Abseiling is great fun and easy to learn with our expert teams in Cape Town and Durban.
Choose from several options ranging from mildly scary or the crazy option of the worlds highest at Table Mountain - If I can do this then so can you!!
The worlds highest vertical abseil at 112M - Table Mountain's "Long Drop".R 195
The magnificent Chapman's peak. 40m.R 195
Kamikaze Canyon - A full day combining abseiling, hiking and kloofing (ask us!) for the completely insane!! Includes transport, lunch and that well earned beer! R 395
Face first down a 60 m cliff - you can even spend the night in a mountain hut! Includes snacks, drinks and t-shirt. About R 250Abseiling South Africa's Kamikaze Canyon - New Zealand Herald 10.07.2001
Abseiling & rapp jumping in SA
It's only recently that abseiling has become an activity in its own right. Really it is just the method climbers use to get off a mountain - or special services forces use to descend deserted buildings into enemy territory in adventure movies - but it's fun, and so it's become available as an activity in its own right.
You could hang out high over Cape Town abseiling from Table Mountain. The "long drop" is 112m high - and about a kilometre above the city - making it the world's highest commercial abseil.
There are three abseil routes on the spectacular western head at Knysna, further up the Cape east coast - including a really high, very exposed site hanging right out over the crashing waves.
Not far from Knysna, and also with fantastic views, you can do a combination abseiling/ kloofing (canyoning) trip down the Storms River Gorge, which involves a 100m abseil into the gorge, a tubing trip down the river, a short walk out of the gorge and then a cycle back to the village.
You can abseil down buildings in Durban and Johannesburg, or even rapp jump if you like. Rapp jumping is abseiling with the ropes attached to your back instead of your front, so you go down facing the ground. It's a tad more extreme.
To find out more about the above abseils, and a whole lot of others around the country, check out our list of abseil operators - most of whom offer plenty of adventure activities besides.
SA abseiling & rapp jumping links
Abseil Africa - Cape Town based. Offers the abseil off Table Mountain, and a "Kamikaze Kanyon" abseiling/ canyoning /hiking trip down the Steenbras River Gorge, with a 65m abseil through "Thunder Falls".
Adventure Village - Cape-based adventure operator that offers abseiling off Table Mountain or in "Kamikaze Canyon" - the Steenbras River Gorge - among other things.
Downhill Adventures - Cape Town based operator offering "The Cape Great 8 Adventure Experience": take your pick from shark cage diving, sandboarding, mountain biking, surfing, tandem skydiving, sea kayaking, quad biking - and abseiling.
Active Africa Adventure Tours - Western Cape-based adventure tours covering the full adrenaline spectrum.
S.E.A.L Adventures operate the three abseils off the western of the Knysna Heads. Also check out the Knysna Tourist Centre.
Stormsriver Adventures operate a wonderful, somewhat strenuous trip called the Stormsriver Challenge: abseiling, tubing and mountain biking.
Over the Top Adventures offer an interesting abseil over the Howick Falls in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands.
Isibindi Adventures - See KwaZulu-Natal from an extreme angle. White water rafting, kayaking, abseiling, game viewing and more.
3elements Xtreme sport & events - A Durban-based adventure company who offer abseiling and rapp jumping off buildings in Durban, or off nearby cliffs.
Pure Rush Industries - An urban adventure company who offer rapp jumping off buildings in Johannesburg.
180 Degrees Adventures - Offices in Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg, activities countrywide.
Dome Highland Trails - Vredefort dome area, Free State. Abseiling (and hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, rafting and fly fishing) trails.
Roc 'n Rope Adventures are based at the "Restaurant at the End of the Universe crags" in Mpumalanga. This is a very popular sport climbing spot, but you can also do some fun abseils if you like.
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