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Active vacation in South Africa - things to do, entertainment and nightlife

South Africa can offer tourists a variety of adventures to meet the most sophisticated taste. Many South African agencies and companies offer tourists a unique opportunity to ride a boat on the river among giant menacing hippos or go kayaking on the water full of fast and dangerous crocodiles. Thrill seekers will definitely appreciate diving with great white sharks. Daredevils are immersed in the waters of the open ocean in an unbreakable cage where these ferocious sea killers swim, attracted by a bloody piece of meat or fish. This kind of entertainment for people with strong nerves can be found on Dyer and Seal Islands, in Mossel Bay and Gansbaai. And in Oudtshoorn, you can go diving with crocodiles, which can be more terrible than sharks.
The motley Republic of South Africa full of contrasts has absorbed the traditions of Africa, Asia, and the West. The South African cuisine is …
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In Tsitsikamma National Park, you can ride quad bikes in the woods, go kayaking through a creepy bat cave or take a half-day cruise on inflatable mattresses. Zip-line over the forest or bungee jumping from a height of more than two hundred meters is recommended for those who prefer air to water. Those wishing to conquer more exciting heights would probably enjoy the microlight flying with a pilot over the coast near Durban. You can book a 15-, 30-, 45- or 60-minute flight. Watching whale sharks and turtles from a great height is a dizzying adventure that will surely be remembered for a lifetime.
Fans of caves should head to the ancient Cango Caves in the region of Karoo. The standard temperature in the caves is approximately +18 °C. There are two types of tours: an easy one-hour walk through the caves including a visit the "Rainbow Room", "Bride's Room" and "Fairy Kingdom" and 1.5-hour expedition deeper underground, through the "Tunnel of Love", "Devil's Chimney", "Coffin", "Devil's Kitchen" and other caves and tunnels with blood-curdling names where you have to climb, crawl, and get through narrow passages. This adventure is not suitable for claustrophobic people. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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From Cape Town, you can go on a full-day safari through the Aquila Private Game Reserve. Buffaloes, elephants, leopards, rhinos, lions, hippos, giraffes, black eagles - the list of its inhabitants is really impressive. Climbing enthusiasts are invited to flat-topped Table Mountain near Cape Town, which is a popular abseiling site. The mountain offers scenic views of Robben Island and the Atlantic Ocean. Jeffreys Bay is a great place to try sandboarding, which is known to many locals and foreign travelers. Skydive Mossel Bay Center based in Mosselbay offers skydiving and jumping courses for beginners and the great opportunity to experience a freefall over the Indian Ocean for professionals.
Outside of Main Street, Johannesburg South African beaches are typically windy, which makes them ideal for kitesurfing - a great experience for tourists of any age. The 45-kilometer-long Otter Trail is waiting for true hikers. The whole journey takes about 5 days, but spectacular views of the forest and the coast are worth it. On the way, you can meet wild monkeys. Huts for rest are installed along the way, as sleeping in tents is not allowed - this is quite dangerous. The resort town of Knysna is waiting for snorkelers - the lagoon's warm water is teeming with tiny seahorses, swimming among which will be a pleasant adventure. Bafiansklöf invites motorcyclists because one of the world's best motorbike routes runs from here - about 160 kilometers of steppes and rivers, several days' journey.
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Roads around Cape Town, where there are a mountain and pine plantations, are good for mountain biking. You can ride a mountain bike in Port Elizabeth and near Johannesburg. In Cape Town, there are several helicopter tour agencies through which you can book a flight over the city and the ocean. Here you can also ride a cable car to enjoy breathtaking views of the surroundings.
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♥   National Park 'Kalahari Gemsbok National Park' . On the map   Photos
♥   National Park 'Karoo National Park' . On the map   Photos

Unique attractions in South Africa

Tau Tona Mine

From the series “The Most Inaccessible Spots of the Planet”
Some difficult-to-reach places, whose formation was influenced by humans, can be found deep under the earth. Recently, the Tau Tona Mine, located in the Johannesburg area, became the world-famous landmark. This is the largest mine on earth. The ability to reach the mine is not only due to its great depth. One of the distinctive peculiarities of deep mines is very high temperature.

Tourists may only visit the upper parts of the mine. The descent to the lower levels without special equipment is life-threatening. The shafts of the Goldmine reach the depth of 5 000 meters. From the African dialect, Tau Tona is translated as 'the Great Lion'. A very unusual cooling system was developed for the exploitation of the mine.

On the surface was built an industrial complex that produces ice. The … Read all

Gansbaai Beach

From the series “Dangerous and Treacherous Beaches That Can Be Lethal”
In South Africa there are as many beaches that are dangerous because of the sharks. One must definitely mention the beach, which is located on the territory of the town of Gansbaai. This coastal stretch is also known as the Great White Shark Capital, which can be translated as the World Capital of the Great White Haie. And that's true. For many years, the coast has remained as a habitat for the most dangerous marine mammals. Several inexperienced tourists were injured by the sharks. Many recreational seekers notice the caution signs on the coast as well as not at all.

Many tourists find these dangers even exciting. Gansbaai is rich in the underwater attractions that can be discovered in the coastal waters, so this area is very popular with the divers. Although some of them are … Read all
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Entertainment, recreation and attractions in cities of South Africa

Cape Town
Do not forget to include a visit to the aquarium named "Two Oceans" into your excursion program. This is the best way to appreciate the diversity of the deep seas inhabitants. White Shark Projects Aquarium is smaller, but no less attractive and interesting. The main inhabitants of this aquarium are rare white sharks. Here visitors can see one of the most dangerous marine predators, and even see how the sharks are fed. An excursion to Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens will certainly leave … Read more
Johannesburg
Tourists who want to learn the culture and customs of the local people will be interested in visiting the village of Lesedi. Participants in this excursion will be able to see real African homes and watch fascinating rituals and beautiful dance performances. The most famous natural reserve of Johannesburg, Lions Garden, is a great place to make a memorable and interesting walk. The reserve has got its name not by an accident - its territory is inhabited by several families of lions. There are … Read more
Pretoria
Visit of The Pretoria Zoo will be captivate adventure for the whole family. It was found at the end of 19 century, a great number of animals live in spacious open-air cages. Except of African zone, there is the Australian one in this zoo, also there is excellent aquarium and terrarium on its territory. People who like walking along the picturesque places will like Austin Roberts Bird Sanctuary. It was named after the great ornithologist; more than one hundred of birds’ types live in this … Read more
Stellenbosch
Romantic travelers will be more pleased to visit another center, Butterfly World, that has become home to hundreds of rare insect species. Visitors will see how butterflies live at different stages of their life and admire their beauty. The marvelous Butterfly World simply cannot leave anyone indifferent. The next nature reserve, Eagle Encounters South Africa, is also an incredibly unusual and attractive place. It’s an ideal landmark for everyone who wants to see eagles and other flesh birds … Read more

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