It is safe to state that there is hardly anyone in India who has not watched the multi-starrer blockbuster, Hera Pheri. Most Indians are ardent fans of the hilarious trinity – Baburao, Raju, and Shyam. They gave us some cool memes and some serious BFF goals with their imperfectly perfect friendship. To add a cherry to the cake, producer Firoz Nadiadwala confirmed Hera Pheri 3 with the same cast, and fans cannot keep calm! There are speculations that like last time, South Africa is being considered as one of the shooting locations for the film again.
With Friendship Day around the corner and return tickets to South Africa available for just INR 38,184, South Africa is the one destination that should definitely feature in your travel plans, as you look to create some unforgettable ‘Baburao style’ memories. South Africa has so much to offer that your set of friends are sure to be spoilt for choice.
Remember Raju, Shyam, and Baburao goofing around in the middle of a jungle in the song ‘Dene wala jab bhi deta’ or Tabu dancing in midst of miniature buildings in ‘Mai Ladki Po Po’? Both these songs were shot in South Africa! Take a trip to South Africa and recreate some scenes from the songs with Baburao to your Shyam and Raju. To make your trip even more memorable, we have put together some other must-visit spots with your buddies in the Rainbow Nation. It’s time to update your Instagram feed!
- Go Big 5 Spotting at Kruger National Park with Your Pals
South Africa is a paradise for nature lovers as it brims with spectacular flora and fauna. If your group is keen on spending some peaceful time away from all the hustle-bustle, then Kruger National Park is the place to be at. It is the largest National Park in the continent of Africa. The South African savannah regions are home to several mammals, including the Big 5 – Leopard, Lion, Buffalo, Rhinoceros, and Elephant. Not only this, but you can also enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding scenery along with a collection of dramatic waterfalls around Kruger National Park. Take a wildlife tour and enjoy some fun times in the wilderness.
- Take a Leap Together at Big Rush Big Swing, KwaZulu-Natal
Want to feel your adrenaline rush? Take a thrilling leap from the Big Rush Big Swing which is officially named the world’s tallest swing by the Guinness Book of Records in May 2011. Fight your fears together and swing out into a massive 220 meters arc where you soar into the centre of the stadium. In Baburao’s words, you will feel the ‘dhak dhak’ for sure, but in the end, it will all be worth it!
- Enjoy bustling nightlife in Cape Town – the Mother City
The city of Cape Town boasts of buzzing nightlife. There are numerous places around the city to enjoy a sundowner, live music at a pub, try your luck at casinos, or dance the night away at a club. Cape Town has more than its fair share of clubs, pubs, restaurants, and jazz lounges. Put on your dancing shoes, dress up in your fanciest clothes, grab some mates and be prepared for the night of your life. Alexander Bar, Aces N Spades, and Orphanage are some of the best bars and clubs to let your hair down! The ambiance and spirit are sure to turn your evening into a memorable one.
- Feel the thrill of Shark Cage Diving in Kwa-Zulu Natal or Western Cape
Do you seek more underwater adventure? Take a thrilling white shark cage diving trip at Gansbaai or Mossel Bay. Spotting the Great White Shark will give you goosebumps and an experience of a lifetime. It is said that your trip to the Rainbow Nation is incomplete without attempting the shark-cage dive. Besides, there is nothing better than experiencing this breath-taking moment with your best mates by your side!
- Are You a Bunch of Foodies? Enjoy Lip-Smacking Food Tour in Franschhoek
Satiate your taste buds with food and wine from some of the best estates in South Africa’s culinary capital. The key highlights of this tour include enjoying a morning stroll through the heavenly gardens at Babylonstoren along with tasting local charcuterie, biltong, handmade chocolate, and many other South African foodie favourites. Sip on some bubbly and devour lip-smacking food. This tour is a must-take especially if you are a bunch of gastronomes.
Baburao, Shyam, and Raju had their share of fun in South Africa. When are you planning an epic trip with friends to the Rainbow Nation?