Top 4 list of South African sights you simply can’t miss

Go Touch Down’s top 4 list

South Africa is a land that offers the visitor so much that it can become overwhelming. With that in mind, Go Touch Down Travel and Tours are here to highlight a few easily overlooked, uniquely South African experiences that you simply have to enjoy.

Explore the Bo-Kaap

Cape Town is a city bursting to the brim with experience. There’s too much to do in one lifetime, let alone one trip! With that in mind, be sure to schedule a trip through the unique Bo-Kaap area. Once the ‘Malay area’ of the city, this predominantly muslim community peacefully protested against their segregation by painting the community in a riot of colours. Believe us, once you’re there you simply can’t miss it! This historically unique neighbourhood simply has to be visited to be believed.

Delve into Sterkfontein Caves

This unique cave system, lying a stones throw from the Maropeng headquarters of the Cradle of Humankind, is easily overlooked if you’re in a rush. Formed from dripping limestone over millennia, this cave system has produced some of the most notable finds in the quest for our common human ancestors.

Robben Island

Home of the prison that once incarcerated the first democratically elected South African president, Nelson Mandela, this is now a unique museum and historical site. Accessed by boat from Cape Town proper, you’ll want to explore this unique monument for yourself

Meet Africa’s penguins

Africa is famous for many animals- the penguin is not one of them. Yet the Boulders’ Beach penguin colony is a large and thriving one, featuring the unique African penguin. Come meet the little critters and learn more about them [and maybe snap a selfie while you’re there]!

South Africa is a land jam-packed with surprises- and this is only a tiny few of them. Let Go Touch Down Travel and Tours help you craft an itinerary for your travels that helps you explore these underappreciated greats today, and go home a little wiser- and with extra bragging rights!