Leisure and Recreation

Abseiling, Rappeling and Rap jumping in South Africa

It's only recently that abseiling, also called rappelling, has become a South African holiday activity in its own right. There are a number of very...more

Beaches in South Africa

From the West Coast's wild, deserted, sun-bleached stretches of snow-white sand to the sub-tropical, coral-fringed, forest-backed beaches of Maputaland...more

Boardsailing/Windsurfing and Kitesurfing in South Africa

South African holiday destinations present some of the best windsurfing and kitesurfing opportunities in the world. There are a number of good spots all...more

Bungy Jumping and Bridge Swinging in South Africa

South Africa has the highest bungy jump in the world - and a few more. Visitors who fancy a slightly different leap into the unknown could try bridge...more

Canoeing, Kayaking and Rafting in South Africa

South Africa has some fantastic rivers to choose from, so you'll be forgiven for getting a little confused. We've listed the different options with...more

Climbing in South Africa

South Africa has some of the best climbing in the world, both traditional and sport. There are climbing schools and mountain guides in all the main...more

Cricket in South Africa

Cricket is a gentlemen's sport and many South Africans are avid supporters of the game. The Proteas which are South Africa's national cricket team have...more

Cycling in South Africa

If you are a keen cyclist, there are many routes available in South Africa. There are numerous cycle races of varying lengths but the most popular are...more

Diving and Snorkelling in South Africa

South Africa's extensive coastline ranges from about 35°S to 27°S and has the most southerly coral reefs in the world...more

Equestrian Sports in South Africa

There is a range of events held all over South Africa during the year, including an international polo tournament. For keen or aspiring polo players...more

Flying in South Africa

There are loads of interesting flying opportunities, ranging from a quick scenic glider flight or a hot air balloon trip to an aerobatic flip or a...more

Golf in South Africa

There are two reasons why South Africa is an excellent choice for a golfing holiday. The first is the fact that green fees are very reasonable compared...more

Hanggliding and Paragliding, Parapenting in South Africa

If you are interested in skydiving, Cape Town can take you to a drop zone that boasts one of the best views in the world from altitude...more

Hiking, Trekking, Tramping, Walking in South Africa

The Otter Trail along the Tsitsikamma coast is probably the most popular hike in the country. Lush forests, rugged shorelines, mountain streams and...more

Horse Trails and Riding, Pony Trekking

South Africa has many exciting pony trekking venues. Ride through the forest or meander through magnificent mountain scenery. Riding is excellent...more

Motor Sports in South Africa

Track racing is quite popular in South Africa with the major venues being Kyalami, near Johannesburg and Killarney near Cape Town but it is not as well...more

Mountain Biking in South Africa

Mountain bike races are usually in wonderful spots. The championship series usually takes up the first half of the year, and the classic races are almost...more

Rugby in South Africa

Rugby is enormously popular in South Africa. The Springboks or the 'bokke' with their green and gold colours are South Africa's national rugby team...more

Running in South Africa

There are a host of marathons, half-marathons, fun runs and the odd ultramarathon spread out throughout the year but, naturally, some do stand out...more

Sailing in South Africa

South Africa is not an ideal destination for a bareboat sailing holiday, as the weather and ocean conditions can be quite extreme but there are a few...more

Sea Kayaking, South Africa

There are no real, long sea kayaking expeditions in South Africa, but there are a number of fun day trips, many of which offer brilliant sightings of...more

Six South African Spas

Fancy a South African holiday with a touch of spa? Take a quick look at six spa hotels and their signature treatments, which will leave you scrubbed...more

Skiing, Snowboarding and Sandboarding in South Africa

Skiing is not big in South Africa, as we don't have much in the way of snow. There is one dedicated ski resort, with guaranteed snow between July and...more

Skydiving in South Africa

There are a number of skydiving operations all over the country, and South Africa is a great spot to learn to skydive – that excellent exchange rate...more

Soccer in South Africa

Football or soccer has a very big following in South Africa and all over Africa. Every town has a soccer club and in even the tiniest settlement...more

South Africa Recreational Activities

If you are looking for a real break, South Africa can offer a whole host of really relaxing destinations, including some healthy options like a week at a...more

South Africa Safari and Wildlife

South Africa is the best safari destination in the world. With the third highest biodiversity in the world (variety of fauna and flora) there is just so...more

Surfing in South Africa

South Africa is one of the top surfing destinations in the world and, consequently, there is a well-developed infrastructure for surfers...more

Tennis in South Africa

South Africa has a rich and proud tennis history. Although the country has never produced a Grand Slam singles winner, it has produced quite a number...more

Tree Top Canopy Tour

There are few Tree Top Canopy Tours in the world. The Tree Top Canopy Tour in South Africa is truly awesome. The trail is made up of eight cables...more

Urban indulgences in South Africa

South Africa's cities are an exciting mix of first and third world influences, offering a veritable kaleidoscope of sights and sounds. Our nightlife...more

Walking Safaris and Wilderness Trails

Very few people travel all the way to South Africa without including some game watching in their itinerary. There is nothing quite like the sensation...more

Watersports in South Africa

Watersports are wonderful to watch, not only for the actual event, but also because they are usually in great locations with wonderful scenery...more