South Africa Sports & Outdoors

  • SA vs West Indies, 2007
    SA vs West Indies, 2007
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  • Robben island sports ground.
    Robben island sports ground.
    by Pod
  • Sports ground on Robben island.
    Sports ground on Robben island.
    by Pod

South Africa Sports & Outdoors

  • 'Must have' World Cup car accessories...

    The other 'must have' World Cup car accessories are 'sokkies' (Afrikaans diminutive meaning 'little socks') that fit over the car's wing mirrors. They don't obscure your view in the mirrors if you're driving - not that most South African drivers seem to ever use them anyway - but from the front, the mirrors look like they're wearing national flags!...

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  • 'Flying the flag' takes on a whole new...

    The latest 'must have' fashion accessories in Jo'burg are flags of the World Cup nations that clip onto your car windows - even the queues of rush hour traffic and the tailbacks behind ubiquitous roadworks look almost festive with the flags fluttering in the breeze. In a town where 'bling is king', it's refreshing to encounter a fashion item that...

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  • The World Cup

    Well, everyone knows this, in the summer of 2010 the world cup in football will be held in South Africa. 32 nations from around the world will participate in the competition.Who will win? Only 8 nations has won the competition in the 80 years of it, will it a be a surprise this time?

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  • Storm's River - Extreme Sports Capital!

    The town of Storm's River is located next to a large gorge carved out of the rocks by Storm's River. From here Storm's River Adventures run a number of adventure activities such as abseiling and black-water tubing. There is also the world's highest bungee jump (216m), which is located at Bloukrans River Bridge. During our stay in Storm's River, we...

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  • SOCCER WORLD CUP

    2010 JUNE SOUTH AFRICA IS HOSTING THE SOCCER WORLD CUPWELCOME TO ALL VISITORS.AT THE AIRPORT AND DOWNTOWN JOHANNESBURG ,YOU WILL FIND HUDGE SOCCER BALLS, YOU MAY SIGN THEM AS A SOUVENIR OF YOUR VISIT.

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  • Sports : general

    South Africa is quite a sporting nation, bordering on fanatical. The major spectator sports include rugby, cricket and football (soccer). South Africa is the current IRB rugby world champions. During 2010, the FIFA Soccer World Cup will be hosted in South Africa. Many cities are involved, where matches will be taking place: Johannesburg, Cape Town,...

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  • PEAK HIGH MOUNTAIN GUIDES

    The Drakensberg is a wild and lonely land of mountains. There exists a fair network of trails near the base of the range along the South African side. There are even a few ‘trails’ that snake up to the rim of the Escarpment itself, but these tend to be frail affairs that have the nasty habit of disappearing at times. This magnificent outdoor venue...

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  • Sports mad South Africa

    South Africans are fanatical about sport. Although rugby, cricket, soccer (football), boxing and golf are the most popular, many sports have an ardent following. Even South Africans living abroad seldom forget their origins when it comes to sport. It is a grand occasion to meet fellow South Africans abroad during major (televised) sporting...

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  • Table Mountain guides

    Kabboadventures offers half-, full- and multi-day-trips (hiking and climbing) to the Tafelberg as well as to other destinations in South Africa. The mountain guides are excellent and adapt the itinerary to your experience and fitness level. The prices are very reasonable. It is a much better way to experience the Tafelberg than just to take the...

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  • Surfing

    Cape Town is one of the best spots to base yourself, as the shape of the peninsula and the different prevailing winds and swells ensure that there is almost always something surfable. Further up the coast, you'll find some legendary spots. Jeffreys Bay (J-Bay) is probably the most popular surf destination on the coast, which is not surprising as...

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  • Diving General

    If it's variety you're after, you've come to the right place. We have an enormously long coastline ranging from about 35°S to 27°S, which isn't quite within the usual range of tropical diving. However, the Mozambique Current, which flows down our East Coast, brings warm, tropical water with it, and at Sodwana Bay we have the most southerly coral...

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  • Sport Mad South Africa

    Yes we are a sport mad nation!! There are few countries in the world so deeply in love with such a wide spectrum of outdoor sports as South Africa. We have more sunshine than most countries, a good sporting infrastructure, established development programmes and many of our national heroes are sportsmen and women. Moreover, we have a land that lends...

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  • Skiiing and Snowboarding

    You’re not likely to come to South Africa for the snow! We’re a sun-blessed land and we don't get much snow at all, but what snow we do have, we make good use of. Our lone ski resort is high in the Drakensberg Mountains in the northern part of the Eastern Cape. It's a wonderfully scenic drive to get there (you may need to be picked up by four-wheel...

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  • Mountain Biking

    MTB heaven! There are so many fantastic trails here, you’ll be blown away. Around Cape Town there are some wonderful single track routes on the mountain and in the pine plantations. You could also do an escorted trip, choose between a nice downhill run on Table Mountain, a dirt-road doddle through the Constantia winelands and an on-road cycle in...

