Cycling is in our veins and we love showing of our beautiful area on a bicycle. Come explore Stellenbosch and the greater Winelands on a bicycle tour or magnificent hike with our Adventurshop. We offer from half day cycle tours like the Historic Cycle tour of Stellenbosch and its wineries to full day tours like our E-Bike tour from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek. We also run longer multi-day cycling adventures. We have it all. And no cycle tour or hike through the winelands is complete without great food and wine tasting!
We will make sure that you experience the best of what this beautiful area with mountains, valleys vineyards and rivers has to offer. We have a wide variety of cycling and hiking tours to explore our area in depth! All tours can be done with our E-Bikes or normal mountain bikes.
Our professional guides have a passion for cycling, South Africa and its people and will show you all the cool off the beaten path spots and trails like the Stellenbosch Trail Fund network of fantastic trails. Our back up vehicles are there for peace of mind; our bike trailers are custom made and add a lot of value and comfort to our tours.
Based in Stellenbosch, our Adventureshop is an owner-run business that has been in the adventure tourism business since 2000 with extensive experience in adventure tours and activities, safaris and overland travel.
As we are based in the Stellenbosch winelands, we also operate local day tours like our Guided Bike tours, 4×4 wine tours, guided hikes and a hop on hop off service on the Stellenbosch Wine route called the Vine Hopper. We also assist our clients with self drive itineraries in South Africa and Namibia.
We know that visitors come to South Africa for a once in a lifetime experience. Our aim is to make sure that all our clients have a fantastic time in our beautiful country, tell the story to their friends and come visit us again sooner than they would have expected!
We are also proud to practice sustainable tourism principals by minimizing our impact on the environment, developing our local area by buying local and supporting our community and employees.
Our Port Nolloth-based tour operator, Richtersveld Tours is a family business which not only offers tours to the Northern Cape and Namakwaland but also into the scenic Karoo as well as to the Western Cape province of South Africa.
We pride ourselves in offering personal attention to all our guests. No stone will be left unturned in our effort to guarantee your satisfaction and to offer an experience, not just another tour.
Please note that group tours, private tours and self-drive itineraries of various length are available in different months throughout the year. You may also request own dates which will suite your travel schedule best. Please contact us for more details.
We specialize in travelling into the Richtersveld, a World Heritage site and home to the Nama (Khoisan) people. Embrace yourself in an authentic experience with history, cultural interaction and beautiful sceneries - an experience that will stay with you forever.
Our speciality is also small group tours - from two to eight guests - to the Diamond Coast of South Africa and excursions into the Namaqualand to see desert flowers, indigenous succulent plants as well as wildlife and seal colonies.
Alternatively, join us for game viewing and a photographic safari in the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, visit the Augrabies Falls, put up tent and overnight on the shores of the mighty Orange River where stargazing is amazing, or come with us and experience a historical town walk through the diamond city of Kimberley and check out the stunning open air mine museum of this diamond digger town in its early days where you can also look into the Big Hole, the world-wide largest, hand-dug diamond excavation.
While our tours normally start and end in Port Nolloth, arrangements can be made to be picked up at the airport in Upington or Cape Town. Whenever possible we will customize the tour to specifically cater for your interests, whether landscape photography, local culture or just the unspoilt beauty of the Richtersveld. We will also supply everything needed on the tour, including vehicles, well maintained equipment, putting up camp (if camping), preparing meals, among others, as well as accommodation in Port Nolloth before and after the tour.
We supply an all in one service! You just bring your clothes and camera, we'll do the rest! Our professional guides have a good general knowledge of our area and we believe in travelling and exploring where safety is our first priority!
Salty Jackal Surf School
With the beach in Swakopmund only a short walk away, our Salty Jackal Surf School offers the ONLY surf camps in Namibia which are hosted by our centrally located Salty Jackal Surf Camp and Backpackers for small groups who wish to dedicate some serious time to their surfing, and where everything is about surfing, sustainable living and extraordinary food. It's what we love and live for!
Welcome to beautiful, wide-open Namibia and its wave-rich coastline and uncrowded waves of which numerous quality surf breaks are within a few kilometres. For those who enjoy surfing, adventure and vast, natural landscapes - this is the place for you.
Let's go surfing! Whether it's your first surf lesson or you're a seasoned tube lord comfortable riding the longest, and one of the fastest and heaviest barrels on earth - Skeleton Bay - or anything in between, we are ready to get you stoked and filled up on Vitamin Sea! Our licensed and insured Salty Jackal has a multilingual team which takes you surfing according to your level.
Our Surf Camps
Surfing along the oldest desert in the world not only offers consistent, year-round quality waves for all levels with low crowds - on top of this, the Namib desert's mesmerizing scenery and the endless barrels of Skeleton Bay will remain etched in your mind. Be prepared, this place is wild. The desert climate can be harsh and you might surf alone with no soul in sight apart from some friendly seals and dolphins, while jackals surround the car on the beach - it's all part of the adventure. Our ISA qualified and first aid trained guides / instructors have in-depth knowledge of surf spots and local conditions.
