If you love adventure and dream of a romantic outing, South Africa is the perfect country for tourists with the mindset of an explorer. South Africa is not only huge, but teeming with culture and wildlife – ranging from dry deserts to high mountains to modern cities and friendly people.

There are plenty of things that you can do in the country, but some activities are especially in abundance in Africa! Without further ado, here is our top list of activities that you should absolutely do if you’re heading down to South Africa:

Plan to join a Safari

There’s nothing quite as amazing as sitting in an open Land Rover and seeing exotic animals in their natural settings.

Seeing zebras, elephants, and most importantly, lions is an experience that simply can’t be repeated anywhere else in the world.

One of the most amazing places in South Africa is Phinda which is a wilderness area encompassing 56,000 acres of land. This would make a great birthday present, too!

Go bungee jumping

If you’re looking for that perfect adrenaline rush, there’s nothing quite as amazing as falling 288 feet with the world’s tallest rope swing in Durban’s soccer stadium.

If you’re ready to up your standards, try leaping from the Bloukrans Bridge with a bungee cord as you’ll experience falling 709 feet.

Are you looking to cure your fear of heights? If so, you can rest assured that South Africa is the place to do it!

Go swimming with the sharks

Sharks have a notorious reputation for being bloodthirsty ravenous undersea creatures, and it’s reasonable to assume that very few want to get up close and personal with them. However if you’re looking for a real adventure, you can meet and swim with great whites that can grow up to 7 m in length.

Cage diving off the coast of Cape Town is a safe way to see how sharks live. Of course, if you’re one of the brave ones, you can skip the cage and go diving with bull and tiger sharks in South Africa.

Hang out with the locals

South Africa is one of the most diverse countries in the world, and the city known as Johannesburg is a fantastic melting pot of different nationalities, just like Paris. You can meet with local residents and admire all of the unique culture that the location has to offer. Make new friends in St. Lucia — a coastal town — and discover what life is like elsewhere in the world.

Climb the peaks of Table Mountain

Cape Town’s most important landmark happens to be Table Mountain, which is a huge block of sandstone with a fairly smooth surface rising 3500 feet into the sky. Over 350 hiking paths can lead to the summit, but if you prefer to take the easy way out, you can go by cable car. Hiking can be difficult as weather is constantly changing, and unless you have clear skies, clouds will often cover the summit of the mountain.

As you can see, there are numerous activities you can enjoy in South Africa. Bring out your adventurous side by swimming with sharks, meeting the locals, going bungee jumping, and finish your tour of South Africa by climbing Table Mountain!