7 extreme adventures to get the adrenaline pumping on the KZN South Coast

7 extreme adventures to get the adrenaline pumping on the KZN South Coast

The KwaZulu-Natal South Coast is home to some of the most extreme outdoor adventures for visiting thrill-seekers. Whether it’s speed, heights or close encounters with apex predators, the area has world-class wildlife, facilities and services suited to any type of extreme adventure.

1. Extreme swinging

The Wild 5 Gorge Swing in Oribi Gorge is the world’s highest swing of its kind, and it provides thrill-seekers with the chance to jump of the edge of Lehr’s Waterfall, dropping an incredible 55 storeys while strapped in a full-body harness.

2. Shark diving

The KZN South Coast is home to some of the best shark diving in the world at the two internationally-renowned dive sites – Aliwal Shoal (Umkomaas) and Protea Banks (Shelly Beach). Divers can encounter diverse shark species including duskies, Zambezis, oceanic black tips, tiger sharks, hammerheads and occasionally a great white.

3. Offroad biking and 4×4 adventures

The KZN South Coast offers incredible 4×4, mountain biking and offroad biking routes, including the KwaNzimakwe Multi-Trails as part of the Great Drives Out route.

4. Crossing the Lake Eland Suspension Bridge

The beautiful Lake Eland Game Reserve takes views to another level with its 80m suspension bridge some 130 metres off the ground.

5. Ziplining

Lake Eland Game Reserve also offers a guided zipline tour consisting of 14 slides that reach speeds of up to 160km an hour.

6. Microlight adventures

For an exhilarating ride from the skies, World of Wings offers microlight flips promising incredible views of Aliwal Shoal, Scottburgh and even the lower South Coast.

7. Thrilling surfing

With 58 golden beaches – including several Blue Flag Beaches – the KZN South Coast is a surfing mecca, with some of the best point breaks attracting global surfers annually.

Don’t miss out on any of the extreme KZN South Coast action! Download the free ‘Explore KZN South Coast’ app from Google Play and Apple stores.

The Wild Gorge Swing.

Shark diving.

Offroad biking and 4×4 adventures.

Lake Eland Suspension Bridge.

Ziplining – Lake Eland Game Reserve.

Microlight adventures.

Thrilling surfing.