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Adventure

Situated in the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve, CapeNature has partnered with Cape Canopy Tour to take you into a previously inaccessible and pristine part of this amazing World Heritage Site. Only one hour from Cape Town, we offer a fully guided ziplining adventure activity for nature enthusiasts of ages 5 to 75!

Current tour departure times are on the hour from 8am to 2pm, and each tour lasts approximately 4 hours.

After a safety briefing and kitting up at the reception, guests will be transported by 4×4 high into the mountain range: this is where the fun begins!

Slide along steel cables from platform to platform, taking you past waterfalls and through valleys, enjoying all that mother nature has to offer. With 13 platforms and slides up to 320m long, both nature and adventure enthusiasts will be sure to come back for more!  For more information, and to book, head to the Cape Canopy Tours website.

With activities ranging from mild to wild, Kogelberg Nature Reserve can rightly consider itself a destination for adventure. Depending on the season and your appetite for adventure, you can choose to drift down the river on an inflatable craft or go for white-water rafting action. If you’re hungry for more thrills, you can find sandboarding, kitesurfing, abseiling and quad biking nearby.

White water kayaking is allowed each year on the Palmiet River. Bookings for white water kayaking can be made through outside operators. SA Forest Adventures is a certified river operator, permitted to take members of the public on the river.

The scenery is breathtaking as the mountains tower over you, and the lush green nature reserve stretches as far as the eye can see. The smell of fynbos surrounds the river, as insects buzz and the sound of wildlife echoes off the gorges.

Tubing is provided during the summer months, while rafting is done during winter. Professional guides lead you on this adventurous ride of a life time, but bookings are essential. Relax and for a few hours forget about the hustle and bustle of the city.

The trip is 2 -3 hours long, depending on the flow of the river. SA Forest does a 4km stretch which consists of 10 rapids. The Palmiet river is a very high Intensity river compare to other rivers in SA, as there is very little flat water to paddle but lots of white water and long rolling rapids. If you are an adrenaline junkie, this is definitely the activity for you.

Maximum people is 20. SA Forest use 2-man rafts called Crocs. In high water they use 5-man rafts called Niles. SA Forest supplies you with 7mm wetsuits and all safety equipment for the trip. Please bring towels, dry clothes and closed shoes or booties.

To make a booking, please contact SA Forest Adventures by clicking here.

Gravity Adventures is also a certified river operator with trips designed to offer clients an exciting experience in both seasons and enables them to run all year round.

At medium and high water levels Gravity offers thrilling white-water rafting in two-person inflatable ‘crocodiles’ or four person rafts, and at low levels they offer tubing trips on inflatable ‘gekos’.

This innovative inflatable craft has been specially developed for the Palmiet. If used in a reclining position, it provides a comfortable way to drift lazily along the pools and channels of the river and if used facing forward, an exciting way of tackling the small rapids.

The Palmiet River Experience is suitable for all ages and skill levels – Gravity provides qualified and registered guides with an intimate knowledge of the river and its environment and instruction on how to steer your craft. Gravity supplies you with wetsuits and all safety equipment for the trip. Please bring towels, dry clothes and closed shoes or booties.

To book, please contact Gravity adventures, click here.

Keurbooms River Nature Reserve offers an exciting multi-day overnight canoe trail with accommodation provided at the Whiskey Creek Cabin. We recommend that visitors leave no later than 14:00 in summer and 13:00 in winter to ensure they make it to the cabin well before nightfall. The adventure begins with a four-hour paddle, stopping along the way at picnic sites or for a leisurely swim in the river. A chorus of bird calls accompanies you on your paddle up the river. If on the trail, during low tide, note that the canoe might have to be pulled across the rapids by hand. When getting out of canoes, extreme care must be taken on slippery rocks. Children must be accompanied by adults. Guests will spend the night in the Whiskey Creek Cabin. The rapids can be challenging and the walk to the cabin is 400m requiring certain levels of fitness. Visitors will be required to sign indemnity forms and wear lifejackets, helmets and water shoes when on the river.

  • Pack lightly as the cabin is a 400m walk from the river.
  • Take hat, sunscreen and mosquito repellent.
  • There is no cellphone reception.
  • Firewood may not be chopped or gathered. Wood is NOT supplied or sold at the gate. Bring own wood.
  • Included in the trail is a double canoe, a dry bag for your items, and safety gear.
  • Water shoes must be brought along when you have to get into the water.

Call the CapeNature Contact Centre today on 087 087 8250 to make your booking.

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