Man is an absolute sucker for any outdoor activity; from rock climbing to hunting extra-terrestrials by stuffing a swimming cap to look like an enlarged frontal lobe and donning a purple and camouflage leotard. Today’s Groupon appeals perfectly to the usual, non-alien related, outdoorsy type and their partner: a one night stay for two people including Archery and Clay pigeon shooting at Highstakes for R365.
Highstakes offers something special for everyone from thrill seekers, who can get their action fix with a wide choice of adventure sports and activities, to those who would prefer to relax and recline on the deck soaking up the sunset. Highstakes is set on a 200 hectare plot in the scenic Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal and is far removed from the stress and unrelenting pace of urban life. This adventure haven is the perfect place to unwind and forget about the work piling up on your desk or the errands you need to run. With comfortable, cosy accommodation, Highstakes will make you feel right at home. Your stay at this outdoor getaway will include Archery and Clay pigeon shooting where you can truly test your skills and aim.
Both the Khoi San and Robin Hood must have been onto something with the use of this gallant and tricky sport. Archery involves a bow and a number of arrows, testing your strength and aim and the bow is used to shoot the arrows at targets, either static or moving depending on the type of Archery. It is believed that the bow and arrow was invented to hunt animals for food and it later became a weapon of warfare. Archery has now become a precision sport and you will be able to experience this first hand at Highstakes.
If you would like to experience the art of shooting without harming any cute little animals or purple aliens, clay pigeon shooting is the answer. At Highstakes, Clay Pigeon shooting is also a lot of fun and no previous experience is required. Test your accuracy with a 12-gauge shotgun or a more accurate rifle and try to hit the clay disc as it is shot into the air. Ideal for those who like the thrill of firing a weapon at a target, but who don’t like the idea of harming animals for sport, clay pigeon shooting is an easily tailored activity for enthusiasts of all ages. With this Groupon, you and your partner will be carefully guided by the experts at Highstakes in both Clay Pigeon shooting and Archery.
Outdoor fact: In Bolivia, they participate in an outdoor sport called “Snail trails”. In this game, the participants follow a long trail of snail slime stuck to a wall which spans 100 kilometres. The first one to get the end of the trail wins.