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WWith a landscape dotted with mountains, rivers and wooded areas - calling South Africa an adventure traveller's dreamland is an understatement. In every province, there is something for thrill-seekers to get their hearts pumping and eyes popping.

Whether you jump off the world's highest commercial bridge bungee jump in the Western Cape or you go ice climbing in KwaZulu-Natal, there is something that will have you quivering in your boots no matter which corner of the country you find yourself in.

Western Cape
What: Highest bungee from a bridge in the world
Where: Bloukrans River Bridge N2, Khoisan Village Tsitsikamma
Cost: R1000
Restrictions: Maximum weight 150kg, minimum age 14 years
Find contact details and more information here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHFFLxPeRj4

What: Shark cage diving and viewing trip
Where: Gansbaai
Cost: Adult divers R1850, non-divers (viewing onboard) R1600, children (12 years and younger, viewing onboard) R1050, Transport R400
Restrictions: Exact times vary due to seasons, tides, sea and weather conditions, number of daily trips, shark activities, etc.
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmoki1OJ4fY

What: Tandem skydiving 
Where: Plettenberg Bay
Cost: Tandem skydiving from approximately 12 000 feet R3450, beach landing from approximately 12 000 feet R4150
Restrictions: Subject to weather conditions, pre-booking essential.
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=290354561117737

Eastern Cape
What: South Africa’s longest double zip line – 500m long – 60m high
Where: Sundays River Valley, about 50 minutes from Port Elizabeth and just 20 minutes from Addo Elephant National Park.
Cost: Superman Zipline R400 per person, Zip line R320 per person
Restrictions: Strict weight limits apply: 20 - 110kg, minimum height: 1.5m
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=338122293607507

What: Scuba dive and explore Suicide Reef
Where: Suicide Reef, just off of the Noordhoek Coastline, Port Elizabeth
Cost: Follow this link for more information.
Restrictions: Extensive. Follow this link to find out more. 
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUMfH7Y8qCA

What: Sandboarding in Oyster Bay
Where: Oyster Bay Lodge, St Francis Bay
Cost: R200 per board
Restrictions: n/a
Find contact details and more information here.
https://bit.ly/2Jkz5Pq

Northern Cape
What: White water rafting in Augrabies
Where: Augrabies Falls National Park
Cost: Contact Kalahari Outventures for more info
Restrictions: Ages from 10 to 60. A reasonable degree of agility is required for the short portage at the end of the trip.
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.facebook.com/KalahariOutventures/photos/a.382701078429971/496032783763466/?type=3

What: Hiking
Where: Diamond Coast hiking trail, Diamond Coast
Cost: Contact Noup for more information. 
Restrictions: A modicum of physical fitness is required. 
Find contact details and more information here.
https://cdn.24.co.za/files/Cms/General/d/8082/acc3a713ab2c4e2388e7769592a6f063.jpg
(Photo: Ethan Van Diemen)

What: 'Bakkie skiing' in the Kalahari
Where: Thota Lodge, Kalahari
Cost: Contact Thota Lodge for more information
Restrictions: An open mind and balls of steel. 
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=34&v=u06vskE7FE8

Did You Know?
GGansbaai, a small fishing village in the Western Cape, is famous for being one of the country’s top shark cage diving destinations. The abundance of fish means the water is inundated with Great White Sharks.

Gauteng
What: Flyboarding on the Vaal river
Where: Vaal River
Cost: From R850 up
Restrictions: The minimum weight limit is 45kgs and the maximum is 136kgs. All bookings are subject to a minimum group size of 5. This package is for one adult and forms part of a group. Fly boarding is weather dependent. 
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.facebook.com/FlyboardAfrica/photos/a.116163981868298/449186705232689/?type=3&theater

What: Hang gliding
Where: Hartbeespoort Dam region
Cost: Tandem flights start from R1600 per person
Restrictions: Contact for bookings at least 2 weeks before flight
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=C4VGcU-Zv2U

What: Straightjacket Bungee jumping 
Where: Orlando Towers, Soweto
Cost: R900
Restrictions: Weight Limits: 35kg to 110kg
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.facebook.com/sowetotowers/photos/a.620399271349469/620399641349432/?type=3&theater

North West
What: Whitewater rafting on the Crocodile River
Where: Broederstroom
Cost: Contact paddlepower for more info
Restrictions: Important information
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=289357495007154

What: Drift trikes
Where: Adrenaline Extreme, Sun City
Cost: R325 for 15 minutes
Restrictions: 
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=3&v=8uW2BtPA9Us

What: Hovercraft 
Where: Sun City
Cost: R435 for 15 minutes
Restrictions: 
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uW2BtPA9Us

Free State
What: Quad biking
Where: 531 Sias Oosthuizen Street, Clarens
Cost: Make a booking enquiry for more information
Restrictions: No under 14 allowed to drive their own quad
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.facebook.com/ClarensXtreme/photos/a.458658357488331/2158386657515484/?type=3&theater

What: White water rafting
Where: Ash river
Cost: Make a booking enquiry for more information
Restrictions: Minimum 2 persons and minimum age is 6 years. 
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.facebook.com/ClarensXtreme/photos/a.642652165755615/642653285755503/?type=3&theater

What: Skydiving 
Where: Bloemfontein
Cost: R1650 per person. Confirm with the provider
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=417953735348204

Mpumalanga
What: Big swing/gorge swing 
Where: Graskop
Cost: R350 per person, R700 for tandem for two
Restrictions: The maximum weight on a tandem is 130kg
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vk46x1weMI

What: Kloofing/Canyoning
Where: Panorama Route, Sabie
Cost: R380
Restrictions: Minimum age: 12
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETJXio-0rcw

What: Rock climbing 
Where: Waterval Boven
Cost: Contact Roc 'n Rope Adventures for a quote
Restrictions: 
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.facebook.com/rocrope/photos/a.476671977616/10152035370397617/?type=3&theater

KwaZulu-Natal
What: Aquarium diving with sharks
Where: uShaka Marine World, Durban
Cost: R197
Restrictions: Minimum age is 12
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gncUy9nBJR0 

What: Ice climbing 
Where: uKhahlamba Drakensberg Park
Cost: Follow this link to inquire. 
Restrictions: Find out more here
Find contact details and more information here.
https://bit.ly/2F9c8Jx

What: Surfing
Where: Ballito Bay
Cost: Make bookings here to find out. 
Restrictions: 
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1911797825509015

Limpopo
What: Mountain biking
Where: Kruger Mountain Bike Trail, Kruger National Park
Cost: R83 per day for adults, R42 per day for children
Restrictions: A certain degree of fitness is necessary; please remember appropriate comfortable bush clothing (neutral colours), insect repellent, binoculars, camera, correct footwear, hat, sun block lotion and personal medication.
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=2&v=roa3V2UPw68

What: Magoebaskloof Canopy Tour
Where: Magoebaskloof
Cost: R625 per person
Restrictions: Maximum weight 
Find contact details and more information here.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WA12ZOmlz4Q

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