Extreme Sports You Need to Try in South Africa

There are tons of fascinating reason to visit South Africa, even if you only visit the country once in your lifetime. South Africa is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, filled with a rich history and plenty of magnificent scenery to take your breath away. However, are you aware that South Africa is also one of the best destinations to visit when it comes to extreme sports? Below, we included some of the most exciting games you can attempt during your stay, ensuring you never forget the sunny experience that South Africa has to offer.

Bloukrans Bridge – Bungee Jump

The Bloukrans bungee jump is considered the highest commercial bungee bridge in the world with a staggering height of 216 meters. Not only is it higher than the Nevis bungee jump in New
Zealand, it’s also far more affordable when you compare the two. The bridge is located on the outer edge of the Tsitsikamma National Park and is one jump that you cannot avoid while you are there. The bridge offers vibrant music while you wait to jump, and the staff and atmosphere are truly memorable. You can even get a video and a t-shirt after the jump to remember it for the rest of your life.

Abseiling off Table Mountain

If you manage to drive or fly down to the mother city of South Africa, Cape Town, do yourself a favour and abseil down Table Mountain. The panoramic views from Table Mountain are absolutely, and you’ll have the deep blue ocean, the Atlantic Seaboard, and Camps Bay at your feet. The overall experience will take around 45 minutes to complete, allowing you to step down 1,000 meters above sea level from the top of Table Mountain. It truly doesn’t get any better than this. The package includes a safety briefing, hardness setup, a lovely hike, and caps and t-shirts for sale. You don’t need any experience to enjoy the thrill and excitement of abseiling.

Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

In recent years, there’s been controversy over shark cage diving in South Africa because people claim that the sharks are fed with large pieces of meat which eventually make them angry or aggressive. However, this statement is far from the truth, and when you travel to Gansbaai, make sure to save some time to experience one of the most exciting and adrenaline-rushing activities you can imagine.

Crocodile Cage Diving in Oudtshoorn

If you are not interested in diving in the deep blue sea to meet and greet great white sharks, you are more than welcome to test the waters with a few crocodiles when you visit Oudtshoorn. Even though sharks are considered the scariest animals on the planet, there’s no denying that crocodiles are faster and unpredictable. At the Cango Wildlife Ranch, you’ll be locked into a cage and dropped into a pool filled with crocs. It’s an experience that you’ll remember for life.