Southern Africa offers a smorgasbord of adventure activities. If you are after a
heart stopping experience or merely a spike of adrenalin the options range from fulfilling
your flights of fancy in a hot air balloon or supersonic jet, cantering by horse
back across sandy beaches or dangling on a rope over the cityscape of Cape Town.
Mozambique offers some of the best diving in southern Africa with warm waters, varied
and abundant marine life, uncrowded and uncommercialised sites and generally good
visibility. The most popular location is the Bazaruto archipelago that has outstanding
diving and snorkelling opportunities, including Manta Reef, Two-Mile Reef, Vengies,
Rainbow Runner Reef and the Greek Temple. The waters offshore of the Inhambane area
are also a snorkelling and diving paradise with pristine reefs and an abundance of
manta rays and whale sharks. During the winter months (June to September) there is
a chance of close-up encounters with the migrating humpback whales.
All you need for kitesurfing is a nice stretch of water and some wind, and you'll
find that in dozens of places all along the coast. But - like anything - some places
are just that little bit special, and Cape Town and the nearby West Coast town of
Langebaan are the big leaders in the kite surfing industry.
Bloubergstrand, on the opposite side of Table Bay from Cape Town, has some great
kitesurfing with - best of all - the classic view of Table Mountain as a backdrop.
Take the adrenaline-pumping excitement of snowboarding, cross it with the exhilarating
thrill of surfing, add sand (lots of it) and you’ve got one of the newest extreme
sport crazes: Sand boarding. It’s easy to learn, requires minimal equipment and no
special clothing and is as fun for beginners as it is for seasoned pros.
You’ll be shown basic techniques and carefully guided through your first attempt.
With the sand cushioning you in case you fall, you’ll quickly gain confidence so
that you can take on more adventurous angles. There is excellent sand boarding near
Cape Town and Johannesburg but the most spectacular is the enormously high red sand
dunes of Namibia.
Walking with Lions
This extremely close encounter with Lions on this Lion Breeding Project located 10km
from the magnificent Victoria Falls is the only project in the world where you can
take lions for a walk through a Game Reserve - a unique and unbelievable experience!
The number of lions in Africa is decreasing at an alarming rate. Current patterns
indicate that within a very short time there will be no lions left on this continent.
On this very worthwhile and necessary Lion Breeding Project, your work will assist
in helping this project to continue and, over the long term, will also hopefully
contribute to preventing the decrease in the lion population in Africa.