5 Amazing Experiences you can have in South Africa

Posted by Binny Shah-Patel     Posted on 20/02/2020
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  • There are many different sides to the rainbow nation and there are so many different experiences you can have in this eclectic country, ranging from wilderness adventures to cosmopolitan thrills.

    Here are five of our favourites:

     A Safari in Kruger National Park

    A safari in Kruger National Park is an unmissable experience as its rich in birdlife and lots of game. Go in search of elephants, giraffes and wildebeest with a specialist local guide, and try to spot prowling lions and the elusive leopard. At the end of each adventure-packed day, relax by a camp fire under the starry African sky, while listening to the sounds of the night. Sounds divine right?

    Wine Tasting

    Winelands, South Africa


    South Africa produces some excellent wines! Choose to go to either Franschhoek or Stellenbosch and sample some stunning award-winning wines. We recommend the chardonnay in Stellenbosch!

     Whale Watching

    Whale watching, South Africa

    Photo by NOAA on Unsplash

    Head to Hermanus and Walker Bay where southern right whales congregate. It’s such a treat to see them in their natural habitat. The best time for whale watching is from June to November. Peak calving season is July and August.

    Meet the Penguins in Cape Town

    Penguins in Cape Town

    Photo by Isabella Jusková on Unsplash

    Base yourself in Cape Town and visit Cape Point and its wonderful colony of African penguins! The beautiful Boulders Beach is one of Cape Town’s most visited beaches and the only place in the world where you get close to African Penguins.

    Luxury rail expedition on The Blue Train

    The Blue Train, South Africa

    The Blue Train

    Board the Blue Train for a luxurious overnight journey, enjoying first-class service and gourmet dining as you speed through the landscapes of central South Africa. It travels an approximately 1,600-kilometre (990 mile) journey between Pretoria and Cape Town and is one of the most luxurious train journeys in the world.


    Key Facts about South Africa

    Size: 1,220,813 sq km

    Population: 58,775,022

    Languages: English, Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa, Southern Sotho, Tswana, Venda, Northern Sotho, Tsonga, Swati, Ndebele

    Currency: South African Rand (SAR)

    Time Zone: South Africa Standard Time (GMT+2)

    Voltage: 230V 50Hz, adaptor needed

    Visa: No visas for 90 days from UK, US and some EU countries


    Inspired to visit South Africa for a unique experience? Find out more: https://www.somak.com/south_africa

    Call us on 020 8423 3000 or complete an enquiry form to receive a quotation from our booking experts.

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