It is adventure-land, quite literally. The land of rustic charm and the land where flora and fauna thrive in their untouched natural environment, South Africa is surely a place worth visiting over and over again. While it might be the obvious choice of destination for wildlife enthusiasts, the adventure lovers are not left far behind. The choice of adventures sports and activities offered is quite huge. Adrenalin pumping activities with the mind-blowing backdrop of Africa is surely something else.
Other than the wilderness walks and the safaris, the place offers a huge range of adventure sports packages as well. You can try Kloofing and Canyoning and pitch your wits against the nature’s best. Some swear there is no bigger a high. Abseiling, which is getting down a cliff, has become a sport in its own merit and South Africa surely does offer the best raw materials for this sport.
The famous Bungee jumping is also well patronized and well organized. The Bloukrans River Bridge, which is incidentally the highest bridge to jump off in the world, surely will have your adrenaline pumping and have your excitement surging. It is one of the most recommended places to try bungee jumping for the sheer thrill of it.
With its amazing lake and sea facilities, the water sports are also quite many varied. The regular scuba diving and snorkeling are extremely popular, thanks to the clear waters. Another South African favorite is the spear fishing, which has gone on to become hugely popular with people from all over the world. The Garden route in South Africa offers its enthusiasts many sightings of shipwrecks and reefs, making it an experience above the ordinary.
Shark diving is another favorite among the adventure lovers and Gansbaai seems to be their choicest destination. Venturing into shark infested waters, within a steel cage, is enough to give any one goose bumps. While surfing and fishing are a common favorite, South Africa is a great place to watch marine animals like the seals, penguins and dolphins.
The mountains of South Africa are also a great place to get a taste of Hand Gliding. Rock climbing and mountain walks are also hugely popular among the locals and the tourists alike.
With so much to do and see, it is only understandable that the people who visited South Africa keep going back for more. It is definitely the land of adventure and a paradise for adventure-lovers!