Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Have an Adventure Filled Holiday

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

Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery, Quad Biking and more in Cato Ridge

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

Ballooning Record in 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.

For more action at a playground near you visit www.AdventureEscapades.co.za soon! Add us to your Favourites so we will always be just one click away.

Monday, 12 September 2011

Midmar Boating and Hire for Watersport Adventures

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

Paraglide in South Africa

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

Adventure Tourists in South Africa

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

Adventure Peaks with Advantage Tours

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

Mapatiza Mine Tour is a Mining Adventure

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

Champagne Valley Adventure Zone Rocks

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

Simple Wild Equestrian Adventures

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

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

Garden Route Adventure

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!

Monday, 8 August 2011

Happy Women's Day from Cenuturion Quad Rides

Centurion Quad Rides wish you a Happy Women’s Day tomorrow and they are offering a special just for you!

There will be rides available at 10:30; 13:00 and 14:30 for R300 per person for a 1 hour quad bike trail with drinks on the river bank.

Booking is essential to secure this package with Centurion Quad Rides and this is only available for Women's Day, Tuesday 9th August 2011.

We at AdventureEscapades.co.za also wish you a Happy Women's Day and recommend an outdoor activity to keep you strong and healthy. South African women are strong and successful and have progressed on many levels in the past decades. Feel the girl power!

Book with an activity provider near you and challenge your self to up your game even more. We have a diverse range or Air, Land and Water activity providers spread all around South Africa, let's face it, with the chill winter we are experiencing in most of South Africa most adventures offer a wonderful way to keep warm!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Big Blue Adventure

A whale of a time was had when this surprise big blue adventure occurred. Watch as a 25 metre blue whale surfaces alongside this boat. The whale obligingly shows off its gigantic rear. The paddle boarder who got breathtakingly close to the beautiful giant (see video) really had a grand front row seat in this unexpected marine-life movie house.

Blue whales are the largest mammals on earth and can be 30 metres long, weighing in at almost 200 tons. It is however sternly advised that the closest you should ever get is about 45 metres from a blue whale. Always ensure in South Africa that the vessel you are viewing from has a permit to approach more that 300m from a blue whale.

It has been noted that in the incident you can view above, the whale did not respond in the slightest to the paddle boarders presence.

South Africa is blessed with an extensive coastline providing many opportunities to view whales and dolphin, the prime time on the East Coast being in July when the sardines run.

Book whale watching or another outdoor adventure with one of the many activity providers at AdventureEscapades.co.za

Thank you to GrindTV for the news item and we'd love to receive your footage of the blue whale in South African waters. Share those YouTube links here or on our Facebook wall.

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Mapatiza Mine Tour Adventure

Mapatiza Mine Tour is an adventure underground that you can enjoy as a school group, corporate group or family.

For years gemstones have fascinated mankind and gemstones have been considered valuable. Stones are used for decor, jewellery and healing. Imagine being able to enter a gemstone pocket mine, you can with Mapatiza Gemstone Mines.

You will have an opportunity to walk across crystal quartz formations, these exude powerful energy fields. See how various gemstones are polished.

Booking for groups is essential. You can book here for a Mapatiza Mine Tour.

For more adventures in the Johannesburg area visit www.AdventureEscapades.co.za where you will find easy access to a multitude of exciting outdoor activities, outdoor adventures and comfy places with or near adventure that will accommodate you when travelling around South Africa in search of thrills!

Thursday, 28 July 2011

25% OFF at Hakuna Matata Charters

Cruising with Hakuna Matata Charters is ideal for a fun hour the whole family young and old can . Our trips out to sea are often honoured by the whales, dolphins and birdlife. You can even take along your own picnic baskets to extend the leisure of the outing.

Hakuna Matata Charters also offer deep sea fishing charters for bottom fishing (reds, rockhards, Englishmen and soldiers ect.) or game fishing (dorado, sailfish, marlin and cuta ect.) Their boats are rigged for Big game fishing and have top notch equipment. Hakuna Matata Charters supply all bait, tackle and rods so all you bring is your own fishing licence.

There is more too!Corporate Functions, Wedding, Parties, Bulls / Hens Parties, Team Building, Alternative Meetings and Product Launches. Schools can book for the educational tour. Plus you will get a 25% discount so go ahead and book today!

For other adventures in your area use the Location Search at AdventureEscapades.co.za.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

Extreme Weather brings Adventures

South Africa is experiencing widespread rain, snow in areas and rough seas. A ship has run aground and many have been isolated by flooding and snow. Roads are blocked and many more are becoming impassable, so before you head out to make snow angels get advice on your route and drive safely.

The Marketing Manager at Tranquility Lodge had to kayak from his home to his car today. The floodwater is half way up his braai.

Some people get lemons and make lemonade, here in South Africa we find the adventure in adverse situations.

Thanks to Tranquility Lodge's Marketing Manager for sharing!

To find adventure and accommodation around South Africa visit AdventureEscapades.co.za

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Elandskloof Trout Festival

Get ready it is the annual Elandskloof Trout Festival on the 20th August 2011 so practice your fly tying and casting, this may be your year to win one of the many fantastic prizes available.

Contact Elandskloof for more details right here!

You can look forward to exhibitions of fly tying and casting demonstrations. This is a popular event so make your plans to be there today or you could miss out. The event begins bright and early so it'll be more fun to get to Dullstroom the day before.

