Top 10 Business Trip De-stress Activities

First Car Rental has created a fun activities guide for business travellers

These activities range in duration from a few hours to a couple of days, and are close to South Africa's major business hubs.

They capture a diverse range of South African experiences, from eco-friendly adventures like trail running routes, horse-riding safaris to calorie-satisfying chocolate-making classes, wine & brandy tasting to fusion-fancy restaurants to experience.

Take an extra day or two and enjoy...

  • heritage sites south africa

    1. Discover South Africa's heritage

    To gain a deeper understanding of South Africa and its diversity, you need to visit some of the historical, cultural and natural destinations that define this beautiful country. Here's a list of South Africa's top 10 heritage landmarks, including World Heritage Sites of astounding beauty and historical landmarks that capture the country's remarkable journey to democracy.

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  • Eco-adventure

    2. Embark on an eco-adventure

    From inner-city guided walking tours, mountain biking, caving and diving, to horse-riding safaris, canopy tours and white water river rafting, South Africa offers hundreds of eco-friendly adventures in every province. Find one near you.

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  • Route 62

    3. Experience South Africa's best wine and brandy

    If you're short on time between business commitments, the best way to experience South Africa's wine culture is along Route 62, which is home to 70 wine estates and 11 specialist brandy cellars. This route is the longest in South Africa and starts just outside of Cape Town. Explore Route 62.

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  • chocolate tasting

    4. Indulge in chocolate

    A chocolate-making class is the perfect way to unwind and indulge after a busy day. The Lindt Chocolate Shop in Cape Town is the first Lindt facility in the world to offer chocolate making classes to the public, so it's definitely worth a visit if you're a chocoholic visiting Cape Town. Conveniently, they offer evening and weekend classes. Check out the Lindt classes on offer.

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  • fusion restaurants

    5. Dine out at a fusion restaurant

    South Africa is a melting pot of cultures and when different cultural influences blend into food, the most delicious creations are born. In every South African city, you'll find a number of top fusion restaurants. Click here for our list.

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  • Explore Durban

    6. Explore Durban - South Africa's "coolest" city

    Last year, CNN named Durban "the coolest city in South Africa you've never seen". It's a diverse and colourful city with an abundance of things to do and places to see, from quirky cafes and restaurants to an intriguing cultural heritage, not to mention golden beaches and a sub-tropical climate. Here's our Durban guide.

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  • trail running

    7. Go trail running to de-stress and unwind

    In South Africa, hundreds of trail running events take place every weekend in every province. The best thing is that they are all hosted in spectacular outdoor venues, including indigenous forests, botanical gardens, nature reserves and mountain ranges. Find one near you.

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  • organic food markets

    8. Visit an organic food market

    South Africa is home to some of the world's finest organic food markets, where you'll find high-quality fruit and vegetables sold by farmers; artisan food and beverages; a bustling, feel-good atmosphere; and more than ample seating to watch the interesting people go by. Find one near you.

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  • rhino safari

    9. Go on a rhino safari

    South Africa is home to hundreds of game and nature reserves - both public and private - that encompass every possible landscape, from deserts and forests to mountain ranges and coastlines. For a list of the top reserves in South Africa (which are also especially great for finding endangered rhino), click here.

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  • yoga retreats

    10. Escape on a weekend yoga break

    Want to enjoy a stress-free weekend break and some uninterrupted R&R? A yoga retreat gives your mind, body and soul the break it deserves. Click here for a list of the top 10 yoga retreats in South Africa.

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