Wild 5 Adventures
Break your boundaries!
Wild 5, based on site at the Oribi Gorge Hotel, offers a range of adrenalin-inducing activities that guarantee to get your blood pumping!
The Wild Swing
The Wild Gorge swing is an awesome experience that leaves you breathless yet exhilarated. Situated at the top of Lehr’s Falls, it is the highest swing in the world. Hurl yourself (or simply step) off the edge of the waterfall to swing into the gaping depths of the gorge - 165m (55 Storeys) Unbelievable! A full body harness is used to allow for a comfortable ride.
The Wild Slide (Zip-line)
Experience solitary bliss! Slide along the cable that spans
across the gorge, 165m above the treetops. Strapped
securely in a full body harness, you can lavish the view
without compromising your comfort… Enjoy a bird’s eye
views of Lehr’s Waterfall and Baboon’s Castle!
Abseil down a 110m Cliff face, alongside Lehr’s waterfall,
and experience a new dimension in sightseeing!
Determine your own pace, and lavish the thrill of one of
the world’s highest commercial abseils. The first 45m is a
cliff abseil where one traditionally abseils with their feet
against the cliff while the remaining 65m is a free abseil
allowing one to take in the beauty of the gorge from a different angle.
Beginners are welcome to abseil and will be given full instruction on the techniques and only when they have satisfied certain requirements will they be lowered over the edge of the 170m waterfall.
Qualified trainers are on hand to show one the ropes, so to speak.
White Water Rafting
Awaken the adventurer in you, and brave the elements in a full trip down the Umzimkhulu River. Meet the River Guides at Oribi Gorge Hotel at 08h00. Following a safety briefing you will be driven down a 4x4 trail to the “drop off point” on the Umzimkhulu River (20mins). The duration of the expedition varies according the river conditions and skill of the paddlers. After braving the rapids (grades 2 to 4, depending on the river conditions) you will be collected and returned to the Hotel. The rate includes refreshments (juice/water & chocolate) on the river. Lunch can be ordered from the sumptuous a la Carte menu, back at the Hotel. Braai and Buffet menus are available for groups – this can be arranged with the Hotel.
Qualified guides (APA) are on hand through the spills and thrills to ensure a safe and enjoyable trip. Rafting operates all year round and booking is essential. A minimum of four people required.
Enjoy a gentle hike to the various view sites or a more strenuous climb (down a rocky climbing path) to the bottom of the Gorge.
Mountain bikers can follow the scenic single track (horse trail), meandering along the top of the gorge. For a super-strenuous work-out, why not attempt riding up the Gorge! Bring your own bike.
08h30 – 16h30, daily (Monday to Sunday, including public holidays)
Wild 5 operates on a first come, first served basis.
The only exception is the white water rafting (bookings essential).
Wild5 can be contacted on 082 566 7424 directly for enquiries and reservations.
Casual, comfortable clothes and closed shoes are recommended.
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