Our surf camps are hosted at set dates throughout the year. Certain seasons are suited to beginners, others to more experienced surfers. Our surf camps run over 7 nights and days during which you will get at least 1 or 2 sessions / lessons on each surf day or full day trips to spots further away from Swakopmund.
What makes our surf camps unique is that on top of surfing quality waves in Namibia's breath-taking landscapes filled with wildlife, guests also have the option of free time activities for all tastes and budgets - this means that non-surfer friends and partners will enjoy our camps too.
Included in our surf camps are bed and breakfast, surf lessons as well as surf instructor / guiding and transport, the surf board and a wetsuit (also for kids), free flow coffee or tea, fruit and drinking water, a picnic lunch and a welcome dinner, fast unlimited Wi-Fi, a sundowner in the desert or a stargazing trip, an activity and safari booking service, a city tour of Swakopmund, fitness equipment, bicycles (4 are available) for getting around in town and group photos will be taken.
Not included but also available are surf photography and video analysis, a 3-day Namibia surfari (surfing and safari) for venturing further into our stunning country, as well as Yoga classes, an honesty bar and airport transfer. We also offer guided surf trips along the Skeleton Coast for intermediate and elite levels. Just fly in to Walvis Bay and we'll pick you up there! Contact us to arrange your surf trip.
For adrenaline junkies - how about skydiving over the world's oldest desert or sand boarding and quad biking on the ever-shifting dunes of the Namib desert?
Our eco-friendly Salty Jackal Surf Camp and backpackers can accommodated a maximum of 14 guests in double / twin rooms or a 6-bed dormitory, and offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can mingle with like-minded travellers. Choose between self-catering or bed and breakfast and sign up for our home-cooked dinners. Our multilingual and dedicated team is available almost 24/7 to give quality local information on activities, gastronomy, sights, surfing and anything else.
We will take you down the Zambezi River! Based in Victoria Falls, our Shockwave Adventures specialize in non-adventurous and adventurous adrenaline-rush activities including white water rafting on the Zambezi River in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, and also arrange or book tours if you are based in Livingstone, Zambia.
Rated No. 1 of 200 tours in Victoria Falls and a consistent awardee with TripAdvisor, we provide unique, customized and personalized trips, whether you are an individual traveller, a couple or a group of friends and a family. Get first hand information from our locally owned company which has over 20 years experience in this industry as we offer a unique experience by creating custom adventures away from mass rafting. Our first-class, small-group, VIP and private tours in and around Zimbabwe are unmatched in the industry.
Safety first - Be assured that we don’t compromise on safety issues on the river. We pride in a 100% safety record! Our trip leaders are the most experienced guides around. All of them have been 20 years and more rafting on the mighty Zambezi as well as experience in the international rafting scene.
Our Activities & Tours
Book with us for serious fun! Staying in Zambia, do not worry we can pick you up from there.
We offer a variety of white water adventures that suite every adrenaline junkie you can think of! Rafting, tandem kayaking and river boarding the Zambezi has always been fun. Choose between white water adventures, multi-day rafting with game viewing possibilities and camping on the banks of the mighty Zambezi, an upper Zambezi raft float or family and kids rafting, including family tours with a sunset and dinner cruise or a day tour in Victoria Falls.
We also offer packages for the myriad of activities in Zimbabwe and even safaris within Zimbawe and into Chobe National Park, Botswana.
Last but not least, Shockwave Adventures offers a comprehensive selection of transfers covering all major activities as well as major international and domestic flights.
Our vision is to elevate partners, customers, neighbours and the community to create the positive change. We thrive to protect the environment, therefore our business practices secure ecologically, sustainable development of the use of natural resources for future generations to come. Choosing Shockwave Adventures ensures that you will have a once in a life time experience with the highest standard of safety and service whilst also helping the community of Victoria falls flourish.
Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour
The first of its kind in Africa and an awesome eco-wilderness adventure on the Garden Route in South Africa! Discover with our team from Tsitsikamma Canopy Tour in Storms River the secrets of the spectacular and unique wilderness of the indigenous Tsitsikamma forest which involves zip lining from one platform to another along a steel cable suspended up to 30 meters above the forest floor.
As you enter the forest you’ll encounter hard pear trees, giant yellow woods, beautiful tree ferns, hundreds of years old, and other interesting forest flora. Stand beside a colossal Outeniqua yellowwood tree and feel like a dwarf against this spectacular giant.
Your Zipline Experience
Our 2-hour zipline canopy tour begins with a detailed safety briefing followed by a kitting-up session where a full-body harness, pulleys and other equipment are issued and checked. A short drive into the forest and it's time to monkey around! This tour consists of 10 slides (the longest one measures 91 metres), each ending on a platform constructed in the trees. No climbing or jumping is necessary.
From the start on the launch platform, a new world unfolds as you will gently glide through the treetops. All groups are escorted through the forest canopy by a lead guide and a follow guide to ensure your safety as you slide from tree to tree. The platforms are built high up in the giant Outeniqua Yellowwoods and provide an unbelievable view of this enchanting forest. Birdlife is abundant - including Knysna Loeries (a species of local turaco) and the elusive Narina Trogon, and your guides will explain the ecology of this lush primeval forest. You might be lucky to spot a vervet monkey or two, too!
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