#FindYourEscape: Top Eastern Cape adventures

2017-07-16 11:26
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The Eastern Cape is a real adventure, just waiting to be planned. From Sandboarding in the white sands of Sunday River; from Abseiling in Amatole Mountains to swinging high up at iconic Addo Park, one of the most famous parks in the world. 

ALSO SEE: SA's Big 5 adventures for adrenaline junkies

So to choose the best activities, here are Traveller24's top picks for setting an adventurous pace to your holiday escapes around the region. 

Sandboarding at Sunday River Adventure

Situated 5 kilometres from the Malaria free Addo Elephant National Park in Colchester, your journey will begin with a scenic 10 minutes boat cruise on the magnificent Sundays River, where breathtaking birds and wildlife, can be seen in their natural habitats; offering an unforgettable outdoor experience only 30 minutes away from the city of Port Elizabeth.

Contact: 0711856565 / +27 (78) 364 0246

Big Swing at Adrenaline Addo

For the ultimate adrenaline rush try the big swing, it will definitely hit the spot. It is the very first of its kind in South Africa. The experience involves being hoisted up 18 metres high and then released into a sudden free fall for several seconds, before being swung to new heights.

Side note: Say goodbye to your stomach!

Contact: 078 911 1619

Africa's longest and highest Zipline at Adrenaline Addo 

Hang on the highest, longest and fastest double zip line in South Africa that is fun, fast and also very safe above the Sunday River.

The twin zipline sees two pals, siblings or lovers zip down simultaneously and those who are brave enough, swoosh over beautiful citrus orchards and panoramic vistas at 60km per hour, where an automatic breaking system kicks in at the finish, meaning there’s nothing else to do but hold on, scream like your lives depends on it and enjoy the thrill of the double zipline.

Contact: 078 911 1619

Abseiling at the Amatole Mountains 

The attraction of Abseiling is not only the rush of descending down a vertical cliff, it is also the opportunity to experience a view of your surroundings that you will otherwise not get to see.

According to DirtyBoots, adrenaline junkies come here to Abseil 35 metres down the famous Madonna and Child waterfall.

The waterfall’s outcrop of rocks forms the shape of a mother and child. The pool below is perfect for cooling off and the adventurous are welcome to climb back up for another go.

Contact: esna@dirtyboots.co.za

Bloukrans Bungee at the Bloukrans Bridge

The is the highest commercial bridge bungee jump in the world and attracts adventure seekers from all over the globe.

In 2003, Bloukrans Bungee was recognised as the world's highest commercial bungee jump. In 2008 it was part of the two more world records. 

It is situated at Bloukrans Bridge on the N2 Highway at the border between the Eastern Cape and the Western Cape in the Tsitsikamma area of South Africa's Garden Route. It has been operated by Face Adrenalin commercially since 1997.