In celebration of Heritage Month in South Africa, we’re sharing a collection of our favourite adventure activities for adrenaline junkies and thrill seekers around the country.

Get up close and personal with great white sharks during a shark cage diving experience, or hit the tracks and mountain bike your way through the Cape Winelands. Here are a few of our top reasons to see South Africa.

The Best Adventure and Outdoor Activities in South Africa

South Africa is a country renowned for its natural beauty. With mountain and sea views, beautiful weather and endless outdoor activities, there really is something here for everyone. Whether you are a hardcore adrenaline junkie or just love spending time outdoors, gear up and try at least one of these exciting activities.


Paraglide Off Signal Hill or Lions Head

Soar with the seagulls as you enjoy panoramic views of Cape Town’s spectacular sights. The Cape Town Tandem Paragliding Tour starts with a fast-paced run down the slopes of Signal Hill or Lions Head followed by a leap of faith, after which you’ll find yourself soaring at great heights, catching priceless views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and the city below.


Cage Dive with Great White Sharks in Gansbaai

Few experiences compare to coming face-to-face with a great white shark, especially when you are close enough to almost touch it! Shark cage diving is one of South Africa’s most popular extreme activities and seeing these giants in their natural habitat is guaranteed to get your blood racing and your heart pounding. You’ll also get to view an array of Cape Town’s marine life, and learn about the local conservation and protection of sharks. Find out more about the Great White Shark Cage Diving Tour and contact us to book!


Enjoy a Helicopter Tour of Cape Town

Get an amazing 360-degree perspective of Table Mountain and the city surrounds as you experience an incredible helicopter flight around the Mother City. The Cape Town Helicopter Flight Experience covers a complete circuit around the city.. Flights leave from the V&A Waterfront and give travellers a bird’s-eye view of the beautiful coastline. Spot wildlife below, surfers enjoying the waves, and marvel at the breathtaking natural beauty of Cape Town.


Soar Through the Sky During a Canopy Tour

Located in the incredible Elgin Valley and nestled in the Hottentots Holland Mountain range, the Cape Canopy Zipline Adventure Experience offers a total of eleven zip lines which hang over the Riviersonderend Gorge. Marvel at the amazing indigenous flora and fauna and the sheer beauty of the surrounding mountains while ziplining from post to post. One of the highlights of this adventurous experience is soaring from the bridge the resides above a double waterfall. Contact us to book!  


Leap from the World’s Highest Bungee

Situated in the Tsitsikamma area of South Africa’s Garden Route, the Bloukrans Bridge is the highest bridge bungee in the world, offering a 216-metre drop to the Bloukrans River below. Organised by Face Adrenaline, the team gives you an option to get to the launch site by way of the Flying Fox, a 200m zip line or cable slide. Cross this amazing experience off your bucket list and soar from the world’s highest bungee!  


Explore the Cape Winelands By Bike

For those who are ready for action but not fans of heights or great whites, the Cape Winelands Cycle and Wine Tour is the perfect activity to get your heart racing while enjoying spectacular views of the Cape. The tour includes four wine tastings at a variety of different Cape Wine farms as well as a cycle tour.


These are just a collection of the fantastic outdoor and adventure activities that South Africa has to offer. To book any of the above-mentioned experiences, contact African Travel Canvas and we’ll compile a bespoke travel itinerary that’ll satisfy the adrenaline junkie in you.

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