Africa’s top 10 coolest things to do

The Table Mountain Abseil

At 3,558ft it goes without saying the views from the highest commercial abseil in the world are nothing short of spectacular.

Kruger Adventure Walks

While staying in the Kruger National Park at Buffalo Rock professional ranger Marina du Preez will lead you on a bush expedition. Get to grips with the wild by following animal tracks and learning about the local flora.

Durban’s The Big Rush Big Swing

The Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban plays host to The Big Rush Big Swing, the only stadium swing in the world and also the tallest.

Soweto Power Plant Bungee Jumping

Found in Soweto is Orlando’s decommissioned power station which acts as the venue for the only 100m bungee jump in South Africa. Abseiling and power swinging are also on offer.

Sun City Zip Lining

For the fastest and longest zip slide Sun City is the place to go. The Zip Slide 2000 will have you travelling at 120km per hour from a height of 280m down a line 2000m long.

Swakopmund Sandboarding

 Swakopmund’s massive sand dunes are the perfect terrain for the extreme sport of sandboarding. You can reach up to 80km an hour on the six slopes available.


Natal Drakensberg Ice Climbing

Get to grips with some ice climbing in the Natal Drakensberg mountain range, Africa’s highest. With three climbing areas to choose from there are also different expeditions to suit different levels of skill.

Serengeti Walkabout

Travel on foot inside the Serengeti National Park, camping in a new location each day. Walk through African bush with an experienced guide on hand and discover Africa like never before.

African Bush Survival Courses

Test your mettle against the African bush. The location and content of these courses are very much up to you but can include locations ranging from mountains, bush land or islands and you can learn anything from survival skills to bush craft to challenges set to push you to the limit.

Trekking up Mount Mulanje in Malawi     

Rising from the surrounding flat land Mount Mulange in Malawi is one of the tallest inselbergs in the world. Climbing to almost 10,000ft the mountain offers steep short climbs or easier longer ones, whichever you embark upon the fresh mountain streams offer clear water to drink and the swimming holes a place to cool off.

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  1. Andrea Smith says:

    I would love to travel to Africa someday- it’s on my bucket list!

  2. Bekah Kuczenski says:

    I would love to try the Sun City Zip Lining, I have always wanted to zip line!!

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