Adventure, adventure, adventure
In Swaziland, the adventurous possibilities are endless!
Swazi Trails, a popular local tour company, kindly took me adventure caving and quad biking and the experience was sublime.
The adventure caving was pretty strenuous and started off with a 45-minute hike, but our guide’s morale-boosting attitude got us through.
He also took loads of pictures because we couldn’t take our phones into the cave, ensuring that our memories were captured.
Be prepared to crawl, climb and slide through holes and cracks, but you’ll feel like a champion by the end. As if the caving experience wasn’t fun enough, Swazi Trails took us to a local hot springs afterwards.
They supplied us with boxes of pizza – we got to choose our pizzas before the tour – while we swam and hung out with locals.
Tip: Adventure caving is a messy affair – bring clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Also bring your swimsuit and a towel. Even if you can’t swim (like me), you’ll have a lot of fun in the hot spring.
But Swazi Trails will inform you on all the deets. During my quad biking adventure, I drove through parts of Swaziland that I wouldn’t have ventured into by foot. I drove through dirt trails, laughed with kids and waved at the aunties and uncles, while taking in mountain views along the way.
My guide went above and beyond his role, quickly transforming into my photographer and videographer as well. Even though it was my first time on a quad bike, I left feeling like a pro.
Swazi Trails organises numerous activities for you to take part in, including white water rafting, canopy tours and the famous Sibebe Rock hike. It’s the steepest hike in the world and you have to walk sideways to complete it!
If you look REALLY closely, you will see lil ol’ me. The picture really doesn’t do Sibebe Rock justice. To give you some perspective, I nearly fell when climbing to this part of the rock… However, Swazi Trails will take you up a different route. If you love adventure, waste no time heading to Swaziland. I already have a list of all of the activities I plan to do with Swazi Trails when I return.
KEEPING FIT: I probably lost two dress sizes during my caving experience. Endurance is required!
LOVELY: If your tour guide doesn’t take your photos and videos for you, is he really your guide?