The nail-biting activities in South African land push thousands of adrenaline junkies every year.
South Africa is home to many awe-inspiring coastlines and mountain passes, making it the most adventurous playground in the world. The Atlantic Ocean on the west coast and the Indian Ocean on the east coast wrap the country. Its terrain ranges from palm-tree tropical to vast-stretched sandy desert and everything in between.
So, if you’re planning an adventure travel to remember, South Africa got you covered.
In no specific order, here are the top picks for perfect adventurous settings in South Africa for your holiday escapes.
Adventure activities in South Africa
Shark Cage Dive at Mossel Bay or Gansbaai
The Great White waters of Gansbaai and Mossel Bay near the Southern coast are great for shark cage diving. It’s because of their proximity to islands that host prey and boast some of the highest concentrations of sharks in all over the world. Gansbaai is known as the world’s great white shark capital. Both spots run companies that offer tours that will take you down the sea, teach you shark etiquettes and lower you down into the sea for your first closest encounter with sharks.
The most awesome thing about these dives is that during the experience, you (human) are caged, not sharks. The animals will swirl around you while you stay safe inside the cage. Keep in mind; don’t try to touch sharks.
Sky Diving in Cape Town
If you’re one of those for whom traveling and near-death experiences go hand-in-hand, then you must try skydiving in Cape Town.
If skydiving is something that interests you, nothing is as beautiful as South Africa. Head to Cape Town for the best skydiving experience! Parys and Plettenberg Bay are two other popular places besides Cape Town for this activity. The activity operator will tell you all how-tos, take you up high and then let you lose down in the world below. You’ll witness an epic view of Cape Town on your way.
Bungee Jump at Bloukrans
If you’re looking for something extremely adventures, you can jump from a place thousands of feet above the ground. Got goosebumps?
South Africa offers this incredible experience with the world’s highest commercial bridge opened for bungee jumping. The Bloukrans in Plettenberg Bay is Africa’s highest bridge arching over the majestic valleys below. Known to be the world’s highest bungee from a bridge, Bloukrans Bungee will surely give you a head rush of note.
Hike the Otter Trail
First thing first! You must be fit for this adventure. This 28 mile trail will take you through the scenic beauty of South Africa’s famous and one of the most beautiful places.
You will feel breathless after witnessing flora, fauna, strange rock formations and waterfalls along the way. The trail is considered unique because of its magnificent forests, clear pools and not to forget pristine South African coastline. You’ll meet wild Baboons too!
Motorbiking in Baviaanskloof
Baviaanskloof is a Dutch word for “Valley of the Baboons.” Located on the border of the Eastern Cape, this place is considered to be one of the world’s most adventurous bike routes. The tour will let you experience Africa’s most unspoiled wilderness, challenging river crossings, and steep passes.
Explore The Cango Caves
The spectacular Cango Caves are located at the foot of the Swartberg Mountains. You will crawl through narrow passages and small crevasses here. The major highlight of this adventure tour is a famous “Devil’s Chimney.” An average person can easily fit through this tiny 45 cm chimney.
What are you waiting for? Daredevils, South Africa is calling you! Plan your adventure trip with your travel expert now!