Adventure Travel in South Africa
Dive with great white sharks; go hiking in Big Five territory or do the highest commercial bridge bungee jump in the world. South Africa offers the adventure enthusiast countless exciting activities.
Go snorkelling with seahorses in Knysna and encounter an enchanting little greenish-brown creature, a bit bigger than the palm of your hand that has survived for 40-million years. It’s an unforgettable diving experience.
Knysna, South Africa's most popular coastal town, is the place to find these seahorses, and when you travel along the Garden Route, take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to come face-to-face with one of the world's most fascinating marine creatures. If you're lucky, you may witness a courtship dance, or even see Dad give birth.
Table Mountain towers majestically over the city of Cape Town, exuding a powerful but inviting presence. Adventurers will feel compelled to conquer the giant by reaching its summit on foot. Take the cable car back to the bottom if your legs are too tired to descend on foot.
One, two, bungee! Leaping off the Bloukrans Bridge, take the plunge 216m into the gorge below. As far as adrenalin rushes go, you don’t get much better than this one, which also happens to be located in one of the most scenic corners of the country.
The 216m Bloukrans Bridge is the highest commercial bungee jump from a bridge in the world and attracts adventure seekers from all over the globe. The bridge is found along the scenic Garden Route, offering one of the most spectacular bungee jumps in South Africa, if not the world.
Great white shark conservation was pioneered in South Africa, the first country to declare this toothy predator a protected species. Perceptions have altered over the past two decades. Most adventure tourists don’t consider their trip complete until they have seen a shark, usually at Gansbaai in the Western Cape.
The Cape Winelands are ideal for cycling: beautiful scenery, good farm roads and superlative wines to taste. Bikes 'n Wines offers visitors the opportunity to explore the area on two wheels.
The Cape's wine-growing region is legendary for its scenic beauty, with towering, blue mountains, lush expanses of vineyards and often sunny weather that allows the grapes to ripen on the vine.
The Karkloof Canopy Tour is one of several canopy tours that you can do in South Africa. A heady mix of adventure, adrenalin, natural scenery and fresh air, it’s a great way to experience the forest.
When you take the three-hour Karkloof Canopy Tour, located in the Karkloof Forest Reserve in the scenic KwaZulu-Natal Midlands, you’ll swing through tall trees along a series of zip lines – beating your chest and hollering like Tarzan is optional (though likely!)