17 June 2011 by Roy Barford

Abseiling in South Africa

Image courtesy Ian Usher

When it comes to commercial abseiling, South Africa is one of the leading destinations. The World’s highest commercial abseil is situated on top on Table Mountain in Cape Town, more than 1000m above sea level. The descent is 112m.

The experience costs R600 per person and return cable car tickets are R180 per person if you don’t fancy hiking up Table Mountain.

The world’s highest commercial abseil adventure is run by Abseil Africa and you can visit their website for more information.

The World’s highest commercial abseil is situated on top on Table Mountain in Cape Town, more than 1000m above sea level.

KwaZulu-Natal

If you’re visiting KwaZulu-Natal, there are several excellent commercial abseiling venues.

Howick Falls is the second highest waterfall in South Africa and offers a 107m abseil through operators, Spirit of Adventure. This descent has been completed by a 3-year-old and an 80-year-old.

Howick is a 90-minute drive from Durban. Carry on a few more kilometers and you will arrive at the famous Karkloof Canopy Tours.

Spirit of Adventure also offers a 40m abseil at Shongweni Nature Reserve, which is less than 30 minute’s drive from Durban.

 

Gauteng

The Orlando Towers in Soweto have become famous for the range of adventures they offer, including rap jumping, bungee jumping and abseiling. The abseil is 100m high, although because of the concave shape of the towers, participants only make contact with the wall after the first 40m.

The Orlando Towers abseil is open every Saturday and costs R260 per person. Participants must weigh more than 35kg but less than 110kg.

Send an email to info@orlandotowers.co.za to enquire about availability.

Category: Adventure

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