From a day on the greens to the ultimate big swing rush and a majestic shark diving experience, we’ve got a handful of superb ideas (with giveaways) for spoiling dad this Father’s Day!
For the thrill-seeker…
Why not treat dad to an adrenalin-fuelled Father’s Day adventure like the ultimate shark diving experience with African Watersports at world renowned diving hot spot Aliwal Shoal. Run by shark whisperer and ocean activist, Walter Bernadis, who was one of the early pioneers of tiger shark diving at the shoal; African Watersports promises the ocean experience of a lifetime!
This is an outing for a dad who wants to get up close and personal with these majestic apex predators and possibly get to witness first-hand how Walter puts one of his beloved sharks into a state of tonic immobility. Aliwal is known as one of the best shark diving sites in the world with tigers, black tips, raggies and duskies to name a few. If you are really lucky you may even get to see a Great White. Details: africanwatersports.co.za or contact Walter on 082 565 1210.
An ultimate shark diving experience for two (dad and a buddy) with African Watersports. To enter, please like and follow@getit_durban (Insta) @GetItDurban (Facebook), tag a friend, then fill in the form below and you’ll be in the draw.
For the man of leisure…
If dad loves a day on the greens, then a good round of golf at Umkomaas Golf Club is an ideal way to mark the occasion. Dubbed the friendliest club on the coast, as it offers a warm welcome to visitors both on and off the course, Umkomaas prides itself on being fully inclusive and offers great membership packages that won’t break the bank! Although not overly long, the course – that capitalises on the natural contours of the land and takes advantage of the glorious sea views – offers a great challenge for low handicappers, especially when the coastal winds blow. It is, however, forgiving for even an occasional golfer making it the perfect option for families and groups. Well-placed bunkers and undulating fairways mean that those seeking to card a low round need to think their way around the course whilst those looking to simply have fun will enjoy themselves too. The club offers exceptional family membership packages and the opportunity to learn to play via their KidzGolf programme. Details: umkomaasgolf.co.za or contact 039 973 1042.
One lucky dad can win a round of golf for two with a cart. To enter, please like and follow@getit_durban (Insta) @GetItDurban (Facebook), tag a friend, then fill in the form below and you’ll be in the draw.
For the adrenaline-junkie…
South Africa is often synonymous with the Big 5, but what can be wilder and more adventurous than an adrenaline-pumping trip to Wild 5! Perched on the rugged cliffs of Oribi Gorge on the South Coast, amid picture-perfect scenery, Wild 5 Adventures has drawn thrill seekers from around the globe for nearly two decades with its range of once-in-a-lifetime adventures including an exhilarating Zip-line ride, 110-metre abseil beside Lehr’s Waterfall, paintball, and spine-tingling 84-metre suspension bridge experience. It is also home to the world’s highest canyon swing and the Wild Gorge Swing. Treat dad to an adrenalin-fuelled experience that will see him weak-kneed and white-knuckled as he looks over the edge, before taking the 55-storey plunge! What makes this experience unique is that the jump does not take place from a man-made structure, but from a three-sided rocky canyon, beside a waterfall that cascades 160 metres into the valley below. If this experience is not on your bucket list yet, it definitely should be! Details: wild5adventures.co.za
One dad can win entry for four to the view sites, suspension bridge and brain areas, as well as four Gorge Swings, valued at R2 900. To enter, please like and follow@getit_durban (Insta) @GetItDurban (Facebook), tag a friend, then fill in the form below and you’ll be in the draw.