The most fitting way to describe riding a hovercraft is ‘flying on a cushion of air’. If this sounds like a wild and wonderful way to spend an afternoon, then you are 100% spot-on!
A hovercraft, or air-cushion vehicle (ACV), is a cross between a boat and an aircraft that floats on a cushion of pressurized air contained in a flexible ‘skirt’. The beauty of a hovercraft is that it can travel over any flat surface - sand, mud, ice, snow, still and fast flowing water - and glide smoothly and seamlessly from one surface to another. So, one minute you could be fishing in your favourite spot on the bay and the next, be floating up onto the sandy beach for lunch! This incredible versatility makes hover crafting a popular leisure activity. On the water, there are no propellers to get snagged or injure marine life and out-of-the-way places which are impossible to reach in a boat can be accessed with ease. On land, a hovercraft can venture where even a four-wheel drive vehicle might get stuck.
The Adrenaline Extreme adventure centre at Sun City Resort has it covered, offering easy to operate, one-man hovercraft that pleasure-seekers can ‘fly’ around a purpose built track to experience the amazing sensation of floating on air!
Hovercrafts are perfect for a teenage birthday party, a stag or hen’s do or a teambuilding activity. So come and test out the track at Dirty Boots’ recommended operator, Sun City Resort in South Africa’s North West province.