Hiking The Garden Route

South Africa’s stunning Garden Route is one of the world’s best hiking regions. Boasting one of the greenest and mildest ecosystems on the planet, the Garden Route is the perfect South African escape. Leave behind the noise and grime of daily life and find your paradise! Want to hike the Garden Route? Here are some adventure trails to try!

 

Easy Walks

Forest Buzzard Trail

This trail is a mere 2.2 kilometers, but it has more than its fair share of beauty! Meander through indigenous forest and pine plantations. You’ll even get to see a gorgeous waterfall.

 

Pied Kingfisher Trail

This quick trek begins at the Ebb & Flow camp at Wilderness. The whole thing is an easy 11.5 kilometers. This trail will take you through the Serpentine Flood Plain, which is an aviary paradise. What birds can you spot?

 

Woodville Short Walk         

This is a perfect little stroll for anyone who wants to experience a bit of nature. You don’t have to go far before you find yourself in a lovely picnic area! This trail is just two kilometers, and it is wheelchair accessible. Everyone will enjoy walking across the bridge and along the tree-lined path.

 

Challenging Day Hikes         

Drupkelders Hiking Trail

Don’t miss Drupkelders, a beautiful nature hike near Knysna. Although this trail is only 3.6 kilometers, it’s not a beginner trail. Be prepared for steep hills! The walk is tough, but the end result is more than worth it. Before you know it, you’ll arrive at the Homtini River! You can take a swim in the pool and check out the cool rock formations around the river.

 

Kranshoek Hiking Trail

Tough but stunning, this coastal trail promises to take your breath away. Start your nine-kilometre trek at the Kransoek picnic area, then hike your way down into the forest. Follow a waterfall-fed stream to the coast for incredible views! This trail is popular for its many ecosystems, ranging from forests to fynbos to rocky coasts.

 

Multi-Day Treks

Harkerville Coastal Hiking Trail

This trail is certainly not for the faint of heart! You’ll be hiking through beautiful scenery, yes, but you’ll also have to tackle some crazy challenges, including chains, ladders, and steep cliffs. If you’re up for this adrenaline-pumping two-day hike, you’ll find that it’s as rewarding as it is hard.

 

Otte Hiking Trail

Plan a good five days for trekking this trail! This hike will take you through 43 kilometers of indigenous forest, fynbos, beach, coves, and picturesque views. Don’t forget your camera! This is an unforgettable experience.

 

Do any of these trails appeal to you? If you want to make a hiking adventure trip along South Africa’s Garden Route, let us help you plan! We can take to you to the most beautiful nature spots in this lovely region of Africa’s coast.

Get Crafty at These Top Craft Beer Venues in Cape Town

No trip to Cape Town is complete without a good craft beer. Don’t settle for just any beer- get the best! There are a lot of great Cape Town beer venues, so it can be hard to pick. Here are a few of our favorites:

 

Devil’s Peak Brewing Company

This place has both good beer and a great atmosphere! You’ll be sure to love the modern-grunge feel of the converted warehouse that hosts this beer-tasting spot. Take a tour, and be sure to visit the taproom!

Devil’s Peak Brewing Company makes a nice collection of signature craft beers, including the popular Vannie Hout, Woodhead Amber Ale, and The King’s Blockhouse IPA.

When you visit, ask to try an experimental beer. You just may be the first to taste the next international sensation—who knows?

Jack Black Beer

Traveling with kids? This is a great spot to go beer-tasting. Not only can you try craft beers both classic and new, but you can treat the tykes to top-notch cuisine with kid appeal.

This cutting-edge-modern brewery offers taproom tastings, brewery visits, and a restaurant. You could make a whole afternoon out of a visit to Jack Black. Visit on Thursdays and Fridays for fun evening events!

Beerhouse

If you love beer, don’t miss this place. It is a trendy and busy place, thanks to the wide variety of great beers on tap. The happy appeal of the bright yellow building doesn’t hurt, either.

There are about a hundred different varieties to try! You’ll be hard pressed to find a better selection in all of Africa.

