GET OFF THE COUCH AND DO SOMETHING THAT SCARES YOU
July 08, 2017
Keen to spice things up by getting the adrenaline pumping? We’ve rustled up five adventurous outings for active couples that are sure to blow your hair back. The time has come to get off the couch and do something that scares you a little - we double-dare you!
Here are our top five adventure dates for couples who like to head out into the great outdoors.
ZIP ALONG THE TREETOPS
Canopy tours are the next big thing. Experience one of South Africa’s fastest growing eco-adventures at unique locations throughout South Africa. A canopy experience takes you on an unforgettable adventure as you zipline from one platform to the next along a series of steel cables - in short, it's your childhood foofie slide on steroids! There are various exceptional providers throughout South Africa, which means you can partake in this awesome adventure activity at the Victoria Falls
, the scenic Elgin Valley
and all along the Garden Route
DESCEND INTO THE MAGICAL WORLD OF CAVES
From up above to down below, the magical world of caves is our next adventure stop. South Africa is home to all sorts of geologically and historically important caves, including the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage area, Cango Caves outside of Oudtshoorn, Stadsaal Caves in the Cederberg and so much more. There are some great activity providers throughout the country that offer exciting outings into these seemingly dark and gloomy spaces that open up the world of caves to novices and expert spelunkers alike. Abseil into the abyss
, hike the great underground expanse
or stay on solid ground and simply gaze in wonder at some ancient rock art
Top tip: You can also go on hiking adventures beneath the Mother City! Cape Town tunnel tours
take you on an adventure along the arched over canals and rivers that lie forgotten beneath the asphalt. How cool?
LEARN HOW TO HANDLE A FIREARM
Handling a firearm takes some finesse and can seem like a daunting undertaking for a novice, but once you get the hang of it, it can become a truly exhilarating pastime. Registered shooting ranges
throughout the country offer gun experiences that range from entry-level education to couple’s shooting and team-building outings. Keen to take it outside but not a fan of hunting live animals? Try clay pigeon shooting
GO EXPLORING ON HORSEBACK
If you’ve never seen the world from the back of a horse, you’re in for a wonderful treat! Horseback riding
can be as relaxing or adventurous as you want it to be, and there are activity providers throughout South Africa that offer a variety of packages for experienced riders and beginners alike. If you want to make it extra romantic, you might want to consider a full moon trial
with your partner. Or you could make your way to Addo Elephant Park
and ride among elephants, buffalo, black rhino, zebra and antelope!
MAKE THE OCEAN YOUR PLAYGROUND
There you have it ladies and gents – five awesome adventures to keep things exciting over the course of the summer holidays.
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