Two hours south of Durban is the spectacular Oribi Gorge - a place of cliffs, waterfalls, forests and hiking trails. Where there are cliffs, there is sure to be abseiling.
Strapped safely into a climbing harness and hanging off a high cliff gives you the most incredible view of the area. Gaze into the gorge below, soak in the cascading waterfall and enjoy the adrenalin rush that comes from being suspended 110 metres above the ground.
For a completely different experience, head to the Shongweni Dam and Game Reserve. Only a half-hour drive from the city, it is well known for its game, trails and kayaking. Abseiling is a popular activity but instead of descending a rocky cliff, you abseil down the dam wall.
Abseiling is safe and child-friendly but be sure to check with operators on their age restrictions if travelling with children.