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Challenge yourself!

Situated about 150m from the Hartbeespoort Cable Way upper station our 50m high abseil offers a magnificent sense of exposure as you descend a cliff 300m above the valley floor.

The abseil is operated by one of South Africa’s top mountain guiding schools and offers a stunning view. On a clear day we can see up to 40km! We are often privileged to have vultures and eagles fly past the site in the early mornings!
The return path after the abseil takes you straight back to the upper cable station to you don’t forfeit your return cable-car journey.

Although the abseil is 50m high it is well suited to beginners. Our guides’ objective is to help you to enjoy challenging yourself safely! Come and try it – you won’t be sorry!


Duration7 hours 59 minutes
Whenweekends and school holidays or by special arrangement
WhereHartbeespoort Cableway Upper Station
WeatherThunderstorms and lightning are absolute no-go criteria, as is heavy rain. Light drizzle makes things slippery but not unsafe - just awkward.
What to WearShoes that will not fall off your feet and are suitable for walking on-trail Clothes that allow freedom of movement and are compatible with a harness (no skirts / dresses)
Things to BringX
Guests or SpectatorsFamily and friends are welcome to watch but they do need to stay away from the cliff edge.


Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNo Certification Required
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsAll safety equipment

Cable car tickets
Meals and refreshments


If you are planning a trip to the cableway outside of our regular operating times and have a group of 8 or more who wish to abseil then give us a call and we will try to accommodate you.

Customer Reviews

It was an amazing experience. The crew was very helpful. Its so beautiful and fun!!! - Carli Botha

Not only was this an extraordinary experience but the service was excellent.. we were reassured of safety, the entire process was explained, tips on making the best of the experience were given... The view was spectacular from that specific side of the mountain ... Definitely recommended for beginners and advanced abseilers .... - Arshad Sheik

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