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 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


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

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

Jock of the Bushveld Trail, Mpumalanga

The Jock of the Bushveld Trail is a circular day-walk through lush and wild scenery that retraces the routes that Jock of the Bushveld – South Africa's most beloved pooch – once romped along with his master Sir Percy Fitzpatrick. more

Board sports

South African board sports started off with surfing, then spread rapidly to skate boarding, windsurfing, kite boarding, and more recently, dune boarding. It's all about the adrenalin rush, the sheer joy of movement, the interface between you and the surface of the Earth. more

Scad diving

Scad diving is basically bungee jumping done backward and with 'no strings attached'. You fall 50m backward and land in a specially designed net that breaks your fall. Try this thrilling adventure activity at the Orlando Towers adventure park in Soweto. more

Limpopo's mountains

The mountains of Limpopo have for centuries been a haven for both people and animals. Today they form part of a flourishing tourism region that offers a number of activities and tourism routes through which to explore their exciting history and uncover their many secrets. more