Best Places in South Africa to Spend a Solo Travel Holiday

With a mixture of cultures and a strong influence from Europe, China and even Malaysia, South Africa is by far one of the most diverse countries in the world.

Its outstanding cultural heritage alongside a myriad of multicultural cities, gorgeous beaches and rugged mountain ranges is precisely what makes South Africa the perfect country for solo travellers.

From exciting safari tours, to beautiful hikes and sports activities, a solo traveller will definitely find this part of the world their next favourite holiday destination.


Cape Town is the perfect destination for all adrenaline junkies. Guided hikes up the mountain, river rafting down the untouched Orange River or shark cage diving in Gansbaai will really get your adrenaline pumping.

If you’re more interested in watching the sharks swim around, you’ll find Cape Town’s Two Oceans Aquarium quite interesting. The Bird’s Paradise Zoo in Robertson and mountain biking in Montagu is just the thing a solo traveller needs to completely immerse in the beauties of South Africa.

For a complete adrenaline rush, go bungee jumping off the Bloukrans Bridge. This is the world’s highest commercial bridge bungee, and it’ll be one of the most exciting things you’ve ever done.


All solo travellers who’re looking for an exceptional holiday experience should definitely visit St. Lucia. Look for leopards, elephants, hippos, and buffalos, explore the wetlands and savannah grasslands or take a pleasant hippo boat cruise and use the opportunity to see Nile crocodiles and hippos.

Finally, if you’re looking to experience life in South Africa to the fullest, go on a one day safari and experience this mesmerizing country at its best. You’ll get the chance to see cheetahs, warthogs, bushbucks, kudus, giraffe waterbucks, zebras, and many other fascinating animals.


Whether you’re looking for a relaxing holiday or you’re a true adventure seeker, Johannesburg will meet your needs. A range of beautiful museums and art galleries will provide every art lover with the greatest experience.

Spending a day in a hot air balloon, flying across South Africa and exploring all of its beauties are some of the most memorable activities that’ll make every solo traveller’s holiday special. Visit the Carlton Panorama as well, and enjoy the fascinating view of the city from the 50thfloor.


From enticing safaris to extreme activities and relaxing sightseeing, South Africa has it all, and Cape Town, Johannesburg and St. Lucia are just some of the fascinating places any solo traveller will find attractive.

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