Tuesday, 27 September 2011
It is to time to have an adventure filled holiday! Schools around South Africa breakup on the 30th September 2011 for a short gap before the final term. Families will be cramming as much as possible into the two weekends on either side of the break so book now to be sure you do not miss out on that exciting air, land or water adventure you have planned.
Wherever in South Africa you travel, www.AdventureEscapades.co.za will hook you up with activities along the way. Use the Location Search on the Home Page to find what is available in the areas you will be visiting.
This is a beautiful season and there are loads of activities that suit families, try hot air ballooning for that big rush, or get a birds eye view of your holiday destination with a scenic helicopter flip, whale watching is a good choice the whole family can enjoy, Zorbing is tremendous fun and if you have not been down a mine in South Africa you should book a tour.
Whatever adventure you choose we know you will love it and will be back to shop for another adventure online at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za soon!
Wednesday, 21 September 2011
You will find Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Quad Biking and more in Cato Ridge at Highstakes. Thrillseeking adventurers, families, corporate groups, teams and groups of friends will all enjoy something from the vast the selection available at Highstakes.
They offer Quad Trails, Micro light Flips, Archery, Skeet (Clay pigeon shooting), Paintball, Highstakes Golf, Motor Bike, BMX Track, Quad, 4 X 4 Tracks, and a swimming Pool with Braai Facilities.
Highstakes are in the process of developing mountain bike trails through the valley of 1000 Hills, avoid the crowds at MTB events and be first in the queue to try out the new routes.
Avoid being disappointed by booking your activity beforehand, find similar outdoor activities near your home at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za
Thursday, 15 September 2011
A world ballooning record was broken in 2011 when 343 hot air balloons took to the sky at a festival in France. Previously the greatest number of hot air balloons to take off at one time was 329, this was achieved at the same festival in 2009.
How many hot air balloons do we have in South Africa? Visit our Facebook page if you have the answer and share your supreme knowledge with fellow adventurers. Like us while you are there!
Hot air ballooning is definitely one of the most amazing life experiences, try it yourself, we can hook you up with various ballooning operators around the country.
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Monday, 12 September 2011
Midmar Boating and Hire has watersport adventures waiting for you. Windsurfing is extremely popular when the wind picks up which it does very well on many afternoons, creating nice big swells and giving riders the boost they keep returning for.
Families prefer the canoes, kayaks and pedal boats. These are enjoyed in between picnics, games of touch rugby, cycling around the dam and fishing.
The best fishing is to be found offshore and a fishing boat from Midmar Boating and Hire is the solution to getting out deep.
Nestled besides the growing town of Howick in the Kwazulu-Natal Midlands, Midmar Dam is popular for the Midmar mile, canoe training races and it has two really good camping areas, one is limited to the Power Boat Clubbers.
Next time you are in the area visit Midmar Boating and Hire and if you choose to travel light and safely that is perfect, leave your boat at home in Pofadder, Paarl or Pretoria. Midmar Boat Hire have a boat to suit your needs!
For more adventure all around South Africa visit www.AdventureEscapades.co.za
Tuesday, 6 September 2011
Does paragliding give you the biggest adrenalin surge? Come and paraglide in South Africa, we have a big portion of blue sky days and acres of sumptuous landscapes that look spectacular from any angle and more so from above. Fly over rock, sand, green plains and water, the options and combinations are unlimited.
South Africa’s hot interior is known for thermals which have helped many Paragliders to record impressively long distance flights. These are found predominantly in the flat and hot Northern Cape where the artist in you will be inspired by shades of tan, gold and brown.
When this dry area has left you parched and thirsting for more paragliding, head to the coastal provinces namely Eastern Province, KwaZulu-Natal or Western Cape for a bit of ocean gazing. There are abundant ridges to soar over and some fantastic scenic flying is available along the coast.
In popular Cape Town, you can paraglide off Lion's Head and fly into the sunset then land at one of the vibey beachfront pubs. North from there visit Wilderness on the Garden Route for sights of dolphins and whales as you launch into the big blue beside the great Indian Ocean.
Inland the mountainous and hilly parts of the Western Cape, Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga will reward paragliders with mind blowing scenery.
For those jetting in for business in Gauteng there is a controlled airspace near Hartbeespoort Dam in the Magaliesburg area that offers good paragliding.
Source your partner in Paragliding from www.AdventureEscapades.co.za, be introduced you to the best in the paragliding industry!
Thursday, 1 September 2011
The adventure tourist visiting South Africa will be pleased to find a playground comprising more than 3000 kilometres of coast, dozens of mountain ranges along the Drakensberg and Cape Fold Belt and a climate that accommodates most adrenalin activities all year through.
Travel and adventure have become increasingly intertwined as people globally pursue healthier active lifestyles and grow more appreciative of the environment we share. Time spent outdoors bonds families, builds team spirit and balances mind, body and spirit. Time spent outside in South Africa’s vast expanses of natural beauty does this more effectively than in many other countries, this may be attributed to the untamed magic that belongs to Africa alone. A primitive ‘X’ factor no other place in the world emulates.
Adventure tourists in South Africa indulge in world-class mountain climbing, surfing, scuba diving, hiking, horseback trails, mountain biking, river rafting, paragliding, zorbing and just about all the thrilling activities you have dreamed of. These are provided by committed, professional guides and experts in the many fields, the cream of which you will find browsing the pages at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za
Tuesday, 30 August 2011
Advantage Tours have shared that although most people July and August is peak season for whale watching but what they’d like you to remember is that the peak mother and calf whale season is now in September, October and November. Now you know, the joys of spring have a far reaching effect, even out at sea miles from the flowers and pollen us land lovers associate with the season!