AdventureEscapades.co.za has details of fly fishing venues around South Africa.

Tuesday, 19 July 2011

Happy Birthday Adventure Escapades

This is our 5th birthday! For five years Adventure Escapades has been sourcing a variety of adventure activities for South Africans and visitors to our great country. It has been loads of fun and in the last year we have set ourselves up to offer you even more!

Take a look at the three new categories namely Adventure Tours, Adventure Bits and Adventure Stays for all those little extras the adventurer needs to maximise his or her fun. We'll hook you up with a tour guide or operator, those accessories to keep you comfortable and protected and a place to stay near to your adventure zone.

There is so much more interaction available for our browsers!

If you have discovered a favourite shop, backpackers lodge or boat builder along your travels as you chase activities around South Africa, send us their details plus if you would like to be famous for a day attach a photo of yourself at your recommended spot and we will publish it!

It is all about you having maximum fun and enjoying each day as much as we at AdventureEscapades.co.za are enjoying our 5th birthday!

Keep visiting AdventureEscapades.co.za!

Thursday, 14 July 2011

Dullstroom Bird of Prey Centre is a Raptor Adventure

Dullstroom Bird Of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre, established in 1997, aims to educate the public in order to promote an awareness of the raptor species and their plight as a growing endangered species.

We are extensively involved in promoting the well-being of this awesome species.

Public support of our efforts is invaluable and we truly appreciate with gratitude any form of help we receive.

We hope that by transferring understanding of the raptors plight we will reduce the persecution of these birds which is a happening globally.

Release programme

Over the years we have been quite successful in our rehabilitation programme through which we heal birds and get them bird back into their natural habitat.

This is not as easy as it sounds and requires time and patience.

To achieve this we use two methods:

1. Falconry, where we actively hunt with the bird and get it to hunt for us. Once the bird shows that it is fit by successfully hunting with us then it is usually ready to fend for itself in the wild and is released.

2. Hacking Back is a method which involves leaving a healthy but unfit bird in an aviary for a few weeks to get used to its surroundings.

The aviary is then left open to let the bird out in its own time to go and hunt.

An unfit bird usually does not catch anything on the first few attempts and returns to the aviary to get its daily food ration.

The process is repeated until one day the bird is able to hunt and fend for itself and no longer returns.

Visit Dullstroom Bird Of Prey and Rehabilitation Centre when you are in Mpumalanga again for a raptor adventure. Feel the air move as they swoop just over your head!

For other outdoor activities around our gorgeous country browse the listings at AdventureEscapades.co.za

Tuesday, 12 July 2011

Quad Garden Route 10% Discount

Quad Garden Route are based in George, Western Cape and have a great 10% off discount to give you from the 18th July 2011, that is Monday. Here are some of the different routes to choose from…

You have three introductory type routes to choose from (30 minutes - 2 hours):

The short Introductory Route: +- 4 km (+-30 minutes) - R150 pp
The Adventure Route: 9.1 km (+-60 minutes) - R250pp
The Adventure Challenge Route: +-14 km (+-90-120 minutes) - R350pp

Our longer Day Quad Adventures (+-3hrs) - Includes a light meal and refreshments

Ride on a Private Eco Game Reserve: Eco Game Trail (+-3 hours) - R750pp
Enjoy the historic Montagu Pass Quad Adventure (+-3 hours) - R650pp
NEW Louvain Quad Adventure: Quad Bike through the forest and mountains where Indigenous fynbos and busman cave-paintings may be found. From the summit of Duiwelsberg the Knysna Heads can be seen on clear day (+ 3 hours) - R750pp

Quad Garden Route will give you a 10% discount from the 18th of July till 1 August book early.

For more adventure activities check out AdventureEscapades.co.za

Thursday, 30 June 2011

Sky Adventures for a Great Team

Sky Adventures, based in Durban, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa provide for all forms of aviation rides, flights and experiences around South Africa.

Sky Adventures are an exhilarating choice for a Corporate Day or Team Building experience. Your employees will be motivated and inspired. They will have fun in a unique relaxing environment; our days are action packed and guaranteed to thrill the most jaded adrenalin junkie!

Our corporate aviation days provide the opportunity to unwind and de stress; this will improve attitudes, behaviors and overall company performance. As a result you will note an enhanced synergy in your fully functional team. Team development encourages employees to pool their skills and work together, improving interpersonal relationships plus allowing employees to ackowledge their colleagues outside of the work place. Allow your staff to be totally overwhelmed with excitement.

You can even book a Team Motivational Course or a Mini Training Module with our in-house Motivational speaker.

All participants receive a Sky Adventures flight certificate to show off to their circle of influence. They can say “I’ve been there, done that and I have the T Shirt!’

Book your Corporate Day with Sky Adventures now!

For loads more options all around South Africa browse all the venues at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za

Monday, 27 June 2011

Discover Saddle Creek Ranch

Discover Saddle Creek Ranch, a mecca for horse lovers in the Hekpoort Valley, snuggled in the foothills of the magical Magaliesburg Mountains.

Enjoy horseback riding at Saddle Creek Ranch, where the focus is on riding western style on "well trained, obedient calm and friendly" trail horses, across terrain varying from the bushveld to mountain foothills. Trained trail guides and a trained staff member will always accompany your group.

