Quad Trails

We offer some of the most unique Quad Trails in the Western Cape – our trails in Grabouw ( 50 minutes from Cape Town) and our trail in Hermanus (1H30 from cape town) has both been identified as two of the top ten quad trails in South Africa.

If you would like to book the quads in Hermanus  please click on this link.  HERMANUS QUADS

Our Quad Trails in Grabouw focuses on the quad biking enthusiasts:

ADVENTURE QUAD TRAIL-Duration 2H00 to 2H30

The trail will take you through South Africa’s natural habitat of our rare plant species called fynbos. These quad biking tours are ideal for exploring. Together with an introduction to our spectacular environment, the quad bike tours are safe and easy, giving extra time to explore the special floriculture and mountain scenery. The Quad Trail  tour will take you into the Hottentots Holland mountains allowing you to take spectacular photographs of the breathtaking views. This tour is an unforgettable and unique experience enjoyed by most!


WATERFALL QUAD TRAIL-Duration 3H30 to 4H00 

The Waterfall trial is approximately 30km long and it is our most popular tour. This tour takes you through the fynbos trails and into the mountains of the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve. On this incredible tour we take you to the Old Gantouw Pass Wagon Trail which is known as a world heritage site the original wagon route of the Dutch and British settlers, over the Mountains of Africa, so called in the old days. This route was used for 150 years and following the migratory Eland, one of the oldest and steepest and most treacherous passes in the Western Cape. Even today one can still see the deep gouges in the rocks, made by the brakes of the wagons, as they descended the precipitous pass down through what is now Somerset West from the lush grazing area of the Elgin Valley. The Waterfall Quad Trail tour is a wonderful opportunity to take photographs of the unique Fynbos species. This is a truly unique and wonderful to experience the Western Cape of Southern Africa.



The Full Day Quad Trail is one of our most wondrous trails which runs for approximately 50km and includes a packed lunch.
The tour takes you through the forest track and into the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve where you get the privilege of discovering unusual geological rock formation, extraordinary mountain passes and breathtaking scenery. The fynbos habitat is varied with excellent photographic opportunity. At the waterfall or at a massive weir that hardly has any visitors – Here we serve a smart picnic lunch that is thoroughly enjoyed by all.

The Full Day Quad Trail incorporates the highlights of the Adventure Quad Trail and the Waterfall Quad trail. On this trail we inform you about our Fynbos which grows in a 100km- to 200km-wide coastal belt stretching from the West Coast to the south-east coast. It makes up 80% of the Cape Floral Region.
Our Quad Trails are not weather dependent and we will provide you with rain coasts. In winter we recommend warm clothes and in summer sun block.


Orange River Rafting

This is an owner run operation – We love rafting the Orange River Gorge as this is one of the most untouched pieces of nature you will probably ever get to experience

We never exceed the 20 guests per Orange River Rafting group – We love to have small intimate groups on the river with also less of an environmental impact and also more attention to our guests.
Our group sizes can however be larger if you’re a corporate, school group or just a large family.
This section of river also provides for ample fun with white water rapids and spectacular camp sites.


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The Orange River Gorge is the most spectacular and easy runnable white water section of the Orange River Rafting Spencerian.

Deep in the Kalahari, the river cuts through a moonscape of granite cliffs with the amazing Gariep Falls tumbling into the Orange River Gorge.

We run downriver over several days. Our Camp sites along the river are as unique as the experience.

The Highlight of the Orange River rafting trip will be the portage into the gorge itself  – Once at the bottom of the Gorge we paddle a few meters up to where we see the Waterfall dropping into the Gorge itself.

Here we will abseil or lower everything in to the Gorge +/- 40 meters down to the River below the Waterfall.

The Orange River Gorge  is a very remote destination and only accessible by foot or rafting – it is one of the most undisturbed sights you will ever witness.  This experience will be one of the highlights of our expedition if not your life.

We will also spend some considerable time “monster fishing” and if you don’t know how to fish one of our experienced guides will assist you.

At night around a small contained fire we will look up at the stars and experience a sight unlike you have ever witnessed.

If your interested let us know and we will forward you the Information you need – Our Orange river rafting expedition experience will ensure you have memories for a life time. This is a must for any bucket list – we also cater for large groups and families and will adapt our itinerary to fit your needs and requirements.

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To Book some of our  Activities in and around the Western Cape (Cape Town – Hermanus – Caledon – etc) you can click on the heading of the town above this blog and brows each town to select an adventure.

