I am planning a ten day trip to South Africa in November and was hoping for a little advice on what to do and how best to do it. My main love is scuba diving; but I also want to experience as much South African "amazingness" as possible.
I will be flying in to Cape Town - I hope to spend 3 to 4 days here - maybe try paragliding off Table Mountain, go to Robben Island, try a shark cage-dive and generally just see and soak up the city.
Then I plan to fly to Durban for the remainder of my trip - from here I hope to spend most of my time diving (possibly at Aliwal Shoal mainly due to its proximity and my time constraints; although I know Protea Banks and Sodwana Bay are recommended too) and a couple of days "on safari". I suppose my questions centre around how you might recommend I do this - I am a solo female traveller; so would hiring a car be safe? There are a few companies which seem to offer safari dive trips but getting replies from the ones I've contacted so far has been impossible.
Thank you for any help!