If you’re thinking about coming to South Africa to try out adventure activities, you’ll need somewhere to stay. Here are a few of the backpacker establishments that regularly host adventure travellers.
Every morning in Durban, surfers, body boarders, swimmers and paddlers enter the waters of the Indian Ocean as soon as the sun rises, most often without wetsuits. At the same time, shirtless runners pound the promenade, joined by cyclists, walkers and skaters.
So you thought it was only Table Mountain that boasted a cable car? Well, now you can ride on South Africa’s newest aerial cableway at Hartbeespoort in the Magaliesberg mountains, just under an hour’s drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria.
A couple of weeks ago my friends and I decided to spend the weekend in Magaliesburg, I suppose we were weary of our normal routine. After getting lost and taking numerous wrong turns our 1,5-hour drive turned out to be a 3-hour drive to the area.
Last week I had the pleasure of joining the crew from Walker Bay Adventures for a sea kayaking experience in Hermanus. This involved getting within 40 metres of a Bryde’s whale and even closer to seals and dolphins.
Skydivers love KwaZulu-Natal because the air is fresh and the scenery is fantastic, whether you are jumping out of a plane at the coast or somewhere inland. Because of the province’s great climate, skydiving takes place throughout the year.
There are lots of places to go rafting in South Africa, but from personal experience I’ll share the best. (And I’ve rafted in Nepal, the US, on the Zambezi in Zimbabwe and on the Ganges, so like to think I know what I’m talking about.)
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