Packages - Adventure Activities in Gauteng & the North West
Gauteng has all the splendour that one would associate with a large metropolitan area while being surrounded by nature in all its glory. With this comes adventure, adrenalin and close animal encounters & interactions in the Johannesburg and Pretoria surrounds.
So dont be fooled the andrenalin of river rafting, quad biking, cycling through Soweto and even abseilling can be part of your day out in Gauteng!
Our neighbouring province, the North West is home to our BIG 5 and the malaria free Pilanesberg Game Reserve. Experience the ultimate safari from the back of an African Elephant or a drumming session as you hit the melody of african drumbeat.
A sensational Rainbow city upon city with the easy access now available with our fancy Gautrain infrastructure, catch an authentic taxi or take a tik tik through an unparallaled township to stop at a shebeen for a bite of true Africa?
Or if this scares the adventurous side of your personality then stick to the surrounds of wild and vast options of animal encounters, game drives and catch a glimpse of the big 5 as orientation to the rest of your safari. Alongside these areas are always the chance that you may find a fossil, the many sites in the cradle of humankind affords an intiguing avenue into our species evolutionary traces.
Gold - we have a city named after it, Diamonds or maybe Ghandi, or Nelson Mandela all have major roots in this phenomenal province of diversity. True to our nation the arts are also diverse and awaiting your participation in nearly every corner of the province - come and see you will be thrilled!
North West Province
The Sanctuary offers exciting, fully comprehensive & exclusive,`hands-on`elephant experiences, daily programmes conducted on foot, where guests will have the opportunity to walk & interact with African elephants. You will get to touch and feel the hair on their bodies also experience their language or communication. Your understanding of elephants will be changed forever, bringing new insight into these magnificent pachyderms.
Ony 20 Minutes from Lanseria Airport, 40km from Johannesburg and Pretoria, one will you find the perfect nature spot to get out and enjoy the thrill of a quad bike trail, catering for all levels. This 1-hour adventure includes a picnic lunch!
A perfect escape! A family picnic in this private hideaway specially chosen for its picturesque surrounds and stunning views over the Magaliesberg and Hartbeespoort Dam. Set in the mountains, this outing offers you the perfect chance to take time out & enjoying a traditional picnic lunch or sunset picnic. And if the views and vibe are too good to leave, you can take up the option of an overnight stay in an authentically restored ox wagon!
An exhilarating adventure over the the breathtaking Magaliesberg Mountains and Crocodile river in the distance, with the wind in your hair while spotting the plains game down below. African Chapter recommends an early start as the summer heat can be quite scorching out in the open, so dont forget your sunscreen!
This is the perfect introduction to skydiving. A Tandem jump allows you the true adrenalin without having to deal with the actual deployment of the parachute. Allowing you the opportunity to enjoy the thrill of freefall, while being harnessed to one of our highly skilled instructors (tandem masters). You exit the aircraft at 11000 feet, securely strapped to your tandem master who will control the free fall element of your skydive. African Chapter only offer the safest facility and operation in the country for this experience!
Escape to the beautiful Skeerpoort Valley in the picturesque Magaliesberg, where the crystal-clear Magalies river flows through lush vegetation and amazing scenery. Only a 40-minute drive from Joburg or Pretoria, this is where you will find an adventure, courtesy of a leisurely guided horse-riding trail to be explored on well-trained South African Boerperd horses, combined with a fabulous al-fresco picnic lunch!
North West Province
An adventure based in the Magaliesburg, through the Ysterhoutkloof on a 2 and a half hour canopy tour only one hour and half drive from Johannesburg or Pretoria. Enjoy the spectacular views of the ancient Magaliesberg Mountain range marvelling at the flora and fauna while you take on the thrilling experience gliding through the air across a gorge!
Experience the wildlife in the malaria free Dinokeng Game Reserve only 55km north of Pretoria in the Rust De Winter disctrict, approximately 2 hours` journey from Johannesburg. This day outing incorporates an authentic bush experience into a fun relaxing day.
African Chapter present the best of 3 bestsellers in the Hartbeespoort Dam Area for a fun, interactive and exhilarating day excursion. Awesome idea for special days, birthday gifts and even small corporate fun days out the office. Elephants, Monkeys and Cable Cars!
The perfect Father`s Day outing! Enjoy a casual half-day outing, learning the skills of fly-fishing in the picturesque Magalies foothills, with pristine water, beautiful surroundings and experienced guides to teach you the basic techniques on a catch and release basis. If you really feel like spoiling dad, you can upgrade to a luxury option which includes a picnic lunch at Valley Lodge and Spa on the banks of the Magalies river.
Dinokeng Game Reserve is becoming a little more known with our Gauteng residents but also offers a fantastic experience for international visitors stuck in the major cities over the weekend! African Chapter can arrange transfers as well as advise on a variety of lodges and activities available in the area. This package offers flexibility in combination options including lunch for a lovely weekend treat!
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