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  • Hot Air Ballooning

    There is nothing to beat the experience of slowly floating above the African veld in a hot-air balloon. There are two excellent operations in the Magaliesberg and Crocodile River Valley areas near Johannesburg, where you can escape the city before dawn and watch the sun rise from the vantage point of your improbable craft as you greet the new day...

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  • Fly Fishing

    Until now South Africa has not been recognised as an international fly fishing destination, and yet the country offers a combination of exceptional variety coupled with great value. The overseas visitor should note that fly fishing is usually close to many of the country's unique attractions. For example the trout triangle of Mpumalanga is en route...

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  • Flying Schools

    If you want to learn to fly, South Africa is probably one of the better places to do it, for scenic, technical and financial reasons. With our favourable exchange rate, you may well find that you spend less flying to South Africa, completing a pilot’s course, and even adding on a week on the beach or on safari in one of our national parks, than you...

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  • Climbing

    South Africa has some of the best climbing in the world. There is something worth climbing almost everywhere but some areas do stand out. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is a fantastic venue near the small town of Watervalboven in Mpumalanga. With literally hundreds of bolted routes ranging from easy to a superhuman 33, there is something...

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  • Canyoning

    Canyoning, or kloofing as it is called in South Africa, is the art, science, fantasy or obsession of following a mountain stream down its course by floating, flopping, jumping and swimming. We have a number of wonderful rivers which are regularly kloofed, with or without additional floatation.The Tugela Gorge, in the Drakensberg and some of the...

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  • Bungy Jumping

    Weehah! We have the highest bungy jump in the world - it's official. And, at 216 metres, you probably won't want to try anything much higher. Run by Face Adrenalin, the Bloukrans is on the border (in fact it is the border) between the Eastern Cape and Western Cape provinces. The same company also offers a range of jumps on the much lower Gouritz...

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  • Abseiling

    Only recently has abseiling become an activity in its own right. Historically, it wass just the method climbers use to get off a mountain (or special services forces use to descend deserted buildings into enemy territory in adventure movies) but it's a fun pastime that adventurers are taking up for its own sake and there are a number of abseiling...

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  • Sandboarding

    Although most people come to Jeffery's Bay to try their hand at surfing, we decided to do something different and opted for a lesson in sandboarding! I was a little nervous to begin with, but soon got really into it and had a great time. Our hostel in Jeffery's Bay (Island Vibe) organised it for us, and it cost us R300 for 3 hours. Our instructor...

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  • Diving - Aliwal Shoal

    The small beach town of Scottburgh is the gateway point to one of the finest diving areas of Southern Africa - the Aliwal Shoal. The Shoal is situated some 5 kilometers off the coast of a between Umkomaas and Scottburgh. The Shoal runs in a north to south direction and is a little less than 5 kilometers long. It is home to a large variety of fish,...

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  • Diving - Sodwana Bay

    Sodwana Bay is undoubtedly the diver’s paradise in South Africa. Boasting the most southern coral reef in the world many reefs can be found off the coast. Because of its warm waters brought down from the Mozambique Current it makes it a pleasant diving region. The coral however does not form a continuous reef but splits in separated into a number...

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  • Scuba Madness!

    It has to be diving with great white sharks in Cape Town! I didn't take part in this craziness myself but my friend did, and his face was enough to put me off, though it did sound incredible. All equipment provided.

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  • Cape Argus Pick n Pay Cycle Tour

    This is a very scenic race in Cape Town and alot of international riders par-take in this race.For more detail please check this Link

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  • Two Oceans Marathon - The Western Cape

    This is the 2nd most popular marathon in South African and is run through spectacular scenary in Cape Town. This race has attracted lots of runners from all over the world.Checkout this Link for more detail.

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  • The Comrades Marathon - Durban - Kwazulu...

    16 June 2005,The Comrades Marathon is arguably the greatest ultra marathon in the world. Athletes come from all walks of life across the universe to combine muscle and mental strength to conquer 90 kilometres between the cities of Pietermaritzburg and Durban. The Comrades Marathon attracts thousands of runners and tens of thousands of television...

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  • Ultra lite over Vic Falls

    This was the highlight of my trip, getitng to see Victoria Falls by Microlite plane, I could see elephant, hippos and crocodile in the water as well as a giraffe on the shores! I will remember this forever.

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  • The Springboks

    OK, I have to say that the South Africans seem to be rugby mad - or at least the ones I met were!! I went to a world cup rugby match between Scotland and South Africa (OK it was at Murrayfield, but there were south africans there!) and it was a great atmosphere! And OK, Scotland got their behinds seriously kicked - but at least the South African's...

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  • BUFFALO GORGE Horse Safari & Hiking...

    If you like horse Riding - you don't have to look far for a place to ride. South Africa has a lot of farms where you can do horse riding.At Buffalo Gorge Horse Safari you can do horse riding & hiking. It is a lovely farm and we see some game too. You will need a pare of jeanes, hi-tech boots and a hat - the rest will be provided.

