Adventure Activities

South Africa is rich in tourist attractions and landscapes to make you gasp and gape, beauty confronting you in every corner. Its dramatic landscapes and diverse wildlife also enable no end of adventure possibilities.

Animal-wise, you could cage-dive with sharks, take a whale or dolphin-watching cruise, meet and feed the locals at an elephant park or go on a rhino-tracking (for conservation, not hunting, purposes) walking safari.

Keen on getting the adrenalin to flow? Kayak around Cape Point, try canyoning near Plettenberg Bay along the Garden Route, mountain-bike around the Cederberg or speed across the Atlantis Dunes in a bumpy 4x4 vehicle.

Or you could go luxury: a helicopter-based tour of the Winelands, or a private flight from Phinda Forest Lodge to Maputaland’s nearby sandy beaches.

Sometimes it's good to try new things. And how better than when it’s all organised for you, from start to finish? Here are some of our fantastic adventure tours.

The Best of South Africa Travel map displays the locations of the destinations and accommodation that we have selected and visited; for each item, hovering over or clicking the marker will display a short summary and photo of that place or hotel, and hotel pricing. Follow the links in the info box to the full page listing which has much more information.

Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.

When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.

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