If however you would like to use the short cut links to book – here they are:

Cape Town Ziplines – R480 p.p


Hermanus Quad trail – R500 p.p


Hermanus Tree Top Zipline Tour – R350 p.p


Caledon Zipline Tour – R400 p.p


Cape Town Sandboarding – R370


Cape Adventure Full Day Tour – R1800

Adventure Day Tours

Cape Adventure Day

The Cape Adventure Day Package Includes:

  1. Full day Free Guided Transport from start to end.
  2. Visit to the Penguin Colony in Betty`s Bay.
  3. Travel the famous Coastal Road “Clarence Drive” 1 of the top ten most scenic coastal roads in the world
  4. Sandboard one of Africas Highest Dunes
  5. Visit Hermanus
  6. Lunch at one of the sea side restaurants  (drinks excluded)
  7. Guided Quad bike (ATV) trail amongst the vineyards and olive plantations
  8. A Zipline Tour in Hermanus

Cost for the full package is R1800 p.p

Our Trips depart daily from our office at 81 Long street and bookings are essential.

Full Descriptions and pictures on the activities are available below.
Pick up and return to 81 Long Street Cape Town in one of our Adventure Overlanders -( or one of our other vehicles in our fleet)  for your full day adventure trip.

** please note the itinerary may vary if the weather plays a role Sand boarding might be exchanged with another adventure product such as kayaking or rafting.




Good Hope FM Competition

Tune in To Good Hope FM and WIN!!!

Over R70 000 of adventures prizes with Sa Forest Adventures and Good Hope FM.

How to win?
Listen to Good Hope FM from 16:00 till 19:00 on the Fast Forward show with SeanO and the Team for details.
Here is a clue  from us to you:

You need to look through the Website and Find SeanO on or in one of our activities in a picture.

He will be hidden in the sub headings of the Towns and Activities above and not on our home page. Each day he will be doing an activity so you will never find him in the same activity….

More details on how to win some of these Awesome prizes will revealed during the Fast Forward show. Here is list of prizes that will be up for grabs this week:

a Privately guided Cape Town Zip line tour experience for 8     

Shark Cadge Diving for 4                                                  

Hermanus Zipline and Quad bike tour for 8                                                                        

Extreme White Water Rafting and Zipline comb for 6                                                   

Sandboarding for 10                                                                                                                      

Hermanus vineyards and mountain quad trail for 8                                                        

Hermanus Zipline and Quad bike tour for 8                                                                       

Whale Watching and Zipline experience for 4                                                                   

Caledon Adventure day zipline tour and quad biking for 8                                          

4 Day Orange river rafting experience for 8    

1Hour from Cape Town – A stone trow away from the town of Kleinmond.

The scenery is breath-taking as the mountains tower over you, and the lush green nature reserve stretches as far as the eye can see. The smell of fynbos cloaks around the river, as insects buzz and sound of wildlife echo off the gorges. Tubing is provided during the summer months. Professional guides lead you on this adventurous ride of a life time, but bookings are essential. Relax and for a few hours forget about the hustle and bustle of the city.

Kogelberg Nature Reserve a World Heratige Site – is often considered the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom, because of the exceptional quality of its fynbos. The reserve has remained isolated and remarkably unspoilt. Its high mountain peaks, steep kloofs, valleys and several tributaries of the pristine Palmiet River create a sense of remote wilderness.


Water levels always differ so please phone before the time to check the water levels.


NB: We all meet (BE ON TIME PLZ) 9:15 at our Kleinmond office, in Harbour rd as you drive down to the harbour in Kleinmond on your right hand side, from there we will depart to the Kogelberg Nature Reserve. Please confirm water levels 2 days prior to your arrival!!

Rates From R550 p.p for a 2 to 3 hour excursion





Our White Water Rafting season has finally started. This is undoubtedly the most extreme and exciting activity Sa Forest Adventures has on offer. 1 Hour From Cape Town you will arrive in the picturesque town of Kleinmond – Our Base of operations for the White Water Rafting is here.

Our office in Harbor road is the meeting point and after fitting your wetsuits and safety gear we head off into the Kogelberg World Heritage site. This Nature reserve is host to spectacular walking trails and boast unspoiled natural beauty.

The Adventure takes place inside this floral kingdom. We start the rafting experience with a safety talk, meet and greet and then a short hike to the water. Once on the river (depending on the water level) the Guides will assist with safety and ensuring you are comfortable — well less talk and more visuals – below is what you can expect during the White Water Rafting session with us

Our Cape Town Ziplines branch was the proud host of the launch for the New GoPro Hero 4 Session – We had an incredible time with the 50 VIP`s on our Cape Town Ziplines in Constantia Nek and we are always  honored to be associated with a brand as strong as GoPro

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So our season is about to start on our local Palmiet river again – only 1 Hour from Cape Town and 5 Minutes from Kleinmond.
Have a look at our “what to Expect” video below:

We provide all gear, wetsuits and guides – the River provides the Fun :-)


The Rafting is not only one of the most amazing and thrilling experiences you will ever have but also has a natural beauty in the surroundings unlike any other rafting experience.

