Long gone were the times where holiday goers just wanted to sit on the beach and get a tan. Nowadays holiday goers want adventure and fun. They want to really get a feel for the land they are visiting and do activities that the area provides. In short, today’s travellers want authenticity. Authentic travelling means that whatever it is that you are experiencing – it must not be false or copied. Travellers want to experience the real thing. It must represent and reflect the true nature of what it is being experienced.
In South Africa, one can definitely experience authentic travelling. Rarely will you visit one country where its landscapes differ so widely as in South Africa? Having nine provinces – each with its own unique attractions and landscapes makes it a rich country of different cultural and outdoor experiences.
From the Western Cape, the most well-known of all the provinces, to the Limpopo – South Africa has something to offer for adventures with different tastes. You can keep yourself busy with whale watching, shark diving, mountain biking and much more in the Western Cape. Visiting the Winelands can be a different experience for each person. It can range from a soulful experience to an adventure – depending on the quantity of wine consumed of course.
Other adventure sports in South Africa include bungee jumping, white water rafting, sky-diving, rope adventures, canopy tours, 4X4, quad biking, abseiling, and a variety of water sports. Thrill seekers to more mild adventures will find something to suit their needs. Famous adventure hiking trails include the Otters trail, Hoerikwaggo Tented Classic and Rim of Africa (Western Cape), Drakensberg Grand Traverse (Kwa-Zulu Natal) and the Wild Coast Hike (Eastern Cape).
We would love to hear what you’re the best adventure has been in South Africa or what you would still like to do!