With a generally warm and temperate climate, South Africa’s weather allows for cycling at any time of the year. South Africans are avid mountain bikers and the sport is well established and supported throughout the country. Offering a plethora of exciting and exhilarating cycling routes from man-made courses to steep mountain trails, and catering for both novice and more advanced fans of the sport, mountain bike holidays in South Africa must be one of the best ways to experience the country.
Hosting some of the world’s most extreme cycling challenges, South Africa is a popular destination for international visitors looking to have fun on two wheels in a pristine and unpolluted environment. Some of South Africa’s most famous mountain biking races include the ABSA Cape Epic, the Wine to Whales, the Sabie Classic, the Karoo to Coast, the Sani2C and the Jo’burg2C.
Destination Points offers tailor-made mountain biking holidays throughout South Africa. To find out more about partaking in an adrenaline-pumping South African mountain biking experience contact us.
South Africa is one the world’s most spectacular destinations for any golf enthusiast. With a generally warm and temperate climate, South Africa’s weather is ideal for spending time on the fairways. Add to this the astounding range of world class golf courses and you can see why golfers here are spoilt for choice. From fairways in the bush where zebra roam freely, to the greens of the coast where whales can be seen in the distance, South Africa boasts a number of world class golf courses each in their own unique setting.
Probably the most famous golf course in South Africa is the Gary Player Country Club at Sun City, home to the annual Nedbank Golf Challenge that offers the biggest first prize of any tournament in the world.
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Though boasting some of the world’s most pristine and adventurous dive destinations, South Africa’s dive sites are relatively unspoiled by excess tourism.
The world-renowned sardine run takes place off the coast of the Transkei and Kwa-Zulu Natal, and South Africa’s coastline offers some of the most spectacular diving in the world.
The warm, tropical waters off Sodwana are not only home to the most southerly coral reefs in the world, but also boast an abundance of colourful fish, nudibranchs, whale sharks, turtles, dolphins and ragged-tooth sharks.
The renowned Aliwal Shoal off the KwaZulu Natal coast offers an array of diving activities including tiger shark dives, wreck, deep, shark, nitrox and underwater photography specialties.
The Cape Town region offers a range of diving experiences from diving amongst beautiful kelp forests, nudibranchs and anemones, to the more adventurous shark diving.
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Rugby / Hockey
Especially since South Africa won the Rugby World Cup at Ellis Park in 2005 (followed by a repeat win in 2007), rugby is almost a religion amongst South Africans. Annually, South Africa jointly hosts two major international tournaments, the Tri-Nations (contested between South Africa, Australia and New Zealand) and the Super 15 (a club tournament involving the three Southern-hemisphere heavyweights). Every 12 years, the British and Irish Lions tour South Africa.
South Africa’s rugby stadia are amongst the best in the world and are well worth a visit, even if there is no game!
Destination Points offers tailor-made tours throughout Southern Africa to suit all levels of ability, age and experience. Destination Points has connections with the top sporting schools, which when combined with our knowledge of the country will provide an enriching experience, combining sport, culture and Tourism. To find out more contact us.
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