South Africa Adventures

Below is a list of over 150 adventure activities available in South Africa. The page features a range of popular activities and quality adventures. You’ll find River Rafting, an iconic adventure, that takes you into the wildest places. Boat charters showcase South Africa’s magnificent coastline and bring you close to our rich marine wildlife including whales. Then there’s that wonderful alternative to walking, Horse Riding which gives you the opportunity to cover more ground and explore…

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South Africa Adventures
South Africa Adventures

Below is a list of over 150 adventure activities available in South Africa. The page features a range of popular activities and quality adventures. You’ll find River Rafting, an iconic adventure, that takes you into the wildest places. Boat charters showcase South Africa’s magnificent coastline and bring you close to our rich marine wildlife including whales. Then there’s that wonderful alternative to walking, Horse Riding which gives you the opportunity to cover more ground and explore more deeply. Quad Biking, can be fast and technical for adventure junkies or more like a Sunday ‘arvie’ drive, sightseeing, and stopping to view game. Zip Line starts taking us into the realm of daring- the opening act of a range of extreme activities like Skydiving a terrifying rush of air and adrenalin that you’ll want to do again and again and  Hang Gliding, perhaps a more sedate start but an adventure of equal magnitude. Ice Climbing appears on this comprehensive list, though you might wonder where in this hot country you’d find that opportunity and even the more obscure activities like Cliff Jumping are listed. If you are looking for something near you, just type in your town or city in the destination search bar at the top of this page and scroll through the activities available in your area. You can also check out our home page features, such as Family Adventures where we select and put all the family-friendly adventure packages in one place, or the Best Rafting near you, so you can choose the rafting adventure of your dream with ease or a comprehensive list of inspiring Slackpacking Trails that showcase South Africa’s spectacular landscapes.

Traveling around South Africa is no longer just about sightseeing or Safaris, no road trip is complete without including a South African adventure experience or activity. South Africans just love the great outdoors and invent new ways to enjoy it so there’s no end to the list of things to do, Dirty Boots alone list more than 100 different outdoor adventures in South Africa, Eswatini, and Lesotho, available to the general public on a daily basis.

These include everything from soft to hard or extreme adventures.  Another option is to book a multi-day trip. Something like a 4 day rafting trip on the Orange River, where your world slows down and you totally unwind or a leisurely hike along the Wild Coast stopping to spend the night at delightful seaside hotels.

South Africa's adventures are not only numerous but also affordable.  Spend some time scrolling through the list below before you depart on your next adventure holiday and include at least one adventure in your itinerary.  This I guarantee, will be the best decision you made during the entire trip. 

The Dirty Boots website or our free adventure guide book is dedicated to bringing you the best commercial activities run by the best adventure companies in South Africa.  Scroll through the list below or use the search feature above to find your perfect adventure.

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