Top 10 Thrill Seeking
Activities in South Africa!
#1 Shark Cage Diving
South Africa is one of the best destinations in the world for cage diving with great white sharks. No scuba training or experience is needed. You’ll watch the sharks glide past your cage again and again, occasionally bumping the cage as thy swim. The Western Cape province is home to the 3 most popular great white cage diving locations:
- False Bay– about 30 minutes from Cape Town
- Seal Island– in Mossel Bay
- Shark Alley– the channel that runs between Dyer Island seal colony and the mainland at Gansbaai
There are dozens of surfing spots within an hour’s drive from Cape Town and along Durban’s famous “Golden Mile” stretch of beaches.
Slide you feet into a sandboard (a modified snowboard) and start riding down steep, snow-white dunes. Sandboarding has become a major sport in some part of South Africa and is extremely popular near Cape Town and the Eastern Cape. A fun and warm way to learn a new sport and have a great time!
#4 Quad Cruising
South Africa is the perfect playground for quad-biking enthusiasts with year-round sunshine, jaw-dropping scenery, and a rich diversity of terrain. There are trails in all 9 provinces. You can ride in wildlife reserves, through the Winelands, along the coast, up mountains and past waterfalls- endless possibilities.
South Africa has no shortage of rivers and lakes.
- The Orange River– snakes its way through majestic mountains an into the Atlantic Ocean at Alexander Bay, on the boarder of Namibia.
- The Vaal River– not far from Johannesburg, has gentle rapids.
- The Palmiet River– in the Western Cape, has great rapids and scenery
- The Kosi Bay– lake system, great to explore on an escorted trip
- The Blyde River– one of the most exquisite rivers in South Africa
# 6 Bungee Jumping
The 591- foot Bloukrans Bridge (a stop on the scenic Garden Route) is the highest commercial bungee jump in the world. Seven seconds of free fall into a gaping gorge.
Ultimate adrenaline rush!
Known in South Africa as abseiling, this extreme sport is popular in many areas of South Africa. It’s similar to a bungee jump, except you are strapped to a sitting harness and reach 100 mph in 2.3 seconds.
#8 Hot-air Ballooning
Escape the city before dawn and watch the sun rise from on high as you toast the new day whiling sipping sparkling wine.
Gliding over majestic mountains, soaring above stunning scenery- mircolighting provides a thrilling way to view wildlife in its natural habitat.
# 10 Zip Lining
The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour on the Garden Route ranks among the most sophisticated experiences of its kind in he world. A fully escorted trek consisting of 8 platforms and nine cable slides (the longest being 260 feet).