Things to Do in South Africa

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In a country with such diversity and variety, you’ll never run out of things to see and do in South Africa. At Scott Dunn, our travel experts make it their mission to bring you the very best of this amazing destination, with unique experiences and advice customized to you and your ideal vacation.

We’ve traveled up and down the country extensively, so can recommend unmissable attractions and the best time to visit them, as well as its hidden gems. Whether you’re a first time visitor or know the country well, there are endless things to do in South Africa’s Cape Town and its surroundings. Providing breathtaking views over the city and coastline below, the impressive Table Mountain is a truly memorable destination. For those after an active vacation, hiking the mountain also makes for an unforgettable experience.

Searching for other adventurous things to do in South Africa? A safari adventure is another great way to see the best this country has to offer. On safari, you can watch giraffes roam around their natural habitat or spot leopards and tigers moving through the tall grass, all while accompanied by an expert guide. So, whether you’re planning a trip with family or hoping to see the ‘Big Five’ for your honeymoon, we’ll add all the special touches that make up your dream vacation. Or, plan a visit to the Garden Route to experience the true wonder of South Africa’s stunning natural landscapes. From the buzzing bars of Plettenberg Bay to the whale-watching hot-spot of Hermanus, there’s plenty to discover along this costal route.

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Hike or Climb Table Mountain

Hike or Climb Table Mountain

Cape Town, South Africa

Why not do something a bit different during your stay in Cape Town, get outdoors and experience some of the best climbing and hiking in the world? Take a hike or rock climbing trip up Table Mountain while taking in the breathtaking views all around you.

Cascades and Canyon Helicopter Experience

Cascades and Canyon Helicopter Experience

Greater Kruger, South Africa

Experience an exhilarating flight over the Sabie River Valley and along the edge of the escarpment as you swoop over winding rivers, sheer cliffs, deep gorges and cascading waterfalls.

Adventure Off the beaten track
Uthando

Uthando

Cape Town, South Africa

Uthando South Africa is an award winning, international and innovative Non Profit and Fair Trade certified organization which raises funds for community development projects in Cape Town and South Africa.

Cape Peninsula - Family

Cape Peninsula - Family

Cape Town, South Africa

This guided day out is perfect for the whole family with treasure hunts in Kirstenbosch Gardens, fishing in Kalk Bay, stand up paddle boarding with penguins and game viewing in the Cape peninsula reserve.

Adventure Off the beaten track
Cape Point Peninsula Tour

Cape Point Peninsula Tour

Cape Town, South Africa

Your driver will collect you and drive you down the west coast of the Cape Peninsula. He will introduce you to the geography and cultural history, culminating at the Cape itself. You will drive back via Boulders Beach to see the penguins.

Children's Activities at Kwandwe

Children's Activities at Kwandwe

Eastern Cape Game Reserves, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Kwandwe have a fantastic range of activities specifically customized to children to ensure that their first safari experience is educational, engaging and unforgettable.

Families on Safari At Madikwe Safari Lodge

Families on Safari At Madikwe Safari Lodge

Madikwe and the northwest, South Africa

Madikwe Safari Lodge wants to create an environment for children & parents where they can tailor their stay based on exactly what everyone feels like doing or what opportunity may presents itself at the time.

Le Quartier Lounge Bar

Le Quartier Lounge Bar

The Winelands, South Africa

Le Quartier Lounge Bar is a recently opened, stylish cocktail bar at Le Quartier Francais in Franschhoek. Mixologist, Matthew Roberts is quickly making it Franschhoek's evening 'hot spot' with his unique, African-inspired cocktails.

Out and about at Babylonstoren

Out and about at Babylonstoren

The Winelands, South Africa

There is so much to explore on the 200 acres of this working farm, get out with the family to wander through the vines or orchards and head up the koppie for a picnic.

Pangolin Rehabilitation Experience

Pangolin Rehabilitation Experience

KwaZulu Natal and the north coast, South Africa

Participate in a pioneering pangolin initiative at Phinda Private Game Reserve.

Adventure Eco/ethical tourism Wildlife
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