Thursday, 25 February 2010

Two Oceans Aquarium

The Two Oceans Aquarium is perfectly situated at the meeting place of the magnificent Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Here you also get to meet the more than 3000 sea creatures who are on show in this awesome underwater sea life reserve. Various fish, turtles, penguins and even sharks are showcased for your viewing and interactive pleasure.

In the You Tube clip above you get a feel of the scuba dive experience you can have with ragged-tooth sharks smoothly passing you by, really close! The two million liter Predator Exhibit also presents a stunning assortment of other big predatory fish from the nearby oceans.

Shark lovers and nature guardians will be proud to know that the Two Oceans Aquarium successfully returned two more ragged-tooth sharks just yesterday, the 24th February 2010, in their continual efforts to support conservation. Mandy and Noodle, the sharks released yesterday, were set free in ideal weather conditions and swam off into the ocean without a backwards glare!

You can wander through observing these gorgeous tanks from a safe length or plunge in for a memorable burst of adrenalin, your choice entirely. Dive with the predators at Two Oceans Aquarium.

Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Air Safaris Adventure

February is almost ending but you can continue to celebrate romance well into March, April or May with an Air Safaris Adventure! In fact all year through and every day of each year you can fly with Air Safaris, weather permitting. They will show you Durban and surrounds, Inanda Dam, mountain tops and even the Drakensberg from the sky!

Spoil yourself with scenic flights over lagoons, rivers, and the ocean or city skyline. Air Safaris will take you to Tala Game Reserve or as far as Sani Pass Hotel, there are endless choices. Their unique feature is that they truly listen to the needs of their customers, in so far as possible they will accommodate your designer requests. In fact most of their tour packages have morphed straight from their customers very own ideas. Be creative with Air Safaris. If you lack the creative gene Air Safaris have a Mountain Top Picnic Package which will blow your mind. Their service is great too, with most of the flying done by the owner.

This is a fantastic option for corporate businesses looking to add oomph to a sales pitch or product launch. Transport your clients or executives at pace and in style to impress in a way that knocks the socks off your competition. Visit Adventure Escapades today to secure your Air Safaris Adventure.

Thursday, 18 February 2010

Summer Adventures in Cape Town

South Africans are enjoying Summer Adventures all around the country and since the sun in Cape Town is hanging about in the sky until as late as 19h30 being back at work is not too bad. There are still some useful hours to cram in healthy action after work. Head for the beaches or V&A Waterfront and grab some fun times.

On a serious note, this month The City of Cape Town issued a shark warning for some beaches on the False Bay coast. There had been a lot of shark activity especially near Fish Hoek, St James and Muizenberg beaches. The shark community may have been enticed here by the numerous schools of yellowtail as well as seals in the area. Life-guards will warn bathers if sharks are spotted so always be aware and do leave the water until you are advised it is safe to return. Beach visits are best in groups especially when it is a busy season. If you have a buddy nearby to alert guards if you are in trouble, we could see a drop in tragic misfortunes. It is more fun surfing or swimming with a friend and safer too.

Whether you want to go shark cage diving or view the sea life at an aquarium, speed across the heavens in a fighter plane or be as free as a bird in a hang-glider, enjoy a city and township tour with a difference or just revel in nature with the penguins at Boulder Bay, you will find a treat that suits you. Free the adventurer within, make a booking today for your Summer Adventures in Cape Town.

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Valentine's Ballooning Adventure

February is a great month for sharing a Valentine’s Adventure. Lovers are celebrating romance by spending time together enjoying various adventure activities like bungee jumping, canopy tours and shark cage diving.

Another popular activity that is booking up fast for this Valentine’s Day is hot air ballooning. Sun Fun Africa Safari’s have the Magaliesberg and Pilanesberg area covered. Fly gently in the crisp sky while you sip on champagne and feel your stress float away. At Pilanesberg there is abundant wild life, including the “big five”. Your pilot who is also trained in game ranging will do his best to make your experience one of the finest. This area is unique in being largely volcanic with rare rock types and unusual structures adding a geological interest to the Pilanesberg ballooning escapade. After either of these hot air balloon flights you will receive a personalized certificate.

Let this magical trip launch a delightfully memorable day. Ballooning is available at various places around the country so you could find one nearby. Grab this opportunity to take your love to a higher level with an unforgettable Valentine’s Adventure experience.

Monday, 8 February 2010

Beach Life Makeover

The sun is warm, the sand is golden, surf bright white and the ocean a stunning blue and YOU may be due for a Beach Life Makeover! We know you are loving summer in your happy place but we have to say there is more living to be had!

Lift your sleepy head, get off your towel, and sign-up to see the KwaZulu-Natal coastline from a new angle.

With Ocean Ventures your safety is foremost, so because they take that worry off your plate you can bite carelessly into a juicy adventure pie. Choose from the menu below;

Seafari Explorer – an hour or so out at sea where you can take in an eco-marine adventure with Granny and the kids. R250.00 per adult and R150.00 per child – MILD!

Dolphin Spirit – comfortable sightings of bird-life and possible dolphin while sunbathing if you like on the fore-deck. Affordable luxury at just R450.00 per adult and R350.00 per child over 5. Swimming and snorkeling may be permitted – HOT!

Extreme Adventure – This is it what all you extreme speed freaks have been waiting for! Let Ocean Ventures whizz you across the Indian Ocean! R350.00 per adult – NUCLEAR!

Live a more adventurous life. Book you beach life makeover today with Ocean Ventures.

Wednesday, 3 February 2010

Zululand in 2010

From St Lucia to Hluhluwe to Kosi Bay you can explore Zululand in 2010. There is a spread of activities available at St Lucia where African Wanderer will guide your sand, rock, bush and surf adventures. Beyond the breakers and out on the estuary, Advantage Tours will get you up close to bird life, frolicking dolphin, sea turtles in season, shark, marlin and other interesting marine mammals or as near to the hippo and crocodile as is sensible.

Head further north to Kosi Bay and let the capable team at Amangwane Kosi Bay take care of you in rustic style. You will want to share more than a day or two up here, enjoying snorkeling, fishing, canoeing, boat tours and a notable turtle experience. Amangwane Kosi Bay is a few minutes form Mozambique so have your passport ready as they take day trips to Mozambique – on this day trip you can spot piles of marine wildlife and possibly swim with dolphin. A great treat.

Book with Falaza Game Park as you wind back south, for a memorable stop and revel in a luxury stay highlighted by game drives, rhino tracking, horse trails, bird viewing, guided walks or a crocodile tour.

Zululand is a beautiful area boasting delightfully mild winters, loads of mangoes and pineapples, fields and fields of sugarcane and endless potential for non-stop adventure action. The night sky is especially bright so take time to just gaze at the heavens on a clear warm night. If you are visiting for the FIFA World Cup stay longer and see this special part of Kwazulu-Natal. Locals who have not made the journey yet should book today to enjoy Zululand in 2010.