7. Shark Cage Diving, South Africa

Sharks are magnificent creatures that have long held an insatiable fascination for humans. And when it comes to one of the most exciting travel adventures, this one has got to take the cake. South Africa is one of the premier destinations in the world for this kind of experience, with the best locations on the eastern coast of the Western Cape, in a holiday resort town – Hermanus. No diving experience is necessary as visitors are lowered into the water in a cage that is attached to the boat, with guests breathing through on board apparatus. The sharks are lured right up to the cage where you will literally be able to see the whites of the eyes of the infamous Great White Shark. Not recommended for the faint hearted.