Activities for Adrenaline Junkies

Are you seeking the Adrenaline Rush of a lifetime? These are some of the Adrenaline packed activities South Africa has to offer those living life on the edge. This is just for you, let’s get those heart rates elevated and adrenaline flowing.

With plenty of adrenaline-packed activities, here is my list of 5 of the most exhilarating activities in South Africa. For more activities take a look at the links below. A short list of activities for adrenaline junkies in South Africa.

Outdoor Activities in South Africa.

Adrenaline and Extreme Tours in Gauteng, Kwazulu Natal, and Western Cape (Cape Town).

”Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”

– by Ernest Hemingway.

Living life on the edge is one way to make the most of our travel adventures. Besides South Africa is the second most visited country in Africa followed by Marrocco then you know why South Africa should be on your bucket list.

So why not hurl yourself off a bridge bungy jumping or coming face to face with a great white shark?

Top 10 Reasons to Visit South Africa.

The Big Swing.

The Big Swing, activities for adrenaline junkies
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Situated in the scenic town of Graskop, Mpumalanga, South Africa, you will find The Big Swing. 

The third-largest gorge in the world will give you two options after climbing 442 stairs, and both are rather daring. You can take a leap of faith and free-fall 68-meter in under 3 seconds or zip-lining 130 meters above the ground for a distance of 135 meters. Displaying the beauty of Africa as well as the timeless Graskop Falls.

If you just want to take in the scenic views and keep an eye on the action or unwind after the thrills. The Edge Bar will get you close enough to the action with a view opposite The Big Swing.

Big Swing Activities for Adrenaline Junkies

Face Adrenaline – Bloukrans Bungee.

Face Adrenaline, Bloukrans Bungee, activities for adrenaline junkies
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If swinging over the third largest gorge in the world is not enough then bungee jumping off the highest bridge in Africa, 709 feet (216 meters), making it the highest bridge bungee in the world.

Situated on the Garden Route, Tsitsikamma, Natures Valley, you will find the famous Bloukrans Bridge where all the action takes place. Taking in the majestic beauty from the Bloukrans Bridge over the Bloukrans River valley. Being the highest bridge bungee in the world, Face Adrenaline Bungee has made every effort to ensure safety and “comfort” in your jump. Making use of pendulum bungee technology, secured with both a full-body harness as well as an ankle connection.

On the milder side of things, for those not looking to jump off a bridge. There is a scenic bridge walk, although not recommended for those with a fear of heights.

Face Adrenaline Activities for Adrenaline Junkies

Zip 2000

Zip 2000 – formally held the title as the longest, fastest and highest zip line in the world, since 2004 the zip-line at Sun City has added to the bucket list of many.

120 km per hour, 2 km long and 280 meters high this zip-line promises to get your heart racing and lasts 180 seconds. A family-friendly adrenaline packed activity that is also good for team building experiences.

Ziplining is a safe activity with an impeccable record and suitable for adrenaline junkies as young as 12 years old. A safety harness securely attaches you to the steel cable and free-running trolley. If you ever wanted to fly high above the ground and get a birds-eye view of the scenery then this is a great experience.

Zip2000 Activities for Adrenaline Junkies

Mother City Sky Diving.

Mother City Skydiving, activities for adrenaline junkies
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With sky diving being available in just about every place in the world, this comes with a twist. Mother City sky diving will let you experience the rush of sky diving combined with the beauty of the Mother City (Cape Town).

14km from Malmesbury, Cape Town, South Africa, you will be able to take on the most exhilarating skydive ever. With no experience required you have full-time air-sport professionals with you every step of the way or should I say every “FALL” of the way. With daily jumps available all year round what are you waiting for?

Take a look at what a skydive in the mother city would look like, video from the official mother city sky diving Vimeo channel.

Skydiving Activities for Adrenaline Junkies

Shark Cage Diving.

Great White Cage Diving, Activities for adrenaline junkies
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A team of highly skilled professionals can get you face to face with these fierce creatures. Launching from the Kleinbaai harbor, this activity for adrenaline junkies is sure to get your heart racing.

This small harbor town called Gansbaai, located in the Western Cape of South Africa, near Cape Town. A well known hot spot for the Great White Sharks, it is also the best place in the world to experience these creatures in their natural environment.

Why not come face to face with a Great White in the safety of a cage with a reputable company and experience cage diving like never before.

Great White Cage Diving Activities for Adrenaline Junkies

​”Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

– by Unknown.

Extended List of Activities

With many more activities to choose from, these are in my opinion some of the wildest on offer in South Africa. The list still goes on you can take a look at a more extensive list of things to do and adventures at Or be sure to follow Nomad Feeling via email to get more up to date articles on food, travel, and adventure.


ConclusionDon’t wait for the adventure to come to you, go out of your way to experience the adrenaline rush that South Africa has to offer. From the world’s best to some of the best experiences in the world combined with the beauty of what Afrika and South Africa have in store for the adventure seekers who choose to live close to the edge.

I would like to hear what your favorite adrenaline-packed experience you had no matter where in the world. My bucket list is ever-growing and would like to join in on the adventures that the world has to offer.

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