1. Bungee Jumping
There’s nothing like attaching an elastic cord to your feet and jumping off a bridge head-first. Stare death in the face as you see the ground coming closer and closer to you, until you finally feel the relief of slowing down as the elastic cord stretches to its maximum and pulling you back up. NOTE** I crossed this one off my list. Watch me do the highest bungee in the world here. 2. Go Skydiving
Just like bungee jumping, except this time you have no elastic cord, and you are jumping from MUCH higher up. Luckily you can do a tandem dive with an instructor, so you don’t need to worry about when to open the parachute and how to steer it. I think this is the ultimate “Face your Fears” kind of activity you can do. 3. Shark Cage Diving
The ocean’s most feared predator – the Great White Shark. So it sounds like a brilliant idea then to submerge yourself in the ocean in a cage, with these evil killer fish swimming all around you? Definitely an experience you need to have once in your lifetime.
4. Jump Off a High Cliff Into The Ocean
This is a lot more tame than the 3 things listed above. There are plenty of locations with beaches all around the world where there are nice high cliffs you can climb and from which you can dive off into the ocean. It’s lot’s of fun to do, and the higher the cliff, the scarier it is. Make sure that there are no rocks in the water beneath you, and be careful not to slip while climbing the cliff. 5. Scuba Diving
For me one of the strangest experiences is to be able to take full breaths deep under water. It just feels so strange and unnatural, yet at the same time totally awesome. It’s said that the best scuba diving experience is the great barrier reef.
6. Water Skiing
One of my favorite water sports is water skiing and wakeboarding. It’s so much fun to glide along the water, being pulled by the speed boat and having the freedom to twist, turn and jump whenever you want. 7. Windsurfing
The surfboards with a big sail on them. It’s very different to normal surfing, but it’s super fun. The first time I tried, I could only go in one direction (with the wind, away from the shore). I had to sit on my board for 3 hours before the lifeguard came to fetch me in his little speedboat, and it took me a few lessons to learn how to use the sail to go in both directions. 8. Surfing
One thing you have to experience is to stand up on a surfboard. It’s really not that easy, but once you get the hang of it, surfing is really an experience that’ll set you free. 9. Whitewater Rafting
Not for the faint of heart, but definitely something that you should experience. I went on a 2 day camping expedition down a pretty rough river here in South Africa. You go in groups of 10 or more, have all your possessions in water-tight bags and head down the bends and turns of the racing water, while avoiding rocks and trees in the process. 10. Go On a Safari
I’m sure you’ve seen footage of safari’s on television, but it’s a much better experience in real life. The best is to go with a friend or a group of friends, book a few days at a game lodge and take a safari out into the wild park. You’ll go in a bus or a jeep, together with a guide and ranger, and you’ll see all the wild, amazing and dangerous animals you’ve only seen in the Zoo or on TV.
11. Take a Ride In a Hot Air Balloon
You’ll get to have a picnic in a small basket under a huge balloon, with a few of your friends, while floating hundreds of feet above the ground and seeing how beautiful the world is from up there. I almost experienced it but my trip got cancelled last minute due to weather conditions, and I never booked another trip. 12. Quad Biking In The Dunes
This is something that doesn’t appeal to everyone, but it’s something that everyone should do at least once. It’s the most fun thing you can do in the dessert (or beach dunes), I can’t...