South Africa is not just known for its stunning destinations and its interesting people, it is also known for being a country renowned for adrenaline-fueled activities and heart pumping thrills.
From bungee jumping off towering bridges to diving with the fearsome great white sharks, South Africa is a playground for adventure enthusiasts and a destination that you will really want to make the time to visit if you want to have an unforgettable holiday.
At ATC Travels, we provide our clients with one of the widest selections of travel packages that will take them through some of the best destinations in Southern Africa. Our packages are tailored towards those who want to make memories, explore the best of what our continent has to offer, and show those who come to Africa a completely different side of it.
South Africa’s diverse terrain makes it the perfect place for adrenaline-packed adventure. Picture yourself standing on the edge of the Bloukrans Bridge, the world’s highest commercial bungee jump, ready to take the plunge into the abyss. Or imagine soaring through the sky while skydiving above the stunning natural scenery below. When you are looking for a South African adventure, you won’t be disappointed.
To help you with your planning, here are some of the thrilling things that you can do.
- Go Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai
Gansbaai is pretty legendary for its incredible shark cage diving experiences. The Great White Shark is a fairly common sighting along the South African coast and it has a reputation for being one of the most fearsome and beautiful of all the sharks.
For some travellers, taking a dip with danger is the ultimate thrill. While shark cage diving is going to have your heart pumping just about out of your chest, there is actually very little danger involved. This activity, as the name quite obviously gives away, is done from the safety of a cage. Divers climb into a very secure steel cage, along with their gear, and are then lowered into the waters from the side of a boat. Sharks are then encouraged to swim up to the cage for the divers to see.
- Bungee Jumping from Bloukrans Bridge
This is absolutely not for the faint hearted. Bungee Jumping from Bloukrans Bridge is one of the most exhilarating experiences and the bridge is famous for being known as the highest bungee jump bridge in the world! Taking the leap from 216 meters is something you’ll not forget soon, and the view from the top to the bottom is simply magical.
- Hiking and Rock Climbing in the Drakensberg Mountains
Not wanting to give yourself a terrible fright? Going hiking and rock climbing might be the better option for you. The iconic Drakensberg Mountains are among the most alluring, majestic and otherworldly mountains on the planet. They are unlike anything you’ve ever seen before, and if you are an outdoorsy kind of person, booking a hiking or rock climbing adventure here is a must.
- Zip-lining in Tsitsikamma National Park
Tsitsikamma National Park is the beautiful green oasis like forest along South Africa’s Eastern Cape coast. It is known for its stunning scenery and protected forests and for those who want to spend their time outdoors, it is a must visit destination. One of the most thrilling things you can do when you are travelling in this part of the country is to go zip-lining.
There are a couple of Zip-lining tours in Tsitsikamma National Park and some are shorter than others. The tours will have the adventurer flying through the trees and sailing over the rivers. Tours are affordable and for all ages, making such an adventure perfect for the family.
When booking your South African holiday, make sure that you research the various areas you’ll be travelling through, to find out more about which activities you can take part in.