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White Water Rafting

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

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.

For bookings please email us at 



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:



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

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    

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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Thank you Marelise Gilbert for this awesome video of your adventure experience on our Hermanus Quad Bike trail. This is by far the best video any of our guests have made on a quad trip in Hermanus thus far!

One of the rivers we operate on ( The Palmiet – near Kleinmond) recently featured on the very popular TV program – Kyk-Net – Dagbreek.
White Water Rafting is one of our preferred activity to do as owners – We do offer a very large range of products from Quads, Ziplines, Paintball etc etc. Nothing Beats Rafting!!!! lol