Trekking in South Africa is nothing short of a blissful experience. With the amazing variety of natural beauty on display you won’t be short of fascinating things to discover.
And here are ten of our favourite experiences that you have to check out on your next trekking excursion around this beautiful country.
This spectacular mountain range is by far the grandest in the whole of South Africa and no trek would be complete without at least a brief excursion here. Whether you decide to attempt to reach the 3000 metre altitudes of Cathedral Peak is your choice!
While on your back from exploring the delights of the Drakensberg, find time to check out the spectacular Tugela Falls nearby. The world’s second largest waterfall is a breath-taking sight, but the majesty of the surrounding countryside with its exotic flora is almost worth a trip in itself!
Muizenberg Surfing Town
One of the most famous and friendliest surfing spots in South Africa, if not the world, has to be Muizenberg. The beaches here enjoy a year round swell which is perfect for inexperienced and experienced surfers alike.
Table Mountain National Park
Nearby is the spectacular Table Mountain National Park. This prominent landmark attracts a huge range of visitors every year, not only for its iconic natural landscape, but also for the incredible Table Mountain aerial cableway!
Sun City Theme Park
And for slightly different kind of entertainment there’s the famous Sun City theme park. Located in the North West province, it offers an incredible range of attractions such as a world-famous golf course, a water park and even one of the biggest casinos in Africa!
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Whilst trekking around South Africa, it’s essential to find out a little more about the heritage of this spectacular country with a trip to a traditional Xhosa village where you can learn about traditional Xhosa arts, crafts and culture.
Kruger National Park
No trip to South Africa is complete without a safari experience. And the best of the bunch has to be Kruger National Park that not only features an amazing amount of wildlife such as lions and elephants, but it has some seriously luxurious accommodation too!
Surely one of South Africa’s natural wonders, the Cango Caves are close to Oudtshoorn and there are some great guided tours of the spectacular underground limestone formations.
Blyde River Canyon
One of the most picturesque areas in South Africa to trek around must be the Blyde River Canyon. Not only is it one of the largest canyons on Earth, but it must be one of the greenest too with luxurious flora and fauna, as well as more than a few baboons!
And last but not least is the perfectly named Big Hole. This diamond mine is reputedly the largest hole to be excavated by hand, and it also hosts dramatic scenery and a fascinating mining museum.