A Shy Five safari

  • AdventureWildlife & Nature
This is a story about the animals you’d be lucky to see. The Shy Five, as they’re called, are very elusive, masters in the art…
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Abseiling

  • Adventure
The world’s highest commercial abseil is located on top of Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa. Adventurers descend 112m in what could rank among…
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Active Cape winelands adventures

  • AdventureFood & WineRoutes & TrailsWestern Cape
If you think our winelands are breathtaking on the ground, wait ‘till you see them from above. Go on a Cape winelands adventure in the…
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Adventure tours

  • Adventure
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…
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Adventures in and around Rustenburg

  • AdventureSportWildlife & NatureNorth West
A great introduction to the attractions of the South Africa countryside surrounding Rustenburg is by taking a trip up the Harties cableway. The view from…
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Adventures in and around Bloemfontein

  • AdventureWildlife & NatureFree State
Bloemfontein residents love their sport. Rugby is as popular as football, and hockey enjoys good support, while cricket lures the crowds during the summer months.…
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Adventures in Pretoria

  • AdventureGauteng
The Tshwane/Pretoria environs hold a magnetic appeal for extreme sports lovers, with a choice of endorphin-inducing activities. Jumping out of planes has long been a…
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Adventures within 5km of Cape Town

  • AdventureWestern Cape
You needn’t go far to find adventures in Cape Town. Diving, paragliding, abseiling and swimming are just some of the outdoor activities that you can…
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Hartbeespoort Aerial Cableway

  • AdventureNorth West
Hartbeespoort Dam, with its abundant adventure and sporting activities, has always been popular with visitors, but now it can add the impressive new Aerial Cableway…
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Afriski, Lesotho

  • Adventure
Afriski has established itself as a top skiing and snowboarding destination. Situated 3 222m above sea level, high up in Lesotho’s Maluti Mountains, the resort…
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Aliwal Shoal, KwaZulu-Natal

  • AdventureResponsible TourismWildlife & NatureKwaZulu-Natal
Ask a local diver what his or her favourite marine protected area is, and the answer is very likely to be Aliwal Shoal. The Aliwal…
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Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Line, North West

  • AdventureNorth West
The Ama Zwing Zwing Zip Line Tour is one of many excellent adventure activities offered in the Hartbeespoort Dam area. Whether you are staying in…
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Amphitheatre Heritage Trail, KwaZulu-Natal

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureKwaZulu-Natal
While guided tours and porters now make it possible for those of average fitness to tackle the Amphitheatre Heritage Trail, you’ll still need plenty of…
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Ant's Nest horseback safaris

  • AccommodationAdventureWildlife & NatureLimpopo
Ant’s Nest is a luxury game lodge in Limpopo’s Waterberg Wilderness region that is famed for its wild and wonderful horseback safaris. Set in a…
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Surfing in the Western Cape

  • AdventureSportWestern Cape
From Cape Town to Eland’s Bay in the west and Plettenberg Bay in the east, the Western Cape always has good waves for surfing. The…
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Fishing up the West Coast

  • AdventureSportWestern Cape
Take a drive up the Cape’s West Coast and before long you’ll notice fynbos vegetation giving way to sandveld, quaint fishing villages, sandy beaches and…
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Indigo Skate Camp

  • AdventureSportKwaZulu-Natal
World-class skateboarders such as Tony Hawk have taken the time to coach children at the Indigo Skate Camp in the Valley of a Thousand Hills,…
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Shark diving at Two Oceans Aquarium

  • AdventureWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
At the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town, qualified scuba divers can go diving with sharks, without a cage. Shark sightings at the aquarium’s predator…
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Skydiving in the Waterberg, Limpopo

  • AdventureLimpopo
For eternity we’ve gazed skywards in envy of birds soaring effortlessly above, longing to emulate their freedom of flight. While you’re not likely to sprout…
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South African surfing contests

  • AdventureSport
South Africa is flanked by two oceans (the Indian to the east and the Atlantic to the west) and enjoys a climate that allows for…
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Surfing in KwaZulu-Natal

  • AdventureSportKwaZulu-Natal
Broadly speaking, the KwaZulu-Natal coastline is divided into three zones: Durban, North Coast and South Coast. Durban, or Surf City, has The Golden Mile of…
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Tshwane Explorer, Gauteng

  • AdventureGauteng
Covering a distance of 60km in and around Pretoria, the Tshwane Explorer steam train trip is the perfect way to spend a leisurely afternoon. If…
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uKhahlamba-Drakensberg

  • AdventureFood & WineWildlife & NatureKwaZulu-Natal
South Africa features many mountain ranges, none more impressive than KwaZulu-Natal’s 200km-long uKhahlamba-Drakensberg escarpment. With peaks that exceed 3 000m, the Berg – as it’s…
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Ice climbing in the Drakensberg

  • AdventureKwaZulu-Natal
South Africa may be known for its warm climate, but the country also offers some icier adventures, like ice climbing. While it is considered an…
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Rap jumping

  • Adventure
Rap jumping, which is basically face-first abseiling, has fast become a popular activity for adventure sport enthusiasts in South Africa. Rap jumping was first used…
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Ben McDhui Mountain

