Friday, 24 December 2010

Adventure Filled Holidays


We wish all our visitors happy and adventure filled holidays, crammed with action of all kinds! With Father Christmas zipping around in his sleigh, pulled by those daredevil reindeer we know you will be inspired to find your own holiday thrills and spills!

Air for the ultimate highs, land for the earth lovers or water when it is too hot to be anywhere else! We have venues and activity providers all around this gorgeous country geared up to provide you with maximum excitement.

Make these holidays count with some gob-smacking adventures. There’s ballooning, karting, paintball, shark cage diving, ziplines, skydiving plus heaps more! Check out AdventureEscapades.co.za and work off that Christmas feast with fun activities. Book your adventure filled holidays today.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Corporate Adventure at Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa


Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa in Magaliesberg have launched their fabulous new conference centre. To celebrate this exciting development Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa are offering 15% commission for single and 20% for double bookings for corporate midweek conferences.

For the adventurous corporate group looking for a teambuilding effort to kick-start the New Year, this is a great venue where you can mix up the serious stuff with some action.

Structure your next brainstorming strategy session around a canopy tour to get the endorphins flooding through your delegates systems. Magaliesberg Canopy Tours are jacked up and ready to get you zooming through the air. Afterwards, head back to the conference table and spot the difference. Reward your staff with some therapy in the Spa to ensure they get a good nights rest before the next day of heavy planning. What you put in is what you get out!

Visit Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa to book or browse www.AdventureEscaapdes.co.za for options like this in your own area.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Boot Camp Clinic


The Boot Camp CLINIC for 5-12 years old boys and girls is a three day program which focuses on developing your child’s Motor Skills as well their interest in physical activity, developing their Social Skills through positive interaction between the Boot Camp Instructors and the other children as well as Mental Skills from taking part in tasks and activities which require problem solving as well as team work to complete. Programs are designed by Boot Camp SA owner Brendon Cadman who has two Honours Degrees in Exercise Science (Rhodes, 1997) and Psychology (UKZN, 2006) as well as a Higher Diploma in Health Promotion (UKZN, 2007). Brendon has been involved in the health & fitness locally and abroad for over 12 years and has over 8 years experience in facilitating and designing of developmental programs.

DAILY OUTLINE
INTRODUCTIONS & ICE BREAKERS
GROUP & TEAM ACTIVITIES
LUNCH AND SOCIAL TIME
GROUP & TEAM ACTIVITIES
REFLECTIONS & DISMISSAL

DATES 0F HOLIDAY BOOT CAMPS:
Camp INDIA – 13, 14 & 15 December 2010 (Limited to 24 Recruits Only)
07h15 for 08h00 to 16h30 (to be collected by 17h15)

COST PER RECRUIT:
FULL CLINIC 3 DAYS – R850 per child or R800 per child for group booking of 5 or more
DAILY PROGRAMME – R300 per child or R285 per child for group booking of 5 or more

Included in Programme:
Party Packs & Certificates for graduation party on Day 3 only
(Compulsory charge of R50 per recruit attending day 3 but not completing full clinic)

The price includes rations comprising mid morning and afternoon snacks as well as a lunch of 2 hot dogs, a fruit and fruit juice. Booking is limited to 24 recruits so book now at Boot Camp SA Durban.

BOOK NOW! SPACE IS LIMITED TO 24 RECRUITS!

For loads of other exciting holiday activities for the family visit AdventureEscapades.co.za

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Orlando Towers Night Jump Event


Orlando Towers are proud to announce that they have finally installed spotlights at the towers and are kicking off the festive season with a night jump event on Wednesday 15 December 2010!

See the spectacular night view of Soweto and be one of the first in the country if not the world to do a 100m nightbungee!Only 40 bungee jumps are available for the evening from 19:00 to 23:00, with 4 slots of 10 jumpers every hour. And it even gets better! They will only charge you R400 per Jump! Chaf Pozi will provide cold beer, exellent food and live music performances as always! So what are you waiting for?

To book with Orlando Towers for the Night Jump Event click here now or visit www.AdventureEscapades.co.za for more options.

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Skydive Rustenburg Adventures



Quote of the Week – “Ask not what fun does for you. Ask rather what you do for fun”

News in from SkyDive Rustenburg is that there will be Jumping this Friday at SkyDive Rustenburg – First Load Wheels Off 09h00 for at least 13 Tandem Introductory SkyDives that have booked in for Friday so far.

Angels’ Way Drop Zone at Eston are hosting a Flat Flying Skills Camp between 17th and 20th December. Any “Ex” B-Licence PASA Members that pay their PASA fees before the 17th of December and attend the skills camp will receive 12 FREE JUMPS!!

While there are rumours about a December Angel Boogie in Margate between 27th and 31st December the SkyDive Rustenburg’s December Holiday Plan to get to The Swakopmund Desert Boogie has been seeded. This is in the planning stages and we are looking at a trip leaving SkyDive Rustenburg on Sunday 19th or Monday 20th December. The destination is Swakopmund, via Sossusvlei and other interesting places. Our idea is to take the Party Bus and an Atlas Angel and head off for a few jumps at Sun Rise and at Sun Set in Sossusvlei before ending up in Swakopmund for the Famous Swakopmund Desert Boogie (since 1979) which is happening from 26th December to the 3rd of January (or, until we are all jumped out!). Please confirm your interest and Jump On Board! This could well be a once in a life time opportunity.

Find a skydiving destination nearby at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Professional Year-end Activities with Adventure Junkies


Adventure Junkies offer the following Professional Year-End Activities:

• Customised Incentives
• Adventure Trips & Outings
• Teambuilding Solutions with a Difference
• 4x4 Weekend Trips & Incentives

Our Unique Offer:

• Personalised & Professional Service
• Custom Designed Itineraries
• Highest Quality & Service Excellence

Adventure Junkies team of experts has been involved with adventure activities and corporate incentives for more than 15 years. We currently have the following activities on special for your year-end function:
4x4 Driving Experience – master the art of 4x4 driving however we combine it with some FUN activities
Cost R475.00 per person

Quad Ride – drive on your own quad within a game farm
Cost R370.00 per person

River Rafting & Abseiling – come and have fun with us in the water and mountains
Cost R540.00 per person

Contact Adventure Junkies today to book your year-end activities or call today to hear about some other options available as well!

Monday, 22 November 2010

More Adventure with Ama Zwing Zwing


You will find more adventure with Ama Zwing Zwing while the Bucket List campaign initiated by Maropeng (The Cradle of Humankind) is happening. Get there and start checking off your bucket list where humanity first began.

This exciting promotion for the Cradle of Humankind involves 20 different businesses all offering a unique experience. When you visit one of the participating businesses you can enter by having your picture taken in the designated big red frame and submitting it online. Winners of this competition stand the chance of winning prize packages for four people.

So if you just love the zipline thrill get to Ama Zwing Zwing and enjoy the added excitement of entering the Bucket List competition. Read more about what is on offer at Ama Zwing Zwing here and just scroll down to book today. Life is for living! If you’ve been toying with the idea but have not tried the Tarzan style activity yet, rest assured it is really safe so you may hesitate no more. Plus the added incentive Maropeng have put together should be the most irresistible carrot yet, if you are not ready now we have other options available at AdventureEscapades.co.za but the Ama Zwing Zwing tour is a really great adventure choice!

