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!
SPEED CLIMBING COMPETITION – max 32 entrants.
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

NEW GUINNESS WORLD RECORD SET ON SUNDAY BUNGY SUNDAY 8 May 2011, Bloukrans



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

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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