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Join us for a day of kloofing (canyoning/canyoneering) in the Magaliesberg. This is a great time-filler trip for people with a day to spare at the beginning or end of another trip, or as a weekend out.

The trip starts with a walk up the open slopes of the Magaliesberg - not too strenuous. We then scramble into the kloof (gorge) to commence with the more exciting part of the trip. Depending on the strength and experience of the group we can set up an abseil as soon as we enter the kloof, where you can learn to abseil (or just refresh your memory on how it works) before we proceed downstream. About 1/3 of the way down the kloof we have a compulsory abseil of about 20m. After this there's no turning back!

The rest of the kloof involves small jumps, swims and a bum-slide into the water. Near the bottom of the kloof we scramble out into the sun to dry off before walking back to the cars. Most groups start this trip at 09h00 and are back at the cars by 16h00.

We will provide all technical equipment, which includes:
  • Harness
  • Helmet
  • Ropes
  • Technical climbing equipment
If you are not a confident swimmer (capable of crossing 25m of deep water) then let us know and we'll bring you a life jacket.
Costs are inclusive of permits. However, permits can only be booked during week-day mornings, so please give adequate warning.

The best time of year to undertake this trip is the Southern Hemisphere summer (October through March), but it can be done at any time of the year (although a wetsuit is highly recommended for winter). This is a GREAT trip for those who find themselves in or near Gauteng (Johannesburg / Pretoria) or staying at Sun City and have a day to spare. If you've planned your holiday and find that you have one day to spare then consider this as a time-filler.

You can even book online through Mountain Adventures


6 hours

Mean altitude


Technical aspects
  • Abseiling
  • Swimming
  • Scrambling

  • Heights


    Self sufficient

    Recommended Kit

    Cost per person
    R 850 per person, minimum group 2 people

    Note: Cost excludes transport and food.

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