Thursday, 18 November 2010

A Renault Sandero Adventure


AdventureEscapades.co.za are enjoying a Renault Sandero Stepway adventure in the following publications; Daily News Motoring, The Star motoring, Pretoria News motoring, Business Day motoring, Die Beeld motoring, Burger/ Motor/ Wiel, Volksblad motoring, Citizen motoring, Sowetan motoring, Herald World of wheels and Daily Dispatch. Check us out!

So if you were thinking of getting new wheels to get you and all your buddies to one of the many fantastic adventure destinations you have found on our website, then the Renault Sandero Stepway is an option you will want to consider!

Already got the car? Wonderful, visit us to find new challenging destinations you can drive to, for the drive and the adrenalin boosting fun too!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

Honeymoon Adventure


Buffalo Gorge has a Honeymoon Adventure newlywed nature lovers will delight in. The Honeymoon Nook, fondly know as the ‘Liefdes Hoekie’, is a 3 meter x 3 meter Canvas tent with Eskom power, a double bed with linen, a bush bath, shower, loo, basin and bush kitchen. There are two hammocks for relaxing in while you enjoy planning your new life together while soaking up the pleasures of bush life.

All you will need to pack is your food and personal requirements. The bush kitchen is well equipped with crockery, cutlery, a kettle and a two-plate stove. Camping in comfort is a gentle way to introduce a resistant bride to roughing it, so if you are an outdoors guy marrying a city chick, call Ryk at Buffalo Gorge today!

The best part of this deal is that until the end of January the rate has been reduced to R1250.00 for two people for two nights!!! For more adventurous options check our Romantic Getaways!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Thank You Air to Air Africa


The Jelly Tots Winners have been enjoying their Adventure Days and we received some feedback from Jo Lennert, we have shared this with you below;

Dear Murray, Sheree and Desiree,

Thanks so much to you all for the wonderful hot air balloon trip that we won. My son Axel, was a little anxious during the flight, but is so proud that he did it now.

So, Murray, please pass on my thanks to your client Jelly Tots..... we are very very happy, we had a great flight, and we eat Jelly Tots ALL THE TIME!

Sheree, thanks so much for the wonderful flight, please pass on to Euguene too.... he looked after us very well, and Axel is very proud to have done the flight. However, I asked him if he wanted to go up again... and he said 'no thanks' and had a good laugh.

Desiree, thanks for all your assistance too.

Kind regards to everyone.
Jo Lennert, and Axel and Sven.

This Big Fat Thank You goes out largely to Air to Air Africa. Book your adventurous weekend to be proud of at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za.

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Centurion Quads Holiday Specials


Enjoy an exciting, fun filled time at Centurion Quads this holiday. Book these red hot rates fast.

Head there for a sizzling Saturday and enjoy a 1 hour quad trail with hamburger, chips and juice for the affordable price of R350.00 per person. I you work Saturday’s and cannot make that one try the Sunday special of a 1 hour quad trail with buffet lunch for R400.00 per person. Holidaymakers who do not have to stick with weekends only will be chuffed to get on board with the weekday special at just R300.00 per person you will get a 1 hour quad trail plus a drinks stop or take the two hour option for just R400.00, now that is a steal and you still score the drinks break as you will really need it!

Families spend more time together during the holiday season so they have a suitable option of a 1 hour quad trail with hamburger, chips & juice for the best price of R950.00. This buys a family of 4, being 2 adults & 2 children a seriously memorable fun time.

The more adventurous and energetic should consider a combo of 2 hours quad trail and 2 hour river rafting at R700.00 per person including a drinks stop or two. If you prefer your feet to be on dry land grab the 1 hour quad trail and paintball option at R550.00 per person.

These prices are valid from 1 December 2010 to 15 January 2011 and booking is absolutely essential. Kindly note that Centurion Quads will be closed on 25th and 26th December 2010.

Click here to book now or visit AdventureEscapades.co.za for other options.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

Win with Buffalo Gorge


You can win with Buffalo Gorge in the awesome Avontuur Valley in Mpumalanga. The venue is rustic and gives you a chance to really get away from all the stress and all the strain of everyday routines. Once you arrive and feel the calming power of nature penetrate your soul, you will be energised and raging to get on with the host of activities available.

You can abseil, hike, go quadding, enjoy a 4x4 safari, climb a mountain, go on a horse ride, battle with paintball guns, take in the local ruins or see how many new birds you can check off your Newman's.

Then there is the infamous rock. Getting on "Ryk se Klip" is not for the fainthearted! Send us a phrase or quotations that you have composed on "Ryk se Klip" accompanied by a photo. Find a link to enter here.

Every 4 Months the person with the best phrase will win a free weekend for 2 people at Buffalo Gorge.

At AdventureEscapades.co.za you will find the grandest selection of adventure in South Africa. Visit today and make your life fantastic. Oh, and do go ahead and try your luck in the Buffalo Gorge competition! Your life could become fantastic for free!

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Year End Adventures with Scorpion Lifestyle Club


Have you been tasked with arranging the Year End Function, and you’re stuck for ideas?

Why not do something different this year?

For only R350-00 per person, we can offer the following fabulous package, at Scorpion Lifestyle Club's home venue in Midrand :

• 4x4 Blind driving
• Quad Bike Fun drive
• Lazer Paintball
• Archery
• Target Shooting
• Arrival tea and coffee
• Lamb-on-the-Spitbraai with side dishes
• Soft drinks and Beverages (local beers and local wine)
(minimum group size = 20)

Your boss will be so impressed with this unique idea you'll be the employee of the year! For other grand options visit AdventureEscapades.co.za now!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

Liquid 360 have got Adventures for You


You are never going to have to attend another boring year-end function because Liquid 360 have got Adventures for you instead. If you want some dynamic ideas for your corporate event view these packages. They can also be tailored according to specifications. No event is too big or too small, and lasting memories will remain with you. From Year end Orange River Rafting day trips with true Kalahari cuisine and flavour to weekend adventure and relax packages they cater for your specific needs.

Orange Gorge Rafting Experience at Onseepkans for 3 or 4 Days plus you will get a 15% discount on all enquiries and/or bookings made between 22 October 2010 and 22 November 2010. The Orange Gorge is the most scenic whitewater rafting trail in Southern Africa. Passing through a region seldom travelled, to the foot of the magnificent Ritchie or Gariep Falls. The trail lies west of Augrabies Falls, in remote mountainous country. This is a wonderful environment for self-discovery, for cementing family relationships or building team spirit. No previous rafting experience is required but you should be reasonably fit, able to swim and keen on a genuine adventure. Group sizes will be accepted from 4 to 36 per trip.

Book a Kalahari Tour on the Botswana side of Kalagadi for a family of 4 in the months of October, November and December 2010 and the two young ones can go for half the quoted price! Subject to confirmation and dates for specific tours! You could have five nights CAMPING IN TENTS! Both camps are WITHOUT FENCES, limited water, no electricity and long drop toilets. No showers here, but we do take a bush shower and provide hot water. Important: It is very safe, NEVER in the history of the Park has a tourist being attacked by a wild animal! You sit back and relax while they prepare a mouth-watering meal on the cooking fire.