Want to travel the world? Just come here. There are beers from at least 13 countries available at all times. You won’t have to take a plane to be transported internationally! Just settle back with an international brew.

Woodstock Brewery

Head to the heart of the Woodstock suburb of Cape Town for a glass of good local beer. Not only can you get some of the best craft beers in the city, but you’ll also get to take a tour and a tasting.

This is one of the best brewery tours you can take! Learn about the process of making beer and try ten different beers while you’re at it. If you’re hungry after all the touring, grab a meal at the Woodstock Grill and Tap.

Brewer’s Coop

This bar is a must-visit venue due to its unique business model. The bar in front is stocked through the microbrewery in the back. This microbrewery is used by a variety of both new and known brewers who ply their trade in a shared space.

You never know what you’ll get here! The prices are good, so you can try a few new tastes each time you visit.

Darling Brewery

If you’re into eating organic, this is the place to go. Here, you’ll get to watch craft beer being made at the microbrewery while sipping your own glass and chowing down on good organic eats.

This is a good place to do a tasting. You can do it on any day of the week!

Beer-lovers won’t want to miss any of these places! Make time to stop at all of these great craft brew spots while you’re in Cape Town. Which one will you visit first?

The Theatres of Cape Town

Visiting a theatre in Cape Town is an experience unlike any other. The fascinating multi-cultural makeup of South Africa’s Mother City has created a unique performing arts scene!

Take a trip to see a play or musical performance, and you’ll come away with a new understanding of the colourful South African vibe! Want to try it for yourself? Here are three Cape Town theatres you can visit.

 

Baxter Theatre Centre

One of the top theatres in South Africa is the Baxter Theatre Centre. If you want to see a good show, this is the place to go! There are many different types of performances you can see here. Check out shows from a variety of genres and cultures. If you like plays, you can catch one here. Or, visit for a musical performance or dance.

The Baxter has been around since 1977. Since the beginning, the Baxter has sought to reflect the beautiful cultural mosaic that makes up South Africa. Today, this theatre promotes a wide variety of performance art forms that reflect authentic South Africa.

You can find the Baxter near University of Cape Town. The striking theatre building stands proudly in the shadow of Devil’s Peak. Come for a performance, or just check out the shops and restaurants.

Baxter Theatre Performance

Artscape

This impressive theatre complex was established in 1971 as a South Africa performing arts centre. Artscape is located in Cape Town, between Table Mountain and Table Bay. The building is near the central business district of Cape Town, making it the perfect stop for those traveling to South Africa for business purposes.

You can see a variety of performance types at Artscape. Check out a classic musical like Evita, watch a ballet on stage or ice, listen to top musicians, or relive the past with a tribute concert. This theatre offers the best of both South African and international theatre. Whatever you love, you’ll be able to see it here!

As a plus, Artscape branches out beyond the performance arts. You can also check out visual arts here. Visit the Visual Art Exhibition at the Resource Centre during your visit!

Fugard Theatre

Head to District Six for a great performance at Fugard Theatre! This venue is located inside the Sacks Futeran building. Enter through the Congregational Church Hall, and you’ll find yourself in a historic theatre with stunning modern renovations. Arrive early, because this is the perfect place to take photos!

Fugard Theatre was named for Athol Fugard, a famous South African playwright who composed performances that reflected and appealed to the multifaceted cultures of South Africa. You can still see a wide variety of performances at the Fugard, from plays in Afrikaans to movies in English and everything in between. Come here for a fun night out in historic Cape Town!

When you’re done enjoying a performance at Fugard Theatre, head upstairs to the rooftop bar. Enjoy a specialty drink in the sunshine or under the stars! This is the best view in Cape Town.

Don’t miss out on the chance to visit a theatre while in Cape Town! Immerse yourself in the performing arts culture of South Africa. You won’t find anything like it anywhere else in the world!

