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We thought it would be helpful to visitors to look into the various options for tours across the Sani Pass. For the purposes of this article we are just going to look at ‘day tours’ and ‘overnight tours’. An important note for anyone taking one of these tours is to remember your passport and that it must be valid. Your passport is required at both the South African and Lesotho border posts.

Depending on the weather you will need anything from hats and sunscreen to warm clothes and of course don’t forget your camera. The ride up Sani Pass is a bumpy one and often referred to as the ‘African Massage’ but the SA roads department has made huge strides recently to improve sections of the road. Unless you have a 4×4 vehicle of your own the Sani Pass is not to be tried on a self-drive.

Sani Pass day tours

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Extreme adventures in Cape TownGiven the choice of catching the Cable Car down Table Mountain or abseiling down 112 metres of this iconic landmark I know which option I would choose. However, for the adrenalin-seeking junkies out there, this and shark-cage diving have to be the ultimate way to get your extreme adventure fix in Cape Town.

How much does it cost?

It costs just R650 per person but this doesn’t include the cost of taking the cable car to the top. Of course you could opt to pay R799 per person and you then get a 2 to 3 hour guided walk up Platteklip Gorge and then get to abseil down.

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The coast of South Africa provides plenty a great diving destinations for the novice diver as well as the expert diver. Here are the top five diving spots you will want to explore during your trip to South Africa:

Sodwana Bay
Also known as Sordies, this bay is located north of Durban, just 100km from the southern border of Mozambique. The bay is a protected site by the Parks Board and provides nearby lodging and campgrounds. Diving is open all year at Sodwana Bay, but during the peaking season it can get extremely crowded. It’s always warm, but between November and February, the weather is scorching hot. The bay accommodates both the beginning and experienced diver who will enjoy seeing the reefs. It is a perfect place for your first open water dive experience. READ MORE


South Africa is packed with activities that will set your heart rate pumping. Here are a few of the amazing things that you can do in South Africa.

Highest Commercial Bungy Jump in the world
The Bloukrans Bridge close to Tsitsikamma along the Garden Route is the place to bungee jump. At 216 metres it is listed in the Guinness Book of Records as the highest commercial jump in the world. Face Adrenalin run the jump and employ Pendulum Bungee technology to give you the smoothest possible ride. READ MORE


The longest river in South Africa is the Orange River which starts off life in the Drakensberg Mountains and works its way westwards to Alexander Bay and then onto the west coast of South Africa. The Orange River is some 2,200km in length considerably longer than other well-known rivers here such as the Vaal River (1,120km) and the Tugela River (502km).

The Orange River also feeds water to the Gariep Dam – the largest dam in South Africa. This huge dam is an important source of electricity able to create 360MW of electricity at its maximum output. READ MORE