Posts – Adventure

Top spots for horse riding in South Africa

Mountains, valleys and beaches – South Africa has some great places to ride horses. And both beginners and advanced riders are welcome.

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No sissies need apply…

The Mantis Collection has teamed up with uber-survivor (and TV star) Bear Grylls to launch the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.

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Segway by the sea

It’s 2 o’clock on a Thursday afternoon and Durban’s beachfront is all colour and action, the sunlight startlingly bright. People look happy, relaxed and on holiday.

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Snow patrol

The much-awaited ‘deep snowfalls’ finally arrived in the Eastern Cape this past weekend. I could see the white-capped mountain peaks from my office window, which made all regular work immediately redundant.

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How to get to the top of Durban

Thinking of Durban, or Durbs as us South Africans refer to the seaside city affectionately, has always brought back happy holiday memories for me. The city has always been a December favourite for South Africans, and after the 2010 FIFA World Cup two years ago, it’s received a lot more attention from international visitors.

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A world of wonder

Several weeks ago, I got the chance to visit the Wonder Cave. Situated just an hour outside Johannesburg, the cave is located inside the Rhino & Lion Nature Reserve in the Cradle of Humankind.

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Go-karting in Hermanus

Discover lots of fun activities at Hermanus Forest Adventures, including go-karting. You’ll feel like a rally driver in no time.

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Backpackers’ accommodation for adventurers

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.

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Learn to surf in the Transkei

If you want to experience proper backpacking in South Africa, you must experience the magic of the Transkei, far from the stresses of the modern world.

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Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary, Hartbeespoort Dam

The Bush Babies Monkey Sanctuary at Hartbeespoort Dam in the Magaliesberg mountains gives former captive and pet monkeys a new chance of life in a pristine forest environment.

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