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Africa is geared for action-packed adventure, much of which is guaranteed to spike your adrenaline and get your heart racing. Here are three daredevil experiences to test your mettle and give you the thrill of a lifetime.
1. Bloukrans Bungee Jumping – Garden Route, South Africa
Five, four, three, two, one – bungee! That’s the moment you throw yourself off the Bloukrans Bridge, arms stretched out as wide as they can go, your body soaring through the air, rapidly closing the 216m gap between your launch pad and the turbulent river below. As you bounce gently at the end of the bungee cord, you WHOOP with the sheer thrill of being alive. You’ve just rocked the highest commercial bungee jump bridge in the world! The adrenaline thunders through your veins, your skin tingles and your brain confirms what everyone left at the launch pad know to be true: you are untouchable and there is nothing you cannot do!
Your fee includes: safety chat, equipment hire, rigging expert
Bring your own: extra pair of underwear
2. White River Rafting – Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe
There are certain parts of the mighty Zambezi River that not even hippos and crocodiles are brave enough to face. Yet, every year thousands of adventurous souls grab a life jacket, paddle and inflatable raft to tackle grade 5 rapids head-on. The best strategy for not getting flung out of your raft? Keep paddling! If you do happen to stop paddling – you best hold on… Tight! You’re in for the thrill-a-minute, thank-goodness-I’m-already-wet ride of your life.
Your experience includes: safety chat, equipment hire, raft guide fee, refreshments
Bring your own: quick-dry clothing
3. Tandem Sky Diving – Swakopmund, Namibia
here’s a plane, there’s a pilot, there’s a tandem instructor and then there’s you. You – the person who has decided that they’d like to see kilometres of Namibian landscape… from 11 000 ft. You’ve got the safety goggles on and your tandem instructor strapped to you like a human-backpack. It’s go-time. Gravity (and a little help from your instructor) thrusts you into freefall – your parachute a tug away. Falling from the sky, through the clouds, you’ve never felt so alive.
Your experience includes: safety chat, tandem instructor, equipment hire, parachute packing fee, front-row seat to a landscape show
Bring your own: GoPro
Travelling in Africa is an adventure on its own, but if you’ve got your heart set on making your trip the most adventurous it can be, then we know exactly where we’ll find you.