Southern Africa is one of the world’s most popular destinations for adventurer travelers. Whilst this part of Africa boasts many fine attractions, these are the Top 3 according to the adventure travel experts at African Safari Home who have over 20 years experience in luxury safaris and adventure travel packages.
3. Western Cape, South Africa
The Western Cape in South Africa includes the magnificent Cape Town and the sublime Garden Route area. Whale watching along the Garden Route is some of the finest in the world as each year the Southern Right whales visit the shallower waters to give birth to their young, making for a spectacular whale watching opportunity.
The Garden Route is also home to some of the best shark cage diving in the world as hundreds of sharks are attracted by the local seal colonies in the Gaans Bay area. Shark cage diving can be enjoyed year round with the most popular time being from November to February.
Cape Town is frequently voted one of the top 10 cities to visit in the world and boasts a wide variety of adventure activities. The spectacular Table Mountain is a must visit attraction for keen mountain climbers and the many trails in the local forests and surrounding mountains attract mountain bikers from around the world. You can also enjoy deep-sea fishing, shark cage diving, excellent surfing, snorkeling and scuba diving in the Cape.
2. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe & Zambia
Victoria Falls is the world’s biggest waterfall and one of the most popular tourist attractions on the continent. There is however more to Vic Falls than just a spectacular sighting, the area offers an abundance of thrill seeking opportunities.
The Bungee jumping at Victoria Falls is world-class and you’ll find yourself 364 ft in the air (111m) looking out over the most fantastic of surroundings before launching off the platform. The mighty Zambezi River which feeds the Falls is also one of the finest places on earth to enjoy white water rafting, from easy joy rides to large five star rated rapids for the experienced. If you enjoy fishing the Zambezi is the home of the fierce Tiger fish, the most intense fresh water fighting fish on the planet!
1. Kruger Park, South Africa
There are few experiences more exciting than a Big 5 African Safari and the Kruger Park is arguably the best place to experience this. You can choose to go the traditional route and view some of the biggest and wildest animals on the planet on a 4×4 vehicle, or you can get right up close and elevate your adrenaline on a horseback safari, getting you close to lion, rhino and elephant, a sure way to kick start your adrenal gland. The Kruger Park additionally boasts over 140 species of mammal, the most anywhere in Africa and provides a wide range of accommodation from camping to five star luxury lodges. If you are a thrill seeker however, try the tented accommodation out in the wild and have your senses on edge with the sounds of lion, leopard, hyena and many more nocturnal animals as they hunt or search for prey in the still of the night.
For more information on adventure travel in Southern Africa visit AfricanSafariHome.com or see their page on luxury African safaris for a wide range of different safari options.
African Safari Home has over 20 years experience creating adventure and luxury safaris in South and East Africa, with best rates at over 300 lodges, camps and hotels.
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