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Adventures in finding Mr Right

Tstitsikamma in South Africa is home to the highest bungee jump in the world - and it's also the perfect place to find love.

If old-fashioned blind dating, online dating or speed dating fails to find you the man of your dreams, perhaps you just need to discover a new sense of adventure.

According to Max Tookey, a senior lecturer in psychology at the University of Greenwich, an exhilarating adventure travel could be the fastest way to find and bond with the man of your dreams.  Tookey comments, “There is an association between fear and sexual magnetism. Psychological fear can promote attraction and that’s been well documented.”

Acacia Adventure Holidays offers a range of adventure feats in Africa.

He continues, “The Bloukrans Bungee in Tstitsikamma (South Africa), as the highest bungee jump in the world, tops the list as the number one way to achieve that first date, but just make sure he jumps first.”

While Acacia can’t guarantee true love, long lasting relationships or that you’ll encounter Brad Pitt, they do say that travellers on their adventure tours are generally good company, fun to be with, have a GSH and enjoy socialising with a group of like-minded people.

A recent report also suggests that singles feel the need to do activities where they gain a sense of achievement and are naturally more adventurous on account that they don’t have to take into account a partner’s personal tastes. They are also more inclined to consider adventurous holidays.

Here are some thrill-seeking holidays available through Acacia:  Incurable romantics should try the Bloukrans Bungee, a proud Guinness World Record Holder due to its dizzy heights of 216 metres. The bungee excursion is available on Acacia’s 7-day Coast to Cape Town small group adventure tour, costing £618 per person. The gorge swing in Livingstone allows you to pair up for an adrenalin-pumping experience. Available on Acacia’s 19-day South West Safari overland tour, costing £635 per person. Get up close and personal to a great white shark at Dyer Island in the Cape.

The three-day Cape Town Shark Dive costs £275 per person, including return transfers from Cape Town to the dive site, accommodation, some meals, shark dive, dive master and licensed boat captain. For something a little bit different, you could try ostrich riding in Oudtshroon, available on the 14-day Kruger to Cape Town small group adventure, costing £1,248 per person. Surf the big dunes in Swakopmund. No experience is necessary for sand boarding, but the number five run has adventurers lying down on the board and travelling at speeds of up to 80 miles an hour. Available on Acacia’s Desert Tracker overland tour, costing £635. All the prices include local transport, accommodation, most meals, services of tour leader/driver and no single supplement.

Excludes return international flight, visas, departure taxes, transfers and optional activities.

For more information, call Acacia Adventure Holidays on 020 7706 4700 or visit their website (www.acacia-africa.com).

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