Whether your horsemanship is excellent or you are just a beginner, Saddle Creek Ranch ensures that you are fitted to the perfectly suited horse.

Good old fashioned Western style riding is becoming the popular style and Saddle Creek Ranch is a safe place where you can learn to ride like a real cowboy and have loads of fun at the same time.

If a horseback adventure is not your first choice visit AdventureEscapades.co.za to find the outdoor activity that suits you most.

Friday, 24 June 2011

More Adventure at Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa

Winter is an adventure at Sparkling Waters Hotel! SPARKLING WATERS Hotel & Spa have offers like their SUNDAY MADNESS PROMOTION, BLANKETS, BEANIES AND MUSICAL DELIGHTS, FAMILY FUN and to make sure Moms and Dads get a break… CHILDREN’S DINING is an option!!!

Just as you are thinking that must be this must be the ultimate winter gap destination let me add they also have THRILLS AND/OR PAMPERS for you. With the more than 16 sport, recreation , outdoor and adventure activities on site, you, and most importantly your children, are guaranteed never to be bored. At R100.00p.p. OFF the normal rate, hotel residents can enjoy the thrill and adrenalin rush of the spectacular MAGALIESBERG CANOPY TOUR. Adults and young people over 16 can opt for a heavenly pamper session at the award winning SPARKLING HEALTH SPA as opposed to the adrenalin rush of an adventure activity. The ideal is to do both – first experience the rush and then the relaxation.


The Spa comprises an indoor heated pool, gym, sun bed, steam bath, hydro therapy room, signature suite, tropical Jacuzzi garden, sun deck, tented gazebo for open air and kids treatments and large salon. Qualified therapists are waiting to spoil you with the more than 45 pampers and treatments on offer.

Melt away the Winter Blues with masterfully crafted WINTER WARMER SPA PACKAGES that will leave you feeling Rejuvenated, Relaxed, Revitalized and Blissfully Pampered.

There is lot’s more to adventure to enjoy this adventure to enjoy this Winter. Take a look at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za to uncover a warm up session for your tastes.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Urban Paintball Adventure

The Urban Paintball Adventure available at Field 19, 10 kilometres north of the Fourways Mall, is an unmissable paintball combat zone. If you love forest, field or simulated bunker style paintball you have to experience this as an alternative paintball platform.

The indoor S.W.A.T. house provides the opportunity to hunt your opponents down using stealth and approaching while completely out of sight, find them and fire at pointblank range. The anticipation is electric. Paintball does not get better than this.

Book for your team of a bunch of friends today. Field 19 is the hot paintball spot that is easily accessible in the northern Johannesburg suburbs. Getting fired up over paintball this winter will keep you warm.

For other chill busting, energising adventure activities, action jammed tours, affordable stays and all your bits of adventure equipment browse the categories at AdventureEscapades.co.za.

Friday, 17 June 2011

Sparling Waters Extend Winter Wonderland Special!




• R500.00 per adult sharing.

Children sharing a room with adults are charged as follows:

• 0 – 5 = No Charge
• 6 – 10 = R205.00
• 11 – 15 = R325.00


1. The adult rate quoted above is for a standard room. For executive rooms there is a surcharge of R75.00 per person per night.
2. The rates quoted are per person per night sharing and includes Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
3. To qualify for the above rate (which is ±30% off our rack rate) bookings are subject to a minimum 3 night stay any time between arriving Sunday and departing Friday for the period stipulated above.
4. From Friday to Sunday (2 x nights) our weekend special rates will apply – R660.00 with conditions as in 1. & 2. above. Children’s rates remain unchanged.

Visit AdventureEscapades.co.za to find more specials around South Africa.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Winter Swells in Muizenberg

Surfers did you know that a hot spot for winter swells is Muizenberg? If you live in Cape Town and have kept this to yourself, tough, your secret is now out! Those North West winds heading for your beaches create awesome swells! We are talking world class waves hitting shores on the Cape Peninsula.

Muizenberg is right there, with Surf Emporium on hand if you are a newbie, book a lesson on yoru own or in a group. Surf Emporium is situated opposite Surfs' corner. Easy to locate and it's the hippest surf school in the neighbourhood! Popular with SA celebs like the Parlotones too!

No wonder Surf Emporium claim Muizenberg is one of the best places in the world to learn to surf!!!

Winter is a great time to get into the water and on June the 16th it will be time for another legendary fun contest weekend. It's the Kakgat classic. That means lots of sunshine, waves and tons of surf coaching! See you there.

Contact Surf Emporium for more details. You can find them at AdventureEscapades.co.za, South Africa's biggest online shop.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Profile of Local Adventurer Paul Erskine

11 day – 1,000km – 1 cause

Local adventurer, entrepreneur, and humanitarian, Paul Erskine, is currently in training to ride 1,000 km across Mongolia on horseback for 11 days in August.

The Mongol Derby is the longest horse race in the world, consisting of riding semi-wild Mongolian horses through the remote wilderness of Asia, and Paul’s doing it to raise money for the orphaned and abandoned children of Fairhavens Babies Home in KwaZulu-Natal.

Paul has always had a passion for extreme adventure. To date he has crossed the North Pole on a sled pulled by huskies, visited five of the seven wonders of the world,climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro, travelled to 72 countries, and dived all over the world. And he still has a lot to tick off on his Bucket List.

