Top things to do in South Africa for over 55’s

Traveling isn’t only for the young- in fact travelling in your fifties can be way more rewarding then scraping by in a series of dodgy hostels as a youth. Go Touch Down Travel and Tours is a firm believer that travelling Africa is an experience for everyone, no matter what the date of birth says on your passport- and once you’ve seen this small sampling of the excitement waiting for you here, we’re sure you will agree!

Kick back and enjoy the Cape Wine Route

Now you’re a little older, you have the time to relax and truly enjoy your holidays- and a little more budget to play with then you did in your twenties. This makes the Cape Wine Route a perfect exploration for you. With top class wine estates and several exciting routes to choose from, any tour through this gentle Mediterranean-style climate brings you breathtaking scenery, wide open beaches, delectable local produce to sample- and, of course, a chance to treat yourself to staggering vintages from world-class wineries, complete with luxurious picnics and delectable local cuisines to cap the experience. Be sure to take a few bottles back with you, too!

Head out on the safari of a lifetime

South Africa is the ultimate home of the Big 5 safari, with the iconic Kruger Park offering you the full Big 5 experience alongside a wealth of fantastic private reserves in every province of this lovely land. Whether you opt for a spring-summer safari to watch the animal’s young at play, or come in the winter for a chance at fantastic photographic opportunities as scares water brings the herds and packs closer to the waterholes, there’s one thing for certain- this is an experience everyone needs to tick off the bucket list and now is your time to do it.

See South Africa from a luxury train

Are you over the idea of a heavy backpack and days spent on your feet? No worries here. South Africa boasts a series of exceptional luxury trains, offering you the chance to travel in old-world style without missing a second of the sites. Go Touch Down Travel and Tours offers an exceptional package in conjunction with Rovos Rail that starts in sunny Pretoria and ends at the crashing foot of Victoria Falls- be sure to check it out!

Experience the history and culture

Life isn’t just about adventures and adrenaline. South Africa is a land steeped in history- some of it sad, some of it maddening and all of it fascinating. Now you’ve got a little perspective of your own to add to the mix, it’s the perfect time to explore the fascinating cultures of the land around you. Head out to Robben Island prison, tour the history of Stellenbosch, visit Soweto and the street that birthed 2 Nobel Prize laureates, or explore the colourful suburbs of the Bo-Kaap- you finally have the worldliness to enjoy these unique locales and the unique history that comes with them.

Travelling South Africa over fifty can be one of the most rewarding experiences of your lifetime. So why wait? Book with Go Touch Down Travel and Tours today- you won’t be sorry!