South Africa – Things to do
!Khwa ttu takes you on an exciting journey of discovery into the world of Southern Africa’s San people, lovingly referred to as “Bushmen”. In a spectacular West Coast setting near the tiny coastal town of Yzerfontein north of Cape Town, the centre offers tourists the opportunity to find out more about the ancient knowledge and traditional folklore of the San.
Being the largest single span free-flight aviary in the world, Birds of Eden offers an experience you will find nowhere else. Encompassing an area of 2,3ha of forest and waterways with more than a kilometre of walkways, guests can enjoy the thrill of spotting an abundance of birds flying free and living natural lives.
Based in Nelson Mandela Bay in South Africa’s Eastern Cape, Calabash Tours offers a range of responsible, ethical day trips and tours in and around Port Elizabeth, offering visitors the chance to learn more about the colourful history of the city and the culture of its people, while at the same time making a difference through contributing to social change.
With its manor house dating back to 1838, De Zalze Golf Club near Stellenbosch is named after three adjoining wine estates - Groote Zalze, Kleine Zalze and De Vleie. What sets De Zalze Golf Club apart is its deep-rooted commitment to the founding pillars of Fair Trade - fair wages and working conditions; fair distribution of benefits; ethical business practices and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.
Operating around the world famous Dyer Island near Gansbaai in South Africa’s Western Cape, Dyer Island Cruises specialises in whale watching tours. Every year from June to December southern right whales arrive in these waters to mate and calve, affording visitors the chance to see their fascinating mating displays, breaching, tail slapping, spy-hopping and more. Bryde’s whales and humpbacks are also regularly seen.
Fundani Tours specialises in guided day trips, safaris, transfers and scheduled shuttle services in Gauteng’s Dinokeng region of South Africa, with the aim of introducing tourists to the fantastic destinations and activities which make this area so special. The company is 100% black-owned and operated and is committed to mentoring and assisting local tourism entrepreneurs and community programmes.
Part of the award-winning South African Animal Sanctuary Alliance, Jukani Wildlife Sanctuary near Plettenberg Bay on South Africa’s renowned Garden Route is a permanent home to big cats and other iconic African wildlife species. Visitors to the sanctuary are educated on the important role apex predators such as lion and leopard play in African eco-systems and what they can do to help to conserve them in the wild.
Soweto Bicycle Tours offers travellers the chance to see Soweto in a whole new light, rather than from the inside of a tour bus. The unique concept was developed to allow visitors the opportunity to cycle the streets of Soweto with a local guide and learn first-hand about its colourful history on the way. Since then the tours have become a popular way to explore South Africa’s biggest and best-known township.
Getting up close and personal with the marine world’s apex predator - the great white shark - is an unforgettable experience with Marine Dynamics Shark Tours. Seeing these incredible creatures in their natural habitat is complemented by learning about them firsthand from a resident marine biologist, ensuring that all interactions are done in the most ethical and educational manner possible.
Located in one of only eight World Heritage sites in South Africa is Maropeng - the official visitor’s centre for the Cradle of Humankind. This world-leading tourism attraction allows visitors from all over the world to learn more about the origins of man through state-of-the-art interpretive and interactive exhibits and activities centred in and around the eye-catching Tumulus building. Complemented by a range of tours to nearby archaeological sites, Maropeng is a “must see” South African destination.