Friday, 26 September 2008

Adventure for less than R100,00



Adventure Activity in many instances, isn’t exactly cheap, and with good reason. The skydive operators for example have aeroplanes to maintain and with the cost of fuel having skyrocketed as it has, it is a business that comes with its financial challenges. We nonetheless strongly advocate that there is nothing on earth to beat an accelerated freefall, its therefore definitely worth the +- R1500 it’s likely to cost you.

AdventureEscapades.co.za does nonetheless boast a couple of listed operators in and around the Durban area that are still able to provide activity for under R100,00.

Segway KZN provide guided Segway tours along Durban’s Beachfront and do have various packages availible, the cheapest of which is a fifteen minute option and for only a few Rand more, there is a half hour glide which comes highly recommended. This activity is exceptionally well priced, loads of fun, and is referred to as gliding rather than riding, since that is the sensation one gets.

"Retro Bike Hire" is a personal favorite, maybe because I’m a little bit tight and its only R40, 00 an hour. They hire out Silverback Cruiser bicycles and participants get to see Durban’s beachfront while getting some exercise. With respect to adventure sport, riding a bicycle on the beachfront, is about all I’m likely to get Jane (my other half) to participate in; skydiving is definitely not going to happen. For us it presents something we can do together, on a nice sunny Sunday morning we can hire a bike, ride along the beachfront, and take in a breakfast at the Beach Café, it really is enjoyable.

Then there’s “Isle of Capri,” harbour cruises, situated at Wilson’s Wharf Durban Harbour, and is also excellent value for money. Owner operator and Skipper, Bennie, is an ex school teacher and is one of the most knowledgeable people about, for only R65,00, he and his crew will take you on a cruise around the port of Durban, and show you all the places of historical significance.

With that said and done, I just arrived home from two weeks in Johannesburg and am sitting on my balcony enjoying a spectacular view of the Natal coast while being harassed by a cat who clearly missed me. All of which serves to remind me that bargains are great, but the best things in life are free

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