Blackwater Tubing on the Storms River is a fun, easy and safe adventure activity that allows you to explore exclusive and remote areas of the Tsitsikamma. This fantastic outdoor adventure on specialised one-man inflatable river tubes includes Plaatbos Nature reserve, Goesa Nature reserve and Tsitsikamma National Park, light refreshments and a meal afterwards.
The trip includes a 20min scenic forest drive from Storms River Village to the drop off point in the Goesa Nature Reserve where you'll receive your tube. Fully kitted with specialized equipment and guided by local expert guides, a steep 800m walk down the side of the gorge gets you to the river's edge.
Now the fun begins... for the next 4-5 hours we'll be negotiating our way down this phenomenal river by means of flatwater paddling, bouldering, optional tube and cliff jumps with lots of laughs and spectacularly unique scenery.
Half way down we stop for a recharge with a chocolate bar and a tube balancing session. The cascade down double dumper brings us to our last few pools before the canyon majestically opens out at the Storms River Mouth suspension bridges in the famous Tsitsikamma National Park.
Our exit at the concrete jetty brings us to the suspension bridge boardwalk that takes roughly 20min to walk back to the parking area where our shuttle bus awaits.
The drive back through the National Park to Storms River Village takes 20min and back at Tube ‘n Axe a well earned hot shower and ‘lekker braai’ to round off the days activity awaits.
Good to know
- Minimum 4 pax for trip to proceed
- Not suitable for children under 12 years
- Max weight 110kg
- Average fitness level required
- Tubing experiences vary according to changing river levels and weather conditions
- Tube and guides
- Transport to and from activity in Storms River
- Park fees
- Wetsuit (optional extra for hire R200)
- Booties (optional extra for hire R60)
- A la carte menu
- Retail items
- Gratuity (optional)
- Warm dry clothes
- Swimming gear
- Closed shoes
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We went as a family water tubing and it was an amazing experience! The two guides, Tate and Mitch, were very professional and nice. The tubing is not a rafting, so you sometimes have to take your tube and go through the river and the rocks. But trust me, it’s worth it. The nature you will see is really breathtaking. The tubing makes also a lot of fun! And the food by the end of the tour is so so so good. So don’t miss the experience!
My sister and I went on this adventure last week while we were on the garden route. We had a blast despite it being more walking that we had thought. Definitely wear closed-toed shoes. The rocks are slippery and we both had on hiking sandals and I stubbed a toe pretty badly slipping on the rocks (not the guides fault, my fault for not realizing I needed closed-toed shoes). Water levels were low which was a bummer but a result of the drought/low rains happening in the area. We still had fun! Was our first time paddle boarding and that was way harder than I expected. So cool though. The light meal at the end was great!
The guides were very nice but this thing is Super boring and not very adventurous... the “meal” at the end was a joke.
And as a response to the place comment:
We were not expecting water rafting or any such thing, but we definitely didn’t expect waking On slippery rocks for 20 min and pushing ourselves down the stream because there is not enough water to take us through. The guides with us knew all about it but no one told us anything, only after taking our money.
We have eaten plenty of heavenly cultural and traditional food in South Africa and that was definitely not the case.
I’m not your first bad review so I hope you take our honest opinion and make your activity worthwhile.
A complete waist of money and time - the pictures of very misleading. The entire trip was boring, spent most of the time carrying the tube around. I would definitely NOT recommend this.
Rather check out Untouched Adventures, at Storms River.
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