Things to Do in South Africa

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Things to do

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 tailored 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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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
Private Safari at Kwandwe

Private Safari at Kwandwe

Eastern Cape Game Reserves, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Ensure exclusivity, privacy and flexibility by organizing a private guide and vehicle for one or more days of your stay at Kwandwe.

Search for leopard in the Sabi Sands

Search for leopard in the Sabi Sands

Greater Kruger, South Africa

The Sabi Sands is widely regarded as one of the most rewarding regions for spotting leopard in Africa. With good populations and the ability to go on night game-drives which coincides when these big cats are most active, all you need is good timing!

Sleep Out Experience

Sleep Out Experience

Greater Kruger, South Africa

Spend a night sleeping under the stars on a beautiful deck overlooking the Veldt.

South African Birding

South African Birding

Madikwe and the northwest, South Africa

The Waterberg is home to an incredible diversity of bird species. Besides residents, migratory species move through during the rains and the escarpment cliffs are home to the world's largest breeding colony of the critically endangered Cape Vulture.

Thabametsi Treehouse Sleepout

Thabametsi Treehouse Sleepout

Marakele National Park, South Africa

Spend a night out under the stars in the natural beauty of the Marakele National Park in the Thabametsi Treehouse. Offering complete exclusivity, privacy and stunning views, this Treehouse offers luxury and comfort for an unforgettable night.

Twice Daily Game Drives

Twice Daily Game Drives

Eastern Cape Game Reserves, Eastern Cape, South Africa

Guests at Kwandwe enjoy twice daily game drives in open safari vehicles. This is a fantastic way to explore the vast and varied environment of the reserve.

Wine at Babylonstoren

Wine at Babylonstoren

The Winelands, South Africa

Enjoy an interactive tour of a working wine farm. Babylonstoren take you from the grape to the finished product. The enthusiasm and commitment to the Babylonstoren ideal shines through on this tour.

&Beyond Wild Child program

&Beyond Wild Child program

South Africa

Specially designed activities ensure your children get the most out of their safari experience, with activities such as tracking footprints and making traditional bows and arrows to add to game drives with their parents.

4WD Game Drives

4WD Game Drives

Greater Kruger, South Africa

Go on private or shared game drives in the world famous Greater Kruger Area, South Africa to see the Big 5 - lion, elephant, leopard, buffalo and rhino - and a host of other animals. The Kruger is also a brilliant spot for birders so pack some binoculars.

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