Great White Shark Diving
The Great White Shark is among the most feared of all creatures, sleek, muscled and a pure predator. To fully understand this fantastic creature, why not get up close and personal with it, in its own environment?
There are several companies that offer this experience, such as White Shark Ecoventures operating off Dyer Island. View the Great White Sharks up close and personal from the safety of an underwater cage.
High Performance Aerobatic Flight
If underwater is not your thing, then how about the extreme opposite? Fancy yourself a Top Gun? Then perhaps high performance aerobatic flying will set your pulse racing.
At Extra 300 High Performance Aerobatic Flights in Cape Town, you can experience loops, barrel rolls and other breath-taking manoeuvres in a specially designed small aerobatic plane. White knuckle guaranteed flights last between 30 and 60 minutes along the West Coast.
Mountainboarding or Sandboarding
If you have a good sense of balance and enjoy the open air, then mountainboarding or sandboarding could be just the thrill you need. A cross between surfing and skateboarding, both mountainboarding and sandboarding are exhilarating, easy to learn sports.
You can try sandboarding at Downhill Adventures in Cape Town, or mountainboarding at Induna Adventures in the Mpumalanga town of Hazyview.
Skydiving is an amazing experience, but if you are a little apprehensive about the intricacies of pulling the ripcord yourself, you can always try static-line skydiving. Your parachute is opened automatically by a static-line attached to the aircraft, so you can concentrate fully on the experience
Skydive Cape Town offers the opportunity to try this variation, along with free-fall and tandem jumps, with a 5-8 hour tuition session, followed by a static-line jump from 3,000 feet.
Walk with the Baboons – Cape Town
The future of the baboon population on the southern peninsula of South Africa is bleak, as urbanisation eats into their natural habitat. But the Baboon Monitor Project aims to bridge the gap between humans and baboons and by taking the guided Walking with Baboons tour, you will gain insight into the important work being carried out by this project.
Andulela Experience offers half-day baboon tours in Table Mountain National Park.
That’s just a taste of the adrenaline-flooded adventures available in South Africa. Of course, there’s always bungee jumping, white water rafting or harness cable riding through the tree tops.