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There is a large range of Adventure Activities in Africa on an Overland tours and safaris to choose.


Tips for climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, Tanzania

Summiting Africa’s tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, should be near the top of any adventure traveller’s bucket list. To ascend to the 5895 metre-high Uhuru Peak, the top of this dormant volcano and one of the continent’s greatest sights, you trek through spectacular scenery: beautiful rainforest (home to animals such as elephants, leopard and buffaloes), […]

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41 Day Nairobi to Cape Town Overland (Comfort) Overland

Top 10 Hiking Trails in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa, has won countless ‘Best City’ awards, the reasons for which are plenty. The biggest part of what makes Cape Town so special, though, is its incredible, awe-inspiring beauty. Living in a city between the iconic Table Mountain and the glimmering Atlantic Ocean makes it feel like a permanent holiday, with plenty […]

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What is Deep Water Soloing?

The mind boggles as to what deep water soloing could be … see if you can guess which is the right answer from the four options below: a)    Diving under the water with no apparatus? b)    Diving by yourself in the vast ocean without telling anyone? c)    Climbing up a rock face without a harness or […]

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The Cape Town Argus Cycle Tour

The Cape Town Cycle Tour is a very popular event that has been running for over 30 years and was started by  Bill Mylrea and John Stegmann in a bid to draw attention to the need of cycle paths in South Africa. Today there are about 35 000 cyclists who take part from all over the […]

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Abseiling is a fantastic adventure activity that only needs a few seconds of guts just before you step off the mountain. From then on it’s free sailing… Your descent is controlled as you are attached to a rope with a harness and sail down a rock face using a rappel device that is a friction […]

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Discover Kayaking

A kayak is a small and rather narrow boat propelled across water by people using a double bladed paddle. The traditional kayak comes with a covered deck and one or more cockpits that seat one passenger each. These cockpits are frequently covered by a spraydeck, or ‘skirt’, that keeps water from splashing or spraying into […]

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Sandboard down a towering Sand Dune

Similar to snowboarding, sandboarding is a recreational board sport activity conducted on large sand dunes instead of snow-capped mountains. This sport is popular the world over, and is an especially sought-after activity in desert or coastal regions with many towering sand dunes. The sport requires participants to ride across and down a large dune, whilst […]

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Hot Air Ballooning

Hot air ballooning is a fantastic mixture of personal challenge, adventure, discovering the unknown, and most importantly, fun! A hot air balloon can lift you to marvellous heights, from which you are provided with exquisite, uninterrupted views of the gorgeous landscapes below you. It is an incredibly romantic experience with a partner, and one of […]

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Thrilling White River Rafting

White river rafting is the thrilling recreational outdoor sport than involves embarking on an inflatable raft and navigating your way through bodies of water (typically a river). This activity normally takes place in white waters, or different variations of rough water, in order to provide the raft passengers with as much exhilaration as possible. White […]

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Snorkel along the Seaside in Africa

Snorkelling is a well-loved sport that is practiced both professionally and simply for fun. Many tropical resorts offer recreational snorkelling to visitors. The main attraction of the sport is the chance to observe sea life close up, in its natural habitat without the complications of professional scuba diving equipment and training requirements. The activity is […]

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