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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 & Kloofing

Abseiling 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.


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, snorkelling and spear-fishing.

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 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.


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 and

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 Adventures

Hang 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 to offer.


View some of the organised hiking tour options or explore the nature reserves, mountains and hiking trails of The Western Cape, KwaZulu Natal, Mpumalanga, Eastern Cape, Free State and Limpopo

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.

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