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MAGALIESBERG KLOOFING

Hartbeespoortdam

Activity Description

Join us for a day of fun and excitement as we walk up the mountain slopes and then scramble down into a pristine gorge and follow it down stream.

We meet at the parking area at 08h30 and complete final administration and kit issue before starting the walk up the slopes of the mountain, which takes about an hour – then the uphill is over!

We scramble down a gully into the 60m deep gorge (that’s more than 15 stories!) and follow the river down the gorge, walking, rock hopping, wading, swimming, jumping and abseiling along the way to make our way to the exit point. Along the way we’ll stop for a lunch break (normally quite early) and with a bit of luck we’re back at the cars around 15h30 – in time for a leisurely drive back home.

Arrangements

Duration7 hours 30 minutes
WhenAny time except for the first weekend of the month, provided that permits are still available. Prior booking is essential! We need at least one full working day of notice in order to secure permits! The sooner in advance you book and pay your deposit, the more likely it is that we will get permits. If you want a mid-week slot then email or phone and we'll open one up for you.
WhereMagaliesberg canopy tour parking area
WeatherThe biggest danger in canyoneering (kloofing) is flash flood. We cannot run the trip during heavy rains or when heavy rain is forecast. Other than that we can run the trip at any time,
What to WearShoes good for hiking as well as swimming (eg: trainers) Sun hat Shorts T-shirt or golf shirt
Things to BringWater bottle (at least 1 litre), Lunch, Sun hat, Sun block, Critical personal medications, Small backpack. Feel free to bring a wetsuit if you get cold easily. Assume that everything that you take with you WILL get wet. Bring a dry change of clothes to leave in the car for when you get back.
Guests or Spectators

Requirements

Minimum Age12 years
Minimum Heights0.0 m
Maximum Heights0.0 m
Fitness LevelAverage
QualificationsNo Certification Required
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsPermits, guides fees, safety equipment
ExclusionsTravel to and from the start point, lunch and snacks

Notes

Please inform us beforehand if you are not a confident swimmer so that we can provide you with a life jacket. There are 4 compulsory swims, the longest of which is 20m.

Customer Reviews

Great experience in beautiful scenery. There was some fantastic abseiling and it was an incredible privilege to see that side of the Magaliesberg. I'm very glad that I took the team's advice and used the wetsuit they provided - it can get mightily chilly after those swims! - Julian Grieve


This was the most fun I have had outdoors ever! Would highly recommend this as it was a fantastic experience. - Saieshni Thanthony


A Great day, though I was expecting more abseiling. Robert is a very good guide. - Alexandre Gizard


Throughly enjoyed this adventure. An unforgettable experience set in a majestic environment with friendly, professional and knowledgeable staff. I would highly recommend kloofing with Rob Thomas. - Razina Pandor


On the 14th January 2017, my husband - Tyrone and I started his birthday morning with a Kloofing expedition. :) Little did we know what this entailed, much to our delight it never dissapointed. We were by greeted by Victor Rundle from Mountain Adventures. Victor was thorough and well versed with the terrain. He tested our grit and we loved every moment of it. We hiked for almost 10 KM of the mountain area to a point where we started with our 1st abseil. Although we have abseiled before, it felt like the first time. The next 4 abseils were harder and wetter with the waterfalls as promised. It was an awesome experience with the last abseil being the most exhilarating. The mountain sanctuary is truly amazing and never knew how beautiful this part of our country really was. It was a scary beautiful tiring experience.....and yes we will do it again soon. For all adventurous couples - surely a must do and with this team. Chasthi & Tyrone Grant. - Chasthi Grant




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