If it's adrenaline-charged adventure you want, Pietermaritzburg is the place to be. The hub of a burgeoning adventure destination, the city and surrounds offer thrills - and sometimes spills - on land, water and in the air.

Liquid Adventures
Tel: 082 494 5660
Fax: 086 604 5660  
Location: Hella Hella
E-mail: info@liquidadventures.info
Details : River Rafting
 Rafting in an inflatable 2 man canoe (called Crocs), is adventurous & fun ! 
The challenge of negotiating the twist and turns in the river, and the rapids, whilst enjoying the astonishing views in the Umkomaas river valley, just ½ hour from Pmb.
We cover 14kms of class 2 to class 4 rapids, over a 3 - 5 hour period.
Moutainview Centre
Tel: 074 422 5694
Fax: n/a  
Location: Bishopstowe
E-mail: deseree@live.co.uk
Details: Entertainment Centre
 
Hella Hella Outdoor Centre
Tel: 033 3443883
Fax: 033 3443883  
Location: 23kms outside Richmond
E-mail: craig@hellahella.co.za
Details :  
 
Active Escapes
Tel: 033 3306131
Fax: 086 212 4399  
Type: Active Holiday Tour Operator
E-mail: tours@active-escapes.co.za
 

Active Escapes offers bespoke adventure holidays, nature getaways and special-interest tours and safaris. From guided cycle tours and mountainbiking holidays, fully supported slackpacking and hiking trails, incentive and adventure holidays, to nature getaways and special-interest retreats in the Berg, Bush & Beaches of KZN and the Eastern Cape.

Whether you looking for single-track thrills, a white-water adventure, or a nature-lovers retreat – we’ll tailor-make a holiday to suit your needs and budget.

In the air
Flying
For a birds-eye view of the city, settle for a flip in a fixed-wing aircraft from Pietermaritzburg Airport. Qualified pilots may even charter their own planes.
Paragliding
Some of the country's most benign wind conditions make the midlands a paragliding paradise. Depending on the whim of the wind, excellent paragliding can be experienced at Bulwer.
Micro-lighting
Guaranteed to put you on a high, superb microlighting opportunities abound. Contact Emoyeni or Pietermaritzburg airport.
Gliding
Soar with the eagles in a fixed-wing glider in this most majestic pursuit. Check out the opportunities at Howick.
Parachuting/Sky diving
Experience a rush like no other under a canopy of canvass. Start with a static line jump and progress to no-holds barred sky diving from Oribi Airport.
Getting wet
Jet skiing
Motorised mania in the wet. Endless opportunities at Midmar and Albert Falls dams.
Tubing
Fancy an aimless perambulation down river, or perhaps something a bit more bumpy? Why not try tubing on a variety of rivers in the area.
Kayaking
It's no coincidence that Pietermaritzburg is the start of one of the world¹s toughest events, the three-day Dusi Canoe Marathon. Whether the preference is for flat water or the excitement of river tripping, our city and surrounds have it all.
Wind surfing
Harness the power of the wind as you whip across the water of Midmar and Albert Falls dams for an experience that will stay with you long after you get off the wind surfer.
White water rafting
Should you wish to experience the wettest and wildest ride of your life, make sure you book yourself a berth on a raft to take on the magnificent Umkomaas River, second only to the mighty Zambezi River
On the ground
Mountain biking
From gentle granny-gear pedaling to downhill madness, the hilly terrain of Pietermaritzburg makes for unforgettable mountain biking.
4 X 4 driving
Any number of options are available, ranging from leisurely off-roading to rip-snorting all-wheel encounters that test man and machine to the limit. Pop in to Neil Woolridge Motors for a chat and get expert advise from South Africa¹s champion off-road racing driver. For a unique experience, combine 4x4 driving with game-spotting at Gwahumbe.
Climbing
Wanna climb rocks and mountains? Look no further than Pietermaritzburg as the base for for your lofty ambitions. Monteseel, halfway between Pietermaritzburg and Durban presents excellent grade 1-4 climbing, while the infamous Drakensberg, less than 90 minutes away, caters for casual climbers, summit junkies and peak scalers.
Abseiling
With a drop of more than 100 metres, Howick Falls is one of the country's premier venues. Another venue is the cliffs of the Umkomaas Valley. Highly qualified instructors offer an experience of a lifetime, from beginners to advanced ropers.
Kloofing
A relatively unknown activity, but the number of small rivers that beg exploring will gladden the heart of any serious kloofer.
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