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Pocket-friendly adventures in SA to explore this long weekend


Adventure awaits! Whether you prefer to challenge yourself physically, or just want to get out into nature, here’s a list of items for you to try out this long weekend.

Compiled by Cape Union Mart

River Rafting Is Always A Great Idea For Family

Take your loved ones out to enjoy South Africa’s rivers such as the Orange River and Vaal River while being surrounded by nature, and keep your feet protected with K-Way Men’s Rift Shoes while rafting through the river’s rapid flows.

Read: 5 spectacular spots to go kayaking in Cape Town

Conquer One Of The World’s Leading Tourist Attractions


Picture: Matt Sterne/ Getaway Gallery

Cape Town is perched at the feet of an incredible natural playground for adventure seekers with hundreds of trails to explore and rock climbing options abound.

Even if your fitness is not up to scratch, a trip up in the cable car always makes for a good day out, and the newly opened bar at the lower cable station is the perfect place to cool down after you’ve explored the trails.

Read: Doing it sideways: summitting Table Mountain from the flanks

Take A Leap Of Faith In Soweto


The Soweto Towers is one of many tourist attractions in Soweto. Originally, it was used as the Orlando coal-fired power station in 1943 and commissioned at the end of World War II. It is the perfect destination to spend time with friends and family while learning about the history of Soweto. Don’t forget your GoPro Chesty to capture immersive footage while you jump off those towers!

Read: Cruising the Four Rands of Jozi

Lunch At The Valley of Desolation


Picture: Getaway Gallery

The perfect destination for an outdoor lunch or picnic. You can also catch a glimpse of the endangered Cape Mountain Zebra, plenty of kudu, buffalo, the majestic black eagle and the Kori Bustard – the heaviest flying bird in the world. Take your own coffee and ensure that it stays warm for hours in your Stanley Flask.

See The Streets Of Braamfontein And Soweto On Two Wheels


Picture: Getaway Gallery

Join this cycle tour and explore the streets of Braamfontein and Soweto on just two wheels, don’t forget to grab your Source Fuse Hydration Backpack to stay hydrated and keep your gear secured.

Read: Come cycle through Joburg with me

The Garden Route Is Always A Great Idea


Picture: Getaway Gallery

Everyone loves vacations even if it’s just for the weekend. Take the Garden Route solo or with your partner and explore the beguiling diversity of wide sandy beaches, lovely lakes and lagoons, shady evergreen forests and protea-studded slopes.

Read: The Garden Route of all fear

Visit the Storms River Mouth or bungee jump from the world’s highest bridge if you dare.


Ngama Tented Safari Lodge offers 50% off until end of April


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