Considered by many to be the most beautiful of CapeNature’s protected areas, Kogelberg Nature Reserve earns that reputation largely to the fact that it occupies an area with minimal human interference. Its exceptional diversity and quality of fynbos means it is considered the heart of the Cape Floral Kingdom. The reserve presents perhaps the finest example of mountain fynbos in the Western Cape.

Rafting SA Forest Adventures

Our Rafting experience on the Palmiet is dictated by the water levels and we use 2 types of Crafts depending on the levels.

Catering for your Adventure needs

Catering for your Adventure needs


The Adventure Day Package Includes:


  1. Full day Free Guided Transport from start to end.
  2. Visit to the Penguin Colony in Betty`s Bay.
  3. Travel the famous Coastal Road “Clarence Drive” 1 of the top ten most scenic coastal roads in the world
  4. Sandboard one of Africas Highest Dunes
  5. Visit Hermanus
  6. Lunch at one of the sea side restaurants  (drinks excluded)
  7. Guided Quad bike (ATV) trail amongst the vineyards and olive plantations
  8. A Zipline Tour

Our Trips depart daily from the Waterfront and bookings are essential.

Full Descriptions and pictures on the activities are available below.
Pick up and return to the  Cape Town Waterfront in one of our Adventure Overlanders for your full day adventure trip.




Quad Biking Activity -Mountain and Vineyards Drive +- 1h30

This route takes you through the world-renowned vineyards of Hamilton Russell and Southern Right wineries. Travel up the mountain and through the fynbos kingdom. Drive into the Fernkloof Nature Reserve and your half way point is one of the most pristine look-out points in the Western Cape. From here you will have a spectacular birds-eye-view of Hermanus. Cameras on this trip are an absolute must! – This vantage point allows you to see the bigger picture of activity throughout the entire bay.




Zipline Tour

The Hermanus Zip lines extends from our the mountain and zip lining over a small waterfall between the Poplar Trees and Canyon. This a memorable experience.

High above the ground (8 to 10 Meters) the 2 guides will allow you to glide from platform to platform with only the local eagles and bird life noise echoing in the forest.

The 9 to 12 platform slides range from 20 meters to 120 meters and with a safe breaking  system you control the speed you travel at. So it could be a fast adrenaline experience or it could just be a slow easy glide high above the ground. Come and experience something different but forever memorable.





Sandboarding is a boarding Sport similar to the popular Snowboarding.

It is an awesome recreational activity that takes place on our Large +-230 meter High Sand Dune rather than on a snow covered mountain. This boarding sport has adherents throughout the world, most prevalently in desert areas or coastal areas with beach dunes.

We are very fortunate to have one of Africas Highest Commercial Sand Boarding Dunes a stone throw away from Cape Town                    in Bettys Bay.
Our guides/s will provide you with training and safety on the dune. Sandboarding is a wonderful activity as its both fun and extreme (depending on your skills as you progress) Once our training session has finished we will start off with a smaller section of the dune. We will progress Higher and Higher up on the dune as your skills improve.

The norm is to stand on the Sandboard as you descend down the dune but if you prefer to rather sit we will show you the ropes as this is also a lot of fun if your balance seems to get the better of you. We do not allow more than 6 to 8 boards at a time coming down the dune as its a safety risk. We rotate larger groups to ensure all have fun in a safe environment.


Penguin Colony visit

The African (or Jackass) Penguins’ breeding ground at Stony Point is near an old abandoned whaling station where, from 1917 until the Great Depression, around 300 whales were killed each year for their oil. The whaling station finally closed in 1930 and without any particular reason, the penguins started to breed at the abandoned station.

The site has been declared a protected area. A wooden boardwalk takes visitors directly to the nesting burrows but also effectively keep people from causing damage to the area.

The African Penguin grows to approximately 70cm tall and weighs up to 3 kilograms. Regarded as an endangered species, they mate for life and returns to the same nesting site for up to 15 years.


Clarence Drive

One of the most scenic roads in the world!! Clarence Drive is a magnificent scenic coastal drive between the windswept hamlet of Rooi-Els and the naval town of Gordons Bay, which nestles in the north-eastern crook of False Bay in the shadow of the Hottentots Hollands mountains. This beautiful, coastal drive stretches between the two towns over 22 km, hugging the wild turquoise Cape coastline all the way. This road is a wonderful experience along the coast to the town of Hermanus


Our Adventure Overlanders are also available for flexible itineraries for groups larger than 14 – have something specific in mind? We can assist with your requests –   please email – clinton@saforestadventures.co.za for assistance

Please note this is a set itinerary but the order of the days proceedings may be swapped around depending on a number of factors such as weather etc.

(soon we will also launch our Cape Adventure Peninsula Tours)

(private group tours can also be Tailor made- contact us for more info)