It’s time to squeeze the day before the warm weather ends

As the last days of the warmer months are upon us, there’s an undeniable urge to make the most of each sunshine-filled day. Whether you're seeking moments of bliss outdoors or wishing to experience an adrenaline pumping excursion with friends, the dwindling weeks of summer present a precious opportunity to indulge in various fun activities. 

But, with all that our beautiful, bountiful cities have to offer, where do you start? How do you make the most of this fleeting season? Before the vibrant days of summer fade into gentler autumn afternoons indoors, Sir Fruit is encouraging you to squeeze the day and try out one of the thrilling escapades below.

Sky-Hi Ride at Hotel Sky 
Get your heart racing at the Sky-Hi Ride at Hotel Sky in Cape Town. Ascend 30 meters above the urban expanse where you’ll see unparalleled panoramic views of the entire city before a breathtaking plunge at speeds of up to 100km per hour, subjecting you to almost 4G’s of force. When you’re done adventuring to new heights, cool off and quench your thirst with an ice cold Sir Fruit juice.
Book your ride slot through Webtickets - tickets range from R50-R200.

Sea kayaking 
The summer season is typically associated with water sports and activities, so naturally sea kayaking had to make the list. A sea kayaking adventure is suited for adventurers of all levels and offers explorers a blend of exhilaration and serenity, not to mention it’s a great way to see the city from a different perspective. Take in the world-renowned beauty of our coastlines and perhaps you’ll be greeted by a marine animal or two.
“I recently had the pleasure of spending a Saturday afternoon gliding through the majestic waters of the Atlantic Seaboard in a sea kayak and I could not recommend it more! This is an ideal activity for anyone looking to get outdoors and connect with nature outside of the usual mountain walks Capetonians opt for,” says Gabriella Benedicte, DJ and content creator.

Sea kayaking is offered in Cape Town, Durban and Gqeberha. Sessions range from R200-R500 depending on where you book.

Gold Reef City Theme Park 
Summer is certainly not complete without a day trip to SA’s largest theme park, Gold Reef City. With a selection of 16 exhilarating rides, 7 attractions perfect for the whole family, 21 activities tailored for kids and the excitement of Jump City Trampoline Park, one can’t go wrong with a visit to the theme park before we’re welcomed with April’s first rainy days.

History buffs can travel back in time to Jozi’s gold rush while on an experience of the exclusive underground mine tour. Unlike Cape Town’s exhilarating Sky-Hi ride, you’ll descend underground to the depths of 75 meters. Uncover the riches of South Africa’s past and witness the grand glow of a live gold pour right before your eyes.
Booking is essential and Gold Reef City tickets start at R250 per person for general admission.

Water biking 
Water biking is an overlooked activity, however one you need to try if surfing or stand-up paddle boarding is not for you. With this kind of oceanic activity you can seamlessly glide and ride through the rolling waves of False Bay, admired for its spectacular ocean and mountain scenery as well as rich marine biodiversity. Revel in guilt-free exploration as water bikes operate silently, emit zero emissions, require no fuel and therefore, ensure a minimal environmental impact. Moreover, the elevated seating position offers you a unique perspective, allowing you to immerse fully in the beauty of the excursion.

A guided 60-minute tour costs R650 per person or R390 for a 30-minute tour.
However you choose to squeeze the day, don’t forget to lather on the factor 50, slip into adventure appropriate attire and fuel your day with a thirst-quenching Sir Fruit juice.