As you know by now , I do'mind travel' and far too seldomly actual travel ... yep, nowadays I travel through pictures and dream of getting to these exotic destinations someday ...soon I tell you ...soon!

Here is a fabulous article on 10 Top Eco- Adventures in South Africa for those who know the 'wanderlust' ...enjoy

Go on a ‘Green Adventure’ for National Environment Month. Here is the list of the top 10 eco-adventures in South Africa.
All selected eco activities promote a positive nature experience while minimising impact on the environment and increasing environmental and cultural awareness, taking care of both man and Mother Nature!

1. Monkeyland, Western Cape

Monkeyland near Plettenberg Bay is the world's first free-roaming primate sanctuary. The sanctuary provides previously caged animals with a natural environment in which to roam freely and is home to species including capuchin, saki, howler and squirrel monkeys; lemurs, langurs and gibbons.

2. Green Mountain Eco Route, Western Cape
The Green Mountain Eco Route is the world's first biodiversity wine route; located in the Kogelberg Biosphere Reserve. The ground-breaking initiative is aimed at encouraging the Western Cape wine-making industry to become active custodians of the Cape Floral Kingdom World Heritage Site - the richest, but also the most vulnerable, biodiversity region in the world.

3. Karoo off-road cycle tour, Eastern Cape

Journey off the beaten track and discover the beauty of the Karoo with Great Karoo Cycling. The company offers three bicycle tours catered to all fitness levels - from Middelburg to Graaff-Reinet via Nieu Bethesda; from Mt. Melsetter to Cradock following the Fish River; and from Colesberg to Bethulie via the Gariep Dam.

4. Inner-city Jozi walking tour, Gauteng

The Inner City Urban Hiking Tour reveals parts of inner-city Johannesburg that many people may be reluctant to visit on their own. The structured tour of the city's best kept secrets includes visits to one of Joburg's oldest markets - the Kwa Mai-Mai Traditional Healers Market, Little Addis Ethiopian Quarter and Newtown, as well as stops at the city's renowned restaurants and caf├ęs.

5. Ocean adventure, KwaZulu-Natal
Aliwal Shoal, KZN's famous rocky reef, is one of the top 10 dive sites in the world. Learn to dive at the Aliwal Dive School or go on a snorkelling / diving tour to find a huge variety of ocean creatures including Ragged Tooth Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Manta Rays, dolphins and Whale Sharks. For thrill seekers, the shoal also offers shark cage diving.

6. Horse riding safari, Limpopo
The Ant Collection in Limpopo province offers a unique and eco-friendly safari experience through its property located inside the Waterberg Biosphere Reserve. All the guided safaris take place on horseback, with horses carefully selected to suit each rider's ability - whether beginner or experienced.

7. Caving, Cradle of Humankind
Wild Cave Adventures is based in the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and offers a unique combination of exhilarating and educational activities, both above and below the ground. Activities include learning about the flora and fauna of the Magaliesburg Mountains extreme hiking; kloofing; climbing and abseiling. The company caters for all levels of experience - from first-timer to pro.

8. Explore the uMgeni River Valley, KwaZulu-Natal
The Durban Green Corridor is a conservation initiative that focuses on protecting the natural and cultural heritage of the uMgeni River Valley. Experience a range of activities, including mountain biking, hiking and kayaking amidst lush green valleys and mesmerising waterfalls, as well as in-depth, cultural tours into the heart of the Valley of a 1000 Hills.

9. Canopy Tour, Karkloof, KwaZulu-Natal
Adventurous nature lovers will absolutely love swooping over the magnificent Karkloof forest - the second largest indigenous forest in Southern Africa. The two-hour guided Karkloof Canopy Tour follows eight secure zip lines ranging from 40m up to 180m long that weave above and in the spectacular forest. Enjoy the view from above while taking in waterfalls and spotting bird-life amongst the surrounding trees.

10. Discover the Tsitsikamma, Western Cape
Blackwater Tubing will take you on a unique tubing, swimming and bouldering adventure through the world renowned Tsitsikamma National Park on the Garden Route in South Africa. The black waters of the Storms River can be intimidating, and even scary if you have watched too many 'monster fish' - type movies. But once you jump onto your inflatable river tube you are in for bucket loads of fun - a must try for adventurous, nature loving travellers.

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For more information on the destinations mentioned here, visit
1. Monkeyland: http://www.monkeyland.co.za/index.php

2. Green Mountain Eco Route: http://www.southafrica.net/za/en/articles/entry/article-southafrica.net-green-mountain-eco-route

3. Great Karoo Cycling: http://gkcycle.co.za/

4. Mainstreetwalks: http://www.mainstreetwalks.co.za/tours/inner-city-tour/

5. Aliwal Dive Centre: http://www.aliwalshoal.co.za/

6. The Ant Collection: http://ridingsouthafrica.com/

7. Wild Cave Adventures: http://www.wildcaves.co.za/

8. Durban Green Corridor: http://www.durbangreencorridor.co.za/

9. Karkloof Canopy Tour: http://www.karkloofcanopytour.co.za/

10. Blackwater Tubing: http://tubenaxe.co.za/stormsriver-tubing/


There are quite a few of these that I would love to try and many I was totally unaware of , I sure hope you enjoyed the info.







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