Travel Guide: The Most Extreme Outdoor Adventures in South Africa

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South Africa is famous for its national parks and coastline, but did you know about South Africa draws people from across the world for its extreme adventures? When visiting South Africa, whether you are young or old, there is an adventure option within everyone’s fitness range. If you are not the adrenalin rush type, you will still have a lot of fun during your stay in South Africa. There are plenty of activities to choose from and the choices are growing all the time.
Shark Diving. It is not only on land that South Africa takes things to the extreme. Shark diving is an extreme adventure that takes living on the edge to the next level. However, shark diving is different from shark cage diving. There is no cage involved in this activity. Durban’s Aliwal Shoal Diving activity allows you to scuba dive with sharks. There are five species of sharks, including Tiger sharks, Ragged Tooth sharks, Black Tip sharks, Humpback whales and the Brindle Bass. Your adrenaline is sure to get pumping when you get up close to these creatures.
Skydiving. When it comes to extreme adventures, it really doesn’t get more extreme than skydiving. Melkbosstrand in the Western Cape is one of the most popular places in South Africa to skydive. There is a jump site only 25 – 30 minutes north of Cape Town. You can take in endless views of the ocean as you jump from 9 500 feet in the air.
Bungee Jumping. The highest commercial bungee jump in the world is the Bloukrans Bridge in Plettenberg Bay. It is situated in the Tsitsikamma area of the South Africa Garden Route. This astounding bridge is 216 meters above sea level. It is one of only three highways in the world to have a bridge exceeding 500 feet.