Top Adventure Activities While On Safari In The Greater Kruger, South Africa
We have written a range of articles on the great adventure activities that can be enjoyed when on safari in Africa. The thrill of spotting the ‘Big 5,’ Africa’s most elusive wildlife species, is something that is hard to parallel, but many travellers also love to get their adrenaline pumping in other ways.
Those who long to get fit and enjoy the great outdoors couldn’t ask for a much better place to visit than South Africa and there is no better place to combine a great safari with an adventure vacation than at and around the iconic Kruger Park. Mpumalanga and Limpopo Province play host to the now world-renowned Panorama Route and all have great adventure offerings. Here then are the top Adventure Activities while on Safari in the Greater Kruger, South Africa…
Obviously, the highlight in the park itself is the game viewing, but fabulous guided walking safaris can be had too. One can really get the blood flowing when walking just a few metres away from a Rhino or Elephant!
There are also mountain bike and 4-wheel drive trials and golfing, and caving can be done in, or very close to, the park itself. Hot air ballooning and helicopter flips are also great favourites both over the park and in the nearby areas. Spotting game from above is a totally different and very thrilling experience.
The Panorama Route
On the Panorama route at Hazyview on the Sabie River, all the great river adventure activities can be experienced like riding the rapids in between great scenic sightings with River rafting and White water tubing.
In the same area you can have the Quad biking experience of a lifetime through the bushveld and freely glide over one of the last remaining natural forested valleys on the aerial cable trail!
You can take hikes to experience spectacular scenic beauty at God’s window and the Three Rondavels or go where the landscape is spectacularly displayed at Bourke’s Luck Potholes. Of course helicopter flips over such incredibly beautiful scenic areas is a favourite here too.
At Graskop, a favourite quaint little village town in Mpumalanga, you can view the stunning landscape from a breathtaking height at the Graskop Gorge Lift. It descends 51m and opens its doors on to luscious greenery and a 600m suspended waterfall trail. Wherever there are gorges there is another favourite too – bungee jumping!
The Limpopo stretches from the Limpopo River in the far north to the Blyde River Canyon in the south and also offers a myriad of action adventure attractions. The rolling hills, mountain gorges and clear streams of the Limpopo make Horseback riding a favourite here. With a lot of forestry, there is also ‘canopy’ action, which is basically sliding along zip lines high above the ground between connected platforms.
Hot air balloons regularly take off from Hoedspruit and make their way to Blyde River Canyon, where the spectacular beauty of the canyon is only surpassed for adventure lovers by ‘Canyoning.’ This is essentially the activity of moving through a canyon by walking, scrambling, rope-assisted activities, climbing, tubing or swimming. Pretty hectic and sometimes heart stopping stuff!
Do It Your Way
This is a broad overview of the top Adventure Activities while on Safari in the Greater Kruger, South Africa and one needs to be here to experience everything that this amazing place has to offer.
The best part is that with Jewel of Africa safaris you can do it your way …in your own time, at your own pace and to suit your pocket. Our tailor-made packages make it possible for all our valued guests to create exclusive Kruger Park Safaris with adventure activity vacations.
Whether its thrills and spills, or just to chill that takes your fancy, contact us to arrange your unforgettable African vacation today.