Cape Town Spring Flower Festival 2017

If you love flower festivals, you can’t miss witnessing the floral blooms of South Africa in August and September! The northern regions of the Western and Northern Cape are blessed each year with some of the most incredible displays of nature’s artistry. See the multi-colored landscape of millions of flowers in bloom, and check out the organized events, as well! There’s nowhere in the world with a better display of wildflowers. Here are a few places to check out while you’re there!

 

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West Coast Spring Flowers. If you are planning to visit Cape Town during the end of summer, you’re in luck!

The Postberg Flower Reserve is famous for its floral blooms.   This private park is only open to the Public during August and September every year, and Take2tours offers it as a day trip from Cape Town during that period.

Where in the world can you stand next to crashing blue turquoise ocean waves amongst thousands of wildflowers, while you watch dozens of wild antelope and zebra roaming freely in the open grasslands.

Koeberg Nature Reserve. This beautiful park is the closest reserve to Cape Town. This reserve plays a key role in preserving the West Coast Strandveld, a flower-rich belt that runs through South Africa. Keoburg Nature Reserve is bursting with incredible wildflowers that dress their best during each August and September! Not only can you see the flowers in all their glory, you’ll also get the opportunity to glimpse wildlife, such as the reserve’s zebra population.


Hopefield Fynbos Show.
Each year at the end of August, the Hopefield Fynbas Show provides a wonderful weekend of fun and outdoor adventures for people of all ages and walks of life! Head out to this mutli-day event to enjoy tractor rides, a bike race, entertainment, food, and, of course, plenty of wildflowers in bloom. Don’t forget to check out the fossil museum, too!

 

Clanwilliam Wildflower Show. Take the scenic drive two and a half hours north of Cape Town to experience the Clanwilliam Wildflower Show. The trip is more than worth it! Here, you’ll find the Cederberg Mountains and Clanwilliam Church, which is known as the “flower church” for its strikingly lovely blossoms. The church is always decked out in blossoming style for the festival, and you won’t want to miss the sight. Besides the church, you’ll get to view incredible South African scenery, blossoming with vibrant colors of every shade, and enjoy the 400 species of wildflowers that will be on display indoors. The show is set to run from August 25 to September 2, 2017. This will coincide with Clanwilliam’s 200th anniversary, so you can enjoy both celebrations at once!

 

Darling Wildflower Show. One of the Cape Town area’s classic wildflower shows is the Darling Wildflower Show. The 2017 event will be the Darling Wildflower Show’s 100th anniversary! The show will run from September 14 to September 17, 2017. Be a part of wildflower history when you come to enjoy the 1200 different flower species that will be featured in this year’s event. You’ll also get a chance to learn about the history of this important wildflower conservation group, get a free flower tour on the tractor-drawn wagon, enjoy entertainment, and more. There’s even a kids’ workshop! Best of all, you will get access to the wetland at Oude Post, which is only open to the public during the annual wildflower show. If you love flowers, you’ll definitely want to see this!

 

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If you’re captivated by the idea of these wonderful flower festivals, be sure to put the Cape Town region of South Africa on your itinerary next year! There is so much beauty to behold in South Africa’s natural world.

Unsure how to plan?  Contact us today.  info@take2tours.co.za

Beaches of Mozambique

Since Mozambique is located on the Indian Ocean, it has many wonderful white-sand beaches with warm waters. If you’re planning to visit this country, you can’t miss out on opportunities for watersports, fishing, and soaking up the sun! Here is a list of some of Mozambique’s top beaches.

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  1. Wimbe Beach. This place is exactly what you imagine when you think of a tropical beach. The sand is lined with palms, swaying to and fro in the wind. The water is warm, and the beach is ideal for running or long walks. This is a nice, safe beach that is perfect for families. There are food stalls and accommodations nearby, so you won’t have to travel far to find everything you could possibly need for your stay in paradise.

 

  1. Tofo Beach. This is the ideal beach for vacationers who love to lounge all day and party all night! This beach has golden sand and blue water, so you can enjoy the Instagrammable view as you lounge the day away. The vibrant nightlife scene is fantastic, so be sure to take at least one evening for partying on Tofu Beach! If tanning and partying isn’t your style, don’t write off this beach too quickly—it’s also a popular place for adventure sports.

