Water activity

Tsitsikamma National Park: Blackwater Tubing

Tsitsikamma National Park: Blackwater Tubing

From US$ 79.43 per person

Navigate downstream on a specialized 1-man inflatable river tube. Embark on an unforgettable journey through Tsitsikamma’s diverse habitat of forests, rivers, and unique coastline all in one extraordinary excursion.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Tsitsikamma’s diverse habitat of forests, rivers, and unique coast on an inflatable tube
  • Navigate the phenomenal river by means of flat water paddling, bouldering, and tube with spectacularly unique scenery
  • See the Storms River Mouth Suspension Bridges in the famous Tsitsikamma National Park from a new perspective
Full description
Start your trip with a 20-minute scenic forest drive from Storms River Village to the drop off point in the Goesa Nature Reserve. Receive your tube and get fully kitted out with specialized equipment. Then, be guided by a local expert guide taking a steep 800m walk down the side of the gorge gets you to river's edge. Then, for the next 4-5 hours negotiate your way down this phenomenal river by means of flatwater paddling, bouldering, optional tube, and cliff jumps. Experience lots of laughs and spectacularly unique scenery along the way. At the half-way point, stop for a recharge with a chocolate bar and a tube balancing session. Then, follow the cascade down double dumper which brings you to your last few pools before the canyon majestically opens out at the Storms River Mouth Suspension Bridges in the famous Tsitsikamma National Park. Exit the river at the concrete jetty bringing you to the suspension bridge boardwalk. Enjoy a 20-minute walk back to the parking area where the shuttle bus awaits you. Drive for 20 minutes back through the National Park to Storms River Village for a well-earned hot shower.
Includes
  • Helmet
  • Tube and guides
  • Park fees
  • Refreshments
  • Drinks
  • Retail items
  • Video
  • Wet suits or water shoes (available for hire)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Meeting point

Tube and Axe Boutique Lodge & Backpackers, Cnr Darnell & Saffron Streets, Stormsrivier, 6308, Eastern Cape, South Africa Storms River, 6308, South Africa

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Important information

What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Water shoes
  • Wetsuit
  • Change of clothes

Know before you go

  •  This tour is weather dependant and will be confirmed 24 hours prior to your activity date
  • Experience may vary according to changing river levels and weather conditions; please call a day in advance for advice
  • Not suitable for children under 12 years old or very unfit people
  • There are many steps and bouldering sections which may not be suitable for people with weak hip or leg joints
  •  Most trips are conducted with medium-low to low water levels and so entail pool paddling, bouldering and walking, tube jumps, swimming, and optional rock jumps up to 8m in height; short pour-over and shoot rapids are water level dependent
  • Wetsuits are not mandatory but if you want one you can hire one
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 7 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    3.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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It’s a wonderful experience. It worth every penny.

October 23, 2021

Really exciting you need to be abit mobile to get through alot of slippery rocks but it is worth it. going through gorges and feeling so small.

July 10, 2021

It's a beautiful part of the country.. Unfortunately you can't take pictures during but for the expitence/bucket list.. Defiantly should do and will do again.

May 17, 2021

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