From the rough landscapes of the Drakensberg Mountains to the picturesque West Coast, South Africa has a rich array of experiences that are waiting to be discovered.

The Drakensberg Mountains

It is said that the Drakensberg Mountains are a mesmerising natural beauty that is open to all outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers. This mountain range provides numerous thrilling experiences, including peaceful walks, high peaks, to abundant wildlife. Two of the excellent options for this area are:

Go on a Hike

The Drakensberg Mountains offer stunning walking and trails appropriate for hikers of all levels, from easy strolls to long-distance hikes. Every trail has something unique, including rivers, waterfalls, and stunning views, all ready to explore.

The Northern and Central Drakensberg areas offer a variety of activities, with breathtaking mountains, basalt towers, valleys, and gulleys within these areas. The Amphitheatre located in the Northern Drakensberg is home to Tugela Falls, the second highest waterfall in the world, and is a comparatively less strenuous trek compared to other routes.

The range stretches to the south, and valleys are formed by hiking trails leading from Cathedral Peak into the Central Drakensberg. In this area, hikers with experience can tackle the renowned Mafadi or Champagne Castle trails.

Drive Sani Pass

You’ll need a 4×4 vehicle for the Sani Pass, but it’s well worth it. Sani Pass is often included when discussing stunning and famous mountain passes all over the world, and with the right reason. This path is situated between South Africa and Lesotho and can be seen over into the Drakensberg Mountain range, offering stunning views.

The Sani Pass is a gruelling 8km road through rough, rocky gravel that will test motorists and 4x4s, all set against a breathtaking and distinctive landscape. Depending on your experience, you can explore the Sani Pass by yourself, with your own vehicle or a rental one, or even book an individual tour that includes skilful guides.

To ensure you make the most of your trip, consider booking tours to South Africa that provide expert guides and well-planned itineraries that allow seamless explorations. These tours ensure an enriching way of experiencing natural beauty and thrilling activities while leaving nothing out!

The Lowveld

The Lowveld is a lush area located in Mpumalanga which offers a mix of stunning natural landscapes and thrilling experiences. From thrilling activities such as quad biking and tackling the trails of 4×4 to game drives in the famous Kruger National Park, the lush landscape has activities for everyone. The top Lowveld destinations include:

Visit Blyde River Canyon 

With a length of 26km and an average depth of 800m, deep, the size of the Blyde River Canyon certain to make any visit to this natural wonder memorable. A single of the perfect ways to experience the canyon is by taking the 15km route on the R534 that runs along the edge of the canyon. It is possible to visit the major points of interest and viewpoints along the way, including:

  • Pinnacle Rock.
  • God’s Window.
  • Bourke’s Luck Potholes.
  • Lowveld Viewpoint.
  • Three Rondavels to Blydepoort Dam.

Explore Sudwala caves

The Sudwala Caves comprise an impressive cave system that spans more than 30km, but only 600m of it is accessible to explore. The caves don’t just hold their own distinction as among the world’s oldest caves; they are located in Dolomite rocks from the pre-Cambrian period, which are among the second-oldest sedimentary rocks. These caves are led by an elongated chamber known as the Amphitheatre with a circumference of 70m and 37m in height, surrounded by numerous chambers adorned with stalagmites, stalactites, and flowstones.

Cape Town

Beyond the hike to the summit, the summit of Table Mountain or Chapman’s Peak or exploring Clifton’s beaches, Bakoven, as well as Clifton, Cape Town, offers an array of thrilling leisure activities for people of all ages. In this gorgeous region, two of the most popular options include:

Go Paragliding

Paragliding in Cape Town gives you a totally different perspective. It offers amazing panoramas of Cape Town’s Atlantic Coastline, Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Lion’s Head, Camps Bay, Robben Island, and much more.

There are various paragliding firms to select from, each launching at Signal Hill or Lions Head. All pilots and instructors are accredited, ensuring that each experience will be secure and enjoyable.