Do you feel that the youth in your care (or your inner young person!) spends too much time on screens and indoors for their own good?  Do you find that there’s not enough things to do other than going to restaurants, visiting each other, or watch movies?  Well, you’re in luck, because the Bucket List Genie has hunted near and far to find some of the most exciting things to do in South Africa.  Best of all, most of them can be reached within an hour’s drive.

Now there’s no excuse to sit around and every reason to get outside and soak up the sunshine.  If you love adventure and feeling the wind in your hair, book a jet boat ride or a speed boat ride. Adrenaline junkies also love ticking bungee jumping and ziplining off their bucket lists. If you’re in Durban, don’t miss out on the bridge swing at Moses Mabhida Stadium! If you’re in Cape Town, book a Table Mountain abseil experience!

The family will all love getting outside, where they can enjoy scootours down one of the mountains, or Segway rides, horseback riding, quad biking, or another animal encounter, which is offered by several vendors on this page.   If you have a teenager who has just learned to drive, you can bet your bottom dollar he or she will try to show off at some point. No matter how well you prepare them, there may be situations you may not envisage.  So veer on the edge of caution while adding an opportunity for adventure.  

Book an advanced driving course to teach them how to drive defensively in a variety of road and weather conditions and rest assured that you’ve done everything to prepare them for the adult world.  With these exciting youth adventure experiences, you should never be at a loss for things to do during school holidays or on weekends.