The Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park is, after Kruger National Park, the largest park in South Africa. The park is located partially in Botswana and is a combination of the former Kalahari Gemsbok National Park (South Africa) and Gemsbok National Park (Botswana). The area mainly consists of desert landscape and the rivers are dry most of the year. But because there is little vegetation, it is easy to spot wildlife. The wildlife in Kgalagadi is one of the best of all parks. A large population of antelopes lives here, including many springboks. Together with the herbivores, the predators rule in this immense park. The leopard, cheetah and brown hyena as well as the famous Kalahari lion have often been spotted in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park.
Not far from Cape Town you'll find South Africa's idyllic wine country, where you can sample some of the country's world-famous wines. There are many interesting places, but the most popular are Stellenbosch, Franschhoek and Paarl. This part of South Africa has fantastic landscapes, dominated by fields where the grape vines are lined up in straight lines, with a beautiful mountainous backdrop. Between the vineyards and the mountains are old wine farms, scattered throughout the landscape. Each farm produces its own wine, made from grapes harvested in the surrounding fields and many provide tours of their grounds.
The Wild Coast is one of the areas in South Africa that has not yet been discovered by mass tourism. This stunning rugged and rocky coast has wrecked many ships over the centuries. The ocean views are beautiful and there are many deserted beaches and cliffs to explore with many great locations to cast out your fishing rod. Looking inland you’ll see lovely rolling green hills, bright colored houses in bohemian village settings, and a fascinating ethnic people, the Xhosa. It is not easy to get there, but the challenge is worth it.
For almost 400 years, Robben Island was the prison where those in power sent their political opponents and unwanted members of society. Nowadays, you can visit this island to get educated on its history. Some prisoners have been detained here for over 25 years during the Apartheid times, most famously Nelson Mandela. He is a former President of South Africa, and a big contributor to the ending of the Apartheid system. Robben Island now stands as a symbol to the victory of the human mind and willpower against hard conditions.
Cage diving with white sharks in Gansbaai is an ultimate outdoor experience. This is the shark capital of South Africa and perhaps one of the best places in the world to meet the white sharks in their natural habitat. You‘ll receive comprehensive information about these impressive sharks and after putting on a wetsuit you can enter the cage attached to the side of the boat. The white sharks swim just below the surface of the water, so you just have to put your head under water to watch them swim around. This is without a doubt a thrilling adventure.