The hostile Mongolian landscape will be Paul’s hardest challenge to date though, twenty riders testing their physical and mental mettle against the hardiest opponent, nature itself.

From the 6th of August, Paul will race semi-wild horses borne of the same bloodline as these ancient steeds, while self-navigating his way across 1,000 km of Mongolia’s rugged steppe region only stopping to change horses every 40km.

By the end of the Mongol Derby, Paul will be one of a small handful of people in the entire world who can say they have ridden in the footsteps of Genghis Khan.

To find out more about Paul and his ultimate race to make a difference visit www.paulerskine.co.za

Enjoy local horseback activities from the selection available at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Ceres Zipslide Adventures

Ceres Zipslide Adventures have a bonus for you this WINTER! We know you are dying to find out what it is but did you know that CERES is also a planet? The smallest identified dwarf planet in the solar system in fact! While we are not able to hook you up with the activity operators on this supposedly icy sphere yet, as soon as possible we will make sure all the details are available at www.AdventureEscaapdes.co.za

Enough waffling, has your excited sense of anticipation reached it's peak? Ceres is of course best known for fruit and the juice produced from it's bountiful valley. Now for a little commercial break...hah only kidding!

The great Winter Special available at Ceres Zipslide Adventures is a massive 20% discount. That is correct Twenty Percent off your zipslide fee all through winter. If this does not get you off the sofa and out for an adventure nothing will.

PLUS there have already been snowfalls on their nearby peaks so you could be viewing some bright snowy vistas as you zip along!

Book, pay and slide before the end of August to enjoy this generous offer. Remember to tell those friendly guys at Ceres Zipslide Advetures that you heard about it from AdventureEscaapdes.co.za, South Africa's biggest online adventure shop!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

WINTER CONFERENCE SPECIAL with Scorpion Lifestyle Club

From the moment you arrive at Blue Hills Farm Function Venue, you'll forget that you're still in the middle of town! Centrally situated on the R55, approximately 5 kilometres from Kyalami Racing Track, the Blue Hills Farm Function Venue is easily accessible to guests arriving from either Pretoria or anywhere in Johannesburg.

Conference Packages

Full Day Conference : R350.00 p/person includes the following :

• Venue hire from 8am to 5pm
• Tea/Coffee/Juice and rusks on arrival
• Mid-morning Tea/Coffee and Scones or Muffins
• Conference Lunch
• Afternoon break with Tea/Coffee and Biscuits
• Standard equipment

Half Day Conference: R290.00 p/person, includes the following :

• Venue hire from 8am to 1pm
• Tea/Coffee/Juice and rusks on arrival
• Mid-morning Tea/Coffee and Scones or Muffins
• Conference Lunch
• Standard equipment
Subject to a minimum of 10 Delegates

This venue is also a stunning wedding venue. The Tent Venue is situated next to a natural dam and The Hill Top Venue is perched on top of a hill overlooking Midrand.

Bookings can be made with Scorpion Lifestyle Club at AdventureEscaapdes.co.za.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Orlando Extreme Challenge

The Orlando Extreme Challenge happens on the 4th June 2011 for those who have a passion for adventure this is where you want to be.

The day will include three main competitions;
BUNGY STUNT – best bungy stunt wins!
PAINTBALL COMPETITION – Prizes for the winning team.

For more details about the Orlando Extreme Challenge visit Orlando Towers at AdventureEscapades.co.za, complete the contact from and they will respond with all the data you need to get your entry in for this event.

Not in Gauteng? Check out the bungy venues around South Africa for your Saturday challenge. Chat to your local operators and suggest they organise a similar event to keep you warm this winter.

Join out Facebook Group today and share news of your extreme weekend adventures! If we are impressed by your spirit of adventure,we’ll make you famous for a day by publishing your photos in our BLOG!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011


Local businessman, philanthropist and single father Scott Huntly, has successfully entered himself into the history books by completing the most bungy jumps, within 24 hours.

On the 8th of May 2011 the crew from Face Adrenaline helped make Scott’s dream a reality by assisting him to complete this spectacular feat of 107 jumps off of the Bloukrans Bridge, the world’s highest commercial bungee, in a time of 09h09m38s - and that was with a break in between the jumps. Scott actually broke the record at 105 jumps which he achieved in 07h39m, smashing the previous world record which was set by New Zealander Mike Heard, who in August 2008 performed 103 bungee jumps in 10hrs19 min under the Auckland Harbour Bridge. The combined effort from the team and Scott has successfully placed Scott’s name in The GUINNESS WORLD RECORD books as the man with ‘the most bungee jumps in 24 hours’.

This event has generated vast amounts of awareness for the crucial need for the uplifting of communities in South Africa. Scott’s main aim on this project was to raise funds to uplift communities, especially in terms of nutrition, education and fitness (overall wellness).

The event wouldn’t have been possible without the help from his sponsors, Ferrum Crescent Limited, Sylvania Platinum Limited, Magnum Mining & Exploration Limited, Bezant Resources Limited. Our partnership with Let’s Play will allow us to support community projects that use sport to bring about required the upliftment. Let’s Play’s aim is to elevate awareness of our social situation and to introduce and encourage play, activity and sport in schools and at home. Scott is well on his way to achieving his goal and commencement on community initiatives will begin soon.

