Our beautiful South Africa is a country teaming with both natural and cultural beauty that many of us see every day. We have so many options for travel in South Africa from the Sun City Resort to the Wild Coast. We also have vibrant cities with diverse history and culture. To be honest, we are truly lucky to live in such a beautiful country!
But where can you go if you want an adventure? Where can you go to experience the outdoors?
This type of travelling is a niche travel type known as Adventure Travel or Adventure Tourism. This type of travel is fairly new and is popular amongst the younger generations.
What is Adventure Travel / Adventure Tourism?
Adventure Travel is travelling with the purpose of adventure! Travelling to explore. Travelling to learn more about the environment and yourself.
Adventure Tourism is popular in the world and is growing as people want to get away from people and cities. Adventure Tourism gives you this opportunity.
So, what activities fall under Adventure Travel? This does vary from trip to trip as it is dependent on where you are travelling. These are some of the activities:
- Bungee jumping
- Scuba Diving
- Shark Cage Diving
- Safari walks
- Mountain Biking
- Trail Running
These activities are why people travel as it allows them to get away and focus on what they love. It allows them to relax and to get in some exercise / experiences. Many travellers carry cameras such as GoPro’s with them to capture these moments.
Adventure Travel has also been shown to be a greener way of traveling. This is due to the fact that a lot of the activities are outdoors and considered not to be bad for the environment. This is another reason why this type of tourism is growing in South Africa.
But where can you have this type of travel in South Africa?
Adventure Travel at Tented Adventures Bezhoek
Tented Adventures Bezhoek is located on Bezhoek Private Nature Reserve near Middelburg, Mpumalanga. The camp is located a mere 1.5-2 hours drive from the city of gold. The perfect destination for a weekend getaway.
The camp has been built using luxury tents and non-permanent structures. This means the imprint on the environment is minimal. The lodge is also focused on being as green and eco friendly as possible.
The camp has many awesome adventures for their guests to experience. These include:
- Fishing in the Olifants River
- Trail Running
- Mountain Biking (Own Bike is required)
- Walking Safaris
- Game Drives
- And more
These activities allow guests to get close to nature and have an adventure. The activities are also eco friendly with minimal impact to the surrounding environment. The lodge has also made sure to include activities for all age groups from hard mountain bike tracks to easy walking trails. Something for everyone to do in the fresh air.
Adventure Travel / Adventure Tourism is a hot topic at the moment. It allows you to relax, have an adventure and make memories. With opportunities for Adventure Travel on our doorstep, the time to travel is now. You deserve the break!