Adventure

   4x4 Trips
   Abseiling
   Archery
   Fly-fishing
   Gold Panning
   Golf
   Gorge Swing
   Helicopter Flips
   Walking / Hiking
   Horse Riding
   Mountain Biking
    Quad Biking
   River Rafting / Tubing

 

 
Take a "Big Swing", or take a walk through our fragrant forests, past our crystal clear streams.  Or ride the white-waters of our tumbling rivers, or breathe our fresh mountain air, or just drive and be free....

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+27 (0)13 767 1886
+27 (0)13 764 1177

info@graskop.co.za

There is an adventure waiting for you
in or near Graskop.

4x4 Trips
"The 4x4 Summit Route is an ideal introduction to one of South Africa's most scenic and historic regions, and includes some compellingly beautiful waterfalls.  The route is definitely people and vehicle friendly.  All too many 4x4 trails are either potentially damaging to lifestyle 4x4s, or daunting to newcomers to the 4x4 scene.  This route rates as one of the easiest around"  (South African Country Life, January 2001)

Rated as one of the top 10 4x4 trails in South Africa by Geoff Dalglish, Editor - Drive-Out magazine!

Cost: on application
Contact: Trips SA (013) 767-1886
 


Photo: Willie Jacobs

Abseiling
The sheer vertical cliffs around Graskop & Sabie lends itself to exhilarating rock climbing and abseiling for those with the right equipment, courage and know-how.

A number of adventure operators, with the right equipment and qualified instructors, offer abseiling adventures around Graskop, Sabie and Hazyview.
Cost: from R320/person
Contact: Trips SA (013) 767-1886
 


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Archery
Your introduction to the art of archery. Standard “long –bows”, which are fairly easy to master are used. This is a fun-activity with various disciplines or “target games”– suitable for groups, and equally enjoyed by men, women and kids. 1½ to 2 hour sessions.
Cost: R160/person
Contact: Trips SA (013) 767-1886


 

Fly-fishing
The Sabie Trout Angling Club stock 7 km of the Sabie River (32 km from Graskop), as well as parts of the Blyde River near Pilgrim's Rest (24 Km from Graskop), with rainbow and brown trout to supplement the natural breeding population of trout in these rivers.

The Sabie river is arguably the best river fly-fishing venue for trout on public waters in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces.  Fly-fishers have to purchase a day permit and must also be in possession of a provincial trout angling license.  Strictly fly-fishing tackle and artificial flies only.
Cost: R90/day/rod (includes R10 refund)
Contact: Andrew Kanaris: (083) 966-5089
 


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Gold Panning
The first pioneers feverishly panned for alluvial gold in the rivers and streams of the region - some made fortunes, others lost their boots. Re-live the gold fever at the Diggings in Pilgrim's Rest (24 km from Graskop).  Purchase a ticket at the Museum in Pilgrim's for a conducted tour and then try your hand at this popular pastime that has been polished to a fine art by some.
Cost: R??
Contact: Pilgrim's Museum (013) 768 1060
 


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Golf
There are a number of golf courses within a hour's drive, making Graskop a central base for a memorable golfing holiday.  So why not take a swing at some of the following excellent golf courses:
   Sabie Country Club: (9-hole)
   Kruger Park Lodge (Hazyview): 9-holes
   White River Country Club: 18-holes
   Pine Lake Inn (White River): 9-holes
   Sabie River Sun (Hazyview): 18-holes
   TGME Golf Club (Pilgrim's Rest): 9-hole
   Nelspruit Golf Club: 18-hole
   Skukuza (Kruger National Park): 9-hole
 


Photo: Willie Jacobs

Gorge Swing
Experience the adrenaline rush of the world's highest cable gorge swing with a 68 metre (18 storey building) freefall.  0-160km/h in 2.3 seconds!  This is not an upside-down bungee jump - your are strapped into a full harness in an upright position.

Or fly across the 80 metre high gorge on the High Wire slide.
Cost:
  
Big Swing (single):   R320/person
   Big Swing (tandem): R290/person
   High Wire Slide:       R100/person
Contact: Trips SA (013) 767-1886


Photo: Chris du Plessis
 

Helicopter Flips
Hover over breathtaking views of waterfalls, Blyde Canyon, God's Window, and Sabie River Valley. Various options - 45 min to 2 hour flips.
Cost (per 2 passengers):
45min = R10,100
60min = R13.010
90min = R17,960
2hours = R25,280 (includes picnic stop)
Additional passengers at R1,425/person.
Contact: Trips SA (013) 767-1886


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Walking / Hiking
Jock of the Bushveld / Fairyland (8km)
This 3hrs circular trail starts and finishes at the Graskop Holiday Resort in town and passes through montane grassveld to the edge of the escarpment overlooking the Pinnacle Gorge.  On route you will see a "forest" of weirdly shaped rocks ("Fairyland"), as well as Sir Percy Fitzpatrick's overnight camp ("Paradise Camp").  A route map with all the view-points along the way is obtainable from the resort. Adequate protection against sunburn must be taken, as there is little shade along the route.  There is no cost for walking this trail. 
For more info on "Paradise Camp", see our special "Jock of the Bushveld" page.

Belvedere Day Walk (8km)
Down and up steep gradients, this is one of the most incredibly satisfying walks in the region. It starts at Bourke's Luck Potholes and ends in the Blyde River Canyon at the old Belvedere Hydro Electric Power Station - at its time (1911) the largest hydro electric power station in the Southern Hemisphere.

Adventura Blydepoort Trails (2 to 5 km)
This resort (52 km from Graskop) have three, well laid out and signposted walks of between 2 and 5 km.  These are the Kadishi, Leopard & Guinea Fowl trails.

Over-night Hikes
There are a number of 2 to 5 day walks in the area.
Contact: Safcol Ecotourism (012) 481-3615


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Horse Riding
Experience the fresh air, sunshine and panoramic views from your saddle in the picturesque Sabie River Valley (30 km from Graskop).  From one hour to two day rides.
Cost:
from R180/p/one hour ride
Contact: Trips SA (013) 767-1886


Photo: SA Tourism

Mountain Biking
Sabie, arguably the best mountain biking destination in South Africa, is only 32 km from Graskop.  It is the ideal springboard for both novice and accomplished mountain bikers to practice this sport in a secure environment amidst breathtaking scenery.  Sabie offer both the competitive and the casual mountain biker a wide range of expertly guided and well marked self-guided mountain bike trails.
More info on the Sabie MTB web site.
Cost: from R180/person
Contact: Trips SA (013) 767-1886
 


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Quad Biking
An experienced guide will lead you on 1½, or 2½ hour self-drive trails through scenic areas in the Sabie River Valley (60 km from Graskop).  Easy to drive all-terrain vehicles for hire.  From novice to experienced drivers.   Each 4-wheel motorbike can accommodate a driver and a passenger.
You can also bring your own quad bikes for a guided tour through the forests (min 4 quads).
Cost: 1½h = R320, 2½h = R490
Contact: Trips SA (013) 767-1886
 


Photo: Chris du Plessis
 

River Rafting / Tubing
The Blyde, Sabie and Olifants rivers are three of the few unpolluted rivers left in South Africa.

Professional, trained tour operators - with a full compliment of safety equipment - offer adrenalin pumping trips on the Blyde, Sabie & Olifants Rivers in rafts or on custom designed tubes.
Cost: R320/person (half day), R450/person (full day).
Contact: Trips SA (013) 767-1886


Photo: Steve Hardy

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