Activities & Adventures

Activities Index

Skyway Trails

Zipline

Geckoing / Tubing

River Rafting

Quad Biking

Paintball

Horse Trails

Elephant Whispers

Elephant Sanctuary

Long Tom Toboggan

Quad Biking (Misty Mountains)

Skyway Trails

Skyway Trails
Approx. 2½ hours
Minimum 2 people

Restrictions: Taller than 1.3m and weight less than 120kg

Escorted by 2 guides, experience the freedom of gliding over one of the last remaining natural forested valleys along the Sabie River. The aerial cable trail takes you down into the valley basin, stopping along the way on elevated platforms to admire the natural vegetation, birdlife and the views of the forest floor below & around you.

Each section of the trail varies in length from 70 m to 230 m linking 10 platforms, making the total length of the trail 1.2km. The trail has been designed and built to South African civil engineering standards and all the equipment has been designed specifically for this activity.

Zipline

Zipline
Approx. 6 minutes
Minimum 1-10 people

Restrictions: Must be able to fit into the harness

Strapped into a high speed pulley running on a 450m long cable, descending at a gradient of 45 degrees, reaching a speed of up to 100 km/h, wind screaming in your ears, trees flashing past you - you find yourself suspended in mid-air screaming at the top of your lungs. It’s fast, it’s fun, it’s safe!

Three guides operate the Zipline, 1 Jump Master accompanies you to the top of the Zipline and 2 Guides wait at the bottom to unhook you. Already dressed in a full body harness you take a 5 minute drive to the top. The Jump Master will brief you on what to do and what not to do. You don’t have to apply brakes as the Zipline cable is slack and hangs in a loop where the upward gradient slows you down automatically.

Geckoing / Tubing

Geckoing / Tubing
Approx. 2½ hours
Minimum 2 people

Restrictions: Minimum age of 12yrs

Geckoing or White Water Tubing is one of the most popular adventure activities in the area. This unique adventure offers you the chance to descend the Sabie River Gorge with a “Gecko”. A Gecko is a white-water tube, oval shaped and has a floor preventing you from bumping your bottom on rock and logs. Rapids are Class 2 (Grade 2) rapids and half way down the river you get the chance to jump off an 8 m waterfall. This is an easy, fun and safe adventure with trained river guides. Life jackets, tubes and helmets are provided.

River Rafting

River Rafting
Approx. 2½ hours
Minimum 4 people

Restrictions: Minimum age of 5yrs

The Sabie River provides 20 rapids (grade 2–3) with areas of lush vegetation. Using two-man inflatable rafts, this 8 km route accommodates the novice, yet satisfies the thrill seeker within all of us.

Each trip is led by qualified (APA and First Aid) and competent river guides. Negotiating the rapids is not the only attraction, as adventurers are bound to see an abundance of bird life, lush indigenous forest scenes and will have the chance to “bum slide” down rocks at the picnic stop. Life jackets, rafts, helmets and snacks are provided.

Quad Biking

Quad Biking
Approx. 1 or 2 hours
Minimum 2 people

Restrictions: Minimum age for riders 16yrs

Discover the Sabie River Valley on a 250cc semi-automatic quad bike on trails that wind along the Sabana River, through indigenous vegetation, up hills and along other streams. Seasoned guides take you on different trails, varying from technical to very easy, so there is something on offer for the expert as well as the novice. For safety, drivers must be at least 16 years old, children of 6 years and older can be taken as passengers by their parents. 1hr and 2hr trails available.

Paintball

Paintball
Approx. n/a
Minimum 4 to 16 people

Restrictions: Minimum age of 12yrs

At the Adventure Centre, we play Paintball war games in “The Gaza Strip”, a Paintball course complete with trenches, a barbed wire border posts, a river and broken walls as obstacles. The course also has a spectator friendly area that is elevated and cordoned off with see-through net, from where spectators have a front seat view of the game.

We supply overalls, masks, guns, the course, marshals and bullets. The marshal will facilitate the game and explain the rules and what type of game will be played.

Horse trails

Horse Trails
Duration: 1, 2 and 4 hours
Minimum 1 to 5 people

Restrictions: Max weight of 90kg

From a horse’s back you experience the Lowveld from a different perspective. All trails are guided by a professional guide and meander through indigenous forests, citrus farms and blue gum plantations between Hazyview and Sabie.

Before departure, your guide will brief you and establish your experience level. Our horses are “Boer Perde” and would be regarded as “ponies” in most countries. On the novice / beginner trails you only walk with the horses, while enjoying the scenery. The intermediate trails see you trotting a bit and on the experienced trails, riders do some cantering and might go off the beaten track, for a while. 1, 2 and 4hr trails available as well as ponies for kiddies.

Elephant Whispers

Elephant Whispers
Approx: 1 hour
Minimum 2 people

Restrictions: Min age for riding is 5 yrs (accompanied by an adult)

An experience for both young and old, introducing you to the six rescued elephants at Elephant Whispers. As ambassadors for their species, this herd has an important conservation message to share.

Witness their intelligence, compassionate nature and the sheer delight the elephants experience when interacting with their human counterparts. The Elephant Interaction offers you the opportunity to feel their constantly curious trunks, touch their rough skin, exchange trunk greetings and offer tasty treats, while learning about behaviour and history from the Elephant Handlers. Various options available.

30 min Elephant Back Ride is available as an optional extra.

Elephant Sanctuary

Hazyview Elephant Sanctuary
Approx: 1½ hour
Minimum 2 people

Restrictions: Min age for riding is 8 yrs

Home to Kasper & Kitso, two rescued bull Elephants. Guests are guided in groups on foot through the Sanctuary. Guides provide in-depth information and insight into African elephants. When introduced to the elephants in the forest area, you will be able to touch and interact with the elephants. See the special relationship that the elephant handlers share with their elephants and become a part of it. Walk trunk in hand with the elephants and see the stables where they sleep at night. Guests learn about elephant anatomy and can feed them. Different programs and options available.

10-15min Elephant Back Ride is available as an optional extra.

Long Tom Toboggan

Long Tom Toboggan
Duration of ride: approx 3 minutes
Minimum 2 people

Restrictions: Max weight 120kg & min 7 yrs of age

Long Tom Toboggan is Mpumalanga’s fun, and only, toboggan run. It is based on a tried and tested European model known as an “alpine coaster” or “sommerrodelbahn”. Sitting in a mounted cart you will reach speeds of 45km/h winding and whooshing around the mountains in the Long Tom Pass. This 1,7 kilometre track will leave you on an adrenaline high for the rest of the day!

Quad Biking @ Misty Mountain

Quad Biking @ Misty Mountain
Duration: 1 or 2 hours
Minimum 2 quad bikes

Restrictions: No passengers under 3yrs or over 16yrs, or above 50kg

Make use of the opportunity to explore the Natural Heritage site, on which Misty Mountain is situated. Sitting at an altitude of 1700meters above sea level, quad trails here offer magnificent views and landscapes. Escorted by and experienced guide, you have the choice of either 1hr or 2hr trails.

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