Adventure Tourism, South Africa

by Erich Martin

Jun 11, 2019

Pilanesberg National Park, South Africa © Brad White | Dreamstime

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South Africa is one of the best places in the world to observe wildlife. Lions, African elephants, Cape Buffalo and more make the country a great destination for wildlife viewing and other adventures.


When talking about adventure tourism in South Africa, the first topic should center on the wildlife. South Africa is home to the “Big 5.” These five species — lions, Cape Buffalo, leopards, African Elephant and Black Rhinos — are among the biggest attractions in South Africa.


If you are traveling to South Africa for adventure, you should visit a game reserve or national park. These reserves and game lands offer safaris and other ways to take in the country’s varied wildlife.


A good way to get up close and personal with some of the marine animals is by taking a river cruise or kayaking excursion. Heritage Tours and Safaris offers river tours with great views of crocodiles and hippopotamuses.


For more active adventures, there are plenty of guided hikes, safaris and biking tours in South Africa.


No matter what kind of itinerary you have planned, a trip to South Africa is bound to be filled with adventure and new experiences. Whether you are exploring new locales or discovering awe-inspiring wildlife, there is always something new to see and experience.



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