With Tourism Month this September, South Africans are urged to embark on micro-adventures across the country. Picture: Pexels.
With Tourism Month this September, South Africans are urged to embark on micro-adventures across the country. Picture: Pexels.

Tourism Month: How to plan a micro-adventure

By Travel Reporter Time of article published Sep 14, 2021

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Micro adventures are making a comeback and local travellers are loving it.

Essentially micro-adventures are short, adventurous journeys near home that are budget-friendly.

With Tourism Month this September, South Africans are urged to embark on micro-adventures across the country. So, whether you live in Gauteng, Mpumalanga, Durban or anywhere in between there is an adventure waiting for you around every corner.

Planning

If you want to get your blood pumping in a micro-adventure jam-packed with the most adventurous adventure ever to be adventured then you shouldn’t have to look far.

Go ziplining at Karkloof canopy tours in the Midlands. Consider hiking up a mountain in Mpumalanga and then stay overnight in a guest lodge to top it all off. Get yourself on a boat and jump in a cage with real-life great white sharks!

Or savour the landscapes. From mountains to sea views, SA has it all.

Travellers can explore the beautiful Panorama Route in Mpumalanga, learn about ancient heritage in the Mapungubwe National Park in Limpopo or venture into the Drakensberg.

Food is equally important for a micro-adventure, whether it’s a sizzling shisanyama on the grill, an authentically Durban bunny chow or wine tasting at a vineyard

“If your heart is led by your taste buds, consider dedicating a weekend to exploring the tastes and smells of South African food and wine. It doesn’t matter if you’re in the Cape Winelands, the heart of Durban, or nestled in the mountain town of Clarens – there is a mouthful of adventure waiting to be savoured,” said South African Tourism in a statement.

Read the September 2021 issue of IOL Travel digital magazine here.

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