Top outdoor extreme sports adventure destination in South Africa

The global surge in the popularity of mega sports events such as the Olympics Games and FIFA World Cup has resulted in sports becoming the primary industry in the leisure sector. In this context, sports have become inextricably linked to the tourism industry. The first World Conference on Sport and Tourism, organized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Tourism Organization (WTO), which took place on 22 and 23 February 2001 in Barcelona, Spain explored the linkages between sports and tourism and highlighted that “Sport and tourism have similar objectives: to help us draw closer to and understand other cultures and lifestyles, and to promote peace among peoples.