Full Canyon Trip with abseil - 4-5 hrs - R900 pp
- Group discounts for 3+
- Group max. 8. Contact us for bigger group bookings
- Minimum age 6
Our route features a 30m abseil/rappell, many optional cliff jumping opportunities between 1m and 13m, forest hiking and river swimming.
The price per person is R900, which includes:
River boots, wetsuit, helmet, harness
(Life vests are available on prior request);
Transport from Wilderness village;
An optional visit to the Map of Africa viewpoint;
Water and a small snack (bring your own bottle);
You will need to bring:
A towel and dry clothes for afterward;
Duration: 4-5 hrs, including travel and an optional visit to the Map of Africa viewpoint.
Trip times: 08.30 and 14.30, Monday to Saturday.
Alternative starting times can be requested. Trips go ahead in all weather conditions! Our canyon route is safe in the rain.
If you don't have your own transport, a pick up can be requested in advance and we will help if possible.
Long description of the trip:
Our route is circular and includes a 30min hike in each direction to the river. Much of the hike is through indigenous South African forest and is enjoyable in itself. Participants hike in the neoprene boots provided, but the rest of the gear is carried. We don't hike in the wetsuits for reasons of hygiene and comfort, so please be prepared to hike both ways in your own clothes. There are no toilets or changing facilities along the trip, but the privacy of the forest is available for both. Once at the river, we gear up and start with the 30m high abseil into the river. Abseiling involves lowering yourself down a rope. There are multiple safety back ups in place. Alternatively, you can choose to be lowered down by your guide. A rope lower is more relaxed and allows you to appreciate the view more. Choosing to abseil allows you to learn a new skill and is challenging. Once the group is safely down, the river exploration and jumping opportunities commence. The cliff jumping is presented as a skill to be learned. Your guide will explain and demonstrate good technique to avoid getting hurt. The jumps progress from 1m to 13m, but they are all optional. You will get the chance to practice and build your confidence as necessary, getting feedback and advice from your guide.
After the Canyoning, the hike back is required. We stop to get changed out of the wetsuits and then tackle the hill at a slow but steady pace. Once back at the car, we drive to the Map of Africa view point to finish the trip with great views over the Kaaimans River and Indian Ocean.
Meeting Point for Trips: across the road from The Wilderness Hotel Resort and Spa, George Rd, Wilderness.
Postal/Office address only:
597 1st Avenue