6 Must-Try Experiences For Your Next Trip To South Africa
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6 Must-Try Experiences For Your Next Trip To South Africa

Africa , South Africa , Cape Town , South Africa , Durban , South Africa , Johannesburg , South Africa , solo travel
Stephanie Ogbogu
Stephanie Ogbogu May 24, 2022

A dream destination for almost any type of traveler, South Africa is a cultural gem with endless experiences to partake in. No matter what your mood or the type of activities you’re into, you are bound to find something that will pique your interests and invigorate your senses. Here at Travel Noire, we’ve covered South Africa’s offerings many times before. However, here are 6 adventures we recently experienced for ourselves and suggest you do too!

Visit The Apartheid Museum — Johannesburg


Fancy yourself a history buff? If so, then no trip to South Africa is complete without a visit to The Apartheid Museum. First opened in 2001, the Apartheid Museum just reopened to the public on April 1, 2022. The museum, built on just over 17-acres,  illustrates the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa. There, you will find exhibits highlighting everything from the country’s race classifications, the history of its segregation, the rise of Black consciousness, and an entire section dedicated to anti-apartheid revolutionary, Nelson Mandela.

Dine At The Living Room Jozi — Johannesburg

 

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In Johannesburg for the night? Put on some nice clothes, grab your crew, and head to the rooftop at The Living Room Jozi. This vibrant eco urban cafe is known for its lush rooftop garden with panoramic views of the city. Being surrounded by the beautiful greenery, good music, amazing food, and great friends will make any traveler feel like they’re in an African oasis.

Stay At Thanda Safari Lodge — Durban

 

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If you’re looking for a diverse tropical environment, Thanda Safari is the way to go. Thanda, which means “Love” in Zulu, is located in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Luxury travelers can choose to lodge in one of their bush suites (each with a double-sided fireplace, plunge pool, and outdoor sala with a daybed), luxury tents, or at the 5-bedroom, sole-use villa with a dedicated staff, private vehicle and guide, helicopter pad, pool, and more.

Thanda Safari Lodge is also known for their — you guessed it — safari game drives. Whether it’s big game, little game, or any number of the resort’s 400 different bird species, you’ll be sure to experience it all.

Go Wine Tasting — Stellenbosch


France isn’t the only place where you can get some great-tasting wine. South Africa is also known for their Winelands. Some of the finest wines are produced in the wine regions of Paarl, Franschoek, and Stellenbosch so we suggest dedicating a day to visit some vineyards, partake in some wine tasting, and possibly embark on a tour and learn about how wine is made.

Check Out The Art At Zeitz MoCAA — Cape Town

 

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A visit to the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MoCAA) is a must when visiting Cape Town, South Africa. If you’re an art lover, you’ll absolutely appreciate the various eye-catching pieces sourced from artists across the continent. There are also a number of events and exhibits popping up this year, so there will always be something new to enjoy every time you pay the museum a visit.

Hike Table Mountain — Cape Town


Absolutely no one comes to Cape Town without making a pit stop at the world-famous Table Mountain. Named “Table Mountain” due to its flattened top, tourists are known to hike roughly 2 hours up the mountain to take in the gorgeous panoramic views of the city, including Robben Island, and the V & A Waterfront. If you’re not into hiking, taking a cableway is also an option. When you get to the top, don’t forget that Skeleton Gorge Beach can also be found on Table Mountain.

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