According to data revealed by South African Tourism, Indian women have been found out to be the largest contributors to South Africa’s adventure tourism like bungee jumping, shark-cage diving and mountain hiking,
Hanneli Slabber, India Country Manager, South African Tourism, revealed that the demand for adventure activities is largely driven by “enthusiastic Indian woman travellers.” Indian women are the biggest participants in the adventure tourism sector in South Africa, with majority of them taking part in hardcore adventure, such as bungee jumping, sky diving, shark-cage diving and mountain hiking. In fact, she said, Indians are only the second from the top nationality to bungee jump off the Bloukrans Bridge and the third from the top nationality to go for shark-cage diving in South Africa.
Further, Indian travellers visiting South Africa buy five to six adventure activities per day, which is comparatively much higher than tourists from other nationalities. Revealing the reason for this, she said South Africa takes pride in offering the most-value-for-money adventure activities coupled with top safety standards which plays an integral part for driving in the Indian tourists.