South Africa is such a great country, with so many beautiful places to explore and adventures to have. While long walks on the beach is a great way to spend a summer holiday, why not try something different and exciting to make your holiday even more memorable. Here are a couple of things you can do to feed your adventurous sporty spirit. It’s also the perfect excuse to dress the part and since we’re loving the Sports Luxe trend, it’s the obvious way to go luxuriously sporty in the fashion department.
Learn to Surf
Surfing is probably one of the coolest sports around – the sea, the sun and the freshest waves. South Africa is a surfer’s paradise, with some of the best breaks in the world, which also means that there are many surf schools all around the coast.
What to wear: What you wear will depend on how cold the water is, but a comfortable bikini or swimsuit is a must-have, even if you need to wear a wetsuit. In warmer water, a pair of board shorts might come in handy. A pair of flip-flops are a surfer’s best friend.
One of the most popular ways to explore South Africa’s rich and diverse natural landscape is on quad bikes. These little four-wheeled off-road vehicles are popular all over the country, and there are tours that will take you on great adventures well off the beaten track.
What to wear: You’re most probably going to be riding around in the dirt and dust, so wear something comfortable that you don’t mind getting a little dirty, like a pair of denim shorts, a tee, and some trainers. This sport also calls for the coolest trucker cap so go wild.
Climbing up a mountain can be fun, but abseiling down is even more fun! One of the most popular abseiling spots in the country is Table Mountain, where you can descend down the rocky cliffs of this iconic Unesco World Heritage Site.
What to wear: When you go abseiling your arms and legs need to be able to move freely. Wear something that’s not restrictive, like a pair of comfy shorts; a vest and trainers to cover your toes. Always take a light jacket along when heading up a mountain.
Bungee Jumping/Bridge Swinging
If you’re looking for an adrenalin rush, jumping off a bridge with a rope tied to your ankles just about covers it. South Africa is home to some very interesting bungee jumping and bridge swinging spots, from the Orlando cooling towers in Soweto, Oribi Gorge near Kwazulu-Natal’s south coast, to the world’s highest commercial bridge bungee at Bloukrans Bridge on the Garden Route near Plettenberg Bay.
What to wear: Comfort is key. How about a pair of short dungarees, styled with your favourite tee underneath? Leave your gladiator sandals with a friend in case you lose them on the way down!
Why not step the adrenalin rush up a notch and try a tandem skydive? South Africa’s climate of mostly clear and sunny skies lend itself well to this.
What to wear: Invest in a sport’s bra and round neck tee for this one and leave your new cold-shoulder style at home. Accelerating in a free fall can have an effect you may not want to remember on your photos and video of the event. It’s also a great excuse to wear your fitted, printed leggings that you bought for the gym and that you’ve never had a chance to wear.
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