Other Supporters of the project included: Red Bull, 130 Smoothie, MARQUEONE Sport &
Entertainment, Circle of Life and FasTrackKids.

However, not only has Scott set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORD - Now with the backing of a global sponsor on board, Scott will attempt yet another record and extraordinary feat of jumping off each of the highest commercial bungy’s on each the 7 continents, in 7 months. And so begins the ‘Bungy Sevens’ - 70 Jumps. 7 Continents. 7 months. As Scott sets yet another world record, proceeds raised will be allocated to uplifting communities and children’s wellbeing.

Individuals or companies wanting to make a donation or pledge can mail hayley@marqueone.co.za.

Pictured above is Scott receiving his Guinness World Record Certificate from Guinness Adjudicator

Bookmark AdventureEscapades.co.za and visit South Africa's biggest online adventure playground as often as you like!

Friday, 20 May 2011

Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa are a 2011 AA Awards Finalist!

AdventureEscapades.co.za would like to congratulate Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa on being an AA Awards finalist for 2011. Well done to Rei and his team!

Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa are situated in Magaliesberg and the popular Magaliesberg Canopy Tour is a big drawcard for adventure seekers.

The hotel has a strong focus on offering attractive seasonal specials which suit families, team building and even corporate clients who need to strategise. You can contact Sparkling Waters Hotel and Spa for a quote on what you need here.

If Magaliesberg is too far away for you then check out all the other accommodation venues we have sourced from all around South Africa for your leisure and enjoyment. The adventure begins here! Visit AdventureEscapades.co.za!

Monday, 16 May 2011

Elephant rules for the road

South Africa is a marvelous country to holiday in and tour with it's wealth of wild life areas. The slide show above is a reminder that in South Africa the benefit of abundant wildlife comes with a proviso, RESPECT NATURE. When you enter a conservation area, wildlife park or game reserve do so with this motto foremost in your mind.

As you can see above, the driver of the white sedan did not respect that nature had honoured him with trust, giving him a close-up view and when the said driver decided to blatantly dishonour the trust offered, the elephant showed him who was boss. Not much fun if you ask me!

So in conclusion never overtake an elephant, it is unacceptable and will not be taken lightly.

To enjoy a game drive responsibly, always respect nature.

You can book your next bushveld adventure at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

A World of Adventure awaits you at Shumba Valley Guest Farm

A world of adventure awaits you at Shumba Valley Guest Farm where there is a host of activity options available. You can book a room, camp or stay in a motor home. New ablutions will be finished by the end of July and new campsites will also be available. The Top Camp and the Bush Camp will be kitted out and waiting for you to visit and make some noise.

At Shumba Valley Guest Farm the focus is fixed firmly on family fun.

Self-catering accommodation and a small B&B section are available.

The hosts do wonderful 3-5 day organised 4x4 trips into Lesotho and local, quad trips into Lesotho, wonderful horse riding, hiking, photography and quad bike hire on the farm. There is a 600mtr mown airstrip for light aircraft, Gyrocopters and helicopters.

What more could you possibly need to satisfy your yearning for adventure? If you can think of it you will find it at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za and if you did not need to think any further, contact Shumba Valley Guest Farm today! See you there!

Friday, 6 May 2011

Twenty Thousand Bikers in Margate

Twenty Thousand bikers descended upon Margate during the last weekend of April 2011. This festival is predominantly an adventure into the world of Harley-Davidsons and other impressive road bikes pale in comparison. What is it about a Harley Davidson that is indefinably special?

Margate have even renamed their beach front road: Harley Davidson Drive. The black and orange bunting promoting Harley Davidson, flew proudly down the main street.

The ambience of a friendly tolerant crowd, delicious food on hand and the ocean for a distraction melded into all wholly satisfying slice of enjoyment.

Late into the night roars and growls could be heard across the seaside town evoking echoes of the African jungle coming from beautiful metal beasts prowling the tarmacs of Margate.

The weather was sublime and local bands drew happy days out into a festive party for the late-nighters. Find your weekend adventure at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Freedom Day Adventure

Freedom Day is happening tomorrow the 27th April 2011 in South Africa and that means you have yet another day free to fill with adventure. You may have lost track of the reasons we have been having all these public holidays.

Freedom Day is celebrated annually to remember the struggle for a free and just South Africa culminating in the first democratic elections held in 1994 where South Africans of every walk of life participated in the making of our new country. Freedom Day commemorates the first democratic elections held in South Africa on 27 April 1994.

With this in mind we encourage you to get out there and celebrate your freedom with a daring adventure.You may enjoy ballooning, surfing or paragliding. Find a zip slide, big swing, shark dive experience or go skydiving. You have the freedom to choose an adventure activity that fits your pocket, check out the numerous options at www.AdventureEscapades.co.za

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

SA Trails Picnic Outride Adventure

Head off with SA Trails for a Picnic Outride adventure on Saturday the 7th of May from 8:00am until 2:30pm. The event will set out from SA Trails and Northern Farm. This promises to be a picnic outride with a difference!

All levels of experience welcome!

The day kicks off at 8.00 am with T.U.F.F. – which is simulated training for those that haven't ridden with us before. Then a 2 hour adventure outride on Northern Farm, a picnic on Northern Farm, then a 2 hour return-ride to SA Trails by about 14h00 - 14h30 pm!

The fee for the entire day is R700.00 and this is all inclusive.

