#Dare2Dream: 10 South African adventures for local travellers

25 April 2020

South Africa adventures, of all shapes and sizes, abound in our beautiful country. Whether your preferred rush of adrenalin is from the sky or sea, manmade or natural, local travellers can hit the road and embark on a rush of adventure in Mzansi.

Add these 10 local adventures for South African travellers to your wish list today:

Kruger National Park

If you haven’t already hit the bush tracks in Kruger, you’re missing out. With nearly 2 million hectares of jaw-dropping scenery and breathtaking wildlife, it’s no wonder the Kruger ranks as the ultimate safari experience. Nothing quite beats the rush of adventure as a pride of lions stalks past your vehicle or a gentle giant ambles past with her baby.

Cage Dive with Great White Sharks

Why not spend your time in Gansbaai, the great white capital of the world?

Come head to head with the great white shark. It’s sure to get the adrenalin pumping in no time. On the twenty minute boat ride out, you’ll also get to learn more about those often misunderstood and misaligned creatures.

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Table Mountain

South Africa’s most iconic landmark has beckoned adventure seekers for centuries.

Choose your adventure level. For some, that’s enjoying the ride up in the Cable Car as you’re whisked hundreds of metres above the ground. For others, that’s a challenging and muscle aching hike to the top.

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Cape Town Helicopter Tours

Take to the skies and splurge on a bucket list helicopter flight the next time you’re in the Mother City.

The flights are eco-friendly, with a variety of options to suit time and budget constraints. Take in the sparkling Atlantic on a Two Oceans Flight, Peninsula Flight, Robben Island Scenic Flight and more.

Seal Snorkelling

Shark diving sounding too extreme? Seal snorkelling is perfect for those wishing to embark on a less adrenaline-inducing underwater adventure.

Suit up and take to the waters for two and a half hours of fun with Seal Snorkelling.

Mother City SkyDiving

Prepare for serious exhilaration as you head into the “playground in the sky.”

You don’t need any previous experience, as your expert Mother City SkyDiving guide is with you throughout the entire experience. Take to the skies and drop thousands of metres higher before drifting back to terra firma via parachute. You’ll feel as if you’ve just stepped out of a James bond film!

Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden

Fancy yourself a lover of plants or got a green thumb? If the idea of a tranquil walk through nature, is your idea of adventure, this will definitely tickle your fancy.

Located against the eastern slopes of Cape Town’s Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens is one of Cape Town’s top attractions.

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Kayak with Hippos and Crocs in KwaZulu-Natal

A trip to KwaZulu-Natal’s St Lucia Kayak Safaris is sure to prove a memorable one. Expert guides will accompany you as you row through St Lucia’s fresh water estuarine lake system, spotting some truly magnificent wildlife. Lock eyes with the crocs, hippos and more as you traverse into the heart of St Lucia.

Bungee jump from Bloukrans Bridge

If skydiving wasn’t enough, a journey to Bloukrans has you atop Africa’s highest bridge. This bungee experience holds a variety of world records, including that of the world’s highest commercial bungee jump.

Take a leap of faith in this truly heart pumping adventure. Although we doubt you’d ever forget the experience, if you’re looking for something extra; be sure to buy their footage as a reminder of your bravery.

Zip-lining in Ceres

Suit up one last time, when you opt for this incredible zip lining experience. Your adventure begins above the Koekedouw River, surrounded by the mountains of the Ceres Valley.

Glide along their eight slides that show-off the area’s ancient rock formations and freshwater rivers.

If you’re looking for truly memorable South Africa adventures, you need look not much further than our own backyard. The trickiest part is simply choosing where to go first.

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