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Abseiling in Africa

Abseiling is descending a vertical area using a fixed rope. Abseiling is used in numerous sports, and is great for recreational climbing.

Abseiling or Rappelling is the technique of descending through the use of a fixed rope.
Abseiling is utilized in numerous sports for a variety of reasons. Rock climbers generally use it to return to the base of a climb or to reach a new route.

Canyoneers usually use abseiling techniques to travel down cliffs or waterfalls when simple hiking or jumping is impossible. Cavers use this method to reach underground pitches. Recreational abseilers, however, just enjoy the descent and return to the top of the cliff to abseil down the slope again.

Best Places to Abseil in Africa

Some of the top places to abseil in Africa include:

  • Table Mountain in Cape Town
  • Oribi Gorge in Kwa-Zulu Natal
  • Hartebeespoort Dam in Gauteng
  • Victoria Falls in Zambia
  • Lesotho also has some of the best abseiling in Africa

Be warned though – adventure seekers need to have a head for heights to try abseiling. It can be a fun and unforgettable way to conquer a fear of heights, but only if procedures are properly followed. Only registered and reliable abseiling operators should be considered.


2 Locations for Abseiling in Africa

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