Choose South Africa For Your Next Adventure Holiday

Choose South Africa For Your Next Adventure Holiday
A South African holiday must be on your bucket list, whether it's a solo trip or with the girl gang, Photo Credit: Shutterstock

From delicious food to adventure, gorgeous unspoiled landscape to wildlife, South Africa is the dream destination for every solo traveller. Read more to know what you can experience at the Rainbow nation

Sharmistha Chaudhuri
March 26 , 2018
03 Min Read

Women are exploring the world like never before. Women are travelling solo or in groups to experience new adventures and cultures around the world. From South America to Asia, the world is an oyster. If one wants to experience everything in one nation, from adventure to local delicacies, sports to wildlife, and natural beauty, South Africa should definitely be an option for your next travel.  Getting to the Rainbow nation from India is just a flight away as multiple airlines fly from various Indian cities to Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. However, be prepared as there are no non-stop flights. 

Here are some thrills to excite you about spending your solo trip in South Africa:

Jump off a bride

The highest commercial bridge bungee jump in the world is done at Bloukrans Bridge. There's a 216m gorge below. It is one of the ultimate activities to feature on any adrenaline seeker’s wish list while visiting South Africa. The growing popularity is evident by the fact that 12,000 Indians walked and jumped off Bloukrans Bridge in 2017, making them the third-highest nationality at the experience. 

Jump off the Bloukrar bridge

Abseiling from a Natural Wonder

The seventh Natural Wonder of the World offers a spectacular view of Cape Town with its bustling city life and the blue ocean. Abseiling from the top of Table Mountain gives you a view of the city that you will never see without indulging in the activity. One can also opt for cable car or trek.

Go Abseiling at Table Top mountain in Cape Town

Indulge your tastebuds 

Durban will tantalise your taste buds with the deliciously diverse spectrum of cuisines on offer. Try the spicy dishes from around the nation but you also have the option to gorge on dishes from around the world. The one thing you should not miss out on is the Bunny Chow. It's like the  Big Mac of South Africa, created way back in the 1940s.

Indulge in some deelish Bunny Chow

Into the wild

South Africa is famous for its wildlife. Their thriving wildlife include the African elephant, cape buffalo, lion, black rhino and leopard. A safari promises to be dramatic and enchanting amid an unspoiled landscape. There's an option to choose among a game drive, bush walk, or even a horse-ride. Accommodation can range from low-budget tents to opulent luxury in private lodges.

Head to the Kruger National Park to see lions

Friends with sharks

What's life without some underwater adventure? Attempt the hair-raising shark-cage dive where you can spot great white sharks. There are two places in South Africa that promise a fantastic experience - Gansbaai and Mossel Bay. Situated in Gansbaai, Dyer Island is often credited as a hub for shark-cage diving. It also serves as a sanctuary to rare pelagic bird species. Did you know that Indians love this adventure? They are the third-most to undertake this thrill.

Go shark cage diving for an adventure

So what are you waiting for? Plan your solo trip to South Africa soon! If solo-travelling isn't your thing, bring your gang of friends too!

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