Why There’s More to South Africa Than Just Safari Trips

Adventure holiday makers love heading to South Africa for all the amazing wildlife spotting opportunities on the many different safari trips available. But, if you’re not looking to go on a safari holiday there’s a lot more to South Africa than just wonderful nature reserves and wildlife spotting. Here’s a few of the key reasons South Africa makes a perfect adventure holiday destination:

Cape Town

on the way up to the top of the table...

On the way up to the top of the table…

With opportunities to go paragliding, abseiling and even shark cage diving, Cape Town is an adventure lover’s paradise. If you’re an adrenaline junkie looking for some real white knuckle thrills, you can abseil down Table Mountain or if you’re looking for a less intense adventure go swimming with dolphins in the sea. Cape Town offers adventure for those of all abilities from huge amount of different hiking trials, cycle paths and water sports you can get involved in too.

The Blyde River Canyon

The third largest canyon in the world, South Africa’s Blyde River Canyon has some of the best views in South Africa. With kayaking and abseiling to be enjoyed, there’s plenty of activities for adventure seekers to enjoy with an array of different walks and trails. Those who prefer to admire the views from a distance can hire a car and follow the driving routes where you’ll be able to get to each of the main viewing points more easily for an amazing view of the canyon.

The Victoria Falls

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The view from above Victoria Falls and the Zambezi River

Close by and located on the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe, the Victoria Falls is one of the world’s most famous waterfalls. Over 100meters tall, it’s one of the largest waterfalls on earth and a must see attraction for any adventure seekers looking to visit Africa. Those who’re feeling really adventurous can take the opportunity to bungee jump from the falls bridge or kayak and swim in the falls refreshing waters.

The Garden Route

Complete with beaches, lagoons and lakes, the Garden Route is an adventure haven. With Exodus Travels you can visit a number of places in South Africa with a garden route visit included on most trips. From coastal walks to inland forest adventures the mixture of different terrains means there’s a variety of different experiences to enjoy from trails and hiking to canoeing and climbing.

With all this to offer and more, South Africa shouldn’t be disregarded from your potential holidays as a safari only zone. With so much to see and do, it’s the ideal place to enjoy an adventure filled holiday of a lifetime.

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