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Adventures in South Africa include activities such as wilderness trails, 4x4 trails, diving, river rafting, hiking, abseiling, snorkelling and other adventures.Wilderness Activities
Join one of the many excellent camping safaris or overland tours into the wilderness areas of Kruger Park or Botswana.
The Kruger Park outdoor activities
offer the visitor short excursions into the African bush. Experience a a close encounter with nature on the Wilderness Trails inside the Kruger Park.
Or if you want to take a few days off to enjoy a horse back safari
, horse riding in South Africa is a nice experience.
Pilanesberg Game Reserve - 200km from Johannesburg - offers various outdoor adventures such as elephant back safaris, quad biking, game drives, hot air balloon safaris and more.
Other locations where you can do an elephant back safari
are at Kwa Madwala Private Game Reserve
(Mpumalanga) and Kapama Game Reserve
(Limpopo Province).Abseiling & KloofingAbseiling
is a way that rock climbers use to get down cliffs, but has in itself become a sport.
In Cape Town
you'll find 18 developed sites on the Peninsula Chain - big naturally protected multi-pitch
routes to short, bolted sport crags.Kloofing/Canyoning
is basically getting yourself down a river gorge. Bungi Jumping Bungy jumping
- the ultimate thrill. Venture the Bloukrans River Bridge
for bungi jumping or bridge swinging - the highest bridge to jump off in the world.Tree Top Swinging
Ever wanted to swing through the treetops like Tarzan and Jane? South Africa's Canopy Tours
provide this exciting experience at three unique locations around the country.Rafting
Come and enjoy the excitement of a white water trip
. Canoe the Orange River or spend your days paddling the tranquil waters of the Breede River only about 2 hours from Cape Town, are some of the best fun experiences you can enjoy. Scuba Diving & Snorkeling
South Africa offers a huge variety of diving adventures - including scuba
The Garden Route
offers various reefs, shipwrecks and the Tsitsikamma Coast and the Wild Coast
is renowned for its rugged scenery, good spear fishing and delicious seafood.Shark Diving
Venture into the shark invested waters (in a steel cage) off the coast at Gansbaai Surfing
Surfing the Nahoon Reef
in East London is fairly tough or move to the world-renowned Jeffreys Bay
surfing spots. The Cape Peninsula offers a large collection of surf spots
in and around Cape Town.Fishing
The South Western Cape
with the tropical Agulhas current, as well as the nutrient-rich, cool Benguela current, is any fisherman's haven. Fishing the KwaZulu Natal Coast
and the tropical waters of Zululand
can be very rewarding.
The Wild Coast
is known for an abundance of rock Lobster, Prawn, Oyster and Abalone, regular catches include yellowfin Tuna, Kawakawa, Dorado, Wahoo, Marlin, king Mackerel and skipjack Tuna.
South Africa offers trout-fishing
as good as it comes and in very scenic surroundings such as the Drakensberg andMpumalanga
. Sea & Shore Adventures
South Africa is a good destinations for watching marine animals like seals, dolphins and penguins. One of the easiest ways to experience these wonderful
creatures is in a sea kayak
There are a multitude of stunning places to enjoy the thrills of sandboarding
! And with 3000 km of coast, South Africa is one of the best places to observe whales
- even from the shore!Mountain AdventuresHang gliding
is one of the best ways to experience freedom.
South Africa's great quality rock is solid and the cliffs are huge, challenging and un-crowded, meaning that you can practice any or all forms of rock climbing
in the most beautiful of settings.
South Africa is the home of numerous cave systems
ranging from small overhangs to lengthy tunnels some of which are more than 1km tunnel network under the surface.
From short day walks in kloofs, or multi-day traverses across remote mountain areas, South Africa has a variety of mountain walks
View some of the organised hiking tour options or explore the nature reserves, mountains and hiking trails of The Western Cape
, KwaZulu Natal
, Eastern Cape
, Free State
Explore the unique coastal scenery, tidal pools, thick forest and river mouths in the Tsitsikamma National Park on the exclusive Dolphin Trail.
The uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park is a hiker`s paradise
with a 240,000ha world of sheer cliffs, deeply incised valleys and crystal clear rivers. The Cedarberg Wilderness Area
- close to Citrusdal and Clanwilliam - is renowned for its unique rock formations, bushman paintings, fynbos, birds, game and magnificent nature and views.Related Links
* Accommodation in South Africa
* Game Reserves & Game Lodges in South Africa
* Southern Africa Safaris & Tours