The Garden Route is an adventure lover’s paradise! It’s most famous for its’ bungy jump at Bloukrans but bungy jumping might not be everybody’s cup of tea and if you are an adventure fan, the Garden Route has plenty to offer.
Here are some of our favourite outdoor adventure activities you can experience whilst visiting the Garden Route. We are sure you will want to give some of them a go!
How about pretending you are taking part in the famous South African reality show; “Survivor”? Acrobranch is a unique treetop experience where your challenge is to overcome various obstacles whilst swinging from tree to tree through the forest canopy. Obstacles consist of tricky tree-top crossings made of ladders, ropes, tunnels, walkways and bridges. They have a course for kids and for reasonably fit adults and teenagers making it a great adventure activity the whole family can enjoy.
Head on down to Buffalo Bay beach and try Blokart for a thrilling land-sailing experience. A Blokart is a type of land yacht, comprising of a light and compact three wheeled buggy, a mast and sail. Harness the power of the wind and speed along the white sands of Buffalo Bay beach. Unlike kiteboarding or windsurfing, after 5 minutes of briefing on controls and safety, you can be on your way.
Bloukrans Bungy, recognized by the Guinness World Records as the highest Bungy Jump from a bridge in the world, is a “must do” experience if you are an adrenaline junkie! You zipline to the platform from which you jump and then catch a winch ride back to the bridge where you walk the length of the suspended skywalk back to safe footings. If you don’t want to bungy, but still want to experience the view, you can do the skywalk on its own.
Blackwater Tubing Tsitsikamma
Tubing down the Storms River is THE original experience that “started” the adventure scene in the Tsitsikamma. some 50 years ago. The Storms River Gorge was set as one of the first iconic adventure attractions on the Garden Route. Glide along the Storms river on a one-man inflatable river tube that lets you experience all the natural wonders of this area – the pristine forests, rivers and coastline.
Another great treetop adventure is the Tsitsikamma Canopy Tours. Zipline through the forest from platform to platform high above the forest floor. Some of the platforms that connect the lines are built around giant Outeniqua Yellowwood trees that are up to 700 years old! If you are lucky, you might spot a pair of Knysna Loeries or the brightly coloured elusive Narina Trogon.
So what are you waiting for? Get a bunch of fellow adventurers together and come experience the Garden Route in high octane fashion – all you have to do…is pick your poison.
Dav1es Property Management offers the perfect group accommodation to use as a base to explore the outdoor adventure activities of the Garden Route. Have a look at our availability chart and book you next holiday today to take pleasure in these magical worlds around us!