 

  1. Benguerra Island. Located in the beautiful Bazaruto Archipelago, Benguerra Island has endless stretches of sand for you to enjoy. You can set up your umbrella anywhere on the fine, white sand or jump in and explore the two miles of reef with your snorkel mask and flippers. Here, you can also see Africa’s only dugongs as they calmly graze among the seagrass.

 

  1. Portuguese This stunning island has a lot to love! If you want to escape from the crowds and clamour of mainland Mozambique, you will relish the quiet serenity of Portuguese Island. This uninhabited island is reserved for day trippers and is very popular with vacationers. The beach here is perfectly gorgeous! You can relax on a shaded beach chair with a rum in your hand, browse the vendors’ stalls, or try your hand at any one of a number of water sports activities.

 

  1. Ponta do Ouro. Just north of the border between Mozambique and South Africa, you’ll find this beautiful peninsular region just waiting for you to come make memories. The town is remote, so you can escape the other tourists and find yourself surrounded by the wild beauty of the natural world. Ponta do Ouro’s lovely beach is the perfect place to kick back and relax. Just be sure to keep an eye out for the playful dolphins that often frolic off the coast! If you love adventure, you’ll want to try the offshore diving and deep sea fishing opportunities you can find.

 

  1. Fernao Veloso Bay. This lovely beach is a jutting point of white sand that disappears into a glassy blue sea. Here, you’ll find tourists and locals alike enjoying the beautiful weather and sunshine! This beach is famous for its massive fish, which you can catch, with a bit of luck. This is also a great place for kayakers to visit, since the water is calm and clear. You may even catch a glimpse of interesting marine life beneath your boat!

 

  1. Carushka. Head to the town of Napula to experience this beach. While this is a great place to visit, it isn’t on the itinerary for most tourists. This means that when you come, you’ll get to enjoy a distinctly local vibe! However, there are some things created especially for travellers. You can stay in a lovely little bungalow on the beach, where you’ll get a comfortable bed and good, local seafood. Even if you don’t stay here overnight, you’ll enjoy a day at Carushka Beach. You can rent jet skis here or just relax on the sand—it’s up to you! This place runs on African time, so there’s no rush to do anything in particular.

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Love these beaches? We know you will! If you want to visit one (or all!) of these lovely beaches during your trip to Mozambique, Take2Tours has you covered. Contact one of our representatives to find out more, or book a tour online! We can bring you to the loveliest beaches in Mozambique and make your African adventure perfectly magical. So sit back, relax, and let us do the work! You’ll be too busy soaking up the sunshine to worry about a thing.

Ancient Serenity – Get Lost Among the Stars of the Cape Karoo

Deep in the desert of South Africa, The Cape Karoo captures the imagination of everyone who visits. Here, you’ll discover a thriving town named Beaufort West, miles away from the glaring lights of the city. Instead of city lights, something else illuminates the landscape—the stars. Beaufort West, aside from being an enchanting town to visit, is located in The Cape Karoo, the best and most famous place for stargazing in South Africa. If you want to see the night sky in all its glory, step back into time, and unravel the mysteries of space, then head to the dusty town of Beaufort West in The Cape Karoo, South Africa.

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Beaufort West was founded in the early 1800s when settlers found the surrounding area ideal for farming and raising sheep. The entire Cape Karoo area is a desert landscape, but it’s still hospitable to such agricultural pursuits. The resulting towns grew up around the sheep industry, but today they survive mainly on the tourism generated by the interesting environs of The Cape Karoo area. Much of that tourism centres on the amazing stargazing offered by the region.

The Cape Karoo is known for its dark skies and bright stars, and it is here that many night-sky junkies have set up their homes for the purpose of stargazing night after night. Each town in the area has its own claim to fame when it comes to stargazing, but the best place of all for watching the night sky is Beaufort West. Why? Because of The Karoo National Park, the natural area adjacent to the civilised portion of the town. If you’re hoping to do some serious stargazing when you’re in The Cape Karoo, then staying in Beaufort West and driving to The Karoo National Park is the best way to go.

