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South Africa has extraordinarily varied land, offering almost unlimited opportunities for adventure activities of all sorts. You will be spoilt for choice when looking for activities and leisure pursuits. All nine of South Africa's provinces offer a wide range of activities from diving and shark cage diving to mountain climbing and abseiling, elephant-back safaris, fishing, hot-air ballooning and whale watching. Culinary hotels offer traditional South African hospitality as well as sumptuous culinary delights. Each hotel has been hand-picked for its high standard of personal service, relaxed atmosphere and simple elegance. Some of the best Golf & Spa hotels are to be found in South Africa. These golf resorts combine elegant golf courses with a range of luxury accommodation in some of the country's most beautiful locations.

Shark Cage Diving

Shark cage diving is the most exhilarating adventure you can have in open water and there is no place better than Cape Town's Seal Island, the hunting ground of the Great White Shark. False Bay is the only location on earth where you can see the rarest of all phenomena: the breaching of the Great White Shark. This is a sight not to be missed, but from the safety of the boat of course. Shark cage diving presents you with the awe-inspiring opportunity to view these magnificent sharks patrolling the depths on the lookout for prey.

Segway

Segway South Africa (Pty) Ltd operates a fleet of Segways' at Sun City, North West and in Livingstone, Zambia. This gives guests the chance to ride a Segway in a special environment, viewing the most beautiful animals, birdlife and flora Africa has to offer. We also have a mobile Segway unit in Cape Town allowing for tours and obstacle courses in various locations ie botanical gardens, beach fronts, V&A Waterfront, Camps Bay, Clifton, Cape Point etc.

Learning to ride takes only a few minutes, and after instruction by trained coaches guests are taken in small groups (up to 10 at a time) on a guided tour, where they learn about a variety of local attractions. Doing this whilst experiencing the magic of riding a Segway will make for an experience of a lifetime!

Elephant Safaris

Addo Elephant Back Safaris is situated in the pristine valleys of the Zuurberg Mountains, bordering the Greater Addo Elephant National Park. This area is regarded as Africa's most biologically diverse, supporting 4 of the 7 biomes or eco-regions in Southern Africa Walks with the elephants through bush, ravines and forest. The walk is not strenuous and at an enjoyable pace. Walks will allow the guests to observe the elephant's habits in their natural surroundings. Then enjoy the thrill of riding these gentle giants to their favourite waterhole to watch them swim and make the most of the mud. You are also able to enjoy a lunch watching the elephants.

Hot Air Balloon Safaris

Experience the 720 degree wrap around panorama of the Magalies River Valley and nearby Hartebeespoort Dam area that incidentally boasts some of the best ballooning weather in the world. On a typical balloon safari our clients can be met, just as the sun is rising at our Skeerpoort Balloon Field in the Magalies River Valley (about 70kms north-west of Johannesburg) or collect them from their hotel.

Hot tea, coffee and biscuits are served whilst you watch the crew prepare the huge colourful balloons for flight in the calm, stable morning air. Once the balloons are ready, passengers are invited to climb aboard and the pilot gives them a short safety briefing prior to take off. Champagne is then served as the passengers enjoy what some describe as "the closest thing to heaven known to man."

After landing, which can be most fun of all, their ground crew who have been following in retrieve vehicles below will collect the passengers and drive them back to our beautiful country base where our catering staff have prepared a freshly cooked, delectable, champagne breakfast where a souvenir "Citation for Bravery" will then be awarded to you.

River Rafting

Take on the mighty Zambezi with the wildest one-day trip on the planet, below the mighty Victoria Falls. There are full day and half day trips that are fantastic and include lunch, teas/coffees & transfers and all trips offer photo & DVD coverage.

White Water Rafting trips enter low water levels towards end of August 2007. This means that from August onwards, until High Water level (approx. mid January) the swirling waters of the Zambezi below the Victoria Falls are offering one of the finest One-Day-White Water Rafting experiences to be had anywhere in the world. There are full & half day trips, plus fantastic multiday trip options for those wishing to savour this fantastic outdoor experience. These trips run daily.

