Solo Travel in South Africa
Five things to do in the Rainbow Nation
South Africa abounds with natural wonders, shopping opportunities, cultural activities and wilderness adventures that are perfect for the solo traveller who appreciates the comfort and convenience of luxury travel. Here are just five examples of fabulous things to do in the Rainbow Nation that are well enjoyed alone.
1. A guided walking safari in the Kruger
A guided walking safari in a remote section of the world famous Kruger National Park is the perfect way to escape into the wilderness, tone your calves and rest your mind. Spend your days walking with wildlife and your nights relaxing at an opulent safari lodge, without having to think about anyone but yourself. To awaken your senses and find peace in the great outdoors, you can also opt to do a Zen Guided Walk as part of your solo safari experience.
2. A spa retreat in Cape Town
Soak up the luxury and the aromatherapy oils at a five-star hotel on the Atlantic Seaboard in Cape Town. Enjoy being pampered and having some much needed ‘me-time’ — just focus on rejuvenating your mind, body and soul to the sounds of the ocean.
3. A birding safari in the Timbavati
Are you a twitcher who is twitching to tick more species off your bird list? Then head to the Timbavati, where an experienced bird guide will take you on a tailor-made avian adventure, both on foot and in an open safari vehicle. Marvel at the abundance of birdlife in this game reserve and the Drakensburg Forest Escarpment before retiring to your own nest of luxury in the evenings.
4. A train trip across the country
Cover large distances of South Africa on a luxurious train ride and take in the diversity of landscapes from the comfort of your carriage. This is a great way to relax and enjoy fantastic hospitality whilst traversing the country, and you can even disembark to visit certain attractions.
5. A food tour in the Cape Winelands
Experience the best of the Cape’s culinary offerings on a gourmet food tour that takes you to exclusive estates to enjoy their wines, taster menus and accommodation.
If you are planning to travel alone in South Africa, it’s important to have reliable, up-to-date information so that you can make sensible choices and take any necessary precautions. The team at Elite Travel Concept will be happy to work closely with you to plan your trip so that it is unforgettable for all the right reasons.
Professionals can meet you on arrival, and transfers and tours can be booked in advance so that you never need to carry much money on your person, or be left unescorted in potentially vulnerable situations. We are also able to provide support in case of an emergency and can book you world-class luxury accommodation for the duration of your vacation, so that you can enjoy your time in South Africa without worrying about anything.