Adventure Activities Around South Africa

South Africa is the perfect country for adrenaline junkies and those with an appreciation for nature. With its awe-inspiring scenery and adventurous spirit there is no better place to soak in the surroundings and put your body to the test. Here are some of the best adventure activities from around South Africa.

Shark Cave Diving

Swim with the Great White Sharks of the South Atlantic Ocean at Gansbaai. Just a 2 hour drive from Cape Town, Marine Dynamic Shark Tours offers a world renowned conservation project – ensuring that you get your thrill in the most environmentally responsible way possible.

Bungee Jumping

Take the plunge off the world’s highest commercial bungee bridge in the beautiful setting of the Tsitsikamma National Park. The Bloukrans Bridge is 216 meters (709 feet) above the Bloukrans River, definitely a bucket list item for every adrenaline junkie out there.


South Africa is scattered with incredible hiking trails for every level of competence. Hike along the largest green canyon in the world at Blyde River Canyon or challenge yourself to the world-famous Otter Trail for a more advanced trail. If a relaxing trail is more your speed champion one of the Drakensberg’s many beautiful hiking trails.

Zip Lining

Zip lining is a fun adventure for the whole family, and available across the country in a variety of settings. Take up a Zip lining tour in the scenic setting of Tsitiskamma or challenge your friends and family to the world’s fastest zip line in Sun City.


As with zip lining, there are also many opportunities to abseil in various locations around South Africa. Some popular destinations include Table Mountain in Cape Town and The Cradle of Humankind , which is just outside Johannesburg.

Scuba Diving

With beautiful and protected oceans, it’s little wonder why South Africa attracts some of the world’s most avid divers. Popular destinations include: Raggie Alley and Shark, Sodwana Bay, Harlem Wreck, Paquita Wreck, A-Frame and Clifton Rock.


The Cape Peninsula makes for the perfect surfing spot at it enjoys great waves all year round, making it the perfect spot for consistently great surf adventures. Try Dungeons in Hout Bay if you are a thrill seeker who wants to surf at one of the world’s “big wave” venues, or Muizenberg if long boarding is more your style.


Sunny South Africa’s answer to snowboarding, sandboarding is just as fun and a unique way to experience the country’s landscape. Sandboarding can be done across the country, although it is most popular in the Western Cape due to the soft sand, which allows maximum opportunity for gaining speed and doing tricks. Some locations include the dunes in Atlantis, the Silver Sands in Betty’s Bay, Dragon Dune in Vleesbaai, Lagoon Dunes at Langebaan, Nautilus Bay Dunes, as well as the Fish Hoek sand dunes.

Start your adventure now by booking a flight to your preferred destination!