Scenic trail runs in South Africa

Not much can compare to the enormous sense of achievement you’ll experience when you complete one of South Africa’s scenic trail runs. With options in every province, you can join a growing community of runners who find connecting with nature and testing their limits an addictive combination. more

The Royal Cape Yacht Club, Cape Town

The Royal Cape Yacht Club, based in Cape Town, is closely associated with the city’s seafaring culture, and has been a home from home for visiting sailors since 1905. more

Surfing in Jeffreys Bay, Eastern Cape

Discovered by longboarders during the early 1960s, J-Bay's exceptional waves attract surfers from around the world to test their skill at Supertubes, Tubes, Point, Boneyards, Albatross, Kitchen Windows and Magnatubes. The waves vary in size from 3ft to 10ft, and conditions change in accordance with swell direction and tidal flow. more

The Cederberg’s Gabriel Slackpacking Trail, Western Cape

The Cederberg Wilderness is one of the least trodden parts of South Africa – one of the many reasons it is so alluring as a hiking destination. Take the Gabriel Slackpacking Trail and stay in a series of tiny mountain villages with local families for an experience as authentic as the local rooibos tea. more

Fauresmith Endurance Ride, Free State

Mention that you are competing in the Fauresmith endurance ride and it automatically commands the highest respect in endurance horse-riding circles. The event sees camaraderie and sportsmanship inspire the riders over long, challenging distances over three consecutive days. more

Riverwild 4x4 Trails, Mpumalanga

Fancy off-road driving on demanding 4x4 trails? Then take yourself off to Mpumalanga and test those driving skills. The Riverwild routes are challenging, but not dangerous, and you’ll be under the watchful eye of experienced local guides. All you need is a reliable vehicle, good nerves and a steady foot. more

Gliding in the Free State and Northern Cape

Glider pilots worldwide know that South Africa has wonderful soaring weather, and it doesn’t get better than the 800km-plus flying area east of Bloemfontein in the Free State, all the way to Aliwal North, Victoria West and on to Tswalu Kalahari Game Reserve in the Northern Cape. more

Game-viewing from a hot air balloon

Skim the treetops and fly where eagles dare to get a bird's-eye-view of Africa's animal kingdom when you go game-viewing from a hot air balloon. Up at dawn, then up, up and away on an aerial safari to search for the Big Five from the sky. more

Bokpoort Horseback Adventures

Bokpoort Horseback Adventures offer amazing horseback expeditions into the scenic Maluti Mountains that border with Lesotho. Choose your horse or sure-footed pony and set out on a short two-hour ride or a multi-day trail. Walk, trot, canter or gallop - it's up to you. more

Sun City Segway tours

There are three Segway gliding tours through the scenic surrounds of Sun City. See the Gary Player Country Club golf course, experience local wildlife or enjoy the magnificent Pilanesberg mountains from a unique vantage point. Had a secret desire to ride one of these futuristic machines? Well now's your chance! more

Table Mountain, Cape Town

Table Mountain is South Africa’s best-known landmark, but what many don’t know is that it is also a hiker’s paradise with numerous trails, amazing views and plenty of interesting facts to learn. Oh, and it's part of a national park. And all this in the heart of the Mother City. more

Caving

From enormous caverns to mere potholes leading downwards, caving opportunities abound in almost every province across South Africa. If getting into small, dank and dark places is your cup of tea, there's no shortage of suitable landforms. more

The Hunter Gatherer Trail, Garden Route

The Hunter Gatherer Trail is a five-day hiking trail along the beautiful Garden Route in the Western Cape. While the spectacular scenery of the region is a major drawcard, so to is the opportunity to learn more about the early history of the area. more

The Lion Park, Johannesburg

The Lion Park in Lanseria, just outside Johannesburg, is a must-see experiences. Celebrities from all over the world can’t be wrong. Here you’re guaranteed sightings of magnificent lions, but they’re not the only attraction. There’s also the giraffe feeding station, and a chance to play with cubs. more

Kalahari Eco Ultra Walk, Northern Cape

Led by adventure sport specialists, the Kalahari Eco Ultra Walk takes you on a 101km or 301km journey on foot through the arid yet beautiful Kalahari Desert. Fortunately your backpack is transported for you. more