Does a super-chill, laid back holiday sound like torture? Are you the sort of holiday-maker who’s fun-o-meter is measured in thrills? Do the folks back home wait on stories of the latest crazy adventure you’ve embarked on? Then this Acacia Africa roundup of adrenaline-pumping activities throughout Southern Africa is just what you’ve been waiting for!
While Africa tends to mistakenly stir images of safari and not much more, the reality is it’s a perfect location for the visitor looking for even more adventure. From abseiling through exquisite views, to dicing your wits against foaming white water, the region is packed with chances to get your blood roaring….to prove it, here’s just a few of Acacia Africa’s favourites to tempt you.
Head up to Sani Pass, and wind your way up the precarious yet beautiful slopes of the Drakensberg mountains by SUV. A perpetual favourite destination for snowboarders and skiers alike, the unspoilt surrounds of Lesotho unfold around you as you pick your way through one of the most unique gravel passes in the world. Drama, breathtaking scenery and unpredictable weather add to the spine-tingling experience, and you’ll round the trip off in a traditional village, learning more about the unique people who call this rugged land their own.
Beautiful Cape Town, best known for lazy days shopping and tasting delectable wines, offers its own share of action-packed fun. Head to the Schurweberg mountains in Ceres to experience the longest zip slide in Africa while drinking in the majestic sandstone and fynbos vistas as you slip and slide through their 8 unique lines. Or try your hand with a Blokart in Muizenberg. This three-wheel buggy with a sail allows you to tear along the beach- and the whole family can even join in, too.
Head out on foot at Zimbabwe’s Matobo National Park and track some of Africa’ last remaining Rhino – keep your eyes peeled for these magnificent beasts amidst the natural wilds with a variety of antelope to spot along the way. If white water rafting is more your thing, then head out to the wild waters of the Zambezi to pit your wits against one of the world’s toughest rivers.
Beat the chill but get your boarding thrills with sandboarding Namibia’s famous dunes, or explore them from the back of a quad roaring down some of the highest dunes in the world. Take the challenge, and try a plunge from the world’s highest bungee jump at Bloukrans where the walk out onto the bridge is an adrenaline pumping feat of its own!
Whatever your flavour of adventure, Africa awaits! Book your perfect adrenaline packed holiday today- Acacia Africa will help you put together the perfect package of thrills.