Perhaps you will prefer a New Years Rafting trip on the banks of the Orange River. Augrabies Falls National Park, Blouputs to Raap and Skraap. 4 Days and 4 Nights of having FUN IN THE SUN entering 2011! We are running specials now on the final places left for this amazing Orange River Trip! R2295.00 per person!

INDULGE YOUR ADVENTUROUS APPETITE! Book today!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Power Enhanced Adventure


Power enhancing bands are having their adventure in the sun at the moment, said to utilise a holographic device implanted in a silicone wristband to improve power (obviously), balance, flexibility, overall performance and focus in pretty much all action pursuits. These bands somehow tap into natural energy fields and mystically harness them to combat any negative energy fields created by all the technology we surround ourselves with.

Never the less, since they make for a fun and funky looking fashion accessory a whole lot of dudes and dudettes are wearing them. Including, we have heard, Cristiano Renaldo who may be matching his band with his Armani hot pants. Rubens Barrichello of the Williams Formula One team fame said the first time he wore one in a race, he won!

Fathoming how they actually work requires some mind bending gymnastics of a scientific nature, which is not surprising since the bands are reputed to increase the core power of athletes by a whopping, are you sitting down? Five hundred percent! The average sports doctors and fitness gurus are nothing short of flabbergasted at these claims since the supporting data has clearly been shared with but a few, perhaps this proves it is science at such a high level, mere doctors may not even grasp the intricacies of these wonder bands.

Marketers appear to have to grasped the concept with the most agility, they clearly all wear their bands, which are being used to promote healthy mindedness in boardrooms, conference centres and we hear they are being packaged for corporate year-end tokens at a rate of knots!

We at AdventureEscapades.co.za are an adventurous bunch so we will try them and share any exciting results. We also really want to hear about your experiences with these little powerhouses. Your comments are welcome here or at our Face book wall. Meantime if you need an excuse to put your new wonder band to the test, go ahead and browse our website, we know you will find an adventure that is up to the challenge!

Monday, 18 October 2010

SA Trails


Enjoy 2 to 3 hour horse trails into the massive Northern Farm Nature Reserve with SA Trails. Lessons in the Western style of riding are also available to people of all ages and levels of experience. We have a variety of happy and friendly Western Style trained horses. Horse riding is fun and a good form of exercise for kids and adults. This will get you away from the television, out of the house and into the sun.

SA Trails boasts access to the impressive Northern Farm Nature Reserve, a chunk of heaven on earth! With a quarter mile drag strip, as well as a great view point for the popular 3 Star Olympic eventing course we rank as a popular venue. There are endless outride routes to choose from.

We have plans for a restaurant and bar so you will soon be able to enjoy a light meal and a glass of wine after your ride, or while watching your children riding. This is a social ranch where we encourage the whole family to become involved. The environment is as safe as it is fun and welcoming.

Livery is available to private clients on our premises. The horses homed at SA Trails enjoy a natural, relaxed lifestyle, with lots of space and grazing. Our focus extends to allowing the horses to just be horses. In the event that you are unable to come to ride or school your horse, there are trainers available to ride your horse for you. So you never have to worry whether your horse is getting the attention that he or she is used to.

Our staff is rigorously trained to take utmost care of the horses. Here horses become a part of our growing family. Each morning and evening the horses are groomed and fed, as well as given a thorough once over check. We are trained to treat minor injuries to ensure your vet bills are kept at a minimum. We also trim the horse’s feet ourselves, which reduces farrier bills. We take the well being of the horses on our premises very seriously.

Visit us for your next horse adventure in this environmentally conscious and friendly environment. We are looking forward to meeting you and your family, so book here today!

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Turtle Adventures


Thonga Beach Lodge and Kosi Forest Lodge are about to become the turtle enthusiasts playground of choice once again! Turtle tracking begins on the 1st November at Thonga Beach Lodge and continues until 28th February each year. The Kosi Forest Lodge turtle tracking season is open from 15th November till 15th January annually.

Both lodges support the Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtle monitoring programmes. Seven species of marine turtles exist in the world's oceans today, all of them have unique lifestyles in that they travel great distances and take decades to mature. This makes turtles important indicators of ocean health. There are five species found off the Kwa-Zulu Natal Coast, namely, the loggerhead, leatherback, hawksbill, green and Olive Ridley turtles. Of these five species that occur in South African waters, only the loggerhead and leatherback females nest along our shores.

The purpose of this project is to monitor and record nesting populations of loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles along the eastern seaboard and simultaneously provide protection of the females during this vulnerable stage on the shore. Furthermore to establish an annual population census and determine distribution of nesting loggerhead and leatherback sea turtles in South Africa and Southern Mozambique.

What the Loggerhead and Leatherback Turtle Monitoring programmes have achieved so far;
• The ongoing monitoring and conservation efforts have had a positive effect on population size. Since the programme began a total of 46, 893 loggerhead and 11,509 leatherback females have nested on the beaches of The Greater St Lucia Wetland Park.
• Scientific information has been obtained about the nesting and non-nesting distribution range.
• The role of Agulhas current in distribution of hatchlings has been established.
• The conservation effort contributed to the establishment of Marine Protected Areas
• Management actions are in line with international conventions.
• International recognition and collaboration were obtained for both research and management of the breeding populations of turtles and provided guidelines for conservation activities in the South Western Indian Oceans.
• The programme served to increase public awareness and create tourism benefits along the Park's beaches.

At Thonga Beach Lodge the sightings on our nightly walks and turtle drives are recorded and submitted to the Turtle Programme. At Kosi Forest Lodge we support the community Concession that runs the Turtle Safaris. The sightings from these excursions are also submitted to the programme.

Grab the opportunity to enjoy this environmentally friendly activity when you book into Thonga Beach Lodge or Kosi Forest Lodge. Book here today!

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Scorpion Lifestyle Club


Scorpion Lifestyle Club is your solution to 4x4 trails & Safari’s, Skidpan, Year End and Beginning of Year Functions, Company Incentives, Team building, Conferencing, Lazer Quest, River Rafting and Bungee jumping. They do it all!

Top class events to both private and corporate clients alike. No group is too big or too small. Scorpion’s team of event coordinators have been involved with adventure activities for more than 18 years. They attribute their success to professionalism and passion.

With a 4x4 track, situated in Midrand and easily accessible to clients from anywhere in Gauteng, they offer top class off-road instruction, whether you drive a 4x4, a 4x2 with diff lock or a SUV. Scorpion Lifestyle Club's instructors have in excess of 50 years experience collectively. Let them show you how to get the absolute best out of your off-road vehicle.

If you are looking for a team building activity with a difference, why not incorporate some off-road driving or skidpan driving, in your next team building? Or, if it’s a company incentive program with a difference that you are looking for, then you are in the right place! We will put together an awesome program, including fantastic accommodation and activities, to suit your budget.

We are offering the basic off-road driving course, in Midrand, for R450.00 per person OR a Skidpan Course at R585.00, which will be taking place on 17 October 2010. Both courses cost include tea or coffee, a light lunch and soft drink or water.

