Friends and I will be walking Suicide Gorge for the 3rd time this Sunday. It’s good fun. You basically keep jumping into big pools in a river. Jumps can be as high as 14m. Once you start down the kloof you have to go all the way. No turning back. Takes a few hours to complete, depending on how long you chill in the pools.
I took my GPS device along last time. There’s a bit of an urban canyon effect, but the track overlay gives you an idea of the route. I was not brave enough to risk taking a camera on the walk.
Nearest Town: Grabouw
Trail Distance: 17km (8 hours)
Booking window: 1 November to 30 April
Max people per group: 12 (I think)
What you need for a Suicide Gorge walk..
* A booking and R85/person
* Wetsuit, surf suit
* Walking shoes, old
* Snacks, waterproof
* Friends, non-quitters, reasonably fit
Hope I still fit in my wetsuit. I’ve had to do a crash course fitness session this week after the xmas / new-year laziness.
More info on the Cape Nature Website.