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Just a short six-kilometer drive from Beaufort West, you’ll find yourself in the middle of The Karoo National Park. The open plains of the park, plus dark skies and uninterrupted skyline, make for the perfect stargazing spot. Here, you’ll see the entire display of the southern hemisphere: in the summer, our old friends Orion, Perseus, and the Great Bear are clearly visible. In the winter, Scorpius, Hercules, and Sagittarius gleam brightly in the sky. In autumn, Leo and Hydra make their appearance, while in the spring, Andromeda and Aquarius watch Pegasus fly through the night sky. At any time of the year, one can spot the Southern Cross and Centaurus circling the South Pole.

The best season to see the night sky is December through March, which is summer for South Africa and also is the dry season. You won’t have to worry about clouds blocking your view of the stars if you visit at this time of year. Even July and August, the South African winter, you can still get great views of the night sky. If you’re lucky enough to visit after a rain, when the air is crisp and clear, you can see some of the most brilliant stars that you’ll view in a lifetime.

If you’re hoping to do some stargazing in The Karoo National Park, you can stay up late watching the night sky in the park and then head back to your hotel in Beaufort West. Despite the relatively small size of the town and the remote location, there are several excellent hotels and guest houses to choose from. You can stay in ultimate comfort between nights of stargazing, and during the day, you can explore the town itself. There are many interesting attractions to keep you busy as you wait for the stars to come out: dinosaur footprints in The Karoo National Park, a tour of an olive groove, or shopping at the antique store. You can also take a historic tour of the town, which takes visitors through the Village Museum and the historic Dutch Reformed Church.

There’s no doubt about it: Beaufort West is an ideal destination for stargazers from all around the world! Visit The Cape Karoo to make your starry dreams come true. When it comes to enjoying the night sky, you won’t find anywhere better.

Make your next African trip incredible! Give us a call or drop us a mail at info@take2tours.co.za and let’s chat about your trip to Southern Africa.

A Wine-Loving Traveler’s Gem: Riebeek Kasteel

Riebeek Kasteel, South Africa is a town with many attractions. The art, the countryside, and the history call many travellers from far and wide. However, it is the wine—paired perfectly with the landscape and art scene—that is especially magnetic to visitors. If you love good art and good wine, you’ll love Riebeek Kasteel! Here’s an overview of the town and the wine-lovers activities you can enjoy there.

History

Riebeek Kasteel, named for famous South African figure Jan van Kasteel, is one of the oldest towns in South Africa. Not only is it one of the oldest European settlements, but it’s also one of the most ancient villages. It’s little wonder that so many people have decided to live in this location—it’s absolutely beautiful! The town is nestled into the edge of the Riebeek Valley, where grapes and olives have been grown for generations. Besides an agricultural heritage, the town also has architectural heritage. It’s home to some of the oldest buildings in South Africa, including the oldest hotel in the country.

 

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Countryside

The natural world around Riebeek Kasteel looks a bit like the Italian countryside. Grapevines and olive trees dominate the cultivated part of the landscape, while the wilder slopes of the valley are no less captivating. This, of course, has attracted a thriving art scene in Riebeek Kasteel—something that makes wine touring that much more classy and delightful. Many of South Africa’s most famous artists have made a home in Riebeek Kasteel in order to live in the midst of such beauty and capture in on canvas in a thousand different ways. Before you leave, be sure to browse the art galleries to see the many artistic renderings of the surrounding area. You can even take home a painting to keep a piece of Riebeek Kasteel in your own house, wherever in the world you live.

