Extreme Sport, Abseiling & Rock Climbing on the South Coast Kwazulu Natal. On-The-Edge Adventure. The South Coast offers a range of activities which cater for adrenaline junkies in search of on-the-edge adventure.
Abseil down a 110m Cliff face, alongside Lehr’s waterfall, and experience a new dimension in sightseeing! Determine your own pace, and lavish the thrill of one of the world’s highest commercial abseils. The first 45m is a cliff abseil where one traditionally abseils with their feet against the cliff while the remaining 65m is a free abseil allowing one to take in the beauty of the gorge from a different angle. Beginners are welcome to abseil and will be given full instruction on the techniques and only when they have satisfied certain requirements will they be lowered over the edge of the 170m waterfall. Qualified trainers are on hand to show one the ropes, so to speak.
The Wild Gorge Swing is an awesome adrenalin-inducing activity that guarantees to get your blood pumping and is an experience that leaves you breathless yet exhilarated. Situated at the top of Lehr’s Falls, it is the highest swing in the world. Hurl yourself (or simply step) off the edge of the waterfall to swing into the gaping depths of the gorge – 165m (55 Storeys) Unbelievable! A full body harness is used to allow for a comfortable ride.
White Water Rafting. Awaken the adventurer in you, and brave the elements in a full trip down the Umzimkhulu River. Meet the River Guides at Oribi Gorge Hotel at 08h00. Following a safety briefing you will be driven down a 4×4 trail to the “drop off point” on the Umzimkhulu River (20mins). The duration of the expedition varies according the river conditions and skill of the paddlers.