Wednesday, 30 April 2008

Ballooning - National Championships Bethlehem

The annual South African National Hot Air Balloon Championship opened in Bethlehem on Monday. Pilots from across the country are competing in this prestigous competition, with the top two qualifying for a place in the World Championships, to be help in Austria later this year. There are plenty of places around South Africa that cater for ballooning, so if you are looking for a quiet, early-morning outing, you will find the activity operators here.

Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Gliding in the Drakensberg

Here are some photos taken of gliders in the Drakensberg. Soaring conditions in Autumn are really good and, as you can see, the mountains have already had a dusting of snow. The airfield here is at 5,000ft and the Drakensberg range of mountains is on average 10,000ft high. This club is a private club, but there are annual gliding camps held in this area, which are open to visitors.

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Monday, 28 April 2008

View from above...

This photo of a glider soaring near Waaihoek, was taken by Adriaan Hepburn from the Cape Gliding Club. The club is based in Worcester and operates regularly on weekends, catering for both beginners and experienced soaring pilots. If you have some pictures of amazing adventure activities in South Africa, please send them to us and we will publish them here.

Sunday, 27 April 2008

Landrover G4 Challenge

The Land Rover G4 Challenge is the ultimate adventure driving and adrenaline sports competition. This exciting event not only tests physical strength, but also mental and strategic talents and teamwork. National selections take place first and are then followed by a gruelling Challenge Final, where teams of two from each of the 18 nations represented, compete against each other.

Last year's winner, Martin Dreyer (South Africa) had this to say about the event,

" I can't imagine anything else ever comparing with the challenge. The vast spaces, the camaraderie, the competition, the focus - it really is life-changing."

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

World Record Canopy Formation

In November last year, a group of skydivers got together to set a new canopy formation record. The stack was made in the shape of a diamond and the video below is a mini-documentary put together by Paul Zadie. The visuals are absolutely awesome - this truly is a magnificent feat!!

Monday, 14 April 2008

Friends Come and Go :)

This clever advert starts off with visuals of kite-surfing and ends with a tongue-hanging-out twist!! Thank goodness for video editing / CGI - I don't think any stuntmen would have nominated themselves for this one...