Africa is positively brimming with adventure. Nothing can beat the surges of adrenalin when coming face to face with the big game of Africa in their natural environment. Being surrounded by a herd of African elephant while sitting in an open vehicle in the bush, lying in ones tent listening to the sound of lion roaring in the distance, white water rafting through the swirling rapids below the mighty Victoria Falls or canoeing on the great rivers of Africa where elephant, hippo and crocodile abound, are experiences that are unique to this great continent of Africa.
However one does not have to travel to the wildlife reserves to have unbeatable experiences. The Cape with its beautiful mountains and deep blue sea offers a host of activities to keep all lovers of nature and adrenalin junkies more than happy.
A few activities to consider are:
- Deep Sea Fishing – The Cape has some of the richest Tuna grounds in the World today. A day out in the deep will long be remembered as it brings you into contact not only with one of the world’s toughest fighting fish but also a diverse ecosystem. Out in the warm water currents, you will get the opportunity to see numerous species of Albatross, Killer Whales (Orca) and Dusky Dolphins.
- Shark Cage Diving – Few things compare to the adrenalin rush and exhilaration one gets from being face to face with a 3 meter Great White shark. These captivating trips to sea to learn and experience the different shark life off the Cape are designed to protect and conserve the unique marine wildlife for the enjoyment of future generations.
- Trekking and Climbing – Table Mountain has many beautiful footpaths and scrambling routes to be explored. With qualified mountain guides you can be assured of excellent and safe adventures. For those looking for additional excitement, rock climbing, canyoneering and kloofing can be arranged in the beautiful mountains of the Cape.
- Whale Watching Safaris – South Africa is one of the best destinations worldwide for watching marine mammals.Every year, Southern Right whales migrate from their icy feeding grounds off Antarctica to our warmer climes. The country’s coastal waters teem with the giant animals, mating, calving and rearing their young – giving whale-watchers spectacular displays of raw power and elegant water acrobatics. June to November are the best months for whales in the Cape.
- Cape Canopy Tours – is the most exciting new activity to be opening soon.Situated in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve in a World Heritage Site less than an hour from Cape Town, Cape Canopy Tours operates in a previously inaccessible and pristine part of our mountains. Slide along steel cables from platform to platform, past waterfalls and through valleys. With 13 platforms and slides up to 320m long, this is a fully guided adventure activity for nature enthusiasts from 5 to 75 years of age.
- Paraglide Cape Town – Experience the joy of tandem paragliding flights inside the beautiful Table Mountain National Park. This 10 – 30 minute experience is subject to weather conditions but is a wow experience not to be missed by those looking for an adrenalin fix.