Tsitsikamma is known as the Garden Route’s ‘adventure playground’ and for adrenelin junkies, there is yet another activity to add to the adrenelin-pumping list that already includes bungee jumping and tree top canopy tours.
How do you fancy a blackwater tubing river adventure trip?
Just about to be launched on Friday by Tsitsikamma Black Water Tubing, aka ‘Storms River Tubing’, there are 2 guided tubing adventures, depending on how much time you have – so there is a shorter 3 hour trip, or a full day 6 hour trip.
The quick and easy 3 hour trip will give you a good induction into the excitement of tubing, coupled with loads of fun and only a little bit of exertion! In your one man (or woman) inflatable tube, you launch into the upper Storms River, and spend a pleasant couple of hours pool hopping and rock jumping along the safest and widest section of th river.
For the fitter and more fun-loving adventure-seeking people, try your hand at the 6 hour adventure. You enter the Narrow Gorge, and the only way out is 4-5 hours later at the spectacular Storms River Mouth in the Tsitsikamma Park itself.
For both trips, safety equipment is included in the cost – so helmet, life jacket, wetsuit – and of course your inflatable tube. Please note, however, that uou have to be over 12 years old to participate in either adventure.
November is the peak of the high water season, so you can expect to have a great experience! I have done blackwater tubing myself once before (albeit it in New Zealand), and yes, I can hand on heart say it was awesome!
For more information, you can email the company directly on firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out their website http://www.blackwatertubing.net/.