Adventure Travel in South Africa
Posted by Nicki | July 26, 2012
South Africa is home to many different landscapes, ranging from the endless sandy beaches along its coast, the beautiful mountain ranges of the Drakensberg, the lush vineyards of the Cape Winelands, to the untamed African bushveld which is abundant in wildlife. Travellers, be it young or old, looking for an unforgettable adventure holiday full of excitement will find South Africa the perfect holiday destination.
South Africa provides many different opportunities for adventure travel, such as hot air balloon safaris, elephant back safaris, scuba diving, skydiving, bungy jumping, white-water rafting, mountain-climbing, cruises, trekking and shark cage diving to name but a few.
Upon arrival in South Africa, guests can make hotels in Johannesburg ( http://www.south-african-hotels.com/region/johannesburg/hotels/ ) and hotels in Sandton ( http://www.south-african-hotels.com/suburb/sandton/hotels/ ) their first part of the journey from where they can then start exploring this colorful 'world in one country'. The city of Cape Town is not to be missed on any travel itinerary to South Africa. Cape Townhotels ( http://www.south-african-hotels.com/region/cape-town-hotels/hotels/ ) offer a variety of different accommodation options to suite any travel requirements.
Game Drives and Walking Safaris
South Africa features magnificent national parks and game reserves, each of which is unique in regards to the flora, fauna and wildlife found there. The famous Kruger National Park and its adjacent game reserves, including the game rich Sabi Sands Game Reserve attract many adventure seekers yearly who enjoy the thrill of close encounters with Africa's untamed wildlife.
Amongst the malaria-free, 'big five' game reserves are the Pilanesberg National Park which is located in the North West Province, the Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Limpopo Province and the game reserves situated at the Garden Route and in the Port Elizabeth region.
Visits to South Africa's game reserves and national parks provide bird watching enthusiasts with great viewing opportunities.
Elephant Back Safaris
Elephant Back Safaris are becoming more and more popular in South Africa. Visitors to the Pilanesberg National Park may enjoy this exciting adventure whereby guests are provided with interesting information about elephants while being able to ride on these gentle giants through the bush.
Hot Air Balloon Safaris
What better way is there than flying over the scenic bushveld of South Africa in a colorful Hot Air Ballon? Hot Air Balloon flights are offered throughout South Africa, including the Cape Winelands near Cape Town, the Magaliesberg region near Johannesburg, the Pilanesberg National Park, the Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Free State Province.
River rafting in South Africa
The spectacular Orange River originates from the Lesotho highlands, where it begins a long, meandering trip westward across the centre of South Africa. By the time the Orange River reaches the Atlantic Ocean on the Namibian border, this river has travelled an amazing 2,340 kilometres. Wide and gentle, with just enough rapids to get the heart beating, the Orange River in South Africa is suitable for adventurous canoe and river rafting excursions.
The most popular area for canoe safaris on the Orange River is the Northwest, where the river bends through the sere realms of Bushmanland. The banks of the Orange river, however, are typically lush, a magnificent oasis for viewing birds and game.
Alternative adventure activities in South Africa
- Scuba diving
- Shark cage diving
- Sport & recreational flying
- Helicopter flights
- Horseback safaris and trails
- Mountain biking
- Elephant Back Safaris
- Hot Air Balloon Safaris
- Rock climbing
- Surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing
- Bungee jumping, bridge swinging
- Canoeing, rafting, kayaking
- Deep Sea Fishing
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