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Dirty Boots

Dirty Boots is the definitive guide to the best adventure holidays and outdoor adventure activities in South Africa and the kingdoms of Swaziland and Lesotho

In 2006 the first Dirty Boots guide was printed and 12 years later it continues to fly off the shelf. It features the best adventure operators and includes over 100 different outdoor activities in its listings. This printed guidebook is updated annually to give you correct and accurate information about adventure activities and holidays in South Africa.


Dirty Boots list the most reliable adventure operators throughout 12 regions. On the website, you can search for activities by town, region or geographical feature. We also include more specific categories such as multi-day adventuresoutdoor education centresskills training programmes and teambuilding offerings.

If your preference is for ocean-based activities, you’ll appreciate the cold Atlantic Ocean on South Africa’s west coast and the warm Indian Ocean on her east coast. Marine adventures include shark cage divingwhale watchingsurfingsea kayakingscuba diving, power boating, sailing charters, seal snorkeling, deep sea fishing and many more.

Alternatively, take to the sky with activities in the disciplines of skydivinghot air ballooning, paragliding, gliding, aerobatic flights, gyrocopter flips and scenic helicopter flights.

On land, you can enjoy sandboarding, side-car tours, beach horse rides, a multitude of hikes, bicycle tours and a host of others.

Activities may combine wildlife experiences with adventure – like walking safaris, hot air ballooning safaris, canoeing safaris and horse safaris.

Ever popular adventures are canopy tours, bungee jumping, zip lines, kloofing, rock climbing and adventure caving.

Multi-day adventure holidays are gaining popularity. These include Orange River rafting trips, three-day horse rides along the Wild Coast, slackpacking on the Garden Route, walking safaris in the Kruger Park, pony trekking in Lesotho and hiking in the Drakensberg.

At Dirty Boots, they promote adventure tourism in South Africa and assist in creating a professional adventure industry. Their adventure guidebook is designed to assist travel agents, DMCs, tour guides and private individuals to find reliable and exciting adventures.

What are you waiting for? Get those boots dirty!

Dirty Boots publishes an annual adventure guidebook that features the best adventure activities in South Africa for the travel industry and its clients.  The 2020 book features many new and exciting activities.  All these impressive and exciting things to do are also listed on our website.

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Africa Travel Week (ATW) focuses on inbound and outbound markets for general leisure tourism, luxury travel, LGBTQ+ travel and the MICE/business travel sector as well as travel technology. Shows include: ILTM Africa, WTM Africa, EQUAL Africa, ibtm AFRICA, Travel Forward, Sports & Events Tourism Exchange and African Tourism Investment Summit.