BOOK EARLY - BOOK NOW at SA Trails to avoid disappointment!!

Find a horse trail in your area by trawling the pages at www.AdventureEscaapdes.co.za

Thursday, 14 April 2011

High Five for Wild Five Adventure

Last year we introduced you to Zendi, a Durban wife and mom who decided to make being nearly 40 remarkable by taking her first skydive, she jumped and loved it. Zendi shared that she would like to do a big swing next so we chatted to Wild Five at Oribi Gorge, near Margate and they invited Zendi to visit for the experience.

This Saturday dawned bright and beautiful and Zendi spontaneously decided it was a great day for adventure. They headed down from Durban for the day and Bryn, Zendi’s younger son who still has to notch up his first skydive, decided to join his Mom and jump into the Oribi Gorge.

This is a mighty big rush, it is a 165m fall into the gorge and they both did it!

Zendi said afterwards, ‘It is better than skydiving!’ She was ready to repeat the swing all over again, straight away!

They were blown away by the expert attention given by Richard their jump technician, he explained each aspect of the big swing in detail and clearly highlighted the safety information. Wild Five also offer bungy jumping.

Zendi has given this experience a whopping12 out of 10! As to what is next, we'll all be waiting to hear.

Contact Wild Five to book your exciting holiday adventure today or visit AdventureEscapades.co.za, it is a great place to shop for activities in South Africa!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Wave Adventure in Indonesia

Surf adventure seekers around the world are drooling at an awesome river wave that has been discovered in the remote jungle of Indonesia. This wave is being created by a tidal bore, which results when the incoming ocean tide travels up a river against the flow of the river. These bores are usually insignificant and soft, but the wave found in Indonesia is powerful. It reaches heights of around 9 metres!

Read more about the discovery of the wave at GrindTV and check out the video footage on YouTube now.

Have you booked a flight outta here with a surfboard baggage pass? Not! Well, lucky for you surfers and wannabe surfer dudes and dudettes out there, you can check out surf schools around South Africa right here. These are the people who will be able to tell you where to find surfing hot spots around South Africa.

www.AdventureEscapades.co.za has many more adventures lined up, so visit today and have fun shopping for your next good time!

Ref GrindTV

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Book Holiday Adventures

There is still time to book holiday adventures before the Easter weekend, Freedom day and Workers day public holidays. Were you smart enough to be at the front of the queue with your leave application slip? Will you be getting 11 days off work, all in a row at the low, low, low cost of just three days leave?

If you answered yes and are wondering what you are going to do, we have the answers for you. Book a couple of exhilirating adventures with us now. We have more than 1000 venues for you to select your adventure from.

Book a shark cage dive on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast with Shark Cage Diving KZN - Landers Dive Centre for just R800.00 and you get a disc of pictures too. Take 9 buddies for a skydive with Adventure Skydives and you go free!!! Ceres Zipslide Adventures also offer fantastic rates for group bookings.

We have heaps of action available for you all around South Africa. you will go back to work on the third of May feeling re-energised after spending time enjoying a couple of the activities we have on offer. The flip side is that you may get hooked! But no worries! We are constantly looking out for the next adrenalin thrill in your area. Just save www.AdventureEscapades.co.za as a favourite on your browser and you can fill up all your holiday time with adventure!

Friday, 1 April 2011

Adventurers Head for Soweto

Looking for adventure? It's easier to find than you'd believe. A hot spot for adventure that is about ready to shine is Soweto!

Soweto is the largest black urban residential community in South Africa with a population of more that a million. A landscape that accommodates many in mansions and matchboxes side by side is buzzing with development, investment and enthusiasm. Besides the cultural attractions of history tours, tenacious shebeens and restaurants with local cuisine you will uncover action venues offering cycling tours, bungee jumping and paintball. There are nightlife options that include song, dance and relaxation. Soweto is making statements in politics, fashion, music, dance, language and adventure.

Two core attractions in Soweto remain Orlando Towers and Lebo's Soweto Backpackers and Cycle Tours. For locals who have did not get to Soweto during the Soccer World Cup and tourists who truly want to feel the pulse of this powerful nation a visit to Soweto is a definite highlight, an action adventure in Soweto in a winner.

Visit the largest online portal to adventure in South Africa, www.AdventureEscapades.co.za from Simon's Town to Soweto, shop here for adventure 24/7.

Sunday, 27 March 2011

Internships at White Shark Africa

We had have lots of browsers showing interest in South African Shark adventures and decided to share more about what WHITE SHARK AFRICA offer for interns.

They cater for internships of up to 6 months duration. Interns are taught a more in-depth approach to not only research and data collection, but also from the commercial aspect of eco tourism and conservation.
They only take two interns per 6 month period.

If you chose to do an internship your first month will follow the structure of the original programme. After this month features of the intern programme, dependent on duration of stay, will include:
Seamanship skills.
Learning to pilot a tagging vessel with the option to complete a skippers course at own cost.
Data collecting and collating.
Liaising with local authorities, fisherman and schools with regards to conservation.
Helping with the day-to-day running of the programme including leading and supervising students.
Hands on experience with eco tourism.
Learning to give lectures on sharks to small groups.

They have conducted research over the last 15 years in the Atlantic region of South Africa.

Their project is conducted in the Indian Ocean to ascertain the different behaviour aspects of Great White Sharks in these warmer waters.

