My Champagne Castle Hiking experience in the Drakensberg Mountains We asked one of our regular clients to share in their latest experience. The hike was in the Central Drakensberg area and the objective was to get to the summit of the second highest mountain in South Africa known as Champagne Castle- a challenging yet rewarding trek with some incredible views. The camp for the 2 nights was nestled between the looming peaks of the Dragons Back, Champagne, Cathkin Peak and Monks Cowl. The camp known as Keith’s Bush Camp is the perfect spot for a summit bid. It is situated

When Travel goes wrong: Top 6 Funny /Weird Travel Stories The last time we looked, life is not a progressive series of predictable and controlled events. In fact those of you who travel understand that it can be the exact opposite. Plans and logistics can go horribly wrong throwing the unsuspecting traveler into a world of chaos and mass hysteria. But you know what? Those ‘oh crap’ moments can be quite unpleasant at the time but deep down inside you know that they will make for one heck of a story later on  in the local pub over a beer

Why are you not spending more time outdoors? What is your excuse? Too tired? Budget constraints? No time?  No idea where to go or what to do? In our annual survey we conducted a few months back we wanted to find out what the main obstacles are that prevent you from finding adventure. So you’ve just got a new job and that lovely boss of yours is loading you up with projects and assignments. What a terrible person he is. Maybe you’ve got a screaming 2 year old that demands your full attention. Maybe the closest you have come to

Our Favorite Adventure Vacations in South Africa “Sawubona!” -Zulu for Hello!!! Welcome the adventure capital of Africa-or ACA for the more acronym craving traveller types out there.  South Africa is 1.2 million square kilometers of gorgeous, incredible greatness condensed into a variety of mind-blowing adventure vacations that attracts travellers from all corners of this jagged, wet and windy spherical globe that we humans have decided to inhabit. What makes the ‘Rainbow Nation’ the number 1 adventure travel destination not on in Africa but in the world? Well, here is a list of that we think are ‘mind-blowing, epic and incredible

Drakensberg Adventure Drakensberg Dream: “As I perched on the cliffs overlooking the Tugela Falls, the aching in my heart subsided. The mountain embraced me, her tempestuous winds caressed the tears from my cheeks and my eyes beheld her sacred landscape. I was home.” Every adventurer will have their Garden of Eden, their utopia, their little slice of paradise. Of my years of travel, there is one place that keeps calling me back, and that is the Drakensberg. The Drakensberg is the largest mountain range in South Africa, spanning five provinces and reaching altitudes of more than 3000 metres. The name

Adventure Travel Company – How do you know you have chosen well?  Adventure travel company choices – this is how you know you have chosen well! South Africa Adventures has come a long way since our humble beginnings. Our learning curve into the adventure travel arena started as bearded adventurers armed only with a dodgy laptop, personalities and humor to try and make it into the world of adventure travel. And we have done it all. From climbing some of the most dangerous and highest mountains in the world to getting charged by elephants in the Kruger park. And of

Drakensberg Hiking Trip Review Drakensberg Hiking Trip Adventure > South Africa Adventures Client Thys Taljaard writes about his memorable  3 Day Drakensberg hiking trip to Cathedral peak. In the winter of June 2016 I went on a 3 Day Drakensberg hiking trip to Cathedral peak which is situated in the central part of the mountain range. At the crack of dawn on Friday we left the hustle and bustle of Gauteng and hit the open road. It was a rather long and tiring journey but by 14:00 we had signed the necessary hiking permits, checked our gear and were ready for

Andrew Sullivan- World Adventure Traveller and nature enthusiast writes about Adventures in South Africa.  Adventures in South Africa are ceratainly one of a kind! When I received an email from South Africa Adventures, asking me if I’d like to join them on a few tours, you can imagine I didn’t have a hard time writing a reply. It was myself and my girlfriend’s 5th anniversary and the timing was perfect. We have always had an unquenchable thirst for the great outdoors and we knew that adventures in South Africa are abundant. Hiking, SCUBA diving, safaris, shark diving, mountain biking-every activity

Best trekking adventures in the Drakensberg Guest author Shannon Linn writes about her Drakensberg trekking adventure with South Africa Adventures. South Africa is famous for many things for travelers. Some things are more famous or overstated than others because the lack of supply. Trekking in the Drakensberg is one of them. I lived in Johannesburg for about 18 months while working in Sandton. In order to keep my sanity I was traveling almost every weekend and frequently I went trekking with South Africa Adventures.  I can write about safaris, Cape Town etc but I think there’s enough online about those already