Day trips in South Africa for people looking to get away and spend some time on short tours in and around this beautiful country are available and popular also as weekend getaways. There is just so much to see and do around SA particularly if you are staying in a city such as Cape Town which is obviously home to the world famous natural beauty of Table Mountain for a start. Table Mountain is a popular tourist attraction and visitors can go up in the revolving cable car or they can hike up and down on one of the several routes providing the weather is not too bad.
Boulders bay is popular for day trips in South Africa where a huge colony of penguins lives and breeds on the beach and within the surrounding bushes. This Cape beach is near Simons Town and a great outing for large families who have children as the kids love seeing all the penguins swimming in the sea and waddling around the sand in the bay. Also not far from here is the Cape Point Nature Reserve which is a place of scenic beauty, has its own lighthouse and is often referred to as the place where the two oceans meet.
For wildlife lovers the opportunity exists to spend some time at safari tours in Cape Town which are home to the ‘big-5’ and can be toured in the jeep, on a quad bike, on foot or on horseback. For the more adventurous it is even possible to take a helicopter trip out to a reserve and see all the African wildlife from the skies. No matter whether you are looking for a relaxing time on the coast or are more adventurous and want to experience an adrenaline rush by getting involved in some extreme sports, there are many types of day trips in South Africa to suit everybody.