The tagging aspect of the programme and internship will be to ascertain the different species and numbers of those individual species with a view to conservation measures necessary for their survival.

The prices for the programme and internships are as follows:
1 Month costs £1100 (includes 25 day programme. Subsequent months as per internships)
2 Months costs £2000
3 Months costs £2900
4 Months costs £3600
5 Months costs £4400
6th Month: free only if the full 6 months is required.

NOTE the British pound to Rand exchange rate as at 26th March 2011 was R11.09 per one pound.

If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact WHITE SHARK AFRICA. Find a shark experience near you at www.AdventureEscapdes.co.za

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Defy Gravity with Air to Air Africa

The first time man defied the laws of gravity in a hot air balloon was in 1783. From this time on it has been one of the adventure activities on many peoples must do list. This simple form of flight has not changed much in all this time. Air to Air Africa fly 3 commercial balloons. The traditional wicker baskets can carry 8 , 12 and 16 passengers. These baskets are weight related depending on the cubic capacity of their envelopes and for this reason booking well in advance is essential.

Balloons require stable air conditions and for this reason flights take place at sunrise. Passengers meet for tea and coffee 30 minutes before take off. Most of the flights take place from Lake Herritage on Heia Safari ‘s Property and a private game ranch on the Crocodile River in the Kromdraai Conservancy also known as the Cradle of Humankind, approximately 35km from Johannesburg. As all the balloons are on trailers these can be moved to a destination of your choice for larger groups.

You don’t need to be physically fit to stand for an hour while you float along at tree top height and you may get to pick a leaf from the top of a tree, or speak to passers by who have stop to take a picture of you as you drift along in relative silence. That is until the pilot burns to maintain heat in the envelope and keep the balloon in flight. Tranquil and calming are the word that most describe the experience.

Balloons move with the wind and therefore where you land no one knows. Not even the Pilot can tell you prior to flight. Each flight is different and the ground crews job is to find the balloon on landing. As tradition dictates, the landing is celebrated with a glass of Champagne and /or orange juice. You are then whisked away in the retrieval vehicle and taken for a well deserved breakfast. Air to Air Africa will then present you with a certificate to remember the day you defied the law of gravity.

Flights take place at sunrise daily, and this a wonderful gift to receive or a romantic way to celebrate that special event, be it a birthday, engagement and anniversary. For a corporate function or team building experience or even to launch a new product. Air to Air Africa can place your company banner around the balloons.

For more information call +27804 602 3491 to book your adventure with Sheree. To find a balloon operator nearby visit www.adventureescapades.co.za.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

What Adventurers Want

We have had our ears to the ground gleaning the information to establish what adventurers want and we have listened! We have take action! Three new showcases have been added to our popular HOME PAGE which will be where adventurers will find exactly what they have been asking for!!!

If you have a favourite local supplier of flippers, health supplements, sunscreen, kayaks or backpacks or any of the many necessities adventurers require, advertise these products in our new ADVENTURE BITS category! Your products will be found online fast!

Do you put together adventure escapades of note? Our browsers are looking for these in all areas of South Africa, they are the 'work hard, play hard' people you want to hook up with. Advertise your tour guide skills, travel agency or tour planning service in our ADVENTURE TOURS category and receive the attention you deserve from people who will truly appreciate your skills, all at affordable rates!

Even fit and healthy okes need a good nights sleep, they may want to be up at 5am to catch the big fish or climb the highest peak but rest is essential to prepare them to achieve these mighty feats. If you have an comfortable venue which is located nearby a popular adventure venue, this is a great opportunity for you to promote what you have to the right market. Get listed in our ADVENTURE STAYS category today!

Are sirens are going off in your head? Hearing bells ringing? That is because we have what you want. Talk to us today!!!

Call 086 110 6638 or email info@adventureescapades.co.za fast!

You will not believe how much AdventureEscapades.co.za can do for your business for so little! We will find a platform online to put your business in the adventure spotlight at a price tag that will keep you smiling 24/7. We know what adventurers want! Our gift to you is the tool to get them into your store, to buy what you have!!!

Monday, 14 March 2011

Argus 2011

Cyclists descended upon Cape Town this past weekend. Before sunrise had a chance to shed it's bright light on the City of Choice, colourful and lithe lycra bathed bodies wielding superbly crafted bicycles lifted the predawn landscape from its slumbering hues. United in the pursuit of crossing the Pick n Pay Argus finish line in the world’s biggest individually-timed road cycle race these athletes exuded a taunt atmosphere of anticipation.

Festivities extended all around Green Point with restaurants serving up carbo-boosting fare, food vendors, live music and activities were set up to entertain the spectators and cyclists. Great weather also contributed in reinforcing that Cape Town is indeed The City of Choice.

The 2011 winner was Tyler Day. Defending champion, Malcolm Lange came second. This is a truly noble title to hold in a race that has been going on for more than thirty years and draws about thirty thousand entrants.

Did you enjoyed the Argus footage on television? Did you watch the race in Cape Town? If you are ready to race out on your own adventure visit www.AdventureEscapades.co.za to find a cycling venue nearby.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

24th April 2011 Fun at Durban Skydive Centre in KZN

Join in a day of fun and relaxation at Durban Skydive Centre.
Easter Egg hunt with incredible prizes to be found:
• Complimentary 2 night stay at a self catering chalet at Angel’s Way Nature Conservation.(For any available dates valid for one year)
• Complimentary Venue hire for any available Friday for a group of 15-20 people. (including the use of the swimming pool)
• One Free DVD with any Tandem Skydive booking.
• One Free still pictures with any Tandem Skydive booking.
• Complimentary Lunch at the in house restaurant.

