Top Destinations for Adrenaline Junkies

by Benjamin Kerns

Dec 5, 2018

Cape Town © Hongqi Zhang (aka Michael Zhang) | Dreamstime

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Adrenaline junkies are always looking for new adventures. If your travels often find you jumping from cliffs, diving beneath choppy waters or flying through the air, these destinations are for you.

Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town seems like somewhat of a sleepy town on the surface, but its location at the confluence of two different oceans makes it chock full of exciting opportunities. The waters here teem with Great White sharks, and nearby Table Mountain provides a wealth of adrenaline-pumping activities like abseiling, rock climbing and bungee jumping.

 

Livingstone, Zambia

Livingstone boasts one of the world’s greatest natural wonders in Victoria Falls. The waterfall also fuels many of the region’s most thrilling activities. Bungee over the edge of the falls above Devil’s Pool, go whitewater rafting down the class-5 rapids of Zambezi River, or go for a stroll around the landscape and try to avoid tussling with the hippos and crocs.

 

Queenstown, New Zealand

Queenstown is affectionately nicknamed the Adventure Capital of the World, and it lives up to its reputation. From tandem paragliding to bungee jumping and parasailing, there’s no shortage of high-flying activities here. Down on the ground you can get your fill of adventure with river rafting, jet boating and plenty of mountain exploration.

 

Patagonia

Patagonia is so incredibly thrilling it has its own adventure brand named after it. Since its distance covers hundreds of miles in South America, you’d be hard pressed to find anything boring here. Chilean rafting trips, ice treks in Argentina and climbing Fitz Roy all make for one incredible, adrenaline-filled destination that cannot be missed.

 

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