5 Best Things to do in Southern Africa

Southern Africa offers a lot of diverse culture, languages, and some of the most captivating wildlife and features. Holidays there can be fun and you can never run out of things to do in Southern Africa. We have rounded up a list of the best things to do in Southern Africa below.

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Visit the Victoria Falls Between Zimbabwe-Zambia Border

Locals also refer it to as The Smoke That Thunders or Mosi-oa-Tunya. Firsthand experience of the world’s biggest waterfalls should top the list of best things to do in Southern Africa. The Victoria Falls are located between the border of Zimbabwe and Zambia and attract thousands of both tourists and locals every year. Watching as thousands of liters of water from natural sources hurtle over the cliff face must be ecstatic and of an undying experience.

Sunbathe at Lake Malawi in Malawi

Lake Malawi is so vast that it covers close to a third of the whole of Malawi. It also ranks third in Africa and since it is a freshwater lake, expect to find fishing villages. Sunbathe at the golden beaches with gentle breezes from the lake blowing to the shore. Apart from swimming, you can opt for other water-sports such as scuba diving, kayaking, powerboat cruises, and sailing. If you love scuba diving, you might be lucky to catch the cichlid fish, Lake Malawi’s unique fish that consists of more than 700 species.

Explore the Okavango Delta in Botswana

The Okavango Delta covers up to 15,000 kilometers of the Kalahari Desert and cuts the list of the largest wetland wildernesses in the world. Touring the delta will give you the chance to see the ‘big five’ and other animal species all in one astounding habitat. There are both delta and desert safaris that will give you the opportunity to experience the unique ecosystem.

There are also wet and dry camps with some wet camps offering water-based activities while other dry camps are known for lion hunt sightings. Even though rare, horseback safaris and walking safaris are some of the activities you can take part in while exploring the delta. If this isn’t already on your bucket list, you should add it now – you won’t regret it.

Play Golf in South Africa

South Africa is known for its world-class golfing experience with a favoring climate that is usually sunny at most times. Mediterranean weather in Cape Town makes it perfect for a golfing holiday all year round with other places like Johannesburg and Pretoria hosting multiple golfing clubs that run even during winter because of the continuous sunshine. Also, some of these golf courses are neighbored by free roaming game. There are amazing golfing itineraries that can make your holiday in South Africa a memorable one.

Go on a Safari in Namibia

Namibia is famed for the Namib Desert. It is one of the largest deserts and is a great destination to go on a safari, offering the best game viewing of the diverse animal and bird species. Going on a Namibian Safari means that you get to experience the dramatic animal interactions, beautiful sunsets, amazing landscapes, and see some of the most endangered species like the white rhinos. Namibia is certainly a haven for photographers and wildlife enthusiasts and perfect for safari tours.

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  1. Shine says:

    Southern Africa has lots of things to do we can explore many more things here, we can get new experience as knowledge as well.
    Safari in Hluhluwe & Imfolozi National Park. It’s the oldest Game Reserve in South Africa.
    Known for it’s white and black rhino population, Hluhluwe & Imfolozi have the largest in all of Africa! That’s an amazing thing because rhinos are being slaughtered at an astonishing pace.

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