Water activity

Plettenberg Bay: Canyoning Trip

Water activity

Plettenberg Bay: Canyoning Trip

Activity provider:Africanyon River Adventures

From US$ 34.66 per person

Try your hand at canyoning and learn to scramble, float, swim, walk, and abseil. Choose from a short or standard trip, take in stunning scenery, and get into the adventure.

About this activity

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Duration 2 - 2.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Xhosa, English, Afrikaans


  • Thrill yourself by abseiling down cliff edges and enjoy the optional cliff jumps along the way
  • Experience the amazing zip-line from above a waterfall and into the river below
  • Enjoy the pristine indigenous forest as the canyon winds itself down the valley
Full description
Check in at the base camp to pick up your wetsuits, harnesses, life jackets and helmets. Once the group is ready, leave base camp for a short drive to the start of your canyon adventure. First, start your ropes course with a gentle 25-meter abseil into the canyon. Then, kick off with your first jump into the river followed by a short swim. Next, if you choose, try your hand at some cliff jumping. For this part of the activity, the highest jump is around of about 7 meters, and lowest 1 meter above the water level, so there are many options if your nerves are getting the better of you. Continue swimming and hiking down the river to The Rush, a waterfall abseil, and seasonally a controlled zip-line over the waterfall. Carry on swimming and hiking down the river until your next adventure, a 55-meter zip-line over a waterfall and into the river below. On completion of the trip, you will be collected from the pick-up point and transported back to the base camp for a nice hot shower, and to collect your pictures of the canyon trip.
  • Short or standard canyon trip
  • Wetsuits
  • Harness
  • Helmet and life jacket
  • Meals and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Please note, you must arrive at the base camp an hour before the booking time for the safety briefing and to receive your gear

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Swimwear

Know before you go

  • Minimum age of 8 years old is required to participate
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 81 reviews

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The tour was super adventurous! Super cool guides and a beautiful atmosphere through the canyons. We did some awesome things: abseiling, jumping down a cliff, sliding through a canyon. Can definetely recommend this to all of you who love a little adrenalin kick!

February 19, 2023

The whole experience was just fantastic, with a special shout out to our two guides Warren and Puna who were amazing. We had such fun while experiencing the true wonders of the beautiful South African landscape. The safety is outstanding and allows one to just enjoy the experience in extremely safe hands. I would recommend this experience to everyone. One of the highlights of my Plett holiday.

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October 8, 2022

The staff were all so friendly and called us several times before our trip to make sure we had not forgotten about our booking and that we made it on time for canyoning. They provided DRY wetsuits for us to wear and also gave us the option to rent shoes so we didn't get ours wet and muddy. I would definitely do this again and recommend the longer canyoning trip to anybody looking to do this.

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May 4, 2022

Product ID: 176427