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  • Horseback Riding in the Drakensburg...

    I am not much of a horseriding person, but when you are in the mountains, it just seems like the most natural thing to do.Too bad I couldn't trade my helmet for a cowboy hat.

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  • Abseiling at Knysna Heads

    This is a great place to try abseiling (some call it rapelling) for the first time. Our guide was very patient and very competent, I felt very safe and the view down was stunning!Knysna Heads is about 8hrs east of Cape Town along the Garden Route.

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  • THE CRICKET (WORLD CUP)

    WORLD CUP CRICKET YES IT`S SOMETHING THE SOUTH AFRICANS WANT TO FORGET BUT LIFE GOES ON A BAT AND A BALL, SOME WICKETS .................................

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  • ABSEILING AT STORMRIVERS GORGE

    HERE WE ABSEILED DOWN THE STORMRIVER GORGE VERY SLOWLY IT`S BREATHTAKING AS YOU GO DOWN , ALL THE EQUIPMENT IS PROVIDED AND TRAINING IS GIVEN BEFORE YOU GO NEAR THE EDGE AS IT IS A LONG WAY DOWN WITHOUT THE ROPE , IT`S NOT THE GOING DOWN WITHOUT THE ROPE THAT IS THE PROBLEM IT`S THAT SUDDEN STOP THAT I AM AFFRAID OF ........................LOL

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  • THE TISITSKAMMA CANOPY TOUR

    THIS IS GREAT NEW WAY TO SEE THE FORESTS FROM THE TOP , OY UHOOK ONTO THE WIRES AT THE TREE TOP AND HANG ALONG THE STEEL ROPES THAT ARE SPECIALY MADE AS NOT TO HURT THE TREE IN ANY WAY , YOU CRUISE ALONG ON THE TREE TOPS FROM TREE TO TREE TRAZEN LIKE EXCEPT A WHOLE LOT SAFER .............. ALL IS PROVIDED ON ARRIVEL

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  • ST GEORGES PARK CRICKET GROUND

    ST GEORGES IS THE HOME OF PORT ELIZABETHS CRICKET TEAM IT HAS PRODUCED SOME OF SOUTH AFRICANS GREAT PLAYERS , IN THE LIKES OF KEPLER WESSELS ,DAVE CALLAHAN AND OUR GREAT WICKET KEEPER DAVE RICHARDSAN TO NAME BUT A FEW...............

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  • SUBA DIVING

    THERE IS PROTECTED AREA AT CAPE RECIFE THERE ARE SHIP WRECKS CORAL REEFS WITH VISIBILTY OF UPTO 30 METERS ..................... DIVING EQUIPMENT AND YOUR GEAR AND YOUR PARTNER ..........................

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  • FISHING

    ONE CAN SURF ROCK OR DEEP SEA FISHING ALONG THE ALGOA COAST LINE JUST BRING YOUR FISHING TACKLE THE FISH WILL DO THE REST ..........................

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  • KINGS BEACH

    HERE AT KINGS BEACH THEY HAVE SOME AWSOME WAVES FOR THE SURFING COMPETITIONS , THEN THERE`S SHARKS ROCK THE JETTY THAT GOES FOR ABOUT 500 METRES IN TO THE SEA SO THAT YOU CAN RIGHT UP THERE WITH THE SURFERS AS THEY START THERE RUN SURF BOARD AND YOUR WAX

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  • THE CAPTAIN

    CRICKET CAPTAIN SHAUN POLLOCK TOOK OVER THE CAPTAINSE FROM HANSIE CRONJE ,IT WASNT THE BEST CIRCUMSTANCES TO TAKE OVER THE POSTION BUT SHAUN TOOK EVERTHING EVERY GAME IN HIS STRIDE , HE TOO DID A GREAT JOB FOR HIS COUNTRY AND A CREDIT TO THE GAME WELL DONE SHAUN POLLOCK

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  • FLY FISHING

    FLY FISHING IN THE BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDING OF DULLSTROOM ON THE WITPOORT RIVER THAT RUNS THROUGH THE RAINBOW VALLEY FLY FISHING GEAR

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  • Bush Walks

    We went on several hikes while on safari and were surprised to learn that very few people take the opportunity to do that. I highly recommend it as a good way to learn more about the bush flora, fauna, and smaller inhabitants. Mosquito repellent is recommended although they will provide if you don't have any, and a good hat to keep the sun off...

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  • NO 3 BATSMAN

    HE`S WORKED HIS WAY IN TO BECOME PROBABLY THE BEST NO 3 BATSMAN IN THE WORLD WITH HIS KEEN EYE AND GREAT TIMMING

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  • FAST BOWLER

    FAST BOWLER CAME THROUGH THE RANKES AS THE CRICKET DEVELOPMENT TO BECOME ONE OF THE BEST BOWLERS TODAY

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