Garden Route adrenaline attractions feature in SA’s Top 20

2. Bungee Jump at Bloukrans

The views of the Bloukrans Valley from Africa’s highest bridge are all the majestic and tranquil but throwing yourself off more than 200 metres down towards the river below certainly is not. Recognised as the ‘highest bungee from a bridge’ in the world, Bloukrans Bungee is sure to give you a head rush of note and all aspiring adventure travellers should give this one a try.

Contact: Face Adrenalin

READ: 14 Green Flag Hiking routes in the Garden Route to kick-start your summer

3. Shark Cage Dive at Gansbaai or Mossel Bay

There are a number of shark cage diving companies operating mainly in the Great White waters of Gansbaai and Mossel Bay along Southern coast of SA. These places – because of their proximity to islands which host prey – have some of the highest concentrations of sharks in the world! What’s awesome about these dives, is the fact that during the experience humans are caged – and not the animals!

Contact: Marine DynamicsGansbaaiKleinbaaiMossel Bay

READ: Minister of Tourism in the Shark Pit – Derek Hanekom goes shark cage diving

5. The Cango Caves

Caving provides a real adrenaline rush and the Cango Caves is no exception. Head to the Swartberg Mountains, 30 kilometres north of Oudtshoorn, to explore  hidden chambers of these 20-million-year-old caves, cut deeply into the solid limestone rock layer. But don’t for one second think you’ll only be taking a scenic tour of the ancient stalagmite formations as the subterranean tours.

Contact: Cango-caves.co.za

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The Otter Hiking Trail found in the Tsitsikamma Coastal National Park, Eastern Cape, is undoubtedly South Africa’s most sought-after endurance trail. It is a five-day trail, commencing at the Storms River Mouth Rest Camp and stretching westward as far as the Groot River estuary at Nature’s Valley, a distance of about 43km. Accommodation is provided in four beautifully appointed overnight camps. The first hike took place in 1968, making it the oldest official hiking trail in South Africa.

READ: Garden Route’s Otter Trail set to re-open

13. Tsitsikamma Tree top canopy tours

This Canopy Tour in the Storms River Village is fun for the entire family, and the kids will love foofy-sliding in the forest between trees, 30 meters above the forest floor. This is a great activity for teaching the younger lot in your family about the abundant indigenous plant and bird life Stormsriver.

Contact:  Canopytour.co.za

READ: Featherbed Nature Reserve – a sacred inheritance

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