Abseiling from German abseilen, meaning “to rope down”, also called rappelling, is the controlled descent of a vertical drop, such as a rock face, using a rope.
So if you have no fear of heights or just want to challenge yourself and learn a new activity, here are some contacts that are right in the heart of Clarens. Go on! Give them a call!
1. Outrageous Adventures 083 485 9654 or e-
“Abseiling is an ideal activity to combine with any teambuilding excursion. And the abseiling in and around Clarens is awesome! Lovely sandstone cliffs, which are ideal for abseiling.
Have fun, get out into nature. Overcome your fears and in the process learn that you can overcome all other obstacles in your life as well. And if you don’t have a fear of heights, you can enjoy the activity from the start!”
2. Clarens Xtreme Cell: +27 (0) 82 56 36 242, Office: +27 (0) 58 256 1260
“Abseiling: An activity for the thrill seeker! Abseiling has become an activity in its own right. It is the method climbers use to get off a mountain – or special forces use to descend buildings into enemy territory in adventure movies – but it’s fun, and so it’s become available as an adventure sport.
Our abseil experience at Swartland, a 50m high sandstone rock face overlooking our picturesque town Clarens, has an easy hike up the back of the cliff and a vertical drop at the front, it offers breathtaking views which ads spice to this adrenalin packed experience. We also have a smaller abseil which is 30m high, perfect for school and corporate groups.
Anybody who can fit into a rock climbing harness can do abseiling. You don’t need strength to hold your weight – our experienced guide will show you an easy technique that acquires very little strength. The guide also has control over your descent to make sure you are safe. Thus no experience required Abseiling can also be incorporated into your team building or school groups events.”