A Guide To Adventure Travel In South Africa

by garrett on May 7, 2012

Elephant Back SafariThe spectacular country of South Africa is one of the most fascinating and geographically
varied countries on the African continent. South Africa is home to scenic landscapes which range from the rolling, fertile plains of the high veld in the north eastern part of South Africa and the wide open savannah of the Eastern Transvaal to the vast Kalahari desert and the beautiful peaks of the Drakensberg Mountains.

South Africa provides travellers with many different opportunities for adventure travel including elephant back safaris, hot air balloon safaris, shark cage diving, scuba diving, kite surfing, sky diving, bungy jumping, white-water rafting, mountain-climbing, cruises, and trekking.

The main focus of adventure travel in South Africa however are the game drives in national parks and private game reserves which allow visitors to encounter Africa’s untamed wildlife in its natural surroundings on unforgettable game drives through the bush.

When landing in South Africa, guests can make Johannesburg hotels and Cape Town hotels their first part of the journey from where they can then start exploring this ‘world in one country’.

South Africa features two of the worlds most renowned wildlife reserves, namely the Kruger National Park and the Kalahari Gemsbok National Park. The Kalahari Gamsbok National Park is a narrow part of the country extending northward into the vast expanse of the Kalahari Desert. It is here where the rugged beauty, with shifting dunes, wide-open views, and herds of springbok and gemsbok can be admired.

Thousands of kilometres of hiking trails can be explored in South Africa which are located in desert, forest, mountain or coastal landscapes, many with mountain bike trails adjacent. Furthermore, there are wonderful easy horse trails through vineyards, on the beach or in the mountains and unforgettable horseback safaris are also available in selected game reserves and national parks of South Africa.

Hot Air Balloon SafariSelected Adventure Activities Available In South Africa:

  • Mountain biking
  • Elephant Back Safaris
  • Hot Air Balloon Safaris
  • Paragliding
  • Rock climbing
  • Scuba diving
  • Skydiving
  • Sport & recreational flying
  • Surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing
  • Abseiling
  • Bungee jumping, bridge swinging
  • Canoeing, rafting, kayaking
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback safaris and trails

Walking Safaris At The Ngala Private Game Reserve, Kruger National Park

The Ngala Private Game Reserve provides breathtaking opportunities to see much of Africa’s wildlife including several prides of lion in the wild, freely roaming this spectacular game reserve in the Kruger National Park.

Visitors to the Ngala Private Game Reserve may witness the wild at night on an adventure packed game drive under the stars, tracking cheetah and the African wild dog, amongst others. Guests can also participate in the exciting Walking Safaris with professional trackers.

Romance and wilderness under the stars at Ngala Tented Camp makes for an exciting wildlife safari adventure. Flickering lanterns, starlit African skies, and the unique sound of the animals is flawlessly combined with sophisticated elegance.

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