One of the most important lessons to be learnt from fairy tales is not the importance of kindness to strangers or that every girl is a princess; the most important lesson is that deviating from your planned route can lead to impromptu escapades, chance encounters with eccentric strangers and a free bowl of oats if you’re lucky. Venture off the beaten track and pay R247.50 for a quad-biking experience per person or R395 for 2 people sharing with Edu Ventures.
More than just your average off-roading experience, Edu Ventures are accredited with a status of general awesomeness and offer approachable, responsible and highly-qualified guides and instructors. Located on the outskirts of Durban on the Tugela River, they’ve been offering off-roading adventurers the opportunity to hurtle through the wilderness on four wheels for over a decade and a half.
Rather than doing the rounds on a run-of-the-mill circuit, Edu Ventures provides some genuinely tricky tracks for you to traverse, across the white sand of beautiful beaches and through woodlands four kilometres inland from the Durban coast. A quad-bike safari to rival trekking through the Kruger, make sure you’re ready to soar through the scenery for a good three hours. However adrenalin-inducing the thrill-ride might be, it’s perfect for anyone from first-time bikers to the most audacious of adventure seekers, and Granny will be just as comfortable as your sixteen year-old nephew shake-rattle-and-rolling across the rivers and forests. Whether you’re admiring the scenery, enjoying the ride or keeping any out for the near four-hundred species of birds, over a hundred species of butterflies or one hundred species of trees, there are few things better than three hours off-road with the wind in your hair.
When all is said and done and you’re at the end of your experience, finish off with snacks and drinks to slake the appetite your adventure worked up.
Adventurous Fact: Recent research has shown that human beings are not the only creatures to use alternative means of transportation. Marine Biologists have recorded footage of small hermit crabs riding on sea-horses when travelling long distances, and sea-snails using fast-moving starfish for the same purpose.