Enjoy South Africa’s Sports Events, Outdoors, Adventure:
Adventure and Leisure Pursuits
All nine of South Africa’s provinces offer a wide range of activities from deep sea diving and shark cage diving to mountain climbing and abseiling, elephant-back safaris, fishing, surfing, hang gliding, hot-air ballooning, whale watching… the list is endless. When visiting South Africa, whether you are young or old, there’s an adventure option within your fitness range that will add a lot of fun to your stay in South Africa. There are plenty of activities to choose from and the choice is growing all the time.
The daring, ultra-fit thrill-seekers opt for hair raising stunts such as bungee jumping, riding the rapids, diving with great white sharks, and leaping from the skies with parachutes strapped to their backs. Hikers follow adventure trails, climbers scale the mountain peaks, and anglers stand thigh-high in streams waiting for trout to snatch the fly. Popular options for the less energetic traveller to South Africa include bird-watching, snorkelling and the ever popular hot air ballooning. South Africa’s near perfect climate provides ideal conditions for hot air ballooning, and it doesn’t require any exertion.
1) The Cape Whale Route
The Cape Whale Route is a superb outdoor adventure family holiday destination. Incorporating towns such as Betty’s Bay, Kleinmond, Hermanus, Pringle Bay, Stanford and Gansbaai, the route offers some of the best land-based whale-watching spots on the planet, as well as many activities for the whole family.
The Cape Whale Route gives travellers a massive amount of options when it comes to exploring the Western Cape beyond Cape Town. There is far more to this route than just whales, with enough variety to keep families occupied for a week or two at least.
The road trip from Betty’s Bay along the coast toward the other towns on the Cape Whale Route is a peaceful experience, with the Atlantic Ocean on the one side and mountainous, fynbos terrain on the other. Travellers will pass through several quaint villages in between the more established towns.
Hermanus is the largest town along the Cape Whale Route, boasting excellent accommodation, restaurant and adventure activities. This town has become particularly famous for it’s whale-watching and the annual Hermanus Whale Festival. There are a number of tour operators here specialising in whale-watching boat tours for those who want to get a little closer to the world’s largest living creatures.
Adventure activity options along the route include hiking, shark cage-diving, sea kayaking, quad biking, parasailing, horse riding and, of course, whale-watching boat tours.
2) De Beers Football Club – Somerset West
In the last few years of the 1800’s it was the British soldiers who introduced association football into the Western Province, and consequently South Africa. They were always the winners in those days. When our club was formed in 1902 only three of the present existing clubs had been established (Caledonians, Park Villa, and Peninsula). The foundation members were undoubtedly the artisans who came to Somerset West on the new project of erecting an explosives factory in that area. Visit their website here – De Beers AFC
3) The Helderberg MTB Trail – The Southey Vines and Geelsloot Parks are located just off Main Road in Somerset West residential suburbs. The public park has a 3.2km trail developed and managed by the Wannabees Cycling Club.
Visit the Wannabees Cycling Club here for more detail: Website: http://wannabteam.com/
4) Radloff Park Sports Grounds – Somerset West
Radloff Park is next to Vergelegen and is located in City of Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. Radloff Park has a length of 2.54 kilometres.
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- sport: multi
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