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5 Activities to Try on your South Africa Tour

by Sinke Car

South Africa is a popular stop for all tours, endowed with beautiful landscapes, scenery, and rare wildlife species. With favorable weather conditions in Africa, it is easy to access all the main tourist destinations and attractions. When visiting South Africa, be prepared for loads of fun as there is an array of activities to suit everyone like swing jumping, hiking, sightseeing, and diving.

Visit wildlife parks and stay at holiday resorts where you get to see the Big 5 – lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo, and elephants in their natural habitat. When traveling to South Africa carefully choose your tour packages with Flamingo Travels to avoid missing out on cool places and fun stuff. In this post, we share activities you must try on your tour in South Africa.

Abseil the Table Mountain


On your tour in South Africa, be sure not to miss out on visiting the amazing Cape Town – the most popular stop for tourists. Table Mountain is the main center of attraction, with a flat top summit that overlooks the beautiful town at an elevation of 1,084,6 m. Go for a hike, bicycle ride, or take a cable car to Table Mountain. There is an array of refreshing activities in which you can partake in a day’s tour like exploring the town life and pre-colonial structures and buildings. While in Cape Town, do visit Robben Island, a historical site where Nelson Mandela was held prisoner.

Visit Kruger National Park


The Kruger National Park is located on the northeastern edge of South Africa next to Limpopo National Park, at the border front with Mozambique. It is one of Africa’s 4th biggest game reserves with 19,485 square kilometers of land. Enjoy your best safari tour surrounded by a beautiful landscape covered in tropical forest trees and bush plains to give you the true African essence. The park is home to the big 5 and diverse mammal and bird species. You can also visit neighboring parks like Limpopo National Park or Gonarezhou Trans-frontier Park, between Zimbabwe and Mozambique.

The Big Swing


For an adrenaline rush, visit the thrilling Big (Big Rush) at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban and let go all your fear of heights with a swing jump. The swing stands at 88 meters (288 ft) high and is at the only stadium in the world with a swing. This world record holder is located closer to the Durban beach, and you can also connect to other places at the Moses Mabhida train station.  You will also have guided city tours, waterfront boat rides, and nature tours where you will be welcomed by Zulu dancers and music. If you are planning to visit with your family, do add uShaka Marine World in your South Africa packages for a treat for the kids. Get close to the dolphins at a Funland for kids that are filled with different activities and an interactive area.

Kayak in the Zambezi River


Go for kayaking in the Zambezi River, or Take a swim over the edge of the waterfall at the Devil’s Pool. A waterfall on the Zambezi River at the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia and one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World, it is known by locals as “The Smoke That Thunders” or “Mosi-oa-Tunya”. It stands at 108 m and is also 1,708 m wide. You have aerial views from Bouruka Island near the western bank and Livingstone Island named after David Livingstone which is located near the middle point. It has that name as it is the point from which he first viewed the falls in 1885. There are safari resorts dotted around the edges of Zimbabwe and Zambia where you also get guided tours around the game reserves.

Hot Air Balloon- Tanzania


Recently declared as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the natural world wonder of untamed wildlife, gets you closer to the African safari life around the Thompson’s gazelle, zebra, impala, giraffe, eland, topis, Grant’s gazelles, and more than 500 bird species among an endless list of the game. Book a stay at any of the 36 camping sites in and around the Serengeti National Park to capture the safari environment. While in Tanzania, you can visit the legendary Lake Tanganyika, the world’s oldest and largest freshwater lake. Sharing the border lines of Tanzania, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Burundi for a 673 km stretch. Enjoy your honeymoon in Zanzibar Island where you have white sandy beaches, clear waters, and a variety of fun activities.



You are required to have a visa when visiting South Africa. Choose from South Africa tour packages available online from leading tour companies in India. Meet new people and taste a taste of authentic Africa whether you are travelling alone or part of a tour group tour. Your experience is determined by how well your South African tour packages are set.