For the kids:
• Swimming Pool
• Jungle Gym
• Fishing
• Bike trail
• Ample space to just be a kid.

For Mom & Dad: (the following can be arranged on request, bookings essential)
• Outdoor Aromatherapy massage
• Manicure
• Pedicure

Tandem Jumps available all day R1450.00..... DVD of your jump R400
Package includes the following:
• Tandem briefing by a qualified tandem master.
• Tandem Master's Fee.
• Joy ride to altitude overlooking the great Umbumbulu Mountain Range.
• Equipment Hire
• Packing Fee
• Certificate to show off with your friends!

Skydive courses..
Static line or Accelarated free fall.. Specials running on the Saturday of every month.....
Call 072 214 6040 for details..

Find a Skydive Operator in South Africa at AdventureEscapades.co.za

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Boundless Action at Skydive Rustenburg

Picture a bunch of happy, crazy people enjoying boundless action, fun and busyness. That sums up the crowd at Skydive Rustenburg. Never a dull moment, always something exciting happening.

If you happen to arrive and find it is dead, you can be sure the party has just been moved to another venue because the Rustenburg Skydive crowd are so wired into what is hot and happening that wherever they are is where the action is at!

Saturday 5th March at Tswaing, a 2 000 ha Nature Reserve, World Heritage and site of one of the Best Preserved (220 000 Year Old) Meteorite Impact Craters in the World, 40km North West of Central Pretoria it is the Tswaing Crater Gathering which is all about music, lights and fire dancers and serious rumours that aliens may fall out of the sky on Saturday evening aka Rustenburg Skydivers!

Then for the long weekend at the end of April you can look forward to The Smoking Dragon Women’s Music Festival, 29th April to 2nd May with a SkyDiving Boogie near Woodstock Dam at Amphitheatre Backpackers Lodge!

Then besides all the weird stuff mentioned above the usual tandem dives, training and Sports SkyDivers will be in action this weekend at Skydive Rustenburg and good news for you, visitors are welcome! For other wonderous weekend pursuits visit AdventureEscapades.co.za

“Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.” Aldous Huxley - Vedanta for the Western World, 1945

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Wakeboard Action at Emanzini Country Resort

On behalf of The South African Wakeboard Association, we have great pleasure in announcing the Ronix SA Pro Wakeboard Tour Stop 3 in Collaboration with Mastercraft Boats and hosted by the Emanzini Country Resort, Vrede, Eastern Free State being held on the 11, 12 and 13 March 2011.

Just under two hours from Johannesburg, Emanzini Country Resort is the perfect holiday and weekend getaway destination. Set in the rolling grasslands of the Eastern Free State, the Resort has spectacular views of neighbouring farms and the Langberg Mountains. At the confluence of two spruits, the 49-year-old dam is the creator of a wetland that now hosts a large variety of birdlife.

Vrede is a scenic little town with an imposing sandstone church. The town lies in the North-Eastern Free State about 20km east of the N3, close to the Mpumalanga border. The town was established in 1863 by European landowners of this area. Vrede is surrounded by undulating, Highveld hills in the spine of the Drakensberg.

The town is equipped with all the basic requirements including an excellent SPAR bakery and a good selection of meat at reasonable prices. In fact, all prices of most commodities in the town seem to be reasonable! The banks have 24 hour ATM's and the folk are friendly and helpful. Vrede and the surrounding area is a rewarding tourist destination.

The weekend starting 11 March 2010 is a good time to visit Emanzini Country Resort if you enjoy adventure activities and especially wakeboarding!

Friday, 25 February 2011

SA Powerboat Race at Emanzini Country Resort

Emanzini Country Resort on the Vrede dam are hosting a Powerboat race meeting next weekend on the 5th and 6th March 2011. This is the first time the Powerboat Race is being help at Vrede dam which is perfectly deep and has accommodating long stretches for speed heats.

The event kicks off at 7h00 and once the entries are in and the briefing is done there will be some official practice sessions. With heats for different categories building up to the Prizegiving late on Sunday afternoon, this is a highlight on the SA Power Boat calendar.

Emanzini Country Resort is a water sport lover’s dream venue. You can contact them directly from AdventureEscapades.co.za where you will also find other watersport activity providers around South Africa.

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

White Shark Africa Adventure

White Shark Africa have been successfully building healthy and respectful relationships between sharks and humans since 1995. Their shark interaction packages have become increasingly popular and their pursuits are backed by their avid participation in shark research.

White Shark Africa gives you the opportunity to see sharks from an entirely different perspective. These experiences are varied and custom designed to snugly fit different clients needs.

A trip they have available at the moment for students is an educational program. The students have a great time being part of the tagging and research activities. Eight students can be accommodated at the time. They get to work not only with the great White shark but also with many other interesting species of sharks swimming in our South African Waters. They get to tag sex and size the shark and physically get their hands wet. They learn different shark identification measures, conservation, shark handling, and much much more.

You can book you package with White Shark Africa today!