Scorpion Lifestyle Club also lead great escapes away from the bright lights of the city. They'll show you the wonders of our beautiful country. You won’t believe what lies on your doorstep! For the ultimate getaway join in a cross-border excursions.

Book soon with Scorpion Lifestyle Club, the hot and happening event management guys.

Monday, 4 October 2010

Stormsriver Adventures Imvelo 2010 Finalist


Stormsriver Adventures has again been nominated for a prestigious award! The company is a finalist in the 2010 Imvelo Awards.

The Imvelo Awards is in line with the Responsible Tourism guidelines for the South African hospitality industry and the UN World Tourism Organisation’s code of ethics. Imvelo is supported by the Heritage Environmental Rating Programme. The award is in its ninth year and has had made a huge impact on tourism in South Africa by creating awareness of environmental and positive socio economic management issues in the industry.

CEO, Ashley Wentworth stated: “We are humbled by the finalist nomination which is an endorsement to each and every member of our dedicated team for their commitment to service excellence.”

The Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour® has become a major attraction to the Garden Route and Eastern Cape. Pioneered by Stormsriver Adventures in 2001 the Canopy Tour® concept has expanded to Magaliesberg, Karkloof, Magoebaskloof, Drakensberg, and Swaziland, each an unique experience.

More importantly 250 new jobs have been created in rural areas through Canopy Tours® affording youngsters the opportunity to enter the exciting world of eco tourism.
“Ongoing training and development has remained the cornerstone of our business and is the single largest investment in our operation.
People are the business and the business is its people.” Further stated Wentworth.

The awards presentation ceremony will be held at Melrose Arch, Johannesburg on the 10th November. If you have not visited Stormsriver Adventures yet book here today.

Friday, 1 October 2010

Wilderness Adventures Pony Camp



Wilderness Adventures is situated in the Wilderness area of the Garden Route, Western Cape. Just once a year Elbrus and Edda invite children for a fabulous Pony Camp. This happens in December and if your horse loving children are aged 9 to 14 this will be a stunning holiday adventure for them.

So Mums and Dads, you can give your child a truly memorable gift this year, an opportunity to explore majestic forests on horseback, spend hours riding out and learn some trick riding too! Kids very often spend so much energy competing with their horses that they forget to stop and have fun. This experience is a time for them to relax and ride for fun fun fun!

The stunt riding will help with their co-ordination, we will teach your child how to fall off a horse without getting hurt and how to hang on to the horse, without falling! This camp is aimed at the child who knows how to ride. We will take a maximum of 8 children for this year’s camp. Book now to avoid disappointment!

PLUS you can enjoy a 10% discount if you book for the Pony Club at Wilderness Adventures today through AdventureEscapades.co.za

Monday, 27 September 2010

San Experience with Xama Adventures



Xama Adventures in the Western Cape promoted their San Experience as a suitable prize package for the recently held Jelly Tots national competition. The prize package request was for something which would be enjoyed by a family. Xama Adventures suggested the San Experience. One of the winners, Natasha Ansley has just returned from an excursion at !Khwa Ttu, organised by Xama Adventures.

This is what Natasha had to say about her experience, “We had a great time last weekend! A very big thank you to everyone involved. The food was delicious and the service was fantastic, everyone was so friendly and helpful. The kids had an especially fun weekend and Nicholas learned quite a bit from our guide on the trail to the village.”

Natasha added, “We only live half an hour away and am so glad we had a chance to discover this little gem so close to home!”

So if you live in the beautiful Western Cape or wish you did, you can contact Xama Adventures. They will streamline your holiday enjoyment with an adventure package that allows you to focus on fun while they take full responsibility for all the nuts and bolts. With December’s crazy holiday season around the corner you will want to take full advantage of the expertise available at Xama Adventures, their packages are as luxurious or affordable as you wish and full of adventure opportunities!

If the Western Cape is not big enough for you, Xama Adventure also take regular excursions to other parts of South Africa as well as Namibia, Botswana, Zambia and Turkey. You can enquire with Xama Adventures at AdventureEscapades.co.za now.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Waterhaven Country Estate


Waterhaven Country Estate invite you to stretch your legs and have fun doing something new while you enjoy a calm country atmosphere. With the long weekend approaching fast you may just be in time to book your adventure with Waterhaven Country Estate.

This is a great destination for family get-togethers, corporate team building, year-end functions and almost any other celebration you can imagine, even weddings.

Just 20 short minutes away from Fourways you will discover an earthy venue with a good selection of fun activities for a group. Clay target shooting, archery and paintball are very popular at Waterhaven Country Estate. The ladies enjoy these sports as much as the gents, which creates amazing bonding opportunities for teambuilding. The playing field for clay target shooting evens up somewhat between the sexes, as accuracy is a more valuable skill than brute strength in this activity. This definitely reduces the guy’s usual advantage.

This gorgeous estate is so beautiful it magically relaxes you and eases the tension of a busy week. We think you deserve the break. Waterhaven Country Estate is equipped to cater for your specific needs so contact them today to get a quote for your next adventure function!

Great White Shark Adventure in Mossel Bay


A Great White Shark adventure awaits you in Mossel Bay with White Shark Africa. You can hop on their custom-made catamaran and sail out to where these gigantic mammals play. A Great White can exceed 6m in length and weigh up to 2,200 kilograms.

The blockbuster movie Jaws directed by the legendary Steven Spielberg has most of us believing that humans are in fact the great white sharks preferred prey. This is not actually true. The shark primarily feeds on marine animals, including fish and seabirds. Even so it is sensible to swim at designated beaches with shark nets.

Great White Sharks enjoy coastal waters with a temperature of between 12 and 24 degrees Celsius. South African waters home some of the densest shark populations and it is therefore home to much research on these creatures. They have also been tagged in South African waters and later spotted in Australia then again in South Africa within the same year. That’s a mileage of 20, 000 kilometres! These mighty fellows get around more than we realize and interaction between shark populations is definite.

With White Shark Africa you will be in safe experienced hands whether you opt to dive or enjoy observing the sharks up close from the boat. This is an unbelievable experience. With a long weekend coming up Mossel Bay looks like a good place for a Great White Shark Adventure!

Monday, 20 September 2010

Skydive Adventure



AdventureEscapades.co.za recently met with Zendi a Durban mom of two teenage boys and the wife of Johan, a parabat. This adventurous family thoroughly enjoy many aspects of the adventurous lifestyle we are spoilt with in South Africa, including the beach, 4x4 trails and jumping from planes!

Not to be outdone by the testosterone rich guys in the family Zendi who recently turned forty decided to test the popular idiom “40 is the new 20” and booked herself for her first solo jump with Skydive Durban. As the big day dawned Johan was the most anxious as the family headed off to embrace the adventure that lay ahead. The training and lectures would probably have some people bailing before the plane left earth but Zendi took it all in her stride, feeling more reassured as she gained greater insight and knowledge about what would happen next.

By the time they were suited up the nerves had settled and they were all ready for action! Zendi and Chad who also jumped for the first time had an awesome experience. Zendi said, “The height is not the issue, you are so high it is irrelevant. The scary thing is steering yourself to the Drop Zone when it is the size of a pinhead from up high. So best you pay attention in class!”

