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6 Adventurous Things to Do in South Africa This Holiday Season

Date : 05 November 2018

South Africa is a country where adventure seekers are spoilt for choice. From shark cage diving off the coast of Gansbaai to hot air balloon rides over the Magalies River Valley, there are plenty thrilling things to do on our home soil. Read on to discover six adventurous activities that’ll make this the most exciting holiday season yet!

1. Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

This incredible dive will put you face to face with one of the ocean’s most awe-inspiring creatures. Situated along the Western Cape coastline, Gansbaai is a fantastic shark cage diving destination, especially if you’re keen to see the mighty Great White Shark in its natural habitat. A trip costs R1,850 per adult diver through premium tour operator, the White Shark Diving Company. Visit their website to find out more.

2. Bungy Jumping at Bloukrans

Experience an adrenalin rush like no other by bungy jumping off Bloukrans Bridge, situated on the N2 in the Tsitsikamma region. In addition to being the highest bridge in Africa, the 200m drop makes this the highest bungee jump from a bridge in the world! Weather permitting, bungy jumping is possible all year round and currently costs R1 000 per person. Click here to check availability and make your booking.

3. 4x4 Adventure on the Sani Pass

Why not take the road less travelled? This extraordinary 4x4 trip starts in Underberg, South Africa and finishes in Lesotho - 2874 meters above sea level. There are breath-taking view sites along the way and a day trip with Sani Pass Tours includes lunch at the highest pub in Africa, The Sani Mountain Lodge, as well as a cultural visit to a living Basotho village.

4. Hot Air Ballooning over Magalies River Valley

Book a hot air balloon safari and watch your fear of heights drift away. The scenic Magalies valley and mountain range provides the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable mid-air adventure. Bill Harrop’s Original Balloon Safaris, South Africa’s longest established licensed balloon airline, promises a safe and supreme balloon safari, starting from R1890 per person. Visit www.balloon.co.za/ to find out more. 

5. River Rafting on the Ash River

Looking to make a splash this summer? Then this is definitely the activity for you! Run by a team of energetic adventurers, Clarens Xtreme is said to offer the country’s best white-water rafting experience. If you’re up for the challenge of navigating powerful, grade IV rapids, bookings are essential and can be made all year round.

6. Nationwide Canopy Tours

For a fun eco-adventure consider going on a Canopy Tour® at any one of the seven official locations in South Africa, including the internationally acclaimed Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour® on the Garden Route near Storms River. Each zipline offers a unique experience to thrill-seekers of almost all ages. Visit www.canopytour.co.za to find your nearest location and make a booking, starting from R625 per person.

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Image source: faceadrenalin.com

Image source: faceadrenalin.com

Image source: sanipasstours.com

Image source: sanipasstours.com

Image credit: Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris

Image credit: Bill Harrop’s “Original” Balloon Safaris