22 August 2011 by Roy Barford

Tubing in South Africa

In most rural parts of South Africa, tubing (navigating your way down a river on a tyre tube) is a popular activity during months when water levels are at their highest.

Storms River along the Garden Route in the Western Cape, is regarded as one of the best places for commercial tubing. You can book an adventure with Mild 2 Wild Adventures, who are based within easy driving distance of both Knysna and Plettenberg Bay. Phone +27 (0)42 281 1842 or visit www.stormsrivertubing.co.za .

The Drakensberg area in KwaZulu-Natal is also very popular for tubing during the warm summer months. If you are staying anywhere near Winterton in the northern Drakensberg, Champagne Castle Adventure Centre offers tubing on weekdays when water levels are high enough. Phone them on +27 (0)74 103 3613 for more information.

In most rural parts of South Africa, tubing (navigating your way down a river on a tyre tube) is a popular activity during months when water levels are at their highest.

If you’re visiting the southern Drakensberg, Khotso Horse Trails near Underberg offer tubing for around R70 per person. Phone them on +27 (0)33 701 1502 or send an email to info@khotsotrails.co.za

The Western Cape receives the majority of its rain between May and September, but rivers in the rest of the country are generally fullest between November and April.

Bring a pair of old running shoes and appropriate swimwear for your tubing adventure. Water-resistant sunscreen is also essential.

Category: Adventure

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