshoorn is the place to go. Who wouldn’t want to take one?

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8. Safari in Kruger National Park:

Kruger National Park is one of Africa’s largest game reserves. The high density of animals here includes the Big 5: Lions, Leopards, Rhinos, Elephants and Buffaloes. Go on a safari here to explore one of the largest conservation areas and have the best wildlife experience ever. Kruger National Park also offers luxury safari to make it one of the best things to do while in Africa.

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9. Garden Route:

The scenic route which extends from Mossel Bay to Storms River Mouth is an area comprising beach and thick forests. It offers a range of spectacular things to do from whale watching to surfing. The sprawling wetlands and white-sand beaches with picturesque towns make it one of the finest places to be.

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10. Harties Cableway trip:

The Hartbeespoort Dam Aerial Cableway offers visitors an exhilarating trip on the longest mono-cableway in Africa. The cableway offers visitors 360-degree views of the Magaliesberg, Hartbeespoort Dam, and the surrounding areas from a prime elevated position. No trip to Africa is complete without riding one of these cableways.

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