Zendi will enthusiastically encourage everyone to give skydiving a go saying, “Your life is never the same once you have jumped from a plane on your own!” This brave lady plans to keep up her skydive jumps and is looking forward to her next adventure, a big swing experience at Oribi Gorge!

This adventure will be remembered as a huge family bonding experience. Kudos to the entire Dormehl family from all at AdventureEscapades.co.za!

If you still have no plans for this upcoming long weekend we hope you will feel inspired to get online with AdventureEscapades.co.za and choose your nearby adventure destination. We have more skydive venues plus a whole lot more you will enjoy!

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Ocean Ventures




Let Ocean Ventures show you the ocean from a whole new perspective. It is an exciting part of our beautiful world, at Ocean Ventures you will get to discover what a wonderful ocean experience awaits you!

These marine lovers believe life is an adventure and they guarantee that with them you can enjoy the ride!

Life's about balance. You can only lie on the beach and stare at the sea for so long. Now how about getting up close and personal with dolphins, sea birds, turtles and all the other sea life that the South African KwaZulu-Natal coastline has to offer?

Ocean Ventures aims to bring you quality marine eco-experiences and adventures that will give you a whole new perspective on this abundant coastline.

Your safety comes first too!

While you can expect excitement, we're also serious about safety. We currently operate three vessels all of which have been specially selected for their seaworthiness and safety characteristics. All Ocean Ventures vessels and crew are fully licensed and safety certified to the stringent standards of the South African maritime Safety Authority. Craft are fitted with the required safety equipment and bouyancy jackets are provided, which it is recommended should be worn at all times.

The weekend is almost here. Book your adventure with Ocean Ventures!

Friday, 3 September 2010

GoVertical Mountaineering Adventures


Garth and Lee-Anne are the guiding partnership behind GoVertical Mountaineering Adventures. You will enjoy their personal attention and guidance on the various outdoor adventures they offer. Registered with the South Africa Mountaineering Development and Training Trust (MDT) as well as The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) you can be assured that you are in good hands. Exciting day trips are popular and include Hiking, rafting, climbing and abseiling.

Rock climbing is available in Magaliesberg, Hartbeespoort and Johannesburg. The introductory climbing course takes place in the Magaliesberg mountains where they teach you the basics of rope work, safety procedures, rock climbing techniques and how to belay a partner. This course focuses on discovering your own natural ability to climb. With a variety of different natural rock faces, this comprehensive introduction is also a great way to progress if you've been climbing in a climbing gym. Suitable for both adults and children no experience is necessary we supply all the gear. It is a full day course in the mountains.

When your rock climbing skills are developed you can take the next step, Sport Climbing. You will be guided through the steps to get out on the rocks & carve up the crags on your own. Spend a morning on local sport climbing crags focusing on sport leading. You'll leave with the skills to be an independent climber on any bolted route and have had the opportunity to push your grades. The course is intense, gear, safety and technically focused. It gives you the opportunity to progressively build on the techniques and experiences gained via the preceding course.

If you have had an introduction to climbing book for the next Sport Climbing course which takes place on the 9th October 2010. Complete your booking enquiry with GoVertical Montaineering Adventures for Sport Climbing here.

Friday, 27 August 2010

Skyguide Paragliding for Bluff Adventure



You can hook up with Skyguide Paragliding for Bluff Adventure. Now that the airport has moved north Skyguide Paragliding are very excited to catch the South East winds and great views available over the beach. You can share in this newly released adventure.

For first timers Paragliding may be a bit of a mystery so Jo Chananie has shared all the interesting details on his page with Adventure Escapades. This chap has more than 20 years of experience so you will be getting the facts straight up. Jo will also do everything required to ensure you get back down safely and gently, he has all the authorisations, training and knowledge needed for this skilled flying escapade.

Make you dream a reality and book with Jo today right here!

Thursday, 26 August 2010

Adventure Junkies


As the week draws to an end and you begin to feel like it is time to break out of the office before cabin fever sets in, consider a quick remedy with Adventure Junkies. They have just the fix you need.

Try them out with a group of friends one weekend and you will feel so motivated afterwards that on your return to work the boss will notice a change in you. Then watch for the right moment to tell him or her all about your experience with Adventure Junkies and the positive feel-good benefits you have noticed. Do this well and in no time at all regular events with Adventure Junkies could become a team-building exercise that you, your boss and co-workers will be enjoying.

Healthy and challenging activities that keep a group of people bright-eyed and bushy tailed is an investment more and more businesses are making, again and again. The ripple effects on performance, team work and results have been phenomenal.

You can find out more about Adventure Junkies here.

Friday, 20 August 2010

Adventure for Rugby Fans in Soweto




There is a whole lot of adventure for rugby fans in Soweto when the SPRINGBOKS play the ALL BLACKS on Saturday 21st August 2010.


Orlando Towers has a great restaurant and before you eat you can throw yourself from the bridge between those very high towers.

This will show our New Zealand visitors we have adventurous spirits to match theirs. You can do this one for your national rugby team who really would appreciate your support right now.

Orlando Towers invite you to PULL IN and GET DOWN.

Relax while you sink a few cold ones and enjoy an awesome vibe watching happy crazy people throwing themselves into space.

There is no better way to get into the GEES for the rugby!

There are going to be a lot of people so booking would be the wise thing to do!!! You can do that at AdventureEscapades.co.za

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Renegade Paintball Adventure in Howick



A Renegade Paintball Adventure in Howick begins with a serious safety briefing from the Regimental Sergeant Major on duty. These inert gas powered weapons are potentially so powerful they are rumoured to be the latest home protection purchase of choice in South Africa. All participants are required to pay attention and they receive a full demonstration of the might exerted at full speed as well as at the speed chosen for their age and ability.

The wooded area where the battles play out has a photogenic fort. Be sure in-between rounds to take some team photographs set around it. The bleached wooden structure has two levels and creatively placed subjects make a stunning contrast for an artistic photographic shot. An unexpected bonus at a Paintball venue!

For younger paint ball participants the RSM selects the lowest power setting. Even at the reduced power, slow-footed rookies who take a blow will still have red circles to prove their metal. To watch kids exclaim how they nailed one another and show off their ‘war wounds’ is entertaining. It is also a reminder to parents of how blessed their own childhood was, if they were fortunate enough to have escaped the high tech age of Play Stations in the bedroom and iPods in the pocket. Lucky to avoid being sucked indoors away from the awesome make believe adventures available outdoors. The very scene, where paintball ideas and the like have been nurtured.

Paintball remains one of the most popular adventure activities. Accessible to any one who is mobile from around 8 years old and upwards. This is good clean fun in the great outdoors. Renegade Paintball presents the added benefit of being attached to the well-loved YellowWood Cafe. After paintball the group can relax and enjoy cooling drinks and great food.

We suggest that you visit AdventureEscapades.co.za to view all the adventures in your area and also to secure your paintball session at Renegade Paintball.

