5 Great things to do in South Africa

5 Great things to do in South Africa

South Africa is one of the most beautiful places on earth; with its luscious national parks and landscapes, to its breath-taking coastline’s. Here we suggest some activity ideas, which you might not know South Africa offers, you will be wondering where to start.

Relax in a spa

South Africa is home to many spa resorts, some of which are in game reserves. There is even an Earth Spa in Tzaneen. Twelve Apostles, Cape Town (5 star) and Pezula, Garden route (also 5 star) are just 2 examples of many high quality spa’s that South Africa offers.


The South African coastline is made up of points and bays, great surfing depends on wind direction and the size of the swell, the Cape peninsula is almost 360 degrees, therefore making it an all-year-round surfing spot.South Africa is also warm year round, making it a great surfing destination.

Be sure to visit one of the traditional surfing points including, Cape Town, Garden Route, J-Bay and Durban. Less-frequented areas include Transkei/Wild Coast.

Diving with sharks

A new adventure sport in South Africa and not for the faint hearted! Dyer Island, Mossel Bay and False bay all have operators serving adrenaline junkies this experience.


With so many mountains, national parks and sheer untouched natural beauty, South Africa has many hiking trails, such as the Otter trail along the Tsitsikamma coast. The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is home to Africa’s highest mountain range south of Mount Kilimanjaro and national park. You will find many high quality guesthouses along the way, providing much more than a great night sleep, but amazing food and a warm welcome you will never forget.


Some of the best golf courses in the world are in South Africa, but be careful there may be crocodiles in the water hazards and Ostriches may cross the green. Many golf course resorts also have a spa, so if your partner isn’t a golfer, they don’t need to watch. There are around 11 golf courses near Umhlanga Rocks and Durban alone, such as:

Amitikulu Golf CourseTel : (035) 331 1071
Beachwood Golf ClubTel : (031) 313 1777
Durban Country ClubTel : (031) 313 1777

Quality accommodation in South Africa

The team at Anchor’s Rest guesthouse, Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa, wrote this guest blog. 

A gracious, Tuscan styled guesthouse, Anchor’s Rest offers luxurious 4 star, affordable accommodation for the discerning business and holiday traveller. Your hostess, Cilla Rose welcomes you to Anchor’s Rest, where you can unwind and enjoy the warm ambience of the guesthouse. Reservations: http://www.anchorsrest.co.za/

Address: 14 Stanley Grace Crescent, Umhlanga Rocks, 4319, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.

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