Low Water - Full Day
Dates - 21st August - 15th Jan
Rapids - No.1 to No. 23
Lunch - at rapid No. 11

Low Water - Half Day
Dates - 21st August - 15th Jan
Morning Trip - Rapid No. 1 to No. 11
Afternoon Trip - Rapids No. 11 to No. 23
Lunch - is served at the top of the gorge

2 Nights & 2 Days Rafting
Booked on Request - This is a fantastic way to experience all that the Zambezi has to offer. Run the same crashing one day trip as above then overnight in the stunning Batoka Gorge to continue the trip the next day. See some awesome scenery and huge white water on day two before a second night in the gorge and a return road trip on the third morning.

6 Nights & 6 Days Rafting
Booked on Request - A really special trip is our 6 Nights 6 Days white water rafting. The trip starts below the Falls and ends about 150km below after travelling the entire Batoka Gorge and experiencing all its exciting rapids and placid pools. Guests will see amazing sights including fisherman's villages, some rare bird species and glistening white sandy beaches as well as huge white water and sizzling campfires

Helicopter Adventures

Helicopter adventures over South Africa's spectacular Mpumalanga Lowveld, are undoubtedly the only way to embrace the beauty and capture the splendor of the country. Helicopter flights are exhilarating and swoop over deep and mysterious gorges, through lush valleys bursting with vegetation and colour. Fly above cascading waterfalls and take spectacular photographs. Some flights take trips to God's Window, which offers awesome panoramic views of the bushveld below and on to the fascinating and dramatic rock formations of the Blyde River Canyon. A bird's eye view of the amazing Three Rondavels will leave you breathless. A delicious picnic accompanied by South African Sparkling wine can be enjoyed on ground arrival with fantastic views over Mpumalanga.

The Cascades Tour - this trip departs from Hippo Hollow in Hazyview and follows the Sabi River Valley, flying over the 30-metre-high Pinnacle of free-standing sandstone rising above the indigenous forest. There are spectacular photographic opportunities as you fly over the breathtaking Lisbon falls, which tumble in four cascades down a 92-metre-high cliff into a beautiful pool. Then fly over the 64-metre high Mac Mac Falls, which splits into two beautiful streams before plunging into the forested gorge. God's Window will be the next experience; here you will be treated to one of the finest views of the beautiful Mpumalanga Lowveld, before landing back at Hippo Hollow. The duration of the excursion is 45 minutes.

The Cascades and Canyon Delight - this trip departs from Hippo Hollow in Hazyview and follows the Sabi River Valley. This is an exhilarating flight swoops over deep and mysterious gorges and through beautifully lush valleys. Flying over roaring rivers and cascading waterfalls will allow for spectacular photographic opportunities. The flight will continue along the escarpment to God's Window, which offers awesome panoramic views of the bushveld below. Then you fly on to the fascinating rock formations of the 30-kilometre-long Blyde River Canyon offering a bird's eye-view of the Three Rondavels, to then land at a sight with magnificent views of the Mpumalanga Lowveld. The duration of this excursion is 2 hours.

Horseback Safaris

Experiencing South African Horseback Safaris is a once in a lifetime opportunity! There are fully qualified guides to guide guests in Dangerous Animal country. Horseback safaris are a fantastic way to see the Big 5 and really be one with nature, no sounds of engines or vehicles. It's you and your horse facing a buffalo! Get to see rhinos up close and personal, photographing them from your saddle. The same horse will then carry you to see the hippos splashing in a dam or waterhole where you will see a whole host of other wild animals. Track a leopard? Canter alongside a herd of zebra? It's all possible. This is definitely a once in a lifetime opportunity. Areas in which you can experience such an opportunity lie all over southern Africa. From the Kruger National Park to Cape Town, Botswana to Namibia, the choice is endless.

There are various types of packages available, so enquire now to find out more! The world famous Kruger National Park is a 2 hour drive away, so experiencing South Africa Horseback Safaris here is the ideal location from which to extend your vacation.

 
Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge

Get away from it all and enjoy the tranquil Mpumalanga mountain scenery from the luxurious Dawson’s Game and Trout Lodge, an exclusive nature retreat that spoils guests with its colonial charm and warm ambience.Dawson’s Game and Trout Lodge is situated below the dramatic Nelshoogte Pass and offers...
Dawsons Game and Trout Lodge

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