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Jelly Tots National Competition Winners



Jelly Tots National Competition Winners are smiling all the way to their nearest adrenalin inducing venue. Jelly Tots recently held a national promotional competition whereby all entrants who submitted their Jelly Tots Adventure photographs stood the chance to win an Adventure Experience sourced by AdventureEscapades.co.za

Twenty winners have been selected and they are currently having a fun time choosing their prizes. Hot air ballooning at Air to Air Africa is proving to be top of the list of favourites. Sheree at Air to Air Africa put together a really great deal for these winners and now their bookings are rolling in. They will have the option of lifting off out of The Cradle of Humankind and will also be spoiled rotten with champagne, orange juice and breakfast.

Yet another popular choice is proving to be Shumba Valley Guest Farm, a family friendly holiday destination packed with adventure activities, situated just outside Clarens in the Eastern Free State. The Barmours also came forward with an awesome value added offering. These winners could be betting on snowfalls. The winds blowing around parts of our country today could bring anything!

We are having so much fun working to finalise all the packages and would like to extend a massive THANK YOU to all our clients who participated with enthusiasm, to Jelly Tots for making it all possible and also to the Jelly Tots National Competition Winners we’d like to say CONGRATULATIONS! We look forward to publishing their feedback after their adventures. Check out AdventureEscapades.co.za to find your adventure experience. Jelly Tots National Competition Winners

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

BOOT CAMP SA DURBAN 99 DAY FITNESS CHALLENGE



Boot Camp SA Durban 99 day fitness challenge is for men, women and kids of 13 years and older.

You could be the next recruit! Boot Camp SA is not just for the fit, it's also for the unfit, the sloth, the lazybones and the couch potatoes. It is time to GET INTO SHAPE!!!

Recruits train in divisions according to their fitness level or lack thereof! You therefore have no excuses and yes, even you will survive!

Recruits work their way up the ranks: Virgin Corps to Alpha Corps to Bravo Corps and leave Basic training at Ranger Corps level. In order to graduate through each rank, recruits must reach the required level of fitness, stamina and willpower. To monitor results recruits are tested on their fitness and strength improvements each month.

Boot Camp provides you with outdoors exercise in fresh air, the opportunity to cut stress and feel fulfilled. You will get hands on supervision from extremely experienced Boot Camp SA trainers. The schedule is mentally stimulating with a variety of work outs and routines. The Real Commando Obstacle Course is employed to develop areas of fitness such as balance and co-ordination. The Obstacle course drills aid in goal setting and increase enjoyment of training. A social atmosphere and group support structure facilitates participants achieving their goals.

These challenges have been running since 2001 and this year’s begins on 4th September 2010, are you ready to show your true metal with dedication, commitment and hard work.

For functional strength and mental focus book your spot in the 99 Day Fitness Challenge and reward your body and mind with increased power and health before Christmas! Visit AdventureEscapades.co.za today for a healthy activity in your area.

Saturday, 31 July 2010

Discover Ballooning Adventure


We’d like to introduce you to a Discover Ballooning adventure. Not many people realize that ballooning is actually the safest aviation sport around. It makes sense if you give that a moment’s logical consideration.

Ballooning is slower that other air sports, gentler and somewhat nostalgically romantic but no less adventurous for all these characteristics!

Technically speaking there are three main components to a hot air balloon. The basket, envelope and burner. The basket is woven out of wicker. It is exceptionally sturdy and totally able to absorb the shock during bumpier landings. The square holes in the sides of the basket function as steps so that passengers can climb in and out of the basket easily. It’s rope handles enable the crew to load and offload the basket during transportation of the balloon.


The envelope is the large pretty parachute like portion of the balloon which fills up with hot air. It is made from an anti-porous treated rip-stop nylon fabric with load bearing webbing tape.

The burners are fueled with propane gas which heats the air inside the envelope to create lift. The burner is attached to the basket and the envelope by wires and support poles. There are hoses which feed propane into the burners from the cylinders.

The process that gets you the adventurer, off the ground requires that the envelope of the balloon is unrolled and spread out on the ground. The crew attaches the envelope to the wicker basket and burner frame. Petrol fueled fans are used for cold inflation, which is the process of blowing air into the envelope to partially inflate the balloon. This allows enough space at the mouth of the balloon to use the burners to heat the air inside the envelope. After enough air in the envelope has been heated, it will begin to rise above the basket.

Now that you know more about how it works you must be as eager as the horses racing in today’s Durban July to book you Discover Ballooning adventure. Book here.

Thursday, 29 July 2010

Spar Ladies Race 2010


The Durban Spar Ladies' 10km & 5km road race takes place in Durban on Sunday 29th August 2010 and in Pietermaritzburg on Sunday 5th September 2010. There is R10 000.00 up for grabs for the winner! PLUS more prizes for various age groups.

In Durban the race will start and finish in the People’s Park at the iconic Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban on Sunday 29 August. In Pietermaritzburg the Spar Ladies Race begins at Park Drive outside the Oval Cricket Stadium in Alexandra Park and finishes at the Oval Cricket Ground.

The event which is major running fixture on the road race calendar as well as a popular social and team-building occasion drew a field of 12 373 women in 2009, with 7,985 women participating in the 10km event, and 4,388 in the 5km.

Crowds in the past have been huge and enthusiastic along the course creating a festive and supportive vibe for the participants.

A new technical development for this event is that Mr Price will provide the race data management including the results using race timing chips.

Hundreds of ladies and their support teams enjoy this memorable and rewarding experience. Even more rewarding is that SPAR is able to raise significant funds for the race charity, and this year has selected Independent Newspapers Community Projects as the official race charity.

Entries to the Spar Ladies Race 2010 can be collected at any SPAR, SUPERSPAR or KWIKSPAR stores. You can also visit www.spar.co.za or www.ladiesrace.co.za for more details.

This is just one of many annual events South Africa offers healthy adventurers. Keep visiting AdventureEscapades.co.za for more fun outdoor adventures.

Monday, 26 July 2010

Woman’s Day at Centurion Quad Rides



This year on the 9th of August we challenge you to celebrate being a woman and all that means by spending some time doing something adventurous and fun. This may be quite an unusual choice for many women who would usually enjoy their coffee with cake in a mall after a movie. It may be time to embrace a new activity that acknowledges women can be as strong as any situation may require.


Where – Broederstroom (Close to Hartebeespoortdam +/ - 45 min drive from JHB & PTA)
When – 9 August 2010 – 10:00; 11:30; 13:00 and 14:30
Price – R 360.00 p/person
Includes – 1 hour quad bike outride, coffee or tea & a slice of decadent chocolate or carrot cake.

The Centurion Quad Rides venue consists of 800ha of undeveloped land and is situated in the Broederstroom area, this is ideal for all our activities. The duration of the trails is 1 hour and promises a beautiful, scenic experience.

About our trails:
We provide you with the quad bike, helmet and goggle for all the rides. Our facilitator will start the event with a short introduction course and signing of an indemnity form, he will provide assistance on the out ride at the various obstacles should the need arise. The trails are exhilarating fun and includes some obstacles, mud (weather dependent), and flat surfaces.

