High Actions for an Adrenaline Kick in Southern Africa

High Actions for an Adrenaline Kick in Southern Africa

Have you ever already visited all of the well-known hotspots in southern Africa, and had your fill of vineyards and sandy seashores, or are you merely an adventurer by nature who finds common mountaineering too boring? As we speak we current eight leisure actions distant from all-inclusive tourism – on and underwater, at dizzying heights, within the desert, within the mountains, within the treetops and on horseback. Many actions don’t require you to be the most important adrenaline junkie, however in case you are, there’s assured to be one thing for you too!

We now have to confess, we’ve got not achieved all of those however have requested enter from others which have.  Right here is our record for these in search of a bit extra journey than your typical safari.


You’ll discover that browsing is extremely versatile after a couple of surf classes and visiting completely different surf spots on the newest. No two days are the identical since you are extraordinarily depending on the climate and the floor – the wind, the fallacious board or rocky surfaces might be deadly to you, so it is best to first discover every spot with an skilled native. 

Cape City is taken into account a browsing Mecca for inexperienced persons and professionals, additionally for kites and windsurfing if there’s solely wind as a substitute of excessive waves. You must know you can additionally encounter sharks, however you’ll quickly notice that the locals are very relaxed in regards to the topic, as there are solely a handful of shark assaults worldwide every year. You’re much more more likely to catch Africa’s most well-known wave at Jeffrey’s Bay (“J-Bay”), a World Surf League venue. Namibia additionally has waves from north to south. Right here you’ll have to be careful for sharks and seals within the lineup at Cape Cross.



In case you are one of many few individuals who has not but snorkeled, it is best to achieve this as quickly as attainable in Namibia or South Africa. You’ll be able to snorkel close to the seaside, in lower than two meters of water, in addition to additional out at sea. However irrespective of the place you may be amazed by the biodiversity supplied to you underwater. When snorkeling, you possibly can drift in peace and you aren’t depending on a business supplier. 


Scuba Diving

If you would like extra motion, strive scuba-diving, diving as much as 40 meters deep with a scuba. Relying in your preferences, you possibly can go diving within the heat Indian Ocean within the east, the marginally hotter False Bay in Cape City, or the chilly Atlantic Ocean within the west of South Africa. Whereas diving, you possibly can even play underwater hockey, swim with seals or watch the numerous smaller sea creatures. Some will, after the primary open water dive, grow to be hooked on it and adore it, whereas others discover this type of leisure sport within the depths of the ocean far too scary and are unable to breathe calmly with the respiratory equipment. Simply strive it!


Bungee Leaping

Bungee leaping entails leaping headfirst from a tall construction, normally a bridge. You’re secured by a mix of a belt and a rope. The jumper experiences a free fall lasting a number of seconds, generally with the choice to enter the water if attainable. Close to the bottom, you might be mechanically slowed down by the rope, spring again and slowly swing out. One of many highest and most well-known bounce spots is the Bloukrans Bridge in South Africa. However it’s also possible to bounce off the Victoria Falls Bridge on the Victoria Falls. Lovely surroundings, the Zambezi River is under you, and it’s a 111-meter deep and 4-second free fall. Alternatively, you possibly can strive a bridge swing. This exercise is much like swinging – solely a lot greater, quicker and extra thrilling.



Paragliding is the even softer model of “flying” as a result of there isn’t a free fall. You begin from the bottom, normally from a mountain, as a substitute of the air. You dash in the direction of the horizon together with your educated companion, take off and glide by the air in peaceable silence. For instance, you can begin in Cape City on Lion’s Head or Sign Hill. The beginning factors usually should be reached by a protracted climb on foot.


The umbrella group of paragliding in South Africa is SAHPA (South African Grasp Gliding and Paragliding Affiliation). It ensures that each one suppliers and guests with their very own gear have the mandatory coaching and licenses, has stipulated that there are not any official rental corporations, and severely limits the areas for kite flying. So that you don’t have to fret about your safety with official suppliers.



Sandboarding is much like snowboarding. Nevertheless, it takes place on the sand, not snow, because the identify may recommend. Standing sideways on a board, you experience down the best sand dunes at as much as 70 km/h. In the event you don’t have any expertise in comparable sports activities and might’t stability your self or are too drained after a couple of descents, you possibly can usually sit or lie down on a versatile picket board as a substitute of utilizing the board. The repeated ascent to the dunes within the blazing solar might be very exhausting in case you are used to the elevate out of your snowboard or ski trip. You’ll be able to apply sandboarding within the Namib Desert, for instance. There additionally, you will discover the well-known 380-meter-high “Dune 7”. However it’s also possible to surf a number of dunes in and round Cape City.


Wildwater Rafting

The white water rafting and kayaking supplied in southern Africa is extraordinarily various, so there needs to be one thing for everybody. It’s attainable to go on a household vacation with youngsters to paddle alongside shallow rivers (even with an in a single day keep as a really particular journey for younger and outdated), in addition to to push your physique and psyche to their limits within the strongest rapids with excessive ranges of issue. Rafting on the Zambezi River at Victoria Falls in Zambia and the Oranje River in South Africa is especially well-liked. The excursions that final a number of hours or days are sometimes supplemented with abseiling, tubing, horseback using, quad biking or climbing.



If skydiving and bungee leaping obtained the adrenaline pumping for you, however you continue to need to expertise an uncommon view, you may do an abseiling tour. On this trending exercise, the participant abseils down a mountain, rock, hill or perhaps a waterfall. Nevertheless, the entire thing occurs in a really managed method, in peace and abseiling (additionally: “rappelling”) in all probability offers you a larger sense of safety than a bounce in free fall. Given the altitude you might be at, your coronary heart will beat quicker both method. Much like paragliding, you must also be capable to grasp the ascent if there isn’t a cable automotive. On Desk Mountain in Cape City is the best business abseiling course, which drops 112 meters. Whilst you push your self backwards together with your toes off the rock face and dare to abseil in small jumps, you possibly can see the seashores of Camps Bay.


Our Ultimate Phrase

As you possibly can see, southern Africa has one thing for everybody.  Kati and I are the extra snorkeling kind of individuals reasonably than bungee leaping, however we like to see folks on the market giving it their all.  After I lived in Zimbabwe, bungee leaping in Victoria Falls was extraordinarily well-liked, however alas I chickened out.  Anyhow, you don’t should and might do many of those actions in your subsequent go to to southern Africa.


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