For most of us, Africa is about the hunting, but it is a shame to travel all the way around the world and not experience some of the other things the continent offers. If you take the time, you will find Africa has some fantastic things to do outside of the hunt, and, with the economy the way it is, many of the non-hunting experiences are extremely affordable. Here are our top five trips for travel in Africa to tack on to a safari.
- A trip to Africa is not complete without a stop in Cape Town. Most outfitters can set you up with a local guide for one- to multi-day excursions, but the adventurous can simply rent a car and set out on their own. Pick any hotel on the V&A waterfront to call home. Be sure to dine and listen to live music one night at Brio 1893 . From downtown Cape Town, wine country is only 45 minutes away. Stellenbosch has a lot to offer, but our favorite town to shop and stroll is Franschhoek. Stop at the Rickety Bridge Winery for a tasting, and while there grab lunch on the veranda. Be sure to pack a fly rod, as great trout fishing can be had in the various streams and ponds in the region and is often free for the asking.