Playing Golf at a Top Resort
South Africa has some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world and and a round of golf is very affordable. Where else in the world would have to stop for ostriches crossing the greens? If your wife is not a golfer, there are plenty of resorts that have excellent spas that will more than make up for your round of golf.
Try some of South Africa’s finest wines
Take one of the many famous South African wine routes and stop at all of your favourite winemaker’s farms along the way. Enjoy lunch on a terrace overlooking some amazing vineyards and sipping on some of South Africa’s premium wines from the Western Cape.
Ride the Cable Car
Table Mountain is a magnificent, flat-topped mountain covered in unique plants that serves as Cape Town’s beautiful backdrop. Climb or take the Cableway to the top of Table Mountain, from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the city and the Ocean.
The Garden Route
Visitors to the Western Cape really considered doing Garden Route. Your journey should consist of visiting the Cango Caves in Oudtshoorn, visit an ostrich farm (and even have a go at riding one, see below) or explore the Tsitsikamma National Park. There is a wide range of adventurous activities to do along the Garden Route.
Ride an Ostrich
Riding an ostrich takes a lot of skill but beginners are welcome to try their luck in Oudtshoorn. Ostrich farms in South Africa are a very popular and there are almost hundreds of them. Oudtshoorn is the place to master riding these bulky but bizarrely attractive birds.
Shark Cage Diving with Great Whites
Hop in one the water at Gansbaai and come face to face with wild Great White Sharks. The sharks are attracted to the area due to the large population of seals found on Seal Island. A boat will take you to the area a bit further around the coastline named “Shark Alley” before you suit up with all your gear. Then they drop you into the cage and submerge it into the shark in infested waters of Cape Town.
Swim with Penguins at Bolders beach
Swimming with penguins at Boulders Beach on the Cape Peninsula, near Cape Town, is a real thrilling experience. A small public beach is set apart from the main penguin colony that lives here, but that doesn’t stop the penguins from sitting on your beach towel or darting around your legs while you take a refreshing dive in the sea. The Penguins like to walk about and generally interact with the people. A pathway has been built around the dunes so you can get a great close up look at the entire colony eating, and chatting away.
National Game Parks drives
There are too many game parks in South Africa to mention each one, but the Kruger National park is probably the most famous of them all. It is a fairly strict reserve in that visitors keep to tarred roads and off-roading is not permitted. For a more “wild” experience choose a slightly less well known reserve. Global Travel Alliance South Africa offer luxury accommodation for many of these great game reserves.