Bucket List Southern and East Africa
Everyone wants to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience that goes beyond the normal vacation memory.
Whilst this bucket list below is not exhaustive, feel free to wade through our list and why not spoil yourself with at least one of these experiences?
Hot air ballooning over
- The Masai Mara or Serengeti
- The Namib Desert
- The Kruger National Park. Prices from R 3 750 per person.
One of the worlds new Natural Wonders. Hike up or take the cable car and enjoy a champagne breakfast on the summit. Prices from R 350 per person.
Witness the great migration in East Africa
Serengeti 8 day packages from USD 3000 per person including all transfers, 3 star accommodation, meals and entrance into the Ngorongoro Crater and Serengeti.
See Victoria Falls
"The smoke that thunders" from the flight of angels helicopter. Prices from USD 175 per person.
See the highest sand dunes (Sossusvlei) in the world at sunrise, with endless views over the oldest desert in the world, the Namib. Costs from R 400 per person, half day tour.
See Africa's highest waterfall, Tugela falls
Tumble down the cliffs of the Drakensberg. This majestic mountain range, bordering the Kingdom of Lesotho with peaks towering almost 3500 meters above sea level, with names like Amphitheatre, Cathedral Peak and Giants Castle.
Witness Great White Sharks, Southern Right and Humpback whales
in marine protected environments. Ocean safaris in Plettenberg Bay is a company that offers amazing trips into the bay to see these magnificent animals. Great White Shark cage diving is available in an area near Gansbaai, about 2 hours from Cape Town. Sightings of Great White tend to be year round, but whales are seasonal, typically June to December.
One of earths last Edens, teeming with wildlife. Take a helicopter or small plane charter at low level over the islands of this inland delta, set in the heart of Botswana's northern circuit. Witness herds of elephants swimming across to islands in search of grazing, or pods of hippos and Lechwe Antelope moving among the pools within this inland delta system.
Sunrise at Fish River Canyon
The second largest canyon in the world, located in Southern Namibia, gouged out by thousands of years of erosion by the Fish river.
Sunset at Blyde River Canyon
The third largest canyon in the world, with amazing views down into the African Savannah and Kruger National Park in the distance.
Bush dinner in Kruger National Park - many private safari lodges prepare a romantic dinner deep in the African bush, with the stars, paraffin lamps and a bonfire to keep you company and the milky way and the southern cross so clear you feel like you could reach out and touch it, whilst hearing the roar of the lion, or the eerie call of the night jar.
Track the elusive Black Rhino and Desert Elephant in north west Namibia.
Somehow these two subspecies have adapted to the harsh environment of Namibia and it is an absolute joy to experience such huge mammals in such an unforgiving ecosystem.
Witness the meeting of the Two Oceans, at Cape of Good Hope
Whether you take a Harley Davidson, a rental car, a bus group trip or hire a convertible... This day trip from Cape Town down to the Cape of Good Hope offers some of the finest coastal scenery in the world. According to some legends this is where the Flying Dutchman sank in 1605 and where the cold Atlantic current known as Benguela and the warm Indian Ocean current, known as Agulhas meet in front of the south western tip of Africa. No matter what theory you apply to this magnificent location seen from a lighthouse perched above the highest sea cliffs in Africa, is a must!