Active Escapes offer a variety of adventurous activities outside of hiking and cycling, including rafting and canoeing, fishing, trail running and horse riding. When we see something interesting and adventurous and worth sharing with our clients, we love to spread the adventure bug. Click on the title of the posts below to read in full.

Does Life Insurance Cover Extreme Adventures in South Africa?

Adventure tourism in South Africa is a growing industry with 11 million people participating in 2014 according to the South Africa Adventure Industry Survey of 2014 by Dirty Boots. No doubt, adventure activities are part of the attractions of the tourism industry. From shark cage diving to rock climbing, locals and tourists alike enjoy partaking in these … Continue reading “Does Life Insurance Cover Extreme Adventures in South Africa?”

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Active Escapes selected for Adventure Travel World Summit Alaska

When we were first informed that we’d been selected as one of ten adventure tour operators from South Africa to attend the Adventure Travel World Summit in Alaska, we kind of didn’t believe it. Alaska. For real? It’s one thing to visit one of the most beautiful (and harsh) countries on the planet, but to visit … Continue reading “Active Escapes selected for Adventure Travel World Summit Alaska”

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Poorts & Passes

While not an Active Escapes tour, every now and then a gem of an opportunity crosses our desks. The Poorts and Passes Tour is a unique trip at a price that wouldn’t normally be found on a guided, fully catered tour. This being a ‘first time round’ tour, the guides have priced it basically at cost! … Continue reading “Poorts & Passes”

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Trail Daze Series

Our friend Ewald Sadie is a very talented photographer from Cape Town, and he has been shooting a series called Trail Daze over the last year or so with some beautiful images. We’ve decided to reshare his published posts here, incase you’re in the vicinity of some of these incredible trails and mountains. This weeks … Continue reading “Trail Daze Series”

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Trail Dog – Salomon Running

Salomon have produced some great shows on Salomon TV, the best thing being that they don’t gab on-and-on about Salomon, but about the places, people and experiences that occur in the outdoors. This one is particularly lovely, and really offers some great insights and advice for happiness (which you can take or leave, but some … Continue reading “Trail Dog – Salomon Running”

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First Hikes

by Kath I vaguely remember my first hiking experience, when I was about four years old my family went for walk somewhere out in the Berg area. I remember getting really tired, moaning about not being able to be carried on my Dad’s shoulders…and there is photographic evidence where I am sitting on the ground … Continue reading “First Hikes”

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Growing Up Outdoors

By Kath Recently I was lucky enough to spend a night at a farm in Newcastle, where some friends have been living for two years after moving from Johannesburg. They moved after 18 years in the thick of the rat race to a farm covered in bushveld, rich in rocks and wildlife and they’ve set … Continue reading “Growing Up Outdoors”

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South African Adventure Tourism

Johan Radcliffe is well known in South African adventure tourism circles, in particular for his adventure guide website Dirty Boots. Johan recently endeavoured to generate statistics on the adventure industry to help guide and also promote the growth of adventure tourism in South Africa. “So after 10 years in the adventure industry, with no reports … Continue reading “South African Adventure Tourism”

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