As you may already know, we love having a bucket list. It helps us choose our next adventure and keep track of the amazing things we’ve done. Some of them are big, life-changing things, like seeing the Northern Lights, and others (mainly our Disney bucket list!) are more casual, like “Have a Christmas tree covered with Disney ornaments.”
There are some things, however, that you can only do in certain places. Here are five places for your own bucket list you can only find in South Africa.
See the Big Five in Kruger National Park
The Big Five consists of lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant, and Cape buffalo, and are the most exciting animals to see on a safari. . A safari is a real bucket-list item as seeing these animals in the wild is so rare. Sadly, as so many of them are going extinct, this might be your only chance to catch a glimpse of them.
Luckily, a portion of the park fees everyone has to pay goes towards the conservation of these animals in most reputable parks. So while you’re getting to see something amazing, you are also helping to save them too.
Seal Island, False Bay
Speaking of animals, False Bay, off the coast of Cape Town, is home to about 60,000 Cape fur seals! This island is inhabitable by humans, so the seals get it all to themselves – except for when the Great White Sharks create their scary ring around it to catch any seals who happen to be too far away from home. Perhaps this isn’t exactly what you want to see, but a trip on a boat to see the island itself is pretty cool; definitely a must-add to the bucket list.
Do the World’s Highest Bridge Bungee, Bloukrans River
For those of you whose bucket list is full of high-octane adrenaline-pumping activities, this might be a good one to add! Bloukrans Bridge Bungee is 216 meters, or 709 ft, and is an incredible experience. After all, if you’re going to do a bungee jump, why not do it from the highest point possible?
Go to the top of Table Mountain
Table Mountain was voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World in 2011, so you know it’s worth a visit! It’s home to the smallest floral kingdom on earth, but one of the most beautiful – spanning 57-square-kilometre with over 1470 species of flowers. It’s also home to mongooses, snakes, tortoises and the rare Table Mountain Ghost Frog. If you’re not a fan of hiking at all, never fear, the cableway is a great way of getting to the top and enjoy the view on the way.
Enjoy wine from the Cape Winelands, Cape Town
Not all bucket list items need to be about adventure. An important part of South Africa is the vineyards and you would be remiss not to give them a try. There are plenty of options of vineyards to visit, or choose a tour that takes you through more than one if you’re feeling thirsty.
These are just five places that you should be putting on your bucket list for South Africa – we could go on and on, though. Which of these would you most like to visit? Or have we missed something off? Let us know in the comments!