The Garden Route is the perfect destination if you are looking for action and adrenaline, this 300-kilometer stretch of the south-western coast of South Africa which extends from Mossel Bay in the Western Cape to the Storms River in the Eastern Cape and is an adventure seekers delight. There are many activities on offer from a GO NOW electric bike tour with Ocean Odyssey, Shark Cage Diving in Mossel Bay, an Adventure Tour at the Cango Caves and a Whale Walk in Hermanus to name a few. Below are 3 top adventure activities, ideal for adrenaline junkies:
– Bloukrans Bungy Jump or Bridge Walk:
For the most amazing experience of your life! The Bloukrans bungy jump takes place from the top of the arch of Africa’s biggest bridge, it is the World’s highest commercial bungy bridge and the highest commercial natural bungy jump in the World. To get to the jump point you will be sent out on a zipline from the bank to the arch. The Bloukrans Bungy have won a number of world records associated with Bloukrans. In 2003, Bloukrans bungy was recognised as the World’s highest commercial bungy jump.
Walk onto the arch of Africa’s highest bridge when you experience the Bloukrans Bungee Walk, where you can experience views of the Bloukrans Gorge. The Tsitsikamma area is famous for its walks and hiking trails. You will walk along a suspended mesh walkway that is attached to the underside of the road deck of the Bloukrans Bridge. This incredible experience can be compared to walking on air out of the middle of the pristine Bloukrans Bridge where you will have a unique viewpoint of the bridge and spectacular views of the Bloukrans River Gorge. This experience is nothing short of breath-taking!
– Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour:
Located in the magnificent Tsitsikamma indigenous rainforest, Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours offer visitors a responsible eco-adventure forest tour. Your entire family can enjoy a fun, interactive and adventurous tour. The tours protect and sustain time sensitive afro mountain indigenous forest. This tour is 3 hours of fun across 10 ziplines, the longest one measuring 91 meters.
You will cable slide from one platform to another along a steel cable, 30 meters above the forest floor while discovering the secrets of the spectacular and unique wilderness of Tsitsikamma Indigenous forest. Enjoy birdlife and spectacular views of the enchanting forest, a qualified guide will ensure your safety and explain the ecology of this lush primeval forest. Many of the platforms are built around giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees that are up to 700 years old. Standing in the crown of these giants trees and looking down at the lush forest below is truly an experience of a lifetime! Keep a look out for a pair of Knysna Loeries or the red plumage of the elusive Narina Trogon, a lucky sighting indeed!
– Kayak & Lilo Adventure on the magnificent Storms River:
This popular two to three-hour activity takes place in the enchanting Garden Route in the Eastern Cape. You will be able to explore the deep, hidden world of the serene Storms River gorge in Tsitsikama by meandering along the extensive bottomless pools, caves, and ancient forests forests with nothing but the quiet noises of nature around you.
Paddle from the harbour across the ocean, wave at the somewhat jealous tourists photographing you from the suspension bridge as you paddle up the glorious Storms River, this is the ultimate treasure of the Tsitsikamma National Park. Venture into a bat cave and gaze in awe at the spectacular cliffs around you from the comfort of a kayak. At the low-water point, you will say goodbye to the kayaks and hello to a new kind of vessel, a lilo. Float deeper up the river on the lilos as you feel insignificantly small when you look up at the imposing cliffs surrounding you. On the trip back, you will be given the exhilarating opportunity to leap off the overhanging cliff walls of the gorge into deep pools. This offers not only a good test of your bravery but also some good occasion for laughter, friendly encouragement and one-of-a-kind photo opportunities. The cliff jumping is not compulsory, you can simply enjoy the spectacle as you leisurely float on the long pools below!
If you would like more information or sample packages showing how these amazing adventure activities can be incorporated into a package or if you would like to experience any of the above packages and many others, please contact us for more information and assistance.