South Africa’s borders are open and we look forward to welcoming clients back to this incredible destination. During the period that our international borders were still closed, Pieter and I took the opportunity to travel within South Africa to update ourselves with some new product and experiences but also return to some favourites we’ve not visited in a while. We spend some time on the Garden Route and visited the coastal towns of George, Wilderness, Knysna and Plettenberg Bay as well as the inland Karoo town of Oudtshoorn. We were once again reminded that this area of South Africa is an absolute haven for Adventure tourism and enjoyed some incredible activities guaranteed to get the adrenalin pumping!

We put together a short 4 night suggested itinerary for the Garden Route, highlighting some of the adventure and unique activities on offer in this region. We suggested a self-drive itinerary with car rental departing from Cape Town and ending at George Airport. The same itinerary can naturally also be done as part of a guided tour.

We also highlighted some additional adventure focused products available in the region.

There is an ever increasing recognition that South Africa has an amazing offering for the adventure minded tourist. To this point, SATSA (Southern Africa Tourism Services Association) recently launch a dedicated Adventure Chapter which will aim to unlock the full potential of the adventure tourism sector by driving market access, promoting credible adventure products, and fostering the adventure community.

Adventure focused products

Wild2Fly Paragliding

Cango Caves Adventure Tour

Meerkat Adventure

Wild X Adventures Quad bike

Featherbed Eco Experience

Knysna Zip Lines

Mosselbay Ziplines

Skydive Plett

Skydive Mosselbay

Bloukrans Bungy

Tsitiskamma Canopy Tours