Get your wetsuits on and take a dive into the big blue. South Africa boasts the most beautiful shores with sandy white beaches and crystal clear waters. Enjoy a different accommodation experience on a floating chalet, explore the underworld with a professional deep sea diver or dance to music at the Hermanus Whale Festival. There’s a little something for everyone.
There’s no point living in a house if you’re only going to walk around upstairs right? So think of the Earth as your big home and the land is the second story. Whether it’s scuba diving; reef diving; wreck diving or shark diving you’re keen on, there’s always a myriad of adventures just waiting for you down below.
Dive headfirst into the big blue and explore the world of Hammerheads; Nesting Turtles; Whale Sharks; Tiger Sharks; Rays; Eels and Tropical Fish. Everyone should try this at least once in their lifetime.
When it comes to holding a rod, fishing can be enjoyed by almost everyone. There are loads of excellent places to go if you want to fish, and South Africa offers a multiplicity of various types such as fly-fishing; angling; deep-see fishing and shark-fishing (yes, shark fishing!). So go on, try it. It’s therapeutic.
Whale watching is really popular in South Africa from July to December. About 2000 of the 7000 Southern Right Whales are on the shores of South Africa. Hermanus has proven to be the best land-based location for whale-watching not only in South Africa but in the world. Often the whales are so close to the shore that visitors do not need to take a boat trip to see them. Hermanus hosts the “Moby Dick Hermanus Whale Festival” which celebrates the return of the whales each year. The whales return every start of July and leave for the Antarctic again after December. The festival is an ongoing celebration of festival; theatre; music and sporting events.
There is also the Whale Route in Lamberts Bay on the east coast which receives visitors from across the globe every year. Other whale-watching spots are False Bay; Table Bay; Hout Bay; Betty’s Bay and De Kelders.
Sailing in South Africa can be a real challenge as the water is often violent so it’s best to hit the stormy seas with a decent mast and sail. Don’t let that put you off though as South Africa is a perfect place for you to learn to sail if you’re a novice.
Like every other place there are spots for amateurs and spots for experts which you’ll easily recognize. There are countless inland sailing locations just past Mozambique that visitors set off on weekends. Africa is rated in the top 5 in sailing destinations worldwide thanks to the locals’ expertise and the labour costs that are easy on the pocket.
House boats or floating chalets, is a really incredible and a totally unconventional choice of accommodation if you’re staying for a week, a weekend or even just a day. There are heaps of activities you can enjoy on a house boat such as canoeing; barbecuing; scuba diving; even conferencing (perfect excuse for team building excursions. Ultimately it’s a truly relaxing experience that stays etched in your mind for a very long time.