Culture and History
BIGMACK TOURS will take you on a voyage of discovery across our country’s vast landscape and rich heritage. Enjoy a cultural, history or sightseeing tour with our knowledgeable team
Our luxury cultural tours will enable you to experience South Africa as it begs to be seen. We are passionate people by nature, and want you to enjoy every moment of your time with us. For this reason, we have thought carefully about the kinds of memories our guests will treasure, and have done our best to select the adventures that will best inspire them. We cannot claim to be mind readers – but we absolutely welcome our guests to share their dreams with us. We will then do everything in our power to create a holiday that will remain with you for a lifetime, for all of the right reasons.
Where do you want to go, and what do you wish to learn?
Listed on this page are just some of our cultural, historical and sightseeing tours, which will introduce you to the very best of South Africa – in our opinion, anyway. However, we appreciate and respect your feedback, and will always work with our guests to create the luxury getaway that you’ve been dreaming of. If there’s something you’d desperately like to do, please let us know. Our tours cover a range of destinations and historical moments, including the Battle of Isandlwana, Blood River, God’s Window, the Kimberly Diamond Mines, Oudtshoorn and ostrich farms, Cango Caves and other places of interests. Magnificent scenery and snapshots in time are our specialty.
The cultural village of Shakaland is the birthplace of the legacy of the great King Shaka, a leader of the Zulus. On this tour you will experience Zulu traditions, including spear demonstrations and culinary delights.
uShaka Marine World
uShaka Marine World is South Africa’s most beloved marine theme park. Comprising Sea World, Wet ‘n’ Wild, uShaka Beach, uShaka Village Walk and a Kids’ World it offers plenty to see and do for guests from all walks of life.
Isandlwana and Rorke’s Drift
Come and visit these famous battlefields, where our guides will educate you on the battles, and sacrifices that were witnessed here.
A guided tour through the city of Durban will take you to local markets and sights of historical importance, as well as the more spectacular scenery of the Botanical Gardens.
You’ve no doubt heard of South Africa’s diamond mines, but how much do you know about them? Our guides will provide an education in this most evocative subject and trace the history of this mining town and the country’s association with the stunning gem.
There is more to ostriches than meets the eye. During these guided tours you will experience all aspects of ostrich farming, from incubation to adulthood. Incorporating visits to the hatchery and breeding camps, to a tractor ride this tour is fantastic fun. You may even spy an emu or two, too.
The Cango Caves
The Cango Caves must be seen to be believed. These beautiful, and mysterious caves are located in Precambrian limestones nestled in the foothills of the Swartberg Mountains, on the Western Cape. This extensive system of tunnels and chambers holds so many secrets, and our guided tours will perhaps reveal one or two.
Take a three-minute cable car ride to the summit of Table Mountain, which boasts one of South Africa’s most breathtaking views. This tour is weather dependent, but is so worth it on a clear day.
Many of our guests come to South Africa for its varied landscapes, and Cape Point does not disappoint. Spectacular views and natural beauty await you at the top of these rugged, rocky outcrops and sheer cliffs.
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Don’t be deceived; penguins can be found far further afield than the Antarctic. The African Penguin is one of the world’s most vulnerable species, and this tour aims to educate our guests to their plight. The sheltered beach is open to the public, although we’d ask you to respect the penguins during your trip.
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens
These beautiful botanical gardens were voted one of the top seven gardens in the world. Specialising in indigenous plants they introduce a side of South Africa that’s all too easy to miss. Come along and discover what’s so special about our amazing country.
Robben Island Museum
South Africa’s history is rich and forms a tapestry of vivid tales. Our Robben Island Museum tour will introduce a little of the conflict and hardship that our great nation has experienced, with a visit to the famous prison that is now a museum. The tour’s greatest assets are the ex-political prisoners, which act as its guides to inform and entertain you.
Whale Watching Cruise
Whale watching is usually a ‘once in a lifetime’ experience, and so it pays to get it right. Our boat tours offer five-star whale watching, led by skilled and knowledgeable guides. Along the way, you’re sure to spot dolphins, seafowl such as African penguins and terns, and whales, which enter the shallower waters during their breeding season. Our permits enable us to approach whales to within fifty metres, but curious whales have been known to come even closer.
Shark Cage Diving and Viewing
We know that many of our visitors come to South Africa in search of sharks, and we’re happy to accommodate your wishes. Great White Shark diving is certainly an experience! This tour takes place aboard a luxury boast in the company of experienced experts and researchers; it’s as much an education as it is entertainment. Learn all there is to know about this incredible species, before spotting sharks, dolphins, whales, seals and penguins.
Hot Air Ballooning in the Winelands
Soar above the landscape in a guided balloon tour, which will carry you across some of our country’s most spectacular scenery. Following your balloon ride, you’ll be treated to a Champagne Brunch, which is well worth the early morning rise.
We’re sure that you’ll find more than enough to keep you busy during your stay in South Africa. Whatever you’ve come to see, do or experience please let us know; we will endeavour to match and exceed your expectations as we deliver a holiday like no other.