Top 10 Adventures African Adventures

Boat Trips

A boat cruise is an excellent way to enjoy panoramic views and to get up close and personal with a...
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Bungee Jumping

Bungee jumping may these days be a popular adrenalin sport the world over, but once upon a time it...
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Canopy Tours

If you like hiking through the forest then you will love this new twist on an old favourite: tree a...
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Cycle Tours

South Africa is criss-crossed by roads. Some go through the city, others through the vineyards. are...
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Hot-Air Ballooning

Slowly drifting away from the surface of the earth in the cool pre-dawn of early morning, safe in a...
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River Rafting

Rivers are the lifeblood of the planet. Imagine a river as a vein of the earth, pumping to and to...
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Shark Cage Diving

The Great White Shark - Carcharodon carcharias, apex predator and feared giant of the deep, has our...
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Skydiving

Have you ever wanted to try skydiving? If you fancy a really fun day out, a tandem parachute jump a...
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Slackpacking

Click here for your free South Africa Slackpacking guide book. These Boots are made for walking do...
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Whale Watching

South Africa has some of the best land- and boat-based whale watching in the world. During winter a...
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WelcomeWelcome to the Dirty Boots Adventure Guide

You are now at the home of adventure travel in South Africa, Swaziland and Lesotho.  The Dirty Boots website is a comprehensive list of adventure activities available in South Africa and a great choice of South African adventure holidays, teambuilding companies and outdoor education centres.

The adventure activities listed on Dirty Boots are operated by the top adventure companies in South Africa most of them belonging to their sports association and carrying proper insurance. 

South Africa is unique in many aspects of adventure with a variety of activities that combine wildlife experiences with adventure.  Game viewing is not limited to game drives anymore, your next safari can be on foot, microlight, hot-air balloon, mountain bike, quad bike and even kayak.  National parks such as the Kruger Park offer a variety of outdoor adventures to choose from as part of their activities.

South Africa is a great outdoor destination due to our awesome weather and variety of geographical features.  From deserts to forests, mountains to plains, warm oceans to cold there is a playground available for your next adventure holiday.

We have just launched the 10’th issue of the most comprehensive South African, Swaziland and Lesotho adventure activity guide book.  You never think in terms of decades when you start a business but it is a great feeling when those double figures come along and you are still around and growing strongly.  Just follow this link to order your hard copy, South African adventure guide book to take along on your next holiday. read more ...

The 10’th issue of Dirty Boots is jam packed with adventures old and new.  With a young family I am constantly amazed at how family friendly most of our adventures are from Boat Trips to Canopy Tours and even some of the South African rafting trips are extremely child friendly, so no excuse not to get out there with your family this year and get those Boots Dirty!

Now that Esna’s kids and mine are a little older, you will be seeing a lot more emphasis on family adventures in Dirty Boots over the next few years.  I am a great believer that children learn a lot more out of the class room, that is off course not in front of the TV but out there experiencing new things and that is exactly what Dirty Boots is all about.

Currently the top 10 adventure activities in South Africa are: Canopy Tours, Boat Trips, Bungee Jumping, Hot-Air Ballooning, Cycle Tours, River Rafting, Shark cage Diving, Skydiving, Whale Watching, Snow Skiing and Slackpacking

We are constantly searching for new exciting things to do in South Africa and in the last few years we have added activities such as Fatbike Tours, Running Tours, Via Ferrata and Scootours.

Remember you can search for adventures in and around your city, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and all the smaller towns around South Africa or a specific geographic region from the Orange River to the Drakensberg Mountains

Some of you might be interested in a specific adventure such as abseiling or zip lining, all the possible options have been included on the Dirty Boots website.

We would like to thank all our advertisers, sponsors and supporters, including family and friends for standing by us for the first 10 years; we are looking forward to the next decade of adventure.

Now go get those Boots Dirty!

Esna & Johan



" Oh, if I had only known, if I had only been ready, our lives can really be the great adventure we so passionately want them to be. "

Hortense Odlum

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