Travel in South Africa

Travel in South Africa
South Africa abounds with sights and activities that would interest outdoor enthusiasts, such as viewing wildlife, hiking, attending surfing school and going on safari tours. Those looking for other adrenalin-pumping adventures while in South Africa may also want to explore the possibility of paragliding in the sky.


If you are staying less than 90 days in South Africa you do not need a visa, according to the Department of State. However, you should have two blank passport pages remaining when entering that country.


Shots are not necessary to visit South Africa unless you have recently visited a country with a yellow fever epidemic, according to the Department of State.

Exploring Game Reserves

The Department of State advises travelers to South Africa not explore game parks and reserves on foot, even in the presence of a guide. Fatal wild animal attacks have occurred.

Water Sports

South Africa offers a number of water sports, including surfing schools. However, even wading in water at non-officially designated beaches can lead to serious injury or death from unexpected rocks and tides.


Paragliding in South Africa requires successful completion of a four-day course, so this may be best reserved for longer trips. There are more than 60 available paragliding businesses in the country.

Article Written By Stephanie Mojica

Stephanie Mojica has been a journalist since 1997 and currently works as a full-time reporter at the daily newspaper "The Advocate-Messenger" in Kentucky. Her articles have also appeared in newspapers such as "The Philadelphia Inquirer" and "The Virginian-Pilot," as well as several online publications. She holds a bachelor's degree from Athabasca University.

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