Rock Climbing in Nelspruit, South Africa.
Did you know that Rock Climbing enthusiasts from around the world flock to the mountains around Nelspruit to hang out and satiate their cravings for spine-tingling, vertical adventures? Mpumalanga’s Waterval Boven (100km from Nelspruit) and the Blyde River Canyon (150km from Nelspruit) appear at the top of the list of the best South African rock climbing spots.
Waterval Boven, or ‘Boven, is South Africa’s and perhaps even Africa’s leading sport climbing Mecca. The orange cliff faces around ‘Boven are super hard and of exceptional quality making climbing an absolute pleasure, despite intriguing but mildly scary route names such as ‘The Beast’, ‘Godzilla’, ‘Hypertension’ and ‘Satan’s Temple’! Climbing enthusiasts will find an astounding 700+ easily accessible, quality climbing routes of all grades including the spectacular Waterfall Crag which treats climbers to an ascent next to the beautiful 70m high Elands River Falls.
Rock climbing is such a versatile activity – anyone can learn how to do it, it works out the entire body, it is healthy for mind and soul, and a great way to meet people.