Please note:

• Exclude expenses of a personal nature. Cash bar available
• Subject to availability.
• These prices are valid for 9 August 2010 only.
• The participants are required to sign an indemnity form.
• No alcohol allowed prior or during the adventure activities.
• Unfortunately Pregnant women are not allowed at all.
• Your booking will be confirmed upon receipt of proof of payment. Full payment required 48 hours prior to the event.
• A R200 non refundable handling fee will be changed upon cancellation less than 24 hours prior to the event.
• Centurion Quad Rides CC cannot be held responsible for any liability of whatsoever kind arising from damage to, or loss of property, injury to any person and/or loss of life.

Book your quad biking adventure for Woman's Day at Centurion Quad Rides.

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

Elandskloof Trout Festival



The Elandskloof Trout Festival at Elandskloof Trout Farm is the 5th of these popular annual events. It happens on 20th, 21st and 22nd of August this year. Five of the dams on the farm will be used, this is the oldest trout farm in Mpumalanga.

Entry will be limited to 80 anglers on a first entry received basis, so send your completed entry form as soon as possible.

The format of the weekend will be as follows:
* Registration and water draw on Saturday 21 August from 05h30,
* Fishing will be split into four sessions,
* Competitors will fish at each dam over the course of the competition,
* Saturday morning 06:00 – 09:00 and 09:30 – 12:30,
* Saturday afternoon 14:00 – 16:00 and 16:00 – 18:00.
* Dinner and prize giving will be held on the Saturday night from 19:00.


This event will be a fun weekend with competitive fishing but there will also be an element of fundraising for the old age home in Belfast.

Various prizes that will be handed out on the Saturday Night at dinner. The overall winner with the heaviest fish, the heaviest bag and most fish caught as well as various spot and other prizes will be awarded for fun categories.

The entry fee is R390 for adults and R190 for kids under ten, this includes:

* Entry into the competition
* early morning coffee, rusks & Old Brown sherry (sorry kids, none for you),
* snacks & softdrinks at the waters, brunch,
* 3 course buffet Prize giving dinner,
* a contribution to Belfast Old Age Home.

An event of this nature needs sponsors and donors to be a success. Elandskloof would appreciate any form of Sponsorship or donation of prizes, or goodies for the gift bags. Please contact us if you would like to provide a prize.We look forward to hearing from you in this regard.

Check out more information about Elandskloof Trout Farm and all the other adventure opportunities they offer at AdventureEscapades.co.za

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

iSimangaliso with Advantage Tours




Adventure Escapades recently hooked up with Advantage Tours on the Greater St Lucia wetlands Park. In the middle of winter we enjoyed a sunshiny summer’s afternoon gently skimming across the waters of the estuary. The Advantage Cruiser is custom built to travel in shallow water. This boat has environmentally friendly engines which minimize any impact on the ecology of this world heritage site. There is a lower covered deck, with a little bar for select refreshments as well as a deck upstairs for sun seekers.

Steve our informative skipper punctuated his wealth of knowledge with some dryly humorous lines, just to keep everyone entertained. With his guidance we enjoyed views of some of the largest vegetated dunes in the world, a variety of prolific bird life including the giant secretary bird and mangrove swamps.

The first stirring of excitement was created by a pod of hippo on the right-hand bank, as Steve took us in, closer than we thought safe, he suggested we look a little more to the left. There we spotted three well camouflaged crocodiles basking in the afternoon sunshine. Nobody hasd even noticed then as yet, so well did they blend with their environment.

This relaxing boat ride presented loads of opportunity for the avid photographer, during the stops en route.

We felt so proud to live in this beautiful country as we noticed that so many of the other passengers were tourists, here we were just three hours from home in a well preserved area of tremendous natural beauty. What a blessing!

This is stunning winter holiday destination. For locals and international visitors we highly recommend Advantage Tours for a closer look at the wetland life. See iSimangaliso with Advantage Tours, this truly is ‘the place of miracles’.

Friday, 16 July 2010

Adventure with Paris and Leo




Horseback Africa recently shared adventure with Paris and Leo. Both Paris Hilton and Leonardo Di Caprio visited Horseback Africa and their relaxed expressions in holiday snaps taken suggest they truly enjoyed their stay.

You would also be smiling also, who wouldn’t when met with the MacRae family’s warm hospitality, the best of African wildlife and esteemed equine experience?

Horseback Africa remains passionately active in nature conservation which proves their hearts are huge and rightly placed. It also provides visitors with the assurance that when they return the same plus more will be on offer. They proudly manage a breeding programme that focuses on Lion, Serval and African rock python. The last two being endangered species.

Fable has it that once you spend time at Horseback Africa you are destined to return. May good fortune smile on your adventure and perhaps you will share your Horseback Africa Adventure with Paris and Leo on their return.

Saddle-up and enjoy wildlife, polo clinics and great photographic opportunities in a warm environment. Taste a little of what appeals to Hollywood’s glamorous people when they holiday in Africa. Book your Horseback Africa adventure escapade today!

Friday, 2 July 2010

Football Adventure in South Africa



The Quarterfinal Soccer Adventure begins at 16h00 today, 3rd July 2010. Feel it! It is here!

Just eight teams will fight it out to get their hands on the trophy.

After two rest days filled with fun adventures booked at AdventureEscapades.co.za soccer fans will be psyched to have more football action. World class action at that! Brazil will meet the steady orange lions from Netherlands at Nelson Mandela Bay in Port Elizabeth in the first of these mighty matches. Whoever you support and whatever the result you will be able to celebrate or be cheered up with homegrown Eastern Cape adventures after the great game.

Ghana hold all of Africa’s hopes and dreams in their hands as they will challenge Uruguay in Gauteng later today. Check out loads more action happening there.
Saturday showcases more fabulous soccer games in Cape Town where Argentina face Germany at 16h00. The last of these quarterfinals will be in Gauteng at 20h30 with Spain taking on Paraguay.

South Africa is buzzing with the energizing vibe this football festival has brought to our beautiful land. We hope all our visitors will return again and again to this wonderful and welcoming holiday destination. When the soccer adventure in South Africa has run it’s course and the trophy has been presented the adventure passionate crew at AdventureEscapades.co.za will continue to keep a finger on the pulse of more than 1000 awesome adventures to tempt visitors back again!

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Profile of an Adventurer




Name: Angelique le Roux

Age: 37

Adventure Activity: Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures - Ziplining - Waterfall Zipline Tour

How do you keep in shape? Walking.

What do you eat for breakfast? Low GI Muesli, Pronutro or All Bran.

When did you become involved in your business/adventure activity and why? This is a family business.

How do you keep fit? Walking.

Is there motto or mantra that keeps you going, if so what is it? Life is a journey, enjoy the ride!!

Do you have an anecdotal story to share, if so tell us about it? I live with my 3 nephews aged 9 months, 2, 5 & 7 years old. So I have many, many stories to tell!! Teagan the 7 year old, is particularly full of beans! He was 18 months old when he Ziplined for the first time and his ever present companion is a Jack Russell named Kat. Kat accompanied him on the Zipline (check it out on You tube). O ya, the fish is called Dog! We wonder who has the identity crisis.

Does the thrill of this activity wear off? No, the changes in nature make it a new experience every time.

