Best of South Africa
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The highest commercial bungee jump in the world is operated from the Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa.
South Africa’s tourist attractions include game viewing, whale watching, bird watching and elephant riding, combining the best of adventure, education and nature in one attractive package. Then there are the high adrenaline activities, such as the world’s highest commercial bungee jump, white-water rafting, rock-climbing or shark cage-diving.
With good weather year round, South African beaches are among the best in the world, with many boasting Blue Flag Status. Enjoy watersports, lazing in the sun, and exploring stretches of pristine coastline.
The country’s 2 most famous mountains are Table Mountain and the Drakensberg range, both World Heritage Sites. Popular activities include mountain biking, climbing, abseiling, hiking and paragliding. A morning balloon ride across the Drakensberg is an experience never to be forgotten.
South Africa also boasts a long list of award-winning restaurants, chefs and wines. Traditional and unique culinary combinations take diners on a delectable journey influenced by Cape Malay, French, Dutch, Indian, African and other global cuisines, accompanied by fabulous local wines.
Other South African attractions include the Cradle of Humankind, containing the world’s richest hominid fossil site; Robben Island, with Nelson Mandela as its most famous ex-inmate, is a symbol of the triumph of the human spirit; and the ancient kingdom of Mapungubwe illustrates the flourishing trade and advanced social systems of early Africans.
There are over 20 National Parks, including the famous Kruger National Park. You’ll find a wide variety of fauna and flora in these parks, along with hiking and 4x4 trails designed to get you up close and personal with South Africa's natural bounty.
And don't forget cosmopolitan Cape Town, arguably the country's favourite city, with exquisite scenery, lovely beaches, a rich and varied history, a number of world-class hotels, a vibrant nightlife, excellent restaurants, and the lush winelands right next door; some of the best of South Africa, all rolled in to one.