Extreme

Extreme Sports


ABSEILING

If you’re not afraid of heights and you have a craving for the extreme, then abseiling in Africa is just for you. Abseiling was initially a means for hardcore mountain climbers to descend vertical cliffs but has now developed into a globally popular activity for thrill seekers. Abseiling involves using specialized ropes, harnesses and other safety equipment, to make a controlled descent down a jagged cliff face. For beginners and first timers, this descent is usually very slow, very nerve-wracking and always aided by a professional.

CANOEING

Canoeing in Africa is from time to time underestimated as an awesome activity. However, it offers a wide range of variations that all work towards your health and fitness as well as a chance to enjoy the excitement and fresh air of the great outdoors. Canoeing also allows you to simply get away from it all and spend a day winding down on one of Africa’s many superb rivers

WHITE WATER RAFTING

As relaxing and enjoyable as a gentle river cruise is, there’s an ever growing group of people who prefer the thrills and excitement of a rough and adrenaline packed African white water rafting trip. Africa is home to some awesome torrential rivers promising exhilarating white water rafting adventures. Under professional guidance, novices as well as experts can experience hours of enjoyable and challenging adventures.

CANOPY TOURS

For those of you who really take pleasure in nature, South African Canopy Tours are definitely for you. Canopy Tours involve sliding from one high level forest platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to thirty meters above the forest floor.
Originally, tree top canopy slides were designed to allow biologists access to mysterious forest canopies in order to study the hard-to-get at plants that live high up in the trees. These biologists realised that sliding through the trees in this way was fun and enjoyable, and the idea caught on. There are a relatively few similar tours elsewhere in the world but it was in South Africa that canopy or ‘tree top tours’ really took off.

QUADBIKING

Africa is absolutely beautiful and what better way to explore it’s terrains than to go quad biking! Get ready for adventure, fun and adrenaline pumping rides! Go quad biking through valleys, indigenous forests, streams, waterfalls, over scenic mountains and witness the amazing wildlife.

RAPP JUMPING

The close sister of abseiling, rapp jumping is a relatively new sport in South Africa. With a specialized rope attached to your back, you literally run down the sides of buildings and mountain rock faces – clearly a thrill sport not for the fainthearted.
Essentially, rapp jumping is abseiling, but with the ropes attached to your back instead of your front. It is a technique that was developed about 14 years ago in Australia for their special forces. Today it has become a popular and exciting adventure for those wishing to experience new highs of pure adrenaline rushing sports. Feel the exhilaration and thrill as you run down a steep cliff or city building! Rapp jumping offers one of the wildest rushes ever!

PARASAILING

Africa is brimming with breathtaking scenery and glistening coastlines. An unparalleled means of viewing this beauty is parasailing. Parasailing is essentially paragliding – but behind a boat. You get the chance to marvel at Africa’s beautiful coastlines whilst high in the sky – attached by a long rope to a boat travelling on the ocean below. Parasailing is quickly becoming an activity that can be enjoyed at many mainstream African beaches.

HOT AIR BALLOONING

Up up and away: Hot air ballooning in Africa is arguably the best way to take in the landscapes of this beautiful continent.

Floating high above the ground, you have a spectacular, uninterrupted view of the gorgeous countryside below. Described as a somewhat magical experience, hot air ballooning is one of the oldest forms of flight known to man. Nowadays tailored to meet the needs of the public, hot air ballooning in Africa has become a highly sought after activity.