South Africa has been referred to as Rainbow Nation, and with great reason – it’s beautiful! The mixture of culture and chic fashions and spices and wildlife give the area a hue of magnificence unlike anywhere else on the planet. The wildlife roams the outskirts of the cities and the people are, for the most part, friendly. For those of you planning to visit, I recommend making Cape Town your first destination. Wineries, wonderful beaches, Al Fresco living, and a waterfront that makes San Francisco sit on edge are just a few perks that Cape Town boasts. You can ride an amazing cable car to the top of Table Mountain and have a romantic dinner high above the city skyline, check out the artisan square at Greenmarket Square, jam out to local jazz music at Camp Grace, or just take leisurely stroll along Camps Bay. The local cuisine is mouth-watering. A little tip for those of you who may be vegetarians, keep a sharp eye out for the “smileys;” they’re barbecued sheep heads. Learn more: https://au.linkedin.com/in/mark-hutchinson-596329121
Cape Town, as a waterfront city, is known for its fish. They have a national method for fishing that keeps the people fed and doesn’t harm the environment. It is called a snook. Boats will take you out to Robben Island where you can enjoy cocktails on the beach and take a tour of the high security prison where Nelson Mandela served an 18-year sentence. The island now serves as a constant reminder and lasting symbol for peaceful resistance. Once you pay the boat man’s fee, the ride will take 30 minutes to land you on the island. On the way, you’ll have the chance to see great white sharks, blue-fins, and schools of fish.
The best part of Cape Town is the Garden Route. This route lies roughly 3-5 days east of inland Cape Town but is one of the most beautiful drives you will take in your life. You’ll bear witness to wild vines growing grapes for the local vineyards. It’s a good place to have a wine tasting.
Wild Arc takes pride in being able to conserve such miraculous places as this. Travelers and conservationists have applauded Wild Ark for their efforts.