Monday, August 19

Your Top 5 Attractions in South Africa

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There’s a reason that South Africa is known as the “Rainbow Nation” – it’s beautiful, unique and diverse. Prepare to become enthralled by these 5 must-see – and experience – destinations.

Table Mountain Aerial Cableway – Cape Town, Western Cape 

Table Mountain is a timeless icon that is the epitome of the Cape Town’s wonder. In 2011, it was given the prestigious title of one of the New7Wonders of Nature. In February, the Aerial Cableway celebrated its 25-millionth visitor, what an achievement!

The Aerial Cableway is the ultimate way to find out why the Mother City has been voted as the best city – in the world – to visit.

In addition to the 360-degree rotating cable cars, there are a number of trails that lead you to the summit – just remember to have a sturdy pair of hiking boots.

Essentials: High-quality camera; backpack; sunglasses and a fleece jacket (you’re at a high altitude and it can be very windy at the top.)

Depending on the time of the day that you go, tickets range from R255 – R375 (return) for adults and R125 – R135 for children (aged 4 – 17) (return)

*These prices are valid from 15 December 2016 to 15 January 2017 and were correct at the time of publication.

Kruger National Park – Limpopo and Mpumalanga

It’s difficult to find the words to describe the splendour of the famous wildlife sanctuary. You’re going to be entering the home of the famous Big Five: Lion, Rhino, Leopard, Elephant and Buffalo and there are no fences; just you and nature.

You have the option to drive around the 19 484km2 park in your own car, or you can take a tour with one of the knowledgeable guides.

Please remember that there is a threat of Malaria, but if you take the proper precautions, there should be no problem at all.

Essentials: Binoculars; mosquito repellent and/or bands; walking shoes

Prices for the walking tours and 4X4 tours vary. Contact South African National Parks for rates.

Soweto Bicycle Tour – Johannesburg, Gauteng

Soweto used to be a separate municipality, but has now been incorporated into Johannesburg. It is one of the most culture-rich areas in the country and is a symbol of the vibrancy of post-Apartheid South Africa.

So, what’s the best way to immerse yourself in the history of the town? Start peddling! Soweto is renowned for its guided bicycle tours. You can expect to interact with the locals and become part of the iconic “vibe” that you’ll only find in Soweto.

 Essentials: Cycling shoes or sneakers; energy bars

Prices from R430

 Bloukrans bungee jump – Border between Western Cape and Eastern Cape

Calling all adrenalin junkies! Welcome to the world’s highest (commercial) bungee bridge. Once you’re strapped in, you can expect to experience a 160 metre plunge into majestic natural surrounds. Unlike many other jumping sites, the company that runs the extreme activity, FaceAdrenalin, is confident in their claim that “this is the smoothest bungee on the planet.” Are you ready?

If you aren’t going to jump, there are also walking tours available.

Essentials: Comfortable clothing such as t-shirts and shorts (Men and Women)

Cost for the jump: R900 (online booking) or R950 (onsite)

 The Beachfront – Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

Known as the Golden Mile, Durban’s beachfront is the centre for a plethora of activities that will suit the desires of any visitor.

Why not ride some waves in the warm Indian Ocean, followed by a walk through the marketplace and then a delicious dinner at one of the African-style restaurants. Cheers!

 Essentials: Sunscreen; beach towel; selfie stick

The Durban Surf Shack offers board rental from R70 per hour OR a daily flat rate of R350

 From all of us at PriceCheck, we’d like to wish you a happy holiday!

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