THE BEST EXTREME ADVENTURES IN SOUTH AFRICA
These adventures are not for the faint-hearted! They take you into some of South Africa’s most wild and beautiful terrains and challenge you to the max. This is risk-taking but in the hands of our consummate adventure specialists, whose experience in the field will mitigate the inherent dangers without taking away that edge that adventure seekers are looking for.
1. Kloofing Suicide Gorge
The name of this stunning gorge deep in the Cape’s Riviersonderend Mountains gives a good idea of what to expect from this adventure. It’s a big day out that includes some tough hiking through pristine fynbos before setting off down the gorge where you’ll tackle jumps, some of them compulsory, of up to 14-meters.
2. Bungee Jumping at Bloukrans Bridge
First a zip line to the launch site and an introduction to the jaw-dropping exposure you are about to plummet into. Then a 216-meter jump into the dizzyingly deep and spectacularly beautiful Bloukrans Gorge in the Garden Route. One of our first instinctive things to avoid as humans are falling. So Bungee jumping will always be a deep dive headfirst into scary!
3. River Rafting Clarens
Every list of extreme adventures must include some wild and wonderful white water rafting. The Ash River in Clarens sports some classic grade 3 and 4 rapids and maintains a consistently high level of water. There’s nothing quite like bucking, twisting, and lurching through roaring water and working as a team to keep your raft from tossing you into the maelstrom.
4. Skydive Cape Town
Freefall at 230km/h and experience a rush to shake up every fibre in your body! A tandem skydive allows you to go from earth-bound novice to highflyer in a matter of hours. While you’re falling through the sky near Cape Town, feeling totally out of control, your experienced tandem pilot will be keeping everything together, as cool as a cucumber.
5. Caving in Eswatini
The dark underbelly of the world calls to many adventurers and Gobholo Cave in Eswatini (formerly Swaziland) offers huge scope for those who like to hang out with bats. Our caving adventure operators will guide you through part of this vast granite cave system (98% remains unexplored) where you’ll slither, crawl, slide and twist through a spectacular labyrinth of rock with all necessary gear and instruction.
6. Big Swing or Gorge Swing at Oribi Gorge
On the South Coast of South Africa, the world’s highest gorge swing awaits the committed extreme adventurer who wants to keep adding to their list of longest, highest, fastest, and steepest experiences! Leaping off a cliff next to a rushing waterfall, you’ll swing in an arc of over 100-meters (33-storey’s) finally coming to rest in the beautiful Oribi Gorge.
7. Heli Mountain Biking in the Drakensberg
The breathtakingly beautiful Drakensberg Mountains is a big adventure country for climbers, hikers, and mountain bikers! And it just got a whole lot more extreme for competent mountain bikers. Take a helicopter ride with your bike up to 2000-meter elevation and take full advantage of the open ridge paths, rock gardens, and super steep and fast singletrack.
8. Abseiling Lesotho
The king of all abseils in the Mountain Kingdom! This 204-meter abseil down the side of Maletsunyane Falls in Lesotho will blow your mind not just for the sheer length of the abseil but also for the remoteness and beauty of the location.
9. Mossel Bay Zip line
The Garden Route’s Mossel Bay offers adrenalin seekers an extreme zipline experience to rival the very best outdoor adventures! Imagine soaring over sea cliff’s and across wild and treacherous Indian Ocean rollers on a zipline so long (1.1-kilometers) that you can’t see where it ends. You’ll be wheeling with seabirds and, on big swell days, dragging your feet through the white crests of waves!
10. SCAD in Soweto
Get your quick fix of extreme adventure without even leaving the city! In the supercool urban environment of Soweto, Scad Soweto Towers will give you a free fall experience to rival your most hectic falling nightmare. You’ll rise towards the light at the top of the Western Cooling Tower, hang suspended there just long enough to get your heart rate pounding and then drop like a stone into a giant net!