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Scad diving has just been added to the adventure menu at the Orlando Cooling Towers Adventure Centre in Soweto.
Adventure tourism in South Africa is a thriving niche market and the corporate world is looking up and taking notice. Certainly there’s nothing to beat having a business meeting or conference followed by a range of fun activities to get the heart rate going. You can choose cage diving with great white sharks or hot air ballooning over the Magaliesberg mountains or stargazing in Sutherland - and that's just the starter menu.
Adventure tours are an excellent option for business delegates visiting the various provinces in South Africa. In Mpumalanga, Big Five Safaris are available and there are numerous activities on offer in Graskop, Hazyview and Sabie, including abseiling the world’s largest green canyon, quad biking in the forests and canoeing on the rivers.
There is lots of choice in the Western Cape – go diving with great white sharks in Gansbaai, mountain-biking in the Cedarberg or hiking up Table Mountain.
KwaZulu-Natal offers fun in the sun (virtually all year round) with superb adventures such as canopy tours in Karkloof, swimming with tiger sharks at Aliwal Shoal and a range of activities in the Ukhahlamba-Drakensberg Park World Heritage Site.
Adventure holidays in Northern Cape include 4x4 trails in the Richtersveld, extreme activities at the Augrabies Falls and shipwreck diving along the desolate coastline. For those visiting Gauteng you can bridge swing at the Orlando Cooling Towers, sand board down a mine dump or go caving at the Cradle of Humankind.
Limpopo is known for its challenging Ivory Route 4x4 trail and numerous outdoor activities in the bush, while the Free State is home to the Golden Gate Highlands National Park (great hikes and walks) with pony trekking safaris in the Maluti Mountains on offer close by.
Wherever you are in South Africa, there’s an adventure opportunity ready and waiting. So finish up with the business of the day and head into nature to clear your head and stimulate your senses.
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Dirty Boots Adventure Guide
Tel: +27 (0)21 713-1491
Fax: +27 (0)21 713 2061