1. Stay At Buccaneers Backpackers
|View from a Safari Tent at Buccaneers|
2. Volunteer on VA32's Wild Coast Schools Project
3. Learn to Surf
Who hasn't fancied themselves as a tanned, wetsuit clad figure strolling down the beach with surfboard under arm - it's cool, right? Here's your chance! Buccaneers' live-in surf instructor is available for surf lessons most days of the week. He'll teach you all the way from the basic beginner skills like knowing where to lie on your board, how to catch a wave and paddle, to jumping up on your feet and riding a wave in style! Boards and suits are available to hire from Buccaneers so you can practise in between lessons.
4. Take a Beach Horse Trail
5. See the Big 5 on a Game Drive
6. Zip-line Through the Trees
For the adrenaline junkies - take the leap and swing through the trees on Areena's giant zip line tour. Another option that's not for the faint hearted!
7. Meet the Oldest Tour Guide in South Africa
African Heartland Journeys (AHJ) run this cultural tour where you will visit local projects and initiatives facilitated by Friends of Chintsa - non-profit organisation - on the way to see Mama Tofu. Once in her homestead you will be greeted by African song and dancing in traditional costume, introduced to Xhosa culture and language and ways of life for this indigenous people.
8. Quad Bike in a Reserve
Jump on a quad bike and rumble around one of the private game reserves local to Chintsa, with a guide. This adventure filled twist on a game drive leaves you out in the open air to spot bird and wildlife, get your heart beating as you navigate dirt trails and pathways and get dusty ans dirty on your adventure. A highly recommended experience.
9. Mountain Bike through a Rural Township
10. Enjoy a Locally Brewed Craft Beer & Brewery Tour
A new addition to Chintsa's attractions, Emerald Vale brewery was established in 2012 by local home brewer Chris Heaton. The craft beer is now available in a wide range of local (and non-local!) bars, restaurants and shops. You can join Chris and his team for a tour around the recently upgraded brewery where the brewing process will be explained and you get tasters at the end!
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