A three-hour walking and boat trip up the Qolora River on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape will bring you to the Gates, a beautiful little gorge that leads you to a waterfall and swimming pool in the river. The trip will take you through the lush indigenous forest that lines the river banks.
I’m sitting on the deck of Shayamanzi 2, one of only two houseboats that cruise on Jozini Dam in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Swaziland is just around the corner beyond the dam wall, and if you go 100km or so south you’ll hit the Indian Ocean. I’m surrounded by mountains, bushveld and, of course, water.
A group of young South African surfers are doing their country – and themselves – proud as they tour the United Kingdom as part of an innovative and successful project called Surfers Not Street Children, which aims to change the way that society perceives and treats street children around the world.
At Earth Adventures, just over an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, you can treat yourself to an adventure-fest. Paintballing, quad biking, bungee jumping, horse riding and abseiling are on offer. But the white-water rafting experience is a hard one to beat…
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