Kloofing Suicide Gorge
Kloofing, otherwise known as canyoning, is a uniquely 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.
- 06h30 : 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 06:00 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 disposable 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
End point: Drop off in City Bowl areas
Departs: 06:00am 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 fees, meals as stipulated, wetsuits, dry bag
Transport: We can provide transport at R250pp return from Cape Town central and surrounds. Further pickups can be arranged and could incur a surcharge.
Comfortable walking shoes, warm top, swim suit, shorts to put over wetsuit, water, all items of a personal nature, tips.
Suicide Gorge is in a nature reserve and has restricted numbers especially over weekends. It is recommended to book all trips at least a month in advance to secure your preferred adventure date.