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We live in a beautiful country with so many fun things to do and places to explore, yet many of us are stuck doing the same old activities time and time again when we have some free time. How about you break out and have some exciting adventures? Here are a couple of cool and crazy things to try in our great country.

Go for a surf
South Africa is known to be a surfer’s paradise and every year surfers from across the globe visit our shores to ride our epic waves. Ask any surfer and they’ll tell you there are few things that beat the feeling of riding a wave. How about you get in on the action? You don’t have to be a pro to enjoy this thrill, and wherever there are waves, there are bound to be a surf school or two who will teach you how to get up and get riding.

Cruise on a longboard skateboarding
We’re not talking flips and tricks or crazy descents down winding mountain roads, we’re talking about the simple pleasure of cruising on a skateboard down the sidewalk. Longboard skateboards have become very popular all over South Africa, and it’s easy to see why. The size of the board makes it much easier to balance than on regular skateboards. Their long wheelbase and big wheels make for long, smooth rides up and down sidewalks. It doesn’t mean they can’t go fast though, and with a couple of solid kicks you’ll whizz- ing down the sidewalk with the wind in your hair.

Do a bungee jump
Not for the faint hearted, bungee jumping is one of those extreme thrills you have to try at least once in your life. From the Orlando cooling towers in Soweto, to the world’s highest commercial bridge bungee at Bloukrans Bridge, all the way to Oribi George in KwaZulu-Natal, there are numerous places where you can experience this exhilarating thrill. For those who don’t feel like jumping head first into the seeming abyss, bridge swinging is an equally heart-racing experience.

Hiking up a mountain
South Africa has some of the most magnificent mountain peaks in the world that offer breathtaking views of our country’s natural beauty. One of the most popular mountains to climb is Table Mountain in Cape Town. While you can take a quick cable car ride to the top, hiking up the slopes to the top of this iconic landmark offers you the chance to get up close with the unique plant life of the area, while watching the city below get smaller and smaller. The Drakensberg Mountains are another favourite among hikers and climbers, with lots of trails and camp sites dotted across the mountain range. It doesn’t matter whether you’re taking an easy stroll, or climbing a dangerous route, the views are of the most magnificent in the country.

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