Who is your SA sporting hero? Natalie du Toit.

What do love most about SA? Sun shine, nature and diverse people.

What is next for your business, personal growth or adventure arena? New business in Western Cape, watch the press for more news towards the end of July!

Are there upcoming events in your area that adventurers can look forward to? We have recently had some rain so the waterfalls are absolutely awesome at the moment.

Watch our blog as we share more inside information on the Profile of an Adventurer series.

To build you own adventure profile book an activity today at AdventureEscapades.co.za

Monday, 21 June 2010

WIN with AdventureEscapades.co.za




During June and July you can win with AdventureEscapades.co.za This offer is available to all tour operators, tour guides, adventure venues, event managers and well actually we have a marketing plan for all businesses who play a role in healthy activities in South Africa so since you are reading this, you probably will qualify!

To enter simply sign-up for our fabulous limited Flagship Listing Special and your business could win a Banner Advert on our Home Page worth R997.00!

Call Desiree on 0861 106 638 to check if you qualify or email your details to info@adventureescapades.co.za today.

Just because your team may not look set up to win the FIFA Soccer World Cup 2010 at this stage, it does not mean you do not have to feel like a loser. Let us give you the opportunity to feel like Italy did in 2006. They felt absolutely fabulous!

Give yourself the chance to be a WINNER, contact us to sign-up for an unbeatable Special and you could be our WINNER!

Feel it, it is here and all you need to do to get in on the action today is call 0861 106 638.

Grab you phone or open that email now. You can WIN with AdventureEscapades.co.za

Thursday, 17 June 2010

FIFA Football Adventure






South Africans and foreign visitors alike are enjoying the FIFA football adventure that is currently playing out around our beautiful country, Mzansi. Feel it, it is here!

Admittedly it would have been great for locals if Bafana Bafana had achieved a better result in their game yesterday in Tshwane against Uruguay, but this was a tough draw for us. Uruguay are two times Soccer World Cup champions. So let’s not forget Bafana Bafana’s respectable performance against Mexico and let’s face France with dignity and optimism as a united rainbow nation. Doing our diski moves along the way and keeping a unified spirit of ubuntu as we do it.

Soccer is a quirky game and as we have seen unexpected results do happen. The Spaniards know all about that! This football contest is for those with adventure in their hearts.

Our visitors have been heard sharing on local news platforms that despite their prior reservations about the security in South Africa they have experienced happy travels. We have so much to offer travelers that staying in hotels rooms between the games in out of the question!

Visit AdventureEscapdes.co.za to find your choice of action adventure. Mild to wild activities from mountain to coast will thrill you beyond expectation. Are you up for more that the FIFA football adventure?

Monday, 14 June 2010

Adventures for Father’s Day


We have a feast of Adventures for Father’s Day at great special rates. Nothing will lift your Dad’s spirits like an outdoor adventure shared with his family!

Up in the Northern Cape, Augrabies Falls, Kakamas you will find Liquid 360 Adventures where Eben is waiting to show you some action. Book for the Neus Gorge Half Day Rafting Special for Father’s Day! Book a family of 4 and Dad could go for free. This awesome adventure costs R350 per person and includes snacks and drinks.

Will you be near the soccer action at Moses Mabhida Stadium? Catch your adrenalin boost at River Quad Trails in nearby Ballito. For the entire month of June you’ll get Quad biking at R100 for the10 lap circuit & R250 for 1 hour guided trail and Paintball at R100 for a full game. They also offer ZIPLINE activities at R150 for adults and R120 for kids under 12 year-olds.

For all the football fans watching Bafana Bafana take on Uruguay or Cameroon face Denmark at Loftus Versveld in Tshwane there is more excitement available at Centurion Quads. So go ahead and score big points with Dad! Book an adventure on the 19th and 20th June 2010 at 12h00 or 14h00. This package includes a 1 hour quad bike outride, goodie bag and a braai lunch (Saturday) or Buffet (Sunday) for just R500.00 per person!

Centurion Quads also offer 1 hour outrides without the extras available at 10:30 and 14:30 @ R 350 per person. What are you waiting for?

If you have head for the hills because soccer is really not your thing, we understand. A cool escape is available at Drakensberg Canopy Tour where you can pay for three and one adventurer goes for FREE! Please note this offer is only valid on Father’s Day, 20th June 2010!

Four Rivers Rafting and Adventures also in the Drakensberg have showcased a Quad Biking adventure on the 19th June 2010 as their best Father’s Day treat. Book for this and they will throw in a buckshee Zip Line experience. This is valid for the kiddies track as well as for the big track for the 30 minute trails.

Booking is absolutely 100% essential if you are going to get these attractive adventure deals. These Father’s day surprises will make Dad feel 17 again! Do not hesitate, scoop an Adventure for Father’s Day right now.

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Holiday Adventure Activities with Boot Camp SA Durban


Kiddies and Teens will be raging to head off for holiday adventure activities with Boot Camp SA Durban! Parents your Mission Impossible has been solved!

Worries about a long boring holiday can end now if you choose to book for holiday adventure activities with Boot Camp SA Durban.

Boot Camp SA Durban will take the weight of planning something exciting off your shoulders. You can retain your own sanity and keep kids safe, active and entertained with a little help from the team at Boot Camp SA Durban.

Their TOP SECRET Boot Camp activities guarantee maximum enjoyment. The physical effort will also have them tired out by the time they get back home! This is a WIN/WIN solution.

Camps are available on 23rd and 24th June 2010 as well as 1st, 7th and 8th of July!
You can deliver the kids between 07h00 and 08h00 and collect from 17h00 to 17h45 each day. The cost includes Lunch as well as snacks.

This is a fabulous option for Teens and Kiddies to interact socially, get loads of physical activity and have a heap of fun.

Choose the healthy alternative to keep your children busy and stimulated during this super long holiday. They will have the time of their lives!

Booking is essential as there are limited spaces available. Secure holiday adventure activities with Boot Camp SA Durban now!

Monday, 7 June 2010

Catch the Sardine Run with Blue Vision Dive Centre





You can catch the Sardine Run with Blue Vision Dive Centre. Small pockets of sardines have already been spotted at Port St Johns, so we are looking forward to the beginning of the Sardine Run.

If you have not heard of the sardine run and are wondering what it is and why it creates such excitement read on. It is not called "The Greatest Shoal on Earth" by mistake. This mammoth natural event is the underwater equivalent of the annual Wildebeest migration across the Serengeti. Millions of people catch sardine fever. While they wage heated battles to secure the best vantage points from which to enjoy this fabulous spectacle, predators of the ocean congregate by the hordes for a humungous feast.

The last day in May has seen the arrival of the humpback whales migrating passed Aliwal Shoal and the Ragged Tooth Sharks have arrived in numbers!

We look forward to the gigantic shoals of sardines as they chase the warmer waters they love best while unwittingly luring ocean and air hunters to the coast of KwaZulu-Natal. The shoals of sardines can extend to a length of 6km, a width of 1,6km and up to 30m deep. That is a big draw card for hungry sea creatures!

All this in anticipation of the ocean extravaganza that is due to arrive soon. Be sure to book early and catch the sardine run with Blue Vision Dive Centre.