Travelling Beyond Cape Town
Cape Town is an obvious starting point for any adventure in Southern Africa. Not only is the cosmopolitan Mother City an attraction in itself, but it is well connected to the major sights in Southern Africa and a hub for travellers and tour operators.
Travelling in the Western Cape
If you are looking to do some exploring during your stay in Cape Town, you don’t have to stray too far. Cape Town offers many opportunities for day tours into the winelands, the townships or along the coastal roads. The Western Cape also boasts a great choice of camp sites. Getting out of town for the weekend is popular with the locals and camping along the coast or further inland is a great way to do just that. For a weekend of complete tranquillity try a rafting tour on the Orange or the Breede River.
Safari Tours in Southern Africa
With a little more time to spend you could venture on a safari tour to one of South Africa’s National parks, such as Kruger National Park. Or why not cross the border into Namibia? South Africa’s northern neighbour has some of the most stunning landscapes and great game viewing at Etosha National Park.
Getting around Southern Africa without a car can be a challenge. If you have limited time and a lot of sights on your list, an overland tour is a great option. One of the most popular routes will take you from Cape Town to the Victoria Falls, stopping at all the major sights and National Parks along the way. Interesting National Parks to visit are pilanesberg which is not far from Johannesberg.
Whatever you choose to do, Cape Town is great place to start exploring Africa. And if you don’t manage to see it all this time, just come back – you’re always welcome!
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