South Africa Mountain Climbing

South Africa has a vast amount of majestic and looming mountain regions

South Africa Outdoor ActivitiesMountain Climbing in South Africa

South Africa has a vast amount of majestic and looming mountain regions ideal for exhilarating mountain climbing adventures.

South Africaís mountainous regions boast picturesque views of waterfalls, lush forests and valleys promising you a breathtaking mountain climbing adventures.

The Western Cape offers famous Table Mountain, Signal Hill, Lionís Head, the recently re-opened Chapmanís Peak and the lush Cederberg Mountains. The view from these mountains is absolutely magnificent and sure to leave you speechless. Table Mountain is the cradle of rock climbing in South Africa. From Table Mountain one can see the massive city and the shimmering ocean as far as your eye can see. You will be able to see Robben Island from this amazing vantage point.

Lionís Head is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes up and has become so popular on warm, clear evenings that you can expect to find long queues up the mountain. Another popular mountain climb is up Myburghís Waterfall Ravine. This is a wonderful adventure particularly on a hot day when the cool shade of the ravine provides respite from the searing sun. This route boasts pristine indigenous vegetation and a wonderful narrow upper gorge. The Cederberg region also boasts picturesque scenery and fantastic mountain climbing opportunities.

KwaZulu Natal and the Drakensberg are renowned for breathtaking views and unique South African mountain climbing adventures. The Drakensberg is Southern Africa's mightiest mountain range and especially beautiful when snow capped in winter. Also, witness the magnificent frozen waterfalls in winter and the lush forests and valleys. This area promises an unforgettable South African mountain climbing experience.

Mpumalanga boasts the famed Restaurant at the end of the Universe which is any enthusiasts climbing Mecca. The Eastern Cape boasts the picturesque Baviaanskloof Wilderness Area to mention a few. This area is an ideal getaway to city dwellers and all mountain climbing enthusiasts. Observe the magnificent indigenous forests, awesome wildlife and fauna and flora.

Hogsback in the Eastern Cape is absolutely magnificent offering numerous mountain climbing hikes. When climbing, observe the magnificent famed waterfalls and lush valleys. Be cautious obviously of the hog that makes this place famous. Be sure to collect memoirs of carved hogs to remember this fantastic South African mountain climbing trip.

No matter where you choose to go mountain climbing, this magical country promises an unforgettable time with breath-taking views. Enjoy mountain climbing in South Africa with friends and family for a memorable adventure.

Popular Climbing Destinations

Rock climbing in Montagu

Where? Montagu
Rock climbing is a favourite amongst outdoor enthusiasts as it offers the splendour of the natural environ while making little or no negative impact on the land, water or air. Montagu, in the Western Cape, is a particularly popular mountain climbing...

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Do a Basic Climbing Course

Where? Magaliesberg
We find a comfortable shady spot to start our climbing instruction, beginning with basic rope work, knots, climbing equipment, safety, belaying and climbing techniques. The course involves top rope climbing, the perfect way to get to grips with the rock...

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Indoor Climb 'The Rock'

Where? Umhlanga
Dare to climb The Rock, the Worlds Highest Indoor Climb. 'The Rock' offers adrenaline-pumping activities including once-off casual climbing, rock climbing club and kids club. Also available are Educational Programmes and Climbing Training Courses...

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Indoor Climbing at CityRock

Where? Depart from Observatory
CityRock is Cape Town's centre for all things related to the sport of Rock Climbing. The facility at CityRock features a large top rope and lead climbing area with Introductory lessons taught numerous times every week. They also offer a large bouldering cave...

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Table Mountain is the cradle of rock climbing in South Africa. From Table Mountain one can see the massive city and the shimmering ocean as far as your eye can see.

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