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Top 10: Adventures in Gauteng

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1 Orlando Towers Bungee

Welcome to Jozi’s hottest adventure attractions. Not only can you bungee jump from the historical Orlando Cooling Towers in Soweto but you can also swing, climb, abseil and rapp jump. more

2 Aerobatics from Rand Airport

Take a flight in a custom-designed Pitts Special aerobatic plane (with a 260 horse power engine) and enjoy the ride of your life! We’re talking daring loops, barrel rolls, stall turns, tail slides and inverted flying.

3 Dynamic driving

Get behind one of the world’s most powerful sedans on our roads today, as you take an advanced driving course at the Zwartkops raceway (just 40 minutes outside of Johannesburg). more

4 Spelunking (Caving)

Why not go spelunking in the Cradle of Humankind? Abseil into a dark cavern and explore the earth in new and exciting ways. These caves were featured on The Amazing Race television programme! more

5 Rock climbing in Magaliesberg

The fantastic Magaliesberg mountain range is just the place to learn the basics of rock climbing and the views are simply spectacular. more

6 Ballooning over the Magalies River Valley

You’ll have to get up early, but the thrill is worth it – as you hover above the Magalies River Valley in a hot air balloon. The champagne breakfast afterwards is also a major highlight.

7 Skydiving

Learn how to skydive on the East Rand of Johannesburg - where you can take accelerated free-fall courses as well as static line and tandem jumps. more

8 Kloofing

After ascending up the mountains of the Magaliesberg it’s time to hike downstream, as you wade through crystal clear pools and clamber over massive boulders. A fun day out! more

9 Mount Mayhem

Mount Mayhem Now you’ve heard of everything! At Mount Mayhem you walk up an old mine dump and then strap yourself in and sandboard your way to the bottom. And then do it again, and again! more

10 Quad biking

Take these four-wheeled machines and hit the dry Johannesburg ‘veld’ (grassy plains) and have some speedy fun in the sun, or tour Soweto. more