After years of hitting the streets and navigating your city, it may seem like nothing can excite you anymore. You are wrong, a world of adventure awaits you. If you are ready to explore your city and this beautiful country, you will find a thrilling, adrenaline-filled, action-packed adventure at every turn.
To get you started, here are some of the best things to do for thrill seekers in all of South Africa.
Fun outdoor adventures in the field
Theme parks are the best way to get the adrenaline pumping! Here you will find everything from fast rides to high and wet rides. You can consider the Tower of Terror at Gold Reef City, the Torpedo Kamikaze at Ushaka Marine World and the luge at Cool Runnings in Cape Town.
Settle old scores and battle it out on the paintball field with your friends! There are many places in South Africa that have paintball. Try Field 19 at Fourways, Predator Paintball at Polokwane or Ruins Bloemfontein Paintball and Airsoft field. If you’re worried it’ll hurt too much, you can swap paint-filled bullets for air-filled bullets.
Snow in South Africa is rare, but do you know what we have in abundance? The sand! So some clever oke took the idea of snowboarding and applied it to sand, and now there’s sandboarding. Anywhere with sand dunes or deserts is fair game, from the dunes of Atlantis to Jeffrey’s Bay and Kakamas.
Fun outdoor activities in the water
South Africa is very lucky to have wild and raging rapids rivers. They are perfect for rafting! If you are not afraid of water and can swim, you should try this adrenaline rush. So far there is rafting on the Orange River in the Northern Cape, white water rafting in the Free State and rafting on the Karoo River in the Eastern Cape.
Cage diving with sharks
This one is not for the faint hearted! You have to have nerves of steel to try it. Even with the cage on, it’s the scariest thing you can do in the water! The main places where you can find cage diving with sharks are in Durban and Cape Town.
The coast is full of beautiful beaches with great waves. Next time you vacation in a coastal town, check out a local surf school and learn how to surf. There are surf schools on the Ballito Coast in East London, Plettenburg Bay and Cape Town.
Fun outdoor activities in the air
Parasailing and Paragliding
Admire the stunning landscapes and breathtaking coastline of South Africa from the sky. You can admire the view on land while paragliding and on water while parasailing. The best views are of Table Mountain, the Wild Coast, and the Magaliesburg Mountain Range.
When ziplining, you can travel at speeds as fast as 120 km/h over a distance of 2 km! It’s super fast! Some of the most popular spots are the UnReal Zip2000 in Sun City, the Stormsriver Adventures zipline in Tsitsikamma National Park, and the Drakensberg Canopy zipline in Champagne Valley.
For thrilling action, try bungee jumping. You can try the world’s highest bridge jump at Bloukrans Bridge, or bungee swing at Moses Mabhida Stadium or Soweto Towers. It’s up to you whether you want to swing back and forth or fall straight down!
After the adrenaline rush, you will definitely need an extra energy boost. So enjoy the Azishe meal with a FREE energy drink, a cheeseburger, and small chips for only R59.90. find a Steers® near you for your next action-packed activity.