One place guaranteed to satisfy your wanderlust and sense of adventure is South Africa. With beautiful vistas, rugged mountain ranges, immaculate beaches, natural wonders, and all round spectacular beauty, South Africa will truly take your breath away. Check out my list of must-do activities and stunning hotels to complete your wonderful South African adventure.
Things to do:
For the fit people among us make sure to take the 2hr climb to the summit of Table Mountain, or if you’re not feeling too energetic then take the cable car instead. Either way, you’ll see incredible views of one of the most spectacular places on earth. A true bucket list moment.
This beach with its sparkling blue water is a natural wonder in itself and leaves a sense of adventure as you wander through the nooks and crannies created by the rocky shore. The scenic hordes of waddling penguins are a delight, as is the walkway that takes you sightseeing along the nests and homes of these beautiful tuxedo-wearing birds.
See how brave you really are as you get up close and personal with a real-life Jaws. Just don’t be surprised if you have the iconic sounds of dun dun dunnn dunnnn on repeat in your head as you witness the amazing Great White in all its natural glory.
Learn about South Africa’s history and visit the prison where Nelson Mandela spent 18 years of his life. A thought-provoking trip which will leave you recognising the sacrifice for democracy made by those who were imprisoned on the Island.
The stark beauty of Cape Point is amazing and its abundance of flora and fauna makes this attraction a nature lover’s paradise. Take a walk up to the lighthouse and enjoy the stunning views around you. Make sure to take your time, enjoy the fresh air and keep an eye out for whales who frolic in the water.
Take the challenging trek to the summit of Lions Head. Your hard work and tired legs will be rewarded with stunning and dramatic panoramic views of the city.
Although the sea is particularly chilly as it’s on the Atlantic side of the ocean, Camp’s Bay is a true gem and not one to be missed. A real cosmopolitan beach town with gorgeous boutique cafes, restaurants and shops.
Where to stay:
With a whole host of activities, you’ll need somewhere cosy to lay your head. Here are some amazing hotels which will have you wanting to stay in Cape Town forever.
A five-star beautiful hotel situated in an amazing location, the Conrad Pezula is truly stunning. Wake up to breathtaking views of the Indian Ocean, Knysna Lagoon or the Outeniqua Mountains. The resort features unique African elements with overhanging roofs and sliding shutters and the 86 chic rooms all feature private balconies. Facilities also include a spa, sauna as well as a lagoon view outdoor pool, an 18-hole golf course, and multiple dining options.
Simola Hotel Country Club and Spa situated on 470 hectares of naturally landscaped land in the heart of pristine Knysna woodlands will make you feel welcome, relaxed and completely at home. Built high on a ridge overlooking 13 of the 18 holes of the Simola Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course, the hotel was designed to take advantage of its amazing vistas over Knysna, the Knysna Lagoon and the Indian Ocean in the distance.
Victoria Villas set in Llandudno in the Western Cape Region, 11 km from Cape Town city features 4 Villas with luxury hot tubs so you can chill out and relax in the evenings. Facilities also include a barbecue, on-site bar, free WiFi, and bike hire so you can really explore the beautiful surrounding area.
A 4-star beachside hotel well-known for its amazing views overlooking Table Mountain, Cape Town Stadium and Robben Island. The hotel boasts 200 spacious rooms with stunning full sea views, restaurants serving delicious food, direct beach access from the hotel, heated swimming pools, and a relaxing spa.
Feel at home in these executive apartments featuring fully furnished rooms, stylish bathrooms, and located within a short distance to Cape Town’s main attractions. This luxurious self-catering accommodation is perfect if you want to be able to cook your own meals and relax with home comforts.
Oubaai Hotel Golf and Spa is located in an area renowned for its pristine beaches, indigenous forests, and nature reserves. The stunning natural landscape is matched by the exceptional levels of service in one of the most beautiful luxury hotels South Africa has to offer. Enjoy the stylish guest rooms, the award-winning Freesia Spa, restaurants, and the ideal position between the Indian Ocean and the majestic Outeniqua Mountains in Herolds Bay, George.
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