Kloofing in Cape Town
For some, it’s an adventure. For others it’s madness.
Kloofing is a unique South African term for a combination activity of walking, swimming and jumping. It involves following the course of a river, usually from the top. The major excitement is jumping off cliffs into the fresh water from huge heights! If you mention kloofing to South Africans, they usually regard you as crazy, especially if you have done the famed Suicide Gorge. It is a full day trip involving over 15km walking, boulder hopping, swimming and jumping into pools from heights of 3 to 16m, some that you can’t can’t avoid. The area is in a conservation zone and access is strictly controlled. The vegetation is the Cape fynbos including the national flower, the Protea. The scenery is simply fantastic. At the end of summer you can also see the Western Cape emblem, the Disa, a wild orchid.
If you are an active person, it will probably be one of your best days ever! But you have to be fit, keen and slightly wild…
Green Elephant staff members will help you book a kloofing trip to Suicide Gorge. You will need:
- Good walking shoes or hiking boots
- A small rucksack
- A sweater/windbreaker
- Sunscreen (total block – our African sun is fierce)
- Change of clothes to leave in the bus
- Water bottle
- Chocolate bar/energy bar
NOTE!! Bear in mind that everything will get wet!