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Top 5 things to do in South Africa in April

Check out Wanderlust's top five tips for things to do while visiting the rainbow nation in April

Living on the edge: Cape Agulhas (South Africa Tourism)

1 .Living on the edge

Cape Agulhas National Park, Western Cape

Spring conditions are perfect for a stroll to South Africa’s southernmost tip – keep a tally of indigenous plant species and sea-worn shipwrecks.

2. Boogie with the locals

Makana Freedom Festival, Grahamstown 

The townships of Grahamstown host a celebration of song and dance in late April – as well as scheduled shows, you’ll find lively impromptu gigs in shebeens (local bars).

3. Clamber through kloofs

Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga

Translating literally as ‘above the waterfall’,  Waterval Boven is a rock-climbing Mecca. Abseil alongside the Elands River as it drops over a 60m-high cliff, and explore the kloofs (gorges) on a number of bolted routes.

4. Drive through the desert 

Little Karoo, Western Cape

Winding its way from through the winelands, olive groves and ostrich ranches of the Western Cape, the Four Passes Route is perfect for a meandering autumn road trip.

5. Scale the Table

Table Mountain, Cape Town, Western Cape

Most visitors take the cable car to the top of Table Mountain – few realise that it’s accessible by foot. Depart from Lower Cableway station and follow the Contour Path towards Platteklip Gorge – a one-way hike will take approximately 2.5 hours.

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