mountain bike trails exist in the Tsitsikamma Forest
from 8 km to 22 km. The scenery is unequaled and includes farmlands,
indigenous forests and magnificent coastal and mountain vista's. Quality
mountain bikes are provided by Stormsriver Adventures.
65KM MOUNTAIN BIKE CHALLENGE
Route includes two spectacular road passes. The first stop is Natures
Valley and then on to the notorius Bloukrantz Pass for the second
refreshment stop. The road route continues on to coldstream and then on to
dirt track at the base of the Tsitsikamma Mountains. Stormsriver Village is
the final phase with a fast downhill to the low water bridge situated in
the heart of the Indigenous Forest. Guides and backup vehicles are
off your Garden Route adventure with a blast. The 35 metre abseil is ideal
for all adventure seekers, irrespective of experience. The thrill ride
starts with you trekking down via a rope ladder to our rig and rappelling
your way down 35m of solid face. A bird's eye view of the gorge in all
it's glory beckons to you while the Paul Sauer Bridge looms above the
abseiler. No wait....the adventure continues as you descend into a kloof where a
chain ladder makes for your ascent from the gorge where professionals are
always on hand assisting. Known side effects - post abseil grin lasting at least seven days!!
Challenge starts with a spectacular 110 METER ABSEIL into the
gorge...continues down the river in a TUBE through rapids and long
black pool to the gorge exit point +- 2 hours down stream. A steep climb
out using a "rope ladder" takes one through scenic indigenous
forest to the mountain bike rendezvous and the first refreshment point.
The breathtaking MOUNTAIN BIKE TRAIL meanders through the
indigenous Tsitsikamma forest. The low water bridge is part of a short steep uphill into the pine
plantations and the route traverses the gorge to the lookout point for the
final phase back up the old Stormsriver pass and ends at the adventure
centre. Prices include all equipment, backup vehicle, skilled SARA accredited
guides, refreshments and lunch.
OF TSITSIKAMMA" This spectacular cruise allows one to view the otherwise inaccessible
Storms River gorge first hand and marvel at one of natures many wonders.
The trip departs from the old jetty below the suspension bridge and runs
every forty minutes. Huge caverns are interspersed on either side of the river, some which
extend upwards of 20 meters providing a habitat for rare bat species.
Cascades of mini waterfalls add to the experience and feed the lush fern
vegetation. Spectacular rock over hangs encapsulate the river making the
gorge unique in every respect. The suspension bridge is
silhouetted against the seascape denoting where river meets sea as one
silently cruises back. On a calm day our skipper may venture beyond the turn around point below
the suspension bridge taking you on a quick excursion into the bay. His
watchful eye will always be on alert for that rogue wave which suddenly
can appear staking its claim on the name "Storms River".
are returned to the old jetty for disembarkation - "an experience you
will never forget". The duration of the trip is 30 minutes. Sea trips
are also run dependant on the weather and sea conditions.