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Wine Scene

Riebeek Kasteel is a wine lover’s paradise. There are plenty of vineyards to visit, wineries to tour, and glasses to sip from. Start your wine journey at Kloovenburg Wine Estate. Here, you can try it all—and we don’t mean just the different wines. Drive through the picturesque vineyards to the cellars, where you can tour through the barrels before relaxing with a glass of liquid red heaven. Next, visit Meerhof Wines, where you’ll get to see the cellars where traditional wine is made. Using no modern techniques or commercial yeast, the wine from Meerhof Wines is one hundred percent traditional, and it tastes wonderful. Mullineaux Family Wines also creates traditional wines. Five varieties of grapes and a dedication to local flavours and processes are the key ingredients to the unique wines that come from Mullineaux Family Wines. Of course, you’ll want to get an overall wine tasting tour in addition to visits to individual vineyards. For a local wine tasting tour in Riebeek Kasteel, attend a wine tasting at Het Vlock Casteel. This tour will take you through a gastronomic adventure of all of the offerings of Riebeek Kasteel. You’ll get to taste the many wines in the area, and you’ll also get to sample local olive oil, jams, fruits, and more. A wine-tasting tour like this is the best way to get to know the flavours and culture of South Africa’s Riebeek Kasteel.

If you’re a lover of wine and art, there’s no better place to visit in South Africa than the lovely town of Riebeek Kasteel! Enjoy the history, the art, the countryside, and, of course, the wine in this little corner of Africa. You’ll love experiencing the best of South Africa’s wine scene and see a side to the great continent of Africa that you never expected to see. Who knew Africa could produce such incredible wines? See it for yourself (or rather taste it for yourself) to understand why travellers from around the world continue to flock to this little town in the South African hills.

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2 Bonus Adventures To Add To Your Bucket List

A real adventure starts in Africa. We’ve added two bonus adventures you can add to your bucket list. If you’ve missed our previous post detailing 3 Adventures in South Africa To Add To Your Bucket List, go check it out first!

Bungee Jumping

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We’re going to take a wild guess and assume that unless you have a fear of heights, bungee jumping is already on your bucket list. Why not check off that item in South Africa? It’s a good place to do it, since it has the world’s highest commercial bungee jump! Bloukrans Bungee is the terrifying, thrilling, and addicting jump that has served as the platform (pun definitely intended) for many world records and celebrity jumpers. Take a leap of faith and try it out for yourself! This is a thrill ride that’s hard to top.

Snorkeling

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If you’ve never gone snorkeling before, you’re in for a treat. Even if you have snorkeled elsewhere, you’ll still be enchanted by the magic of South Africa’s undersea world. All along the coast, there are excellent places to strap on your mask and flippers for a wet adventure. One of the most interesting places to snorkel is Knysna, a coastal town that draws many tourists for its beautiful coastline and marine life. Snorkel the Garden Route to see whales, dolphins, and adorable seahorses in their natural environment! Short of scuba diving, there’s no better way to view and learn about life under the sea. You’ll be amazed by the busy marine neighborhoods you can find beneath the waves!

You won’t find opportunities like this anywhere else in the world! Drop us a mail at reservations@take2tours.co.za and we’ll help you plan.

3 of Southern Africa’s Best Safari Parks: A Quick Guide

You may not know that “safari” is the Swahili word for “journey.” What you probably do know, however, is that southern Africa is one of the best places to take a safari! There are many safaris to take, but three of the best are Kruger National Park, Thanda Reserve, and Etosha National Park. Drive these three safari trips in Namibia and South Africa to see an incredible array of exotic wildlife. Here’s a little bit about what it’s like to tour and stay at these three safari parks in Southern Africa.

Thanda Reserve

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When you think “safari,” what comes to mind is likely red dust, muddy tires, and plenty of animals. You won’t be entirely wrong if this is what you imagine Thanda to be, but it certainly isn’t a complete picture! Thanda Reserve in South Africa is home to some of Africa’s most incredible wildlife, but it also includes a luxury hotel and park tour. If you want the best of high-end African luxury as well as amazing view of lions and buffalo and giraffes (oh my), then Thanda is the best safari park to enjoy. As a plus, Thanda Reserve is a private park with a dedicated commitment to both Zulu culture and a healthy environment. See South Africa through the view of South Africans! Get the local experience of the South African bush.

