Adventure Holidays in South Africa: The Perfect Fathers Day Gift

26 May 2023
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Father’s Day is just around the corner, and it’s time to show how much we appreciate dad. This year, instead of buying him the usual tie or watch, why not go for a unique and memorable gift – like an adventure holiday! We’ve got so many adventures right in our backyards across South Africa! Nothing is quite as exciting as exploring a new destination and trying new activities, especially when you’re doing it with your dad. We’ll highlight some of the best adventure activities that South Africa has to offer, making it the perfect destination for your Father’s Day gift. 

Cape Town:  

Cape Town is a hub of outdoor activities and adventure experiences, and there are many opportunities for adventure holidays in the area. Some of the must-do activities include hiking up Table Mountain, abseiling down the mountain, surfing in Muizenberg, mountain biking in Tokai Forest or kayaking in Simon’s Town. Another ideal activity you can do with your dad is exploring the beautiful Cape Peninsula and stopping off at places like Boulders Beach to see the African penguins. For something more relaxed, take a leisurely bike ride through the beautiful winelands. 

If you’re really looking for something extra special, book an Africamps experience or a weekend away with our many Cape Town packages, suited for every kind of dad.  


Johannesburg may be known for its urban buzz, but it also offers many incredible outdoor activities and adventure experiences. If you and your dad are adrenaline junkies, make a plan to visit the Orlando Towers in Soweto for bungee jumping, abseiling, or take on the giant swing. Learn a new skill together by taking a pottery or glass-blowing class at the nearby Hartbeespoort Dam. Other activities to explore include hot air ballooning over the Magaliesberg Mountains, mountain biking in the Cradle of Humankind, and game drives in the Kruger National Park. Or simply take your dad out on a getaway close by with our Joburg and surrounds travel packages.  


Durban is the perfect destination for a beach-loving dad. Try a surf lesson at Umhlanga Rocks or go deep-sea fishing with the family. For an adrenaline-fuelled activity, try the Big Rush Swing, the tallest swing in the world, or bungee jump off the Moses Mabhida Stadium. Take a day trip to the stunning Oribi Gorge or explore the nearby Drakensberg Mountains. 

From luxury to safari, if a weekend getaway sounds like a simpler solution, take a look at our Durban holiday packages for the best adventures and memories. 

Garden Route: 

If you really want an unforgettable experience, then the Garden Route is the place to be. From forest canopy tours and bungee jumping in Tsitsikamma to kayaking and SUP boarding in the Knysna Lagoon, the Garden Route is an adventure lover’s paradise. Take a scenic drive down the coastal road and stop at the various towns along the way. Go whale watching in Hermanus or explore the underground beauty of the Cango Caves. Explore a hike through the magical forests of Tsitsikamma and encounter remarkable wildlife like monkeys and exotic birds with your dad. 

Or try a simpler approach this Father’s Day and take a look at our Garden Route packages.  

Activity highlights: 

The activities listed above are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to adventure holidays across South Africa. Other ideal activities include zip-lining, quad biking, rock climbing, sandboarding, and even skydiving! You can plan a road trip with your dad and visit different regions, exploring each activity hotspot as you go. 

Spending time with your dad is precious, and there is no better way to strengthen that bond than through shared experiences. Adventure holidays in South Africa are an excellent opportunity to embark on this journey together, creating memories that will last a lifetime. With so many amazing adventure activities to choose from, there is something for everyone, and every father will appreciate the chance to bond with their child and experience these adventures in such a beautiful country. So, why not go ahead and book that adventure holiday – it truly is the perfect Father’s Day gift! 

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