Seeing Charley Boorman’s South African Adventure on Channel 5 for two weeks running has given us all at the FAB HQ wanderlust. Before you settle down to watch the third episode of this four-part series which documents the seasoned traveller traverses over 6,000 miles of this beautiful country on his trusty BMW GS Adventure motorcycle, why not have a look at the list of South Africa’s top 10 extreme adventures Charley has inspired us to check out for ourselves (Alright, perhaps only some of us!)
1. Bloukrans Bungee, Tsitsikamma
Plunge head-first off the 216m-high Bloukrans Bridge, the highest commercial bungee jump in the world.
2. Diving with Tiger Sharks, KwaZulu-Natal South Coast
Cage free – at world-rated dive site, Aliwal Shoal.
3. Cable Gorge Swing, Graskop
The world’s highest cable gorge swing-68m of high-octane freefall.
4. Frozen waterfall, Giants Castle Massif
Let’s just say you’ve never experienced cold play like this before.
5. Crocodile Cage-diving, Oudtshoorn
Get snapped (by a camera) eye-to-eye with a 4m long Nile crocodile. See Number 2 – only this time there’s a cage for a reason…
6. The Mother of all Abseils
1000ft above sea level, Table Mountain boasts South Africa’s highest commercial abseil. It’s enough to send anyone over the edge…
7. Surf Dungeons in Hout Bay during winter
The biggest and most radical surf break on the African continent. Pro-surfers only!
8. White water rafting, KwaZulu-Natal
South Africa’s wildest river ride: the mighty Tugela (Thukela) River meets unyielding rocky gorge.
9. Thunder City, Cape Town
Blow your mind on a supersonic jet interceptor as you hurtle through the sound barrier at 1,500km an hour above the ocean.
10. Orlando Towers Power Swing, Soweto
The world’s first bungee swing between 2 cooling towers