Cape Town is a great place to visit while you are on your African safari vacation. This city is one of the crown jewels of Africa, boasting both a rich history and modern flare. Cape Town represents the best that Africa has to offer. Here are a few fun activities that you can do while visiting Cape Town.
- Dive with the Sharks
Africa has an abundant and diverse shark population just off the coast. Nearly 100 different species of shark call the waters of South Africa home. In fact, the Great White Shark capital of the world is located just 110 miles away from Cape Town. A safari vacation is all about getting up close and personal with the local wildlife. Be sure to add shark cage diving in Cape Town to your list of recreational activities to complete while in Africa.
- Learn the History of South Africa
South Africa has a rich history that can be seen throughout the city of Cape Town. Robben Island and District 6 Museum are locations that you must make a point to stop by, especially if you are a history buff. Nelson Mandela, once the leader of the democratic South Africa, spent 18 years imprisoned on Robben Island. The District 6 Museum is an award winning feature of Cape Town that highlights a tragic period of time when the area was declared “whites only” and all others were forcibly removed from their homes. Cape Town has overcome many obstacles to become the great city that it is today.
- Try New Foods and Drinks
Cape Town is proud to offer world class cuisine selections that truly embody the African culture. While you are visiting the area, go on your own food adventure and discover great ethnic foods and drinks from all over Africa. Some restaurants even encourage guests to eat with their hands.
- See the Penguins
“Penguins in Africa?” one might ask. Why yes, there is a thriving penguin colony in South Africa, and you are encouraged to visit these magnificent birds while visiting the area. Boulder’s Beach is the best place to see penguins. People from all over the world are attracted to the area specifically to bird watch.
- Get Pampered
You deserve to be pampered after you have taken on the adventure of completing an African safari vacation. Lucky for you, South Africa is a resort destination and full of skilled individuals that will give you the best massage that you have ever had.
Cape Town is an amazing city with a lot fun for the whole family. For more information, visit our safari vacations page or contact an individual with Rohoyachui today.
Jill Liphart for Roho Ya Chui, Travel Africa