Kloofing Suicide Gorge
Kloofing, otherwise known as canyoning, is an adrenaline-filled Western Cape experience. It involves getting yourself down a river gorge; one that is fast-flowing, but with too little water for kayaking. Boulder hopping, wading, swimming, climbing, sliding down natural slides and jumping off cliffs from 3-21 metres high is what you will be doing. This is a full day of great fun and extreme adventure over an 18 km course which takes place at Suicide Gorge in the Hottentots Mountains just outside of Cape Town.
Suicide Gorge – Sample Itinerary should you require transport.
- 05h45 : Pick-up and depart Cape Town
- 08h00 : Arrive at Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
– Tea & Coffee, light breakfast, safety briefing
- 09h00 : Begin walk to Suicide Gorge
– Full day trip, picnic lunch served along the way.
- 17h30 : Out of Suicide Gorge
- 18h30 : Depart Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
- 20h00 : Drop-off back in Cape Town
Kloofing at Suicide Gorge is one of our most extreme activities!
It is a long day from getting picked up in Cape Town at approx 05:45 to sometimes getting dropped off as late as 20:00.
You must be fit enough to hike 18km and be able to swim, as it involves hours of hiking and swimming!
You will need prior cliff jumping experience as the jumps range from 3-21m, with 7m being the highest that you will HAVE TO jump as climbing down is more dangerous.
So if you’re fit, over 18, not afraid of jumping from 7 meters into a rock pool and are ready for the challenge, then you’re in for a beautiful day of adventure. Bring along a waterproof camera, you’ll want to cherish these memories!
Length: 10 hours
Meals: light snacks, refreshments and a packed lunch
Start point: Pickup in City Bowl areas or meet in Grabouw
End point: Drop off in City Bowl areas or depart Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
Departs: 05:45am everyday from 01 Nov – 30 April (weather dependent)
Areas visited: Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve
Minimum Group Size: 2
We will happily try and add you to another group but please be aware that there is now a minimum group size of 2 before we can run this tour.
Maximum Group Size: 12
- Qualified guide
- Entrance permits
- Dry bags
- Comfortable hiking shoes
- Kloofing shoes you don’t mind getting wet
- Warm top and change of clothes
- Swim suit
- Extra water
- All items of a personal nature
We provide transport from Cape Town central and surrounds at an additional fee. Transfers from further afield can be arranged and may incur a surcharge depending on your location. Send us a mail if you are unsure.
Suicide Gorge is in a nature reserve and has restricted numbers especially over weekends. It is recommended to book all trips at least a week in advance to secure your preferred adventure date.
The route also often closes for safety reasons after heavy rains so please check the weather. We provide forecasts and contact the reserve for onsite reports but recommend having an alternate day or two available to get the perfect conditions. You can check the weather on Windy below: