9 Exciting Adventures You Should Experience When Visiting South Africa

South Africa

South Africa may be renowned for its wine and gold; notwithstanding, the country is endowed with numerous adventures that would make your visit a remarkable one.

Here are 9 adventures you should experience when visiting South Africa;

#1

Quad biking on the beach at Wild Coast Sun

The multi terrain quad bike tours offer a unique view of the hidden gems of the Wild Coast located in Port Edward (Eastern Cape) just outside the boundaries of KZN.

On this tour, bikers are treated to the sites where only film-makers venture, including the swing bridge gorge, thus making for picture perfect photo opportunities! Whether you are a beginner or experienced rider, thrill seekers of all ages will enjoy this adventure.

Whether you are a beginner or experienced rider, thrill seekers of all ages will enjoy this adventure.

#2

Boat Cruise and Lunch across Durban beach front

Durban Beach Front has a long-standing and popular promenade that is home to beach bars, restaurants, and local shops, as well as Ushaka Marine World, all of which make for a fantastic day out.

Apart from the boat cruise, you can also take a rickshaw ride around the beachfront.

 

#3

Unlimited Fun at Ushaka Marine World

Ushaka Marine World is a marine theme park in Durban, the biggest port city in South Africa. With spectacular views of the Indian Ocean, it provides quality entertainment for everyone.

Have fun in the sun on the beach and then explore the Sea World aquarium, dolphin stadium, seal pool, turtle lagoon, penguin pool and snorkel lagoon.

#4

Watch the horses and be merry at Durban July

Okay, maybe you don’t really get to ride the horses at Durban July, but you get to place a bet. Who knows? You might be lucky! Once a year, every July in Durban (hence the name Durban July!) all the coolest people from all over the world gather at Greyville Racecourse in Durban to experience the best horse racing show in Africa. Can you beat that? The Durban July Handicap is a South African Thoroughbred horse race held annually on the first Saturday of July since 1897 at Greyville Racecourse in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Raced on turf, the Durban July Handicap is open to horses of all ages.

Once a year, every July in Durban (hence the name Durban July!) the coolest people from all over the world gather at Greyville Racecourse in Durban to experience the best horse racing show in Africa. Can you beat that? The Durban July Handicap is a South African Thoroughbred horse race held annually on the first Saturday of July since 1897 at Greyville Racecourse in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Raced on turf, the Durban July Handicap is open to horses of all ages.

The Durban July Handicap is a South African Thoroughbred horse race held annually on the first Saturday of July since 1897 at Greyville Racecourse in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Raced on turf, the Durban July Handicap is open to horses of all ages.

 

#5

Visit Kruger Park & Elephant Whispers, learn and interact with the gentle giants 

Elephant Whispers is situated in the Sandford Conservancy on the banks of the Sabie River on Hazyview, Mpumalanga, South Africa.  Here, you can interact with Elephants, feel their constantly curious trunks, touch their rough skin, exchange trunk greetings, while learning about their behavior and history from the Elephant Handlers. Kruger National Park is close by the Elephant Whispers and its high density of wild animals include the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalos.

Kruger National Park is close by the Elephant Whispers and its high density of wild animals include the Big 5: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants, and buffalos.

 

#6

Take in the view from God’s Window

God’s Window, one of the most scenic vantage points in South Africa is situated along the Panorama Route in the Mpumalanga Province.

#7

Go Zip Lining at Sabie Induna Adventures

Tick this off your bucket list. Ladies make sure you take your wigs off before this one. 🙂

The Induna Zipline, just outside Hazyview is a 450m long zip slide that takes you up to a speed of about 100 km/h. The height difference is 77 m.  You are harnessed in so you don’t have to hold on by yourself.

#8

The Big Swing

Have you ever experienced the adrenaline of a 68 metre freefall at 180 km/h in under 3 seconds?

At Mpumalanga, you can do this on one of the world’s highest Cable Gorge Swings, or fly across the gorge on a 135 metre High-wire “Foefie Slide”, 130 metres above ground zero, and witness breath-taking Graskop Falls as never seen before!

#9

Experience the cultural diversity at Shangana Cultural Village

The Shangaan acknowledge every bit about their South African traditional culture and heritage. Experience a beautiful night where you get to watch celebrations and jubilations with dance, singing, music, food and a show of the rich culture.

For more details on the variety of experiences, visit www.southafrica.net.

 

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