Abseiling in Plettenberg Bay.
The natural topography of the Plettenberg Bay area, it’s rugged coastline, mountains and jagged river gorges provides many exciting and very beautiful recreational areas. Many of these locations are ideal for abseiling or rappelling. Abseiling, the process of lowering yourself in a controlled descent down an obstacle is a rope technique used by mountaineers, rope access technicians and search and rescue teams. In the last few years, it has become an adrenalin sport in its own right.
The abseiling part of an adventure use to strike terror into the hearts of some mountaineers. It was usually during this final abseiling stage of expeditions that accidents occurred. This was often due to faulty, old equipment and the severe fatigue of the climbers. This is how abseiling earned a reputation for being dangerous. Nowadays commercial abseil operators use highly trained qualified instructors and state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that abseiling is completely safe.
Abseiling in Plettenberg Bay is enhanced by the stunning locations of the abseil sites. The elation you feel after your descent down an imposing cliff face will be as much from adrenalin as from the awesome views you’ll have on your way down.