Snorkeling with seals are just one of the many adventure activities one can do in Cape Town. Pictures: Supplied.

With the start of Spring means more time outdoors and less time indulging in comfort food. I recommend some cool activity spots that will keep you and the family occupied for hours.

Johannesburg  


 Jozi X adventure centre
A day of fun and thrills is what Jozi X adventure centre promises young and old. Family members will be thoroughly entertained with the assortment of sports for adventure junkies. The highlights include zorbing, mountain boarding, the big air krush kushion jump, bubble soccer and big wheel trike drifting.
Where: Cnr Main and Sloane, Bryanston, 2191
Price: R252  for adults, R120 for children
Contact: [email protected] or 082 456 2358.

Cape Town

Snorkeling with seals on Duiker Island

Cape Fur seals occur naturally on islands around the southern African coast and are found nowhere else in the world. Duiker Island in Hout Bay is home to about 5 000 seals and lies within the Karbonkelberg marine protected area, part of Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town. Those who visit can get up close and personal with the seal through snorkelling.
Where: Duiker Island, Hout Bay
Price: R800, R550pp view
Contact: Email: [email protected] or 072 296 9132.

Durban

Shark cage diving at Ushaka

If you are like me, and would not want to risk going in the ocean then The Shark cage experience at Ushaka Marine World is for you. The beautiful sharks swim around the cage and you get up close to them. I did it last year and loved it. I am definitely gathering a group of friends for round 2. To shark dive, one has to be older than 12 and be physically and mentally fit.

Where: Ushaka Marine World, Durban

Price: R185 for 15 minutes in the water.

Contact:031 328 8097.


Eastern Cape

Bungee jump ‘highest bungee from a bridge’ in the world

Imagine bungee jumping in one of the highest bungee jumps from a bridge. Well, one can do so from 216 meters high. The view of the Bloukrans River valley in Tsitsikamma sets the tone to a great jump. And do not worry too much about safety as Bloukrans Bungy uses a pendulum bungee technology to ensure the smoothest, most comfortable bungee jump possible. Jumpers are secured in a full body harness combined with an ankle connection.
Where: Bloukrans Bridge, N2 Highway, Tsitsikamma

Price: R950.

Contact:042 2811 458 / +27 83 413 6091