It is getting hot so bring additional sun block lotion, as the rays out on the boat, on the water can really turn you painfully pink, fast.
Besides the massive attraction, excuse the pun but that was irresistible, of whale activity to be seen, Advantage Tours offer Hippopotamus and Crocodile tours which depart daily at 10h00, 12h00, 14h00 and 16h00. Sightings include Hippo pods and great bird watching is frequently enjoyed. On this tour clients should always ensure they bring along a camera, as the photo opportunities are abundant.
Enjoy the peaks of adventure with Advantage Tours and if you’re looking for an adventure activity closer to home, discover the best at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za
Thursday, 25 August 2011
Enjoy a Mining Adventure at Mapatiza Mine Tour.
The thrill of digging precious stones out from deep in the earth holds massive fascination for everyone, see how it is done with a Mapatize Mine Tour in Midrand. Here you, your family, friends or school group will enjoy short informative tours which are also popular with foreign tourists.
Get to see a wide variety of African gemstones as they are cobbed, sorted and polished. follow their journey to the outside mine-run, delight in the viewing of colourful underground chambers and passages.
Mapatiza Mine Tours ensure that each group is accompanied by their trained guides.
After the talk and tour kids will want to experience a tactile adventure in the Gemstone Scratch Patch for Kids at Mapatiza Mine Tour. While their senses are entertained with the cacophony of colour and shapes parents, teacher or grandparents can relax and chat over a cappuccino in the open air coffee shop.
Mapatiza Mine Tour are open for you to have a mining adventure from Monday to Saturday 08h00 to 16h00 and 09h00 until 13h00 on Sunday or Public holidays.
Find adventure activities in your neck of the woods at www.AdventureEscaapdes.co.za
Monday, 22 August 2011
The magnificent mountains in the Drakensberg attract many tourists and holidaymakers, but did you know that besides hiking and mountaineering there are a horde of other adventurous outdoor activities available? In the Central Drakensberg, the Champagne Valley adventure zone rocks!
For the family a visit to H&D Honey Products is a must. If you are allergic take an anti-histamine along with you. H&D Honey Products have a glass beehive that affords visitors the opportunity of a peep into the secret life of bees. No more secrets! This informative tour will provide you with a whole new sense of respect for these little buzzing creatures, bees are vital to our eco-system.
Also in Champagne Valley you can go quad biking with Berg Quads, zip along a canopy tour with Drakensberg Canopy Tours, go rafting with Four River Adventures and wrap it up with a scenic helicopter flip with Westline.
For those whose appetite for action is still not sated, browse the pages at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za to book other activities in the Champagne Valley adventure zone.
Thursday, 18 August 2011
Enjoy simple wild equestrian adventures when you ride with Ocean Trails Equestrian Centre on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape. This a an area with ancient fossils, good fishing, prolific bird life and lovely beaches.
Feel the ocean spray in the air, the crashing beat of the majestic ocean pounding beside you and the therapeutic tempo of the horse ride. Take a horseback ride on the wild side of life, far away from traffic, worries, technology and deadlines. Escape to a simple life, place of nature, a place that will take you back to the basics. Stop the roundabout daily grind and sample a simple earthy adventure.
The fresh air and invigorating adventure of a horseback experience with Ocean Trails Equestrian Centre is one of many outdoor activities available in the Eastern Cape Province, browse the pages at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za
Tuesday, 16 August 2011
ISLE OF CAPRI, in KwaZulu-Natal's Durban Harbour, offers cruising, ferry rides and recreational boating trips and tours.
Isle of Capri is a Harbour tour operator and they pride themselves on delivering pleasure on the water through a wide range of services, all of which can be customised to meet your requirements.
Amongst the packages are Educational Tours, Business Cruises, Birthday Parties, Weddings and Fishing Trips.
The daily fun in the sun trips, are made up of hour and half hour cruises, at rates you can’t say no to. Isle of Capri is also well-suited to school group outings.
You can enquire with Isle of Capri right here. Get a close-up view of ships passing through the harbour in Durban, the industrial functions of Durban Harbour are rumoured to be earmarked for a new venue soon, so get there before this opportunity fades in a dusty history book!
AdventureEscapades.co.za have loads more adventure in store, keep browsing and choose an adventure filled future!
Thursday, 11 August 2011
The Garden Route in South Africa's long reign as a rewarding holiday spot, where you will find naturally beautiful yellowwood forests, a notable elephant park, mountains with awesome passes, lakes, and beaches of sand, rock or pebble, has expanded over the years and now includes hot adventure spots!
Right now we are at the beginning of the whale calving season for the endangered Southern Right Whale, this lasts from July up until December. The Garden Route's many bays offer a safe haven for the new whales and you will be very likely to spot whales along the coastline.
Over and above these bountiful natural temptations there are adventures that range from entertaining to heart-stopping.
On the balmier end of the scale Tranquility Lodge offers a Romantic Getaway in Nature's Valley with a spa, walks and some kayaking. In George, Quad Garden Route will safely introduce anyone who is over 9 to a quad bike ride. Raise the bar higher when you take on more thrills at Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours with a fantastic Canopy Tour. White Shark Africa raises the tempo with shark cage diving. Then for something that is considered the ultimate challenge to most people sense of danger try Face Adrenalin's Bungy jump.
Plan your visit to the Garden Route carefully so you can explore the many layers of adventure activities!