 

Kruger National Park

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Africa’s “Big Five” animals include lions, buffalo, leopards, elephants, and rhinos. You can see all of these (plus more) when you visit South Africa’s Kruger National Park. Two animals that get particular attention at this safari park are the elephants and the lions. Guests at the park can meet the elephants, learning the personality of each gentle creature. You can walk hand-in-trunk with an elephants through the park, help clean them, or be a caretaker for a day. You’ll never get closer to elephants than you can at Kruger National park! You’ll also get a chance to see wild lions up close. Unlike the elephants, the lions aren’t exactly hands-on, of course, but you can get some great views of the big cats at dawn or dusk as you safari through the park. A series of scenic cabins, complete with pools and sunset views, make for a perfect stay at the park.

Etosha National Park

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Etosha, a Namibian park, is another great place to see Africa’s Big Five. There are many waterholes throughout the park, and you can view big game as well as dozens of smaller species at each hole. Surprisingly, there are often species sharing a watering hole that you wouldn’t expect to see in the same vicinity. This is a great example of the balance of nature. Although the big cats may be the most exciting animals to see, the most valuable wildlife sightings in Etosha National Park are the black rhinos. These rare animals are hard to find in the wild, and many tourists visit Etosha National Park just for a glimpse of the black rhinos. While you’re at Etosha National Park, you can stay at one of several camps, all of which contain luxury lodges or private cabins. As far a safari experiences go, this one is pretty hard to beat.
If you’re looking into a safari trip for your next vacation, be sure to give these three parks a look! There are a lot of great places to see wildlife in southern Africa, but these three include the best of all safari elements. You’ll get to see Africa’s Big Five, view the incredible scenes of Namibia and South Africa’s great outdoors, and stay in utter luxury in the bush. Make your next Africa trip incredible! Give us a call or drop us a mail at info@take2tours.co.za and let’s chat about your trip to Southern Africa.

Dehoop Preserve Hiking in South Africa

3 South African Adventures for Your Bucket List

South Africa is a place of wonder, excitement, and adventure! With so much to see and do, you can get lost in the options. When it comes to adventure, however, there are a few awesome activities that stand out. Check out these adrenaline-pumping experiences and add them to your bucket list! Next stop: South Africa.

Cycling


One of the best ways to see South Africa (or most places, for that matter) is by bike. Take a cycling trip through South Africa to get a good look at the countryside and have a chance to meet the locals who live in this beautiful place. One popular bike trail is the Midlands Meander. The countryside here is reminiscent of Europe, but only when it comes to natural surroundings. The culture is decidedly African, and you can rub elbows with friendly South African locals along the way. Go it alone to take a tour—it’s your choice. Either way, you’ll have the opportunity to see the country from a totally new perspective.

Hiking

Dehoop Preserve Hiking in South Africa

Strap on your hiking boots and take a trek into South Africa’s wilderness. There are a lot of great hiking trails on this planet, but you’ll be hard pressed to find one more beautiful than the trails you encounter in South Africa. Coastal hikes are especially popular, since they offer some of the best views in South Africa. Combine hiking with whale watching to kill two birds with one stone. One especially fun hike is found in De Hoop Preserve, a coastal nature area where you can take a trek up to five days long and see the famous South African whales during their migration.

Surfing

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South Africa is a surfer’s dream destination. If you head to the coast, you have to try it—even if you’ve never surfed before, it’s definitely worth a trip. There’s no time to learn like the present! If you know anything about surf culture, you’ve definitely heard of Jeffery’s Bay, one of the world’s most famous surf spots. There are actually a few different places to ride the waves on Jeffery’s Bay, and it has something for surfers of every taste. If you’re looking for long rides and huge barrels, this is the place to go.


If any of these items are on your bucket list, then South Africa is a great place to check them off! If they aren’t on your agenda yet, then why not add them? South Africa boasts some of the most fun and exotic adventures you’ll find anywhere on the planet, from adrenaline-rushing drops to serene undersea landscapes. You won’t find opportunities like this anywhere else in the world! Drop us a mail at reservations@take2tours.co.za and we’ll help you plan.

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