By Jordan Levendusky, Semester at Sea, Spring 2017
Before traveling to South Africa I had really high expectations for their tourism industry. South Africa did not let me down.
The first day after we docked in Cape Town I planned to go to Boulder Beach. We used Uber to get there. After an hour ride we arrived in boulder beach. We got the unique experience to see the African penguins. It was crazy how close they let us get to the penguins.
The second day I left early in the morning to head out to the more adventurous parts of South Africa. We went to Mossel Bay to go Shark cage diving. Although the drive was long from Cape Town, it was worth it. We saw multiple great white sharks. The sharks got really close and hit the cage multiple times. After shark cage diving we went out to Botlierskop Private Game Reserve. At the game reserve we got saw all of the big five animals. My favorite were the lions. That night we crashed at a backpacker village/ hostel. It was a great first experience staying at a hostel.
The next day we went sky diving. Sky diving was one of my favorite activities in all of South Africa. It was a thrilling experience. Nothing compares to the adrenaline rush of the plane taking of and then jumping out. The views were amazing from 10,000ft up in the air! After sky diving we continued on to Bloukrans Bridge Bungy. Bungee jumping was a completely different thrill. I enjoyed it, but sis not enjoy hanging upside down waiting to be lifted back up the bridge.
My overall views of South Africa and cape town were amazing. I will definitely be coming back very soon. I had a wonderful experience traveling in South Africa.