Exciting activities in South Africa

Animals, nature, and vineyards are perhaps what you are thinking of visiting South Africa. But there is so much more to see in this impressive country. Here you get some tips on exciting activities during your trip to South Africa that will make your journey new dimensions, while you have the opportunity to gain even more insight into the country’s unique range.

Get to know Zulu during a day trip - the Valley of a Thousand Hills

Meet a traditional “healer” and pearl embroidery women, see traditional houses, feel the rhythm of the world-famous zulu music and follow the dance. Lunch is served either in a family home or a delicious picnic is organized. A visit to an orphanage where you can learn about the challenges you face here. Spending a day in this glorious valley and getting to know the people is an experience you will never forget.The day may look like this (3-6 hours):
• Visits to a traditional healer
• Visiting a pearl embroidery project with the opportunity to buy crafts directly from the women who manufacture them
• Traditional zulu lunch at the local restaurant or lunch in a family home
• Visit to an orphanage, or – visit by a local school or a religious ceremony, depending on what is possible the very day you are visiting.

Rooibos to safari

Choose from two options, a visit to a farm that grows rooibos tea or a tour to understand the exciting plant “fynbos” which is a shrub-like plant – special for South Africa. You can also combine both tours.Rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is a species of the endemic bush fynbos. The combined rooibos / fynbos tour will prove particularly interesting for those who want to know more about the fynbos biome that makes up the Cape Floral region.Groenkol Rooibos Tea Estate, is unique as the entire production of rooiboste, performed on the farm – from cultivation to final packaging and marketing. During the visit, you will receive information on how rooibos benefits the regional economy and how climate change affects the harvest of this plant. You get an exciting explanation of how the so-called Cederberg fynbos adapts to survive the region’s very hot, dry summer conditions, how the plants attract pollinators and how they protect themselves against insects and pests. During the tour you can also visit the farm’s beautiful rock formations, which play a important ecological role in the Cape Floral region. Finally, you will taste a specially seasoned rooiboste and be attracted by the store’s range of rooibos products.

High tea in Khayelitsha

Join Khayelitsha, which means “new home”. Cape Town’s largest township, located about 30 km from Cape Town, offers a delightful taste of unique and traditional township cuisine. You have the opportunity to meet and talk to the locals and greet children along the way. Your knowledgeable guide will give you a warm welcome, take you and introduce you to Lufefe, and you will taste “spinach bread” and muffins during a healthy “high tea”.

Traditional Cape Malay cooking lesson in Bo Kaap

This cooking course takes place in one of the beautiful colorful houses on Wale Street in Bo-Kaap. The kitchen is modern and well equipped. Your host Gamidah has organized cooking classes for many years in his own home. She is a wonderful cook who will cook a delicious meal with you which you then taste.

Want to design your own trip?
Briefly describe your wishes, and we will come up with exciting suggestions.
Request a customized proposal