South Africa Outdoor ActivitiesTubing in South Africa
South Africa has an abundance of rivers, lakes, dams as well as the awesome Indian Ocean which provides an excellent platform for some fun South African tubing.
Essentially, tubing is the leisurely activity of laying on a large tube and floating on a water current. However tubing has been adapted and tweaked to satisfy those looking for more excitement. Nowadays, South African tubing experiences include being towed behind a jetski or a speed boat, or down river rapids.
The gorgeous South African waters and scenery make for some lovely tubing experiences. Go tubing in the Western Cape and experience the mystical mountains including the famed Table Mountain, flourishing Cape Winelands, and lush forests. Along the beautiful South African Garden Route, you’ll find Knysna - home to a smorgasbord of lakes, estuaries and rivers offering stunning scenery.
Whether leisurely floating and soaking up the sun whilst admiring the magnificent view or enjoying a exhilirating tubing experience tied behind a jetski, Knysna has large water masses perfect for all tubing adventures. A short drive from Knysna, will bring you to Storms River - an exquisitely beautiful area boasting lush forests, majestic mountains and awesome wildlife. The Storms River Gorge is where tubing and water sports lovers gather to enjoy the exciting activities on offer.
The majestic Bushmans River in KwaZulu Natal has opened itself up to fantastic river tubing adventures. During the summer months the river has enough water for incredible river tubing. Float with friends and family through the awesome Moor Park spotting the abundant wildlife and bird life whilst being refreshed by the cooling waters. Stop on the banks of the Bushmans River for a sumptuous and well deserved picnic.
Other tubing hot spots include The Umkomaas, Umzimkulu, Mooi, Umgeni, Thukela, Buffalo and Pongola rivers which all flow across the KwaZulu Natal from the high Drakensberg Mountains to the sea providing thrilling tubing adventures.
The majestic lakes of Maputaland, Lake St Lucia, Lake Sibaya and the Kosi system allow tubing enthusiasts to share the water with wildlife such as hippo and crocodile. There are also many dams across Zululand many of which are set in nature reserves with camping and accommodation facilities. The Drakensberg also boasts exquisite views of mountains and waterfalls so you can enjoy breath-taking tubing adventures.
South African tubing can offer either a relaxing or exhilarating time with friends and family. Make a holiday out of it and enjoy awesome tubing adventures along the magnificent rivers and lakes in South Africa.
Popular Tubing Destinations
Where? Storms River
Fancy a day of fun on the river? Tsitsikamma Blackwater Tubing offers an adventure of tubing, swimming, rock jumping and hiking through the Storms River Gorge. Tubing takes place in the Tsitsikamma National Park - an area of pristine beauty, sea views...
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Tubing on the Dam
Where? Hartbeespoort Dam
We use a flat tube that can accommodate 2 riders at a time. The tube is pulled with a 115hp or a 125hp speedboat aided with a booster ball - this reduces rope drag and we can reach speeds of 60 km per hour. It ensures a great challenge to the riders...
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White Water Tubing or Geckoing
Tube down a 450m stretch of class 1 rapids twice - almost a kilometre of fun - something the whole family can enjoy - Champagne Castle Adventure Centre is a one stop team building and family adventure destination, based at Dragon Peaks Mountain...
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