Mar 10, 2018
What’s your idea of a perfect holiday? While many of us would prefer some relaxation time when travelling, there are those whose ideal vacation would be spent engaging in high-octane, extreme activities.
If you happen to fall into this category of traveller – whether you consider yourself a daredevil, adrenaline junkie or simply someone who likes to live life to the fullest – you’ll be glad to know there is an endless number of extreme activities around the world waiting to be conquered.
To give you a good idea of some thrilling and stomach-churning adventures, below is our top ten list.
Bloukrans Bungee, Garden Route, South Africa
When it comes to the most hair-raising of activities, it’s hard to compete with the rush of a bungee jump. Leaping off a bridge, crane or other structure, hurtling hundreds of metres to the earth below attached by nothing other than a bunch of cords and lanyards, can certainly be one of the most exciting, scary and thrill-inducing activities.
And when it comes to the bungee, there’s probably no greater jump than the one at the Bloukrans Bridge along the Garden Route – the picturesque N2 highway in South Africa. As the world’s highest commercial bridge bungee jump at 216m, this is an absolute must for those who not only love to face their fears, but also jump directly into them.
At US$67 per jump for bookings made online or US$70 for onsite bookings, the bungee jump over the Bloukrans River is a not-too-expensive and fun way to conquer your fear of heights.
Skydive Dubai, United Arab Emirates
If there’s one activity that can compete with a bungee jump in its extreme nature, it would no doubt have to be skydiving.
Throwing yourself out of a plane and freefalling to the ground below is something that frightens and excites many people. And where better to skydive than over incredible Dubai?
Skydive Dubai offers thrill-seekers one of the best skydiving experiences in the world. For US$544, you get to tandem skydive with a view over one of the world’s most iconic cityscapes, including the impressive The Palm island.
This exhilarating experience will see you freefalling at a face-numbing, blood-pumping 190km per hour!
Swimming with crocodiles, Darwin, Australia
While some may consider cage diving with great white sharks one of the scariest experiences out there, for a somewhat more unconventional wildlife encounter, we recommend diving with crocodiles at Crocosaurus Cove, a fascinating reptile centre in Australia’s Darwin.
Crocosaurus Cove’s aptly named Cage of Death offers guests the unrivalled opportunity of getting up close and personal with these mightiest of reptiles. A single cage encounter for one person with the crocodiles costs US$125 and a double cage encounter for two people costs US$95 per person.