The region of Gauteng has a wide variety of outdoor adventures available for the city adventure enthusiast. Gauteng stretches from the Magaliesberg Mountains in the north to the Vaal River in the South and from the mine fields in the East to the Cradle of Human Kind in the west. With such a variety of geographical areas to choose from it is a perfect adventure destination.
Gauteng adventure activity list is extremely comprehensive with adventures available for all ages. Dirty Boots has over 40 different activities listed in the Gauteng area. Most are perfect for a family adventure day out.
On the ground there is everything from rally driving to mountain biking. Sandboarding on the mine dumps, zorbing, street luge, fantastic racing, bungee jumping, caving, rock climbing, segway rides and even elephant-back safaris.
Airborne activities are very popular in Gauteng due to the stable weather conditions. Hot-Air ballooning is very popular all year round for local residence and tourists alike. Other activities in the skies above Gauteng include: Gliding, microlight flights, gyrocopters, aerobatic flights, paragliding and skydiving.
Water activities on the Crocodile, Vaal River and the Hartebeespoort and Vaal Dam vary from waterskiing to scuba diving. Other popular outdoor water based activities are river rafting, kite boarding, windsurfing, white water kayaking and canoeing. Bass lake is a popular scuba diving destination for those who would like to get a few dives under the belt before venturing to the coast.
A day out adventuring in Gauteng can be combined with numerous cultural or historic experiences at one of the many great museums and sightseeing attractions. The huge variety of adventures and accessibility of these activities makes the Gauteng region very popular for teambuilding events and incentives for the many companies based in Johannesburg.
For further information regarding tourism in Gauteng please contact Gauteng Tourism.