World-famous Robben Island Museum – the former prison where Nelson Mandela was incarcerated – is a must-see for those visiting South Africa and now, for the first time, is hosting virtual experiences where guests can wander at leisure through the World Heritage Site from the comfort of their sofa.
Famous South African chefs are also inspiring people to get creative in the kitchen and try new recipes. Cheyne Morrisby, hosts Facebook Live cooking demonstrations each night to support his team of staff.
Peter Goffe-Wood, esteemed MasterChef SA judge, is also currently hosting an Instagram live cooking series called ‘Recipes for Disaster’ which uses recipe suggestions from his audience based on what ingredients they have at home -including how to make fresh pasta and sauce.
But if you’ve always dreamed of doing a Safari, now is your chance to experience one virtually. Operators are offering viewers the chance to see the Big 5 via webcams scattered around reserves and live game drives.
Bordering Kruger National Park, Ngala Private Game Reserve and Djuma Private game reserve (whose name means roar of the lion) are not to be missed. The live sunrise safari from 2.00pm AEST will take safari-seekers on an interactive game drive, with guides answering questions from the virtual audience. Recent highlights have included viewers witnessing a pride of lions, leopards, hyenas and elephants.
Safari-seekers can now experience the vast beauty and diversity of South Africa’s National Parks (SANParks) through the Webcams that are located in Addo Elephant National Park and Kruger National Park – offering viewers the chance for a close encounter with the Big 5.
Over at Singita in Sabi Sands, renowned for its high concentration of big game and frequent leopard sightings, a local photographer and safari guide takes viewers on a live safari through 45,000 hectares tracking lions, leopards, elephants and more along the way.