Gravity Adventure pioneered tubing on the Palmiet River and have been running it for over 20 years now. We can truly say that we are ‘the original and the best’. We are privileged to be a licensed operator on this awesome river. The Palmiet River tumbles through the Fynbos covered mountains of the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, just outside Kleinmond, about an hour’s drive from Cape Town. We use specially designed ‘Gekos’ - This innovative inflatable craft was been specially developed for the Palmiet and is now used countrywide. If used in a reclining position, it provides a comfortable way to drift lazily along the pools and channels of the river and if used facing forward, an exciting way of tackling the small rapids. During Autumn and Spring, we run fun and exciting white water tubing trips and in the low water Summer months, there is nothing better than a relaxed float along this beautiful river. The Palmiet River Experience is suitable for all ages from 8 up and no previous experience is needed – we provide qualified and registered guides with an intimate knowledge of the river and its environment and instruction on how to steer your craft.
We meet in the morning in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve. You’ll change into your wetsuit and get kitted out with a PFD and helmet before walking the 1km to the river. You’ll spend around 4 hours on the water before walking back to the meeting point.
All boating and safety equipment is provided including PFDs (‘lifejackets’), and helmets. Wetsuits can be hired if needed. Since this excursion takes place in a sensitive natural environment, group size is limited to 24 people per group day. The trip price includes permits, all equipment, and APA qualified guides. It doesn’t include the Cape Nature Conservation fee (currently R40.00 per adult and payable on entry) – if you have a WildCard or are staying in the reserve, you don’t pay this.
Minimum group size is 4 guests for the activity to go ahead. If the amount is not reached, we will get in contact with you to reschedule.
Good to know
- Experience duration is 4-5 hours
- Children welcome from 8 years
- No experience required
- Minimum of 4 guests for activity to go ahead
- 4-5 Hour Guided Trip
- Conservation fee (R40.00 per adult)
- Wet Suite Hire (optional)
- Water bottle
- Towel and change of clothes for after
- Swimming costume
- Wetsuit (or hire from us)
- Sturdy shoes that can get wet
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Definitely the company to go for when planning a kayak trip, well organised and loads of fun! We had the pleasure of having Andrew the owner and guide taking us for a longer than standard trip and it was amazing. Will for sure make use of their services again.
We had an amazing time River Rafting at Palmiet. Everything from the booking to our drive home was great. Sonja was great to deal with and very responsive via email and phone. Phil, Aron and Mike were extremely well organised and made safety their first priority, not selling us short on fun and exhilaration. The oaks did really well. I will most definitely be back with some other mates.
Just a heads up to wear some comfortable shoes (that can get wet) for the 20 - 30min walk with your raft to the start.
Great company. Excellent trips and adventures in and around Cape Town. Sea kayaking, tubing, canyoning, coastering and rafting.
Best place to go for all your Rafting and Kayaking adventures! Ocean or whitewater river. Great guides who are passionate about it.
Excellent experience and well worth the money. The organisation is superb and with the river at low levels an alternative section of the river was covered. The catering and entertainment supplied by the guides was top notch. Kudos to Andrew, Coby and the rest of the team. We were a group of 23 (adults and children) and everyone enjoyed themselves! The equipment is good quality. Even on day 4 the drinks were still cold in the cool boxes supplied.
Super Strict Cancellation Policy
The guest can cancel free of charge until 14 days before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 14 days before arrival.
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The beauty of Table Mountain, Lions Head and the Atlantic Sea Board coastline from the comfort of our kayaks is unrivalled. Dolphins, seals, penguins, Sunfish and occasionally whales frequent our Cape Town.