Why visit South Africa: The Drakensberg is the highest mountain range in Southern Africa, rising to 3,482 meters (11,420 ft) in height. The name is derived from the dutch and means “dragons mountain”. The Amphitheatre is one of the geographical features of the Northern Drakensberg, and is widely regarded as one of the most impressive cliff faces on earth.
How about a day out learning all about the history of beer? Sounds like thirsty work! A tour of Newlands Brewery illustrates the brewing process from start to refreshing finish. The beer, first brewed here by Pieter Visagie in 1658, grew from strength to strength. The tour takes in the whole production line, including the speedy bottling method and how the brewery makes sure its beers are produced following stringent quality practices. Best of all, you get the chance to enjoy two beers to try for yourself! The tour includes two drinks and a tasting.
In Table Bay, World-Heritage-listed Robben Island is a haunting reminder of the horrors of apartheid. Nelson Mandela spent 18 years imprisoned in a tiny cell here along with other political dissidents and social misfits. Perhaps the best part about this experience is that ex-prisoners are usually the guides, sharing poignant first-hand accounts of the atrocities they endured. Tours to the island begin with multimedia exhibits in the museum at the Nelson Mandela Gateway at the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront. Sightseers then board boats to Robben Island, often braving rough swells on the 30-45-minute ride. Be sure to book early as the tours can fill up fast.
Does your bucket list include an up-close and personal encounter with a Great White Shark? Then it is time to book that flight to Cape Town in South Africa and make your shark diving dream a reality! The shark dive takes place near the fishing town of Gansbaai, just a short 2-hour drive from Cape Town. Yet another reason to make it the perfect one-day activity to add to your South African holiday experience. From our crew house in Kleinbaai, just 10 minutes from Gansbaai, we aim to take adrenaline junkies and nature enthusiasts on the best possible shark cage diving experience in South Africa. Gansbaai is known as the safest place in the world from where you can view great white sharks underwater -all year round! Find a few extra info on Great White Sharks.
Some might say its gaudy, and that its Tuscan-inspired architecture looks out of place on the Joburg skyline, but there’s no denying that Montecasino offers an attractive option if you’re looking for entertainment in Johannesburg’s northern suburbs. Located at No. 1 Monte Casino Boulevard in Fourways, this exciting recreational complex is a destination for the whole family to enjoy. From clothing, jewellery and shoe shops to 30 dining restaurants (including the opportunity to dine in the sky) to choose from, as well as the ten-pin bowling, casino, amazing nightlife, theatre, movies, and a comedy club, it makes for an exciting visit (not forgetting the Piazza’s musical fountain)! And with its three onsite upmarket hotels, there’s little reason not to base yourself here throughout your stay in Johannesburg.