Suicide Gorge and More

Day Trips:

Updated prices for the 2023/2024 season. We have received the updated permit prices from Cape Nature. Due to the increase in fuel prices and equipment pricing, Pebble Sky Adventures had to increase the prices for these two venues. We have tried to keep to the increases to an absolute minimum for our clients!

Cape Nature has increased the permit prices from R400 to R420 per person for the 2023/2024 season.

Finalized Prices for the 2023/2024 season at Suicide Gorge and Riviersonderend:

2 x People @ R1400per person. EXCLUDES permit fee of R420 per person

3 x People @ R1200 per person. EXCLUDES permit fee of R420 per person

4 x People @ R1050 per person. EXCLUDES permit fee of R420 per person

5 x people @ R950 per person. EXCLUDES Permit fee of R420 per person

6 x people @ R850 per person. EXCLUDES Permit fee of R420 per person

7 x people @ R750 per person. EXCLUDES Permit fee of R420 per person

8 x people @ R700 per person. EXCLUDES Permit fee of R420 per person

* Please note. If your group do not want to take the lunch sandwiches which is included in the price... you will receive a discount of R50 per person 

Suicide Gorge and Riviersonderend are situated in Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve (Cape Nature) 11km outside the town of Grabouw . Open from 1st November 2023 until 30 April 2024!

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Suicide Gorge is a kloofing name that pops up on many a visitor's bucket list when visiting Cape Town. A short drive from Cape Town on the N2 takes you to the small town of Grabouw and the Hottentots Holland Nature Reserve - the home of Suicide Gorge. This day trip is for the person who likes to feel their heart pumping in their veins when they stand on top of jumps as high as 14m. With the pools waiting below, buckle up those knees and suck up that courage!

Suicide Gorge is a long day out with a total distance of around 18-19km. Hike to the gorge about 9.5km, the gorge 1.3km (2.5km in kloofing terms) and the hike back to the car park about 6km (which includes a tough little climb out from the gorge). Be prepared for a long, fun-filled day.

Riviersonderend Gorge is the main artery that runs through the nature reserve and into the Theewaterskloof dam. This place is special in its beauty as it slots its way through from beginning to end. Its highest jump which is non-compulsory is about 7m. It will leave you smiling for a while. It is also a shorter and easier day than Suicide Gorge.

Booking requirements:

  • Minimum 2 people, maximum 8 people per group for Suicide Gorge. Please note that of summer 2018 Suicide Gorge can only be done with a competent and qualified kloofing/canyoneering guide.
  • For Riviersonderend: minimum of 2 persons and maximum of 10 people per group.
  • Please note that bookings for weekends are essential. Weekdays are more relaxed.
  • Day starts at 7-30am at gate of Nature Reserve and can go as late as 6pm. So be prepared.
  • An info package will be mailed to clients regarding the day once the trip is booked!


  • Day backpack 25L with dry-bag. (If you don't have, Pebble Sky will supply. Included in your price!)
  • WATERPROOFED camera/cellphone or GoPro if you want to record your experience.
  • Hat and sunscreen.
  • For ladies: bikini or swimsuit - at some venues you have to change from your hiking clothes into your wetsuit and privacy can be a problem. So we advise wearing a bikini/swimsuit underneath your clothing. We will email relevant information for each venue when you book.
  • Old shoes for kloofing: the softer the sole the better as it offers more grip on the wet rocks and terrain. Old trail running shoes, aqua shoes etc work fine for day trips.
  • Snacks (biltong, droewors/dried sausage, dried fruit, apples, nuts, energy bars etc), water, Isotonic drink to mix¬† with water on hot days (Game, Energade) Water at all the locations are drinkable so you can just fill up your bottle as you go or simply sip from the stream.
  • Change of clothes and a warm sweater for a backup when you return to the parking area.
  • Courage and loads of smiles on your dial.
  • PLEASE NOTE: Once clients have booked, Pebble Sky will email complete packing list for the day!


  • First Aid
  • Kloofing expertise and experience!
  • Wetsuits
  • Helmets, harnesses, ropes, abseil device and all safety gear.
  • Backpacks, dry-bags and Zip-locks.
  • Hiking lunch sandwiches
  • Excellent service with a smile.

For more info on our day trips or bookings contact us at adventure