Every year, top German windsurfers come to Langebaan outside Cape Town to test the latest in sailing equipment in a place that may offer the best boardsailing conditions in the world.
Soweto is well known to Johannesburg visitors seeking a taste of the city's African culture and history of resistance against apartheid. Now, adrenaline junkies can also board the bus to Soweto, as a project to develop a "vertical adventure centre" with a distinctive township feel starts coming to fruition.
The Lindsay family of Vancouver return from an 18-day adventure tour of South Africa sunburnt, scraped, sore - and thoroughly satisfied. William Lindsay reports on their experiences, and on a night-time moment in the Drakensberg mountains that raised his visit "to the level of the sublime".
Tourists flock to Cape Point every year to witness the beautiful scenery and the point where the Indian and Atlantic Oceans meet. Residents of Cape Agulhas, however, argue that visitors wanting to see the confluence of the two oceans will have to travel a little further east and south ...
South Africa is a beautiful country, boasting a gorgeous coastline, stunning mountains, and mesmerising bushveld. It begs to be explored, and doing that on mountain bikes is a wonderful way to go about it. The longest trail in the country is the Freedom Trail.
Port St Johns is a swashbuckling village of legend on the Pondo side of the Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape. It is also one of the highlights on any international backpacker's world itinerary because of its natural setting, frontier atmosphere and appeal to more adventurous younger travellers.
Karoo Biking offers four standard BMW motorcycle tours, two of which include an overnight stay in one of South Africa's best-kept secrets, the Gamkaskloof valley, known as The Hell by residents of the Small Karoo. And Karoo Biking is not the only operator inviting tourists to discover SA's diverse, spectacular landscape on two wheels.
Hang out a kilometre high over Cape Town, or over crashing waves at the western head at Knysna, do a combination abseiling and canyoning trip on the Storms River Gorge, or rapp jump down buildings in Durban and Johannesburg. Gravity sucks in spectacular fashion in South Africa!