I started my journey through South Africa from the North West point of the country, staying overnight alongside the bank of the Gariep River, which is a natural land border between Namibia and South Africa. The next day I travelled through the Richtersveld and the mining town of Springbok heading towards the most picturesque vineyards of beautiful Cederberg. Cederberg is well known for its south African wine farms, it was here where I got to sample some of the best wines South Africa has to offer, while enjoying the view.

  After Cederberg I headed south towards Cape Town, I was blown away at the first sight of the Mother’s city Table Mountain across the Table Bay, which got me very excited to explore what this city has to offer. Cape Town is a very vibrant city that has so much to offer, the flat-topped table mountain is awesome for hiking up and gave me a aerial view of Cape Town which was astonishing!

Here are some of the activities I did in Cape Town:

  • Shark cage diving – South Africa has an incredibly diverse shark population as a quarter of the worlds shark species dwell around the southern waters. If you are an adrenalin junkie like me, I travelled down to Gansbaii and jumped into a cage in the very refreshing waters. The water in South Africa is so cold that when I was down in the cage and the shark was fast approaching I felt less scared because my mind was focused on how cold the water is.

  • Take a stroll down Long Street; it has all of Cape Town’s best kept secrets and quirky bars with a spectacular selection of cocktails.

  • I did a day Peninsula tour that took me down and around the entire cape peninsula and showed me the wonders of Cape Town from the pristine beaches of Clifton and Camps bay to the spectacular view of cape point which is also the most southern point of Africa, where the oceans meet.

  • Check out the Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach it was amazing how close you can get to these wild penguins, I didn’t do it as I ran out of time but apparently you can swim along side of the penguins. Not far from Boulders Beach is Simons Town, a charming coastal town with a lot of vibrant history.

  • Take a walk around the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront, I got to see sweeping views of the Atlantic Ocean and experienced some of the freshest seafood the country has to offer.

  • The Garden Route is a little piece of heaven tucked away on the East Coast of South Africa. It a must on your bucket list as I had an amazing time exploring it over 4 days. I got to check out the surf town of Jeffries Bay, got to ride an Ostrich at the Ostrich farm in Oudtshoorn, walk with wild lions inside the Garden Route National Park and visited the awesome Cango Caves, one of the world’s great natural wonders, sculpted by nature through the ages- a fascinating limestone formation in a wide variety of colours.

  • Bloukrans Bridge Bungy is the world’s highest commercial bridge bungy at 216 metres above the Bloukrans River, I went for it and leaped of the edgy with my adrenalin pumping, sometimes you have face fears and experience new challenges.

Johannesburg was the next stop on my South African tour, it is South Africa’s biggest City, the major attractions I did in Johannesburg were:

  • Lion Park, which is a 2km wildlife enclosure where you can drive your vehicles though the cages of the wild lions, these lions were massive so I made sure that all the windows and doors were locked. They also have a few enclosures where they have lion cubs that you can touch and play with for a small cost.

  • Neighbourhood Goods Market is a trendy and multicultural event held every Saturday, occupying space from a car park. It has 50 stalls bursting with an absolutely delicious array of foods.

  • I visited Nelson Mandela Square, which has a huge statue of Nelsen Mandela alongside a shopping mall. I also went to his house museum in Soweto. It was good to learn a little bit more about the history and Culture.

  • The Orlando Towers are a prominent landmark in Soweto, they were built in 1951 but today they are painted and are functioning as an advertising billboard containing large mural painting in South Africa. They are also an attraction now as you can bungy, swing and bass jump in-between the towers. I visited the towers and they are really remarkable but I didn’t not bungy as I have previously just bungy jumped in Cape Town.