Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Canoeing, Kloofing & Abseiling with Eden Adventures

Eden Adventures, now located at Fairy Knowe Hotel, offers  a bunch of exciting outdoor activities including canoeing, kloofing and abseiling.


Their canoes come equipped with paddles, buoyancy aids and waterproof containers for picnics, cameras etc, and a map to assist you in your decision making.

 The most popular is to pack a picnic and some swimming gear and head to the Touw River Waterfall. As you leave Eden Adventures you paddle up the Touw River through the indigenous forest, where there is an abundance of birdlife. After about 40mins of easy paddling you will reach a point where it becomes too shallow and too narrow to continue. Leave the canoe on the right hand side of the river and follow the path up onto the bank. There you will come across a stunning new 2km long boardwalk which will take you straight to the waterfall. Relax, swim, picnic and return via the same way.


 Kloofing, also known canyoneering, is a popular summer activity. The fun starts as one negotiates one's body into a wetsuit. After kitting-up they take you boulder hopping and swimming down narrow canyons with lush indigenous forest on either side. For the brave there are always the optional jumps off the cliffs into the cola coloured water below.

 All you need to take is a costume, shoes or sandals that can get wet and a camera (they will carry it in a waterproof container for you). Also, don't forget your towel and dry clothes for the end.

The Half day Cappuccino Canyon (Kaaimans Kloof) is the most popular kloofing trip as it is a fantastic kloof for beginners, yet there are many jumping possibilities for the brave. The deep pools with towering cliffs offer spectacular scenery and an amazing introduction to kloofing.


 Abseiling is all about using a rope and other specialised equipment to descend a cliff. The serene Kaaimans Gorge holds one of the most beautiful abseil sights you will find. You have a chance to do two 45m abseils right next to a magnificent waterfall. The first abseil is an easy one to get you used to the idea of trusting the ropes and the second one is slightly more technical, however just as exhilarating.

 What also makes this sight special is that you land in a canoe at the bottom. You need not have abseiled before, however it is not for the faint-hearted! It is also important to remember not to wear slippery shoes.


A two man canoe costs R100 per hour, or R280 for half day hire which you will require if doing the waterfall trip.

Both Kloofing & Abseiling half day adventures will cost you R500pp.

Eden Adventures Are situated in Wilderness at the Fairy Knowe Hotel. It is aprox. A 20 minute drive from Porcupine Pie.

Tel/Fax: (044) 877 0179

 Email: info@eden.co.za

To read more about these & other activities visit our website: http://www.porcupinepie.co.za/activities3.htm
Prices correct when posted (Oct 2014). Check for any price changes

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