South Africa’s coastline is a 2,735-kilometer stretch of pristine sand and lush wildlife landscapes that border two oceans. Diving has been a popular sport in the country for decades and the often turbulent waters hide some of the most beautiful sea creatures and reefs on Earth.
The Marine Protected Area just five kilometers off the shore of Umkomass Beach is a renowned diving destination due to the variety available here. Aliwal Shoal holds open water, advanced, wreck and shark diving. The Produce and Nebo wreck sites are some of the world’s largest and in the winter up to 150 ragged-tooth sharks can be seen on a single dive.
Protea Banks is ranked among the top shark and game fish dives in the world. The fossilized sand dune reef off the shore of Shelley Beach houses hundreds of sharks and pelagics throughout the year. In the summer Zambezi sharks, humpback whales, hammerheads, kingfish, barracuda, snappers and manta rays all flock to the area.
Sodwana Bay houses 7 Mile Reef, easily one of the most popular dive sites on Earth. Here you’ll find 95 species of soft and hard coral wherein live more than 1,200 species of fish, turtles, rays, sharks and more. The Northern Wall and Amphitheatre are where you’ll find the largest collections, while the Golden Coral Tree lays claim to an enormous amount of sea goldies.
Plettenberg Bay on the Western Cape is where you’ll find the Grootbank, an incredible, maze-like reef full of striking topography. The caves and drop-offs here are difficult to navigate but inside you’ll discover an array of starfish, soft corals, sponges, red roman, pyjama shysharks and sea fans.
Evans Peak is cited as one of the 10 coldest dive sites on Earth. It’s also startlingly beautiful. The two soaring reefs here rise up 15 meters above the water and descend another 40 below. The area around Evans Peak is also home to the Sardine Run, where thousands of the fish race through the region between April and May.
The internet is teeming with countless listicles that advise you on what to pack for your next vacation, especially when it comes to products to help you stay safe and healthy while miles away from home. But there are some medical products you might not really need, despite the overflow of suggestions.
We can see it now and remember when it happened to us: Watching as the black car icon loops around and around, seemingly endlessly, and our wait time on the rideshare app continually changes. Long wait times and confused drivers are just a few bothersome issues that can nag at rideshare users. Need a solution? Ditch rideshares altogether in favor of renting a car on your next trip.
While the snow continued to fall at a steady clip, my taxi pulled up outside Hotel Bonaventure Montréal. A quick departure from my cab and a few steps later, I was taken in by the distinctive style of the entrance corridor. A quick elevator ride to the lobby is necessary because Hotel Bonaventure Montréal sits on the final two floors of a 17-story business and professional complex. The hotel is located in the heart of downtown Montréal, and even connects to the city’s underground concourse.
Beyond being a major hub in the global transportation network, Hartsfield-Jackson is also proud to be a major hub for exciting, high-quality retail options through our award-winning concessions program, ATL Skypointe.
The Danakil Depression has been described as hell on Earth. Considered the hottest place on the planet, the nightmare conditions of the Depression led to some incredibly fascinating formations. If you can withstand the climate, it offers a unique adventure few have ever seen.