Danish actor, Karen Blixen once said, “You know you are truly alive when you’re living among lions”. For most of us, the quote inspires us to live like lions and treat every day like an adventure. However, for some people, this quote can be a little more literal. On a trip to South Africa, you can actually live among the lions. Take a trip to one of Africa’s most popular destinations and you will truly understand what it’s like to be an adventurous lion. While you’re there, be sure to check out one of these crazy and adrenaline-pumping activities, if you dare.
Hunt Game Like a Predatory Lion
South Africa is known as one of the crown jewels for African hunting. Here, your high-tech binoculars and spotting scopes will be able to find some of the most diverse populations of wildlife in the entire world. From deserts and mountains to swamps and forests, South Africa will also provide the experienced hunter with virtually every terrain and difficulty possible. If you’re looking to complete a Big 5 Hunting Safari, you can definitely do it in South Africa and even take back a trophy with you, as elephants can be imported from South Africa to Canada and the United States.
Pounce Like a Gallant Lion
There’s nothing as liberating as jumping and freefalling while all your worries drift away. Well, if you’re looking for that experience, then South Africa is the perfect place for you. On the border of the Western and Eastern Cape, lies the majestic Bloukrans River Valley. The Bloukrans Bridge is known as the highest commercial bungee jumping bridge in the world. You can gracefully pounce off the bridge like a gallant lion and feel your heart jump into your throat.
Face Your Fears Like a Courageous Lion
In The Wizard of Oz, the lion is looking for his courage. If you’re also in search of your courage, there’s no place like an underwater cage. Gansbaai, a city about two and a half hours from Cape Town, has one of the highest concentrations of Great White Sharks in the world. Here, you can get up close and personal with these dangerous animals by submerging yourself underwater in a protective cage. You will surely muster up some courage after this death-defying adventure.
Perch Up on Pride Rock Like Simba
Simba may have been one of the first lions you’ve ever met, and if you remember him, you most likely remember him and his father sitting up on Pride Rock. Well, South Africa is home to a bunch of huge rocks that you can climb. Probably one of the most popular is known as Table Mountain. This rock has multiple paths that are designed for people of all different experience levels. Once you get to the top, you’ll be rewarded with a gorgeous view of all of Cape Town.
You can truly live among the lions in South Africa and enjoy amazing adventures with your herd. Simply find an activity that calls out to you and begin your journey.