World Travel Stories

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South Africa trips: The Kruger National Park is the largest game reserve on the continent and one the main tourist attractions in South Africa. The park boasts more species of mammals than any other African game reserve which includes the Big Five, cheetahs, giraffes and more. Unlike most other safari parks, Kruger is a self-drive destination with an excellent infrastructure and many places to stay inside the park, from tented camps to luxury lodges.

Oudtshoorn is the capital of the ostrich industry; a visit to the Safari Ostrich Farm will clarify all about how the birds are bred and the various ways in which ostrich products are marketed and fashioned. For example, ostrich skin is used for handbags and shoes, and eggshells for decorative purposes. Ostrich meat is also popular, as it lean and full of protein. Your kids can sit on one of the wide-eyed birds and also hold an ostrich egg, which would make an awfully big omelette!

Climb into a thick iron cage, plunge into the ocean, and come face-to-face with a great white shark. Believe it or not, this is one of South Africa’s top attractions – for thrill seekers. The sport has become so popular that new tour operators keep sprouting up every year. The best time to try the dive is April through October, but great whites swim these waters throughout the year thanks to healthy populations of seals and fish. Cape Town tour operators organize shark cage dives to areas such as Simon’s Town, Seal Island, Dyer Island, Mossel Bay, and Gansbaai, the self-proclaimed “Great White Shark Capital of the World.” Trips can also be arranged out of Durban and Rocky Bay. Since divers are enclosed in the custom-designed cages, no diving certification is required. For a little less excitement, it’s also possible to watch the action from the boat.

We offer a daily Boat Trip including a Marine Eco Tour at 10 o’clock in the morning from the New Harbour in Hermanus with our Whale Watching vessel called Unathi. The Bay Cruise Experience in Hermanus: An exhilarating 90min voyage to discover Walkerbay’s wonderful wildlife and stunning coastline. Attention ocean lovers! You can maybe see pelagic birdlife, dolphins, whales, seals and more on this eco marine safari by boat in Hermanus. Explore extra details at Whale watching.

Situated west of Hartbeesport Dam, in the Magaliesberg mountain range, is Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary. A guided walking tour awaits, to take you through elevated wooden walkways through natural forest to encounters with a range of exotic monkeys that will captivate you. It provides the perfect environment for monkeys and is one of several sanctuaries that specialise in providing rehabilitation for abused and orphaned animals, enabling them to remain in their natural environment. Learn all about the sanctuary and its work while enjoying the incredible bushveld views.