  • AdventureWildlife & NatureEastern Cape
Ben McDhui in the Eastern Cape Highlands is a majestic mountain that lies next to the small village of Rhodes. The area offers a wealth…
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Bill Harrop's Original Balloon Safaris

  • AdventureNorth West
There are several ways to explore the Magaliesberg region, but a hot-air balloon safari is surely the most scenic and relaxing method. Bill Harrop’s Original…
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Blyde Canyon Adventure Centre, Mpumalanga

  • AdventureWildlife & NatureMpumalanga
Mpumalanga’s precipitous Blyde River Canyon, at 26km long and 762m deep Africa’s second largest canyon and the world’s third, is famed for its spectacular scenery,…
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Board sports

  • AdventureSport
South African board sports began on the waves, down in Jeffreys Bay, land of the endless summer and the green room – that place where…
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Bokpoort Horseback Adventures

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsFree State
Just outside the Free State town of Clarens lies Bokpoort Horseback Adventures & Holiday Farm, which has offered horseback safaris in the region for nearly…
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Bontebok National Park

  • AccommodationAdventureWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
The Bontebok National Park is one of the best of the historic town of Swellendam’s attractions, and is worth a visit to the area in…
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Boston Bulwer Beat

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsTownsWildlife & NatureKwaZulu-Natal
The Boston Bulwer Beat encompasses the villages of Boston, Bulwer and upper Dargle, which beckon to travellers from the forested foothills of the Drakensberg Mountains.…
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Bush Walking

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsWildlife & Nature
If you go on a bush walking or wildlife trail, you’ll get to experience wildlife at first hand. You’ll learn about the ecology, the birds,…
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Carp fishing

  • AdventureLeisure & LifestyleWildlife & Nature
Although carp are considered an “invader species” in South Africa, and although they may not be the best tasting fish, they remain a favourite of…
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Caving

  • Adventure
With a relatively young landscape marked by several substantial mountain ranges, the southern tip of the African continent presents a wealth of opportunity for caving…
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City walks

  • AdventureRoutes & Trails
While South Africa is deservedly known for its natural splendour and beauty, the country also boasts big cities and plenty of urban culture. One of…
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Cycling the Midlands Meander

  • AdventureKwaZulu-Natal
The Midlands Meander cycle routes take riders through countryside that is often likened to England. The area is home to spectacular waterfalls such as the…
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Dyer Island Cruises

  • AdventureResponsible TourismWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
Two hours east of Cape Town lies the fishing port of Gansbaai. And as the staff of Dyer Island Cruises can attest, this is the…
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Elands River Falls, Mpumalanga

  • AdventureWildlife & NatureMpumalanga
You’ll find the Elands River Falls at Emgwenya (previously known as Waterval Boven) in the Mpumalanga province where the highveld drops dramatically down to the…
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Evening walks on the Cape's Garden Route

  • AdventureRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
Evening walks along the Garden Route are a wonderful way to experience the seashore at night. Judy Dixon – marine biologist, botanist, biochemist and accredited…
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Follow the Owl Route

  • AdventureArtsEastern Cape
If the idea of combining mountain biking, art and history appeals to you, then the Owl Route in the hot Great Karoo region – including…
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Game-viewing from a hot air balloon

  • AdventureWildlife & Nature
It’s never possible to guarantee what game you will see on any safari, but your chances are good for great sightings when you go game-viewing…
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Ghosts of South Africa

  • AdventureCulture & History
The ghosts of South Africa are a colourful, dramatic and varied lot. Made up of murderers, victims, battlefield spirits and road accident fatalities, a South…
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Gliding in Worcester

  • AdventureWestern Cape
In Worcester, gliding is possible all year round, owing to the fact that it’s one of the few places in the world where thermic, ridge…
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Golfing safaris

  • AdventureSportWildlife & Nature
Do you love golf? Do you enjoy being around wildlife? If you’ve mentally ticked yes to both, why not go on a golfing safari around…
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Gorge swing, Mpumalanga

  • AdventureMpumalanga
The Lowveld is full of adventure highs, and Graskop’s gorge swing rates up there with the best of them. Teetering on a tiny platform, with…
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Green Flag hiking trails

  • AdventureRoutes & Trails
Green Flag is essentially an accreditation programme that seeks to offer hikers the best value for money and to ensure trails meet their expectations. It…
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Harold Porter Botanical Gardens

  • AdventureLeisure & LifestyleRoutes & TrailsWildlife & NatureWestern Cape
The Harold Porter Botanical Gardens offers you 200ha of the finely bushed plants endemic to this area, known as fynbos, 190ha growing naturally and the…
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Hartbeespoort Dam Snake & Animal Park, North West

  • AdventureLeisure & LifestyleWildlife & NatureNorth West
At the Hartbeespoort Dam Snake & Animal Park you’ll see lions, snakes, seals, chimps and many other fascinating animals that live there. You’ll find it…
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Hartbeespoort Dam, North West

  • AdventureArtsLeisure & LifestyleWildlife & NatureNorth West
Hartbeespoort is a small, picturesque town located in the eastern corner of the North West province, bordering the Gauteng province. Hartbeespoort Dam is the area’s…
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