Day Tours in South Africa
What’s stopping you taking a tour in South Africa while on your travels at camp Kaziikini? Once you’ve been to Chobe District and seen all the game reserves and national parks, Botswana is a good central location from which to branch out and explore the rest of Southern Africa. Here are some of the best-rated excursions in South Africa.
After staying for a week or two in Botswana to see the wildlife, taking a day trip around Soweto will give you a change of scenery. Soweto is a busy town in Johannesburg. A guided tour will lead you to the most interesting spots in the city. The tour usually goes to the Hector Pietersen Memorial and Museum, Freedom Square and the home of Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
From Johannesburg, you may want to find out more about the traditions of indigenous tribes. If so, a tour of Lesedi Cultural Village and Cradle of Humankind might be the one for you. This journey takes you through the settlements of five tribes (Zulu, Xhosa, Pedi, Basotho, and Ndebele) before reaching the ancient caves. A once-in-a-lifetime experience to see how tribes live.
If you’d like to see South African wild animals, Krugersdorp Rhino and Lion Reserve is just a 50-minute drive from Johannesburg. Here you can self-drive all around the reserve, taking photographs and taking in the views of “the nearest faraway place” outside Johannesburg.
Alternatively, maybe you’d like to treat yourself and your travel companions to a wine-tasting tour in Cape Town. You can take yourself on a different sort of journey, from grape to bottle. Cape Town has over 200 different winelands, including historical Dutch colonial towns such as Stellenbosch, Franschoek and Paarl.
Beer-drinkers will enjoy a tour of the SAB World of Beer in Johannesburg, which explores the history of beer all around the world, from its early origins in an interesting interactive way. The museum has been voted the number one tourist attraction in South Africa. Why not combine two vibrant tourist attractions in Johannesburg into one day and go to Gold Reef City (maybe the beer beforehand)?
Many tours of Johannesburg include Gold Reef City, an entertaining theme park packed with 30 rollercoasters as well as a casino. Located on an old gold mine, Gold Reef is Johannesburg’s tribute to its gold mining past.
Full day tours are available which take you on a coastal drive on the Cape Town peninsula. The popular Whale Route gives you the best view of the sea. This is a great opportunity to spot Right Whales off the beautiful coast of Hermanus between the mountains and sea.
Among the best day tours are of Durban heritage and safaris. There are a range of day trip options, but for something a bit different to what you can experience in Botswana, Simangaliso Wetland Park in St Lucia is South Africa’s very first world heritage site featuring protected areas for crocodiles, pelicans and flamingos to live in the wild. There’s also a guided turtle night safari.