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Bain’s Kloof Easy Canyoning - Wellington

Wellington

Activity Description

A perfect way to spend a day in the mountains. This Micro getaway will get you back in touch with nature in one of Cape Towns best ‘Hidden secrets’. This 30 kilometres (19 mi) pass was completed in 1853 and is one of the most picturesque passes in the Cape. The pass was built using convict labour, by Andrew Geddes Bain, the most famous of southern Africa’s road engineers. Bain achieved this remarkable feat without any formal training. At the summit (595 metres (1,952 ft)) are a plantation and picnic ground. Here the road joins the Witte River, which descends the northern side of the mountains through a precipitous cleft to a stretch of rapids, waterfalls and natural pools. Bainskloof was originally built for horse drawn traffic in 1853. Since then the western side has been somewhat altered but the eastern side is pretty much as it was other than it has been tarred.

Arrangements

DurationOpen Ended
WhenEvery day in summer, subject to availability. Closed between Dec 24 and Jan 02.
WhereBain's Kloof, Wellington. Here are the GPS co-ordinates for to enter into your devise and meet us there: 33°37'01.1"S 19°06'02.7"E
WeatherWeather dependent Service
What to WearSwimming costume, wetsuit, good walking shoes that can get wet, peak cap for sun.
Things to BringA light windbreaker is recommended
Guests or SpectatorsOnly paying guests allowed on the trip. Prices subject to change without notice.

Requirements

Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight120.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelBeginner

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions5 Hour Guided Trip. CapeNature permit. Wetsuits can be hired if you don't have your own.
ExclusionsWetsuits

Notes

What is Kloofing?
Kloofing is exploring a river course by foot, swimming and jumping into crystal clear pools. You will wear a helmet and wetsuit to protect you from the sun and incase of slipping rocks. The section we do is only around 2 km but offers beautiful scenery. It is available for all ages from 10 years to older but will require some basic fitness and agility.

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