- 5 places to adventure in South Africa
5 places to adventure in South Africa
South Africa is one of the most beautiful places for adventure activities. It's just a matter of going out and buying the right equipment and choosing from the many options the country has to offer. Here are some ideas for your next adventure.
Discover animal life on safari
Who doesn't want to meet the most fabulous animals? The first thing to do is to go and buy some good binoculars in South Africa's adventure shops. Then it's just a matter of choosing the national park you want to visit and checking the road map. Kruger National Park is one of the most popular places for game viewing but there are also other options in the country. It's best to do your adventure with professional guides as you'll be able to benefit from their knowledge and learn about the flora and fauna.
South Africa's waves are among the most sought-after by tourists and locals alike. There are many ways to enjoy the water. Once you've bought your swimming costume and sports gear in South Africa's shops, head to Muizenberg, Long Beach, Eland's Bay or one of the other surfing beaches. If you like surfing you can always find a good spot on one side or the other of the cape. You can also do other sports such as kitesurfing, stand up paddle, kayaking or windsurfing.
Explore trails and get great views
South Africa offers great hiking trails. Pick up a pair of good shoes from a local sports shop and start hiking some of the country's most stunning parks and trails. Popular options include the Otter Trail near the sea and the Table Mountain trail. For the more adventurous, ideas include hiking the Amphitheatre Heritage Trail or the Lion's Head.
If you want to fill your afternoon with adrenaline there's nothing better than taking to the skies. South Africa has several places where you can jump and tour the country from the air. We recommend you buy some good goggles for your flight and comfortable clothes at a local sports shop. If you're just starting out, we suggest launching from Sir Lowry's Pass or Porterville, while the more experienced can take off from Table Mountain.
In search of the great white shark
One of the most maddening adventures in South Africa is diving. The ocean's wildlife has many species to discover, including the great white shark. Pick up a bathing costume, branch legs and goggles at a local sportswear shop and discover the underwater universe. The most extreme experiences are shark watching in the Gansbaai area.