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The best South African travel experiences

A visit to South Africa is unforgettable, some might even say life-changing and our round-up of exciting experiences promises to be just that. Savour the diverse cultures of South Africa by ticking off these top local travel experiences.

Go on a wild safari

No trip to South Africa is complete without getting up close and personal with nature’s most rawr-some animals. Luckily, you’re never far from a really wild experience as South Africa is safari central. Take your pick from visiting reserves and lodges near Cape Town and Johannesburg, where the Big 5 (lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalo) roam freely. Be sure to keep your camera to hand as you’re more than likely to spot other fearsome and fabulous animals like cheetahs, hippos, and giraffes.

Treat yourself in the Winelands

You’re in for a real treat if you like a glass of wine or two as South Africa’s home to some of the most popular and awarded vineyards in the world. The top-class wineries of Stellenbosch, Paarl, Franschhoek, and Constantia are easy to reach from Cape Town, and they’ve become a popular destination for daytrips. You’ll find private and group tours that pick you up from the Mother City and take you around the Winelands for a day of true indulgence.

Bungy jump from the highest commercial bridge in the world

The Bloukrans Bungy jump is the highest bridge bungy in the world and at 216 metres it’s enough to get any adrenaline junkie excited. For many the walk underneath the bridge, towards the jump base, is the most daunting part of the experience. Needless to say, the views into the Bloukrans River Valley are out of this world.

Get panoramic views of Cape Town from Table Mountain

Table Mountain offers adrenaline junkies more than 900 climbing and hiking routes for every level of fitness. But, if you’d rather reach the top Table Mountain in comfort, jump on the cable car and enjoy the views all the way up. This is a popular tourist attraction and it gets busy fast, so buy tickets online or plan your trip out of season.

Work your way through these five ideas on your trip to South Africa, and you’re still just scratching the surface. But it’s a great way to start. If you’re looking for some exciting career opportunities, make sure you click through to our job section.