Wednesday, March 5, 2008

5 BEACH AND BUSH ‘MUST-SEES’ IN SOUTH AFRICA -an informational update from the Original 2AFRIKA, INC. Founder & President, Kenneth R. Hieber

Wednesday, March 05th 2008

Ever heard of a ‘Surfari’? They exist around the South African shoreline and are worthy of your consideration when planning a Safari to the area.


Recent and historical shipwrecks are points of interest for divers. In addition to these wrecks which are home to a multitude of various forms of marine life, is a beautiful and varied underwater environment. At Sodwana Bay, the tropical water from the warm Mozambique current makes for the most southerly coral reefs in the world. With this comes a full complement of colorful fish and sea lugs, including the spectacular Spanish Dancer. Whales, sharks, turtles, dolphin and ragged tooth sharks are also seen in specific places.


It is a well known fact that keen surfers are spoilt for choice anywhere along the South African coastline. Many backpackers’ hostels around the country are geared up for surfboard rental, escorted ‘surfaris’ and surfing lessons, and there are dedicated surf schools both in Durban and Cape Town.


Fishing is a popular South African angler’s activity, the most accessible from being shore angling. All that is required is a fishing pole and reel, and of course a list of marine regulations which of course can be obtained from any boating or fishing shop. Big-game fishing is also a popular pastime. However, a catch-and-release policy is strongly recommended.


Follow the miracle of the reproduction of the leatherback and loggerhead turtles in their annual nesting (November to January) and hatching (January to March) rituals in St Lucia in northern KwaZulu/Natal. Escorted excursions are with qualified and experienced guides and take approximately 8-24 hours.


A must do attraction in Knysna is the Paddle Cruise, South Africa’s only paddle-driven ship. Its major appeal is enhanced by its team of top chefs who meticulously prepare Mediterranean-style in-cruise meals.

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