Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Adventure Mission


Hi Everyone

Our mission to uncover the most stunning adventures at the most spectacular sites is going so well, we’ve got a host of new adventures, treks and tours for you guys ranging from canoeing, slackpacking to over night Kloofing! This year we have so much planned and we look forward to seeing you all outdoors and indulging in the adrenalin frenzy!

GARDEN ROUTE ADVENTURES: The Cape is renowned for great food & wine festivals, it also has fabulous rock. We’ve combined some of our favourite festivals with our favourite adventures, check out the diary below. Some highlights include Overnight Kloofing at Baviaans Kloof, our Knysna Slack packing trail and a hectic Rock Climbing weekend at Montagu (check out the Port festival option below) and a really stunning canoe challenge for Team building which takes place on the Knysna Lagoon – hey, if you’re from out of town, let us know, we’ll arrange the whole thing for you, flights, transfers accommodation and of course ADVENTURE!

GAUTENG ADVENTURES: Great news for Gauteng abseil junkies, we’ve got a fantastic new rock site in Cullinan near Pretoria for our Abseiling and our Hike, Climb and Abseil adventure, 50m of extreme adventure – we’re running an introductory special at this site (March to August) to get you guys out into the sunlight, best you email & ask for details. And if that wasn’t enough incentive to get out of the city, join us for Raft and Abseil from Monday to Friday from March to August and you’ll also get a discount. Don’t forget that Kloofing season comes to an end in May so get your bookings done now!

DRAKENBERG ADVENTURES: Superb Drakensberg weather is coming up from March to May, don’t miss out on your opportunity to Trek or climb with us, we’ve got a Sentinel Climb lined up over Easter and a Full Drakensberg Traverse for later in the year – are you up to the challenge? Don’t forget about our awesome Adventure camp for 14 – 19 year olds

ADVENTURE CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS: see below for awesome opportunities to enjoy the outdoors this year,
Follow the links to our website www.govertical.co.za or email us for the full details on any adventure below.
Remember ALL of our adventures are available 365 days a year, well 366 days this year.

Northern Drakensberg Traverse 3rd March to 10th March 2012, 18 - 23 November 2012
A classic trekking expedition in the Northern Drakensberg Ukhahlamba World Heritage Site, arguably the best scenery in the Drakenberg

Amphitheatre Trek 4th - 6th April
Splendid views of the magnificent Amphitheatre, Tugela Falls and hike to the Summit of Mont-aux-Sorces, the highest peak in the area.

Sentinel Peak 7th & 8th April
Climb the highest free standing peak in the Northern Drakensberg 3165m, a rewarding technical Rock Climb. Our Introductory Rock Climbing course is excellent prep for this climb, however if you’re fit, adventurous and not scared of heights we’ll make this an awesome 1st time climbing experience for you!

Sea & Summit Tours: Cradocks Berg & Swartvlei 29 April - 1 May, Langeberg & De hoop Reserve 17 - 19 Sept
Can’t choose between the beach or the berg? Combine both with our Sea and Summit Trails. Hike to the summit in the magnificent Cape Fold mountains, dine in style at an arty town with excellent cuisine and finish off your trip with a superb coastal hike.

Adventure Camps; Drakensberg 25 - 29 June 2012 or Garden Route 10 - 14 December 2012
An action packed 5 days of mountaineering skills and adventures, including Rock Climbing, Abseiling, Hiking and Camp Craft for 14 to 19 year olds.

Knysna Slackpacking Trail - Garden Route, Western Cape 17 - 19 April, 1-3 July, 22-24 Sept, 19 - 21 October
Three days of the best coastal scenery that the Knysna has to offer, a day of canoeing on the Knysna Lagoon, a stunning beach walk and a rewarding dune hike, no need to carry a heavy pack, we transport all your gear to the accommodation ahead of you. Great food, stunning scenery, well appointed accommodation and invigorating fresh air.

Rock Climbing in the Swartberg Mountains 14-19 May coinciding with Port Wine Festival Calizdorp 18 - 20 May
Climb the first Rock Climbing Route in South Africa on Towerkop in the Swartberg Mountains near Ladismith Western Cape, lots of trad routes to try out while camping on this gorgeous mountain, we’ll guide, instruct and provide gear, when we’re done climbing we’ll descend and join the festivities in Calitzdorp for the annual Port Wine Festival.

Kloofing Adventure Weekend - Baviaans Kloof Eastern Cape
An overnight Kloofing Adventure in the Baviaans Kloof Mega Reserve is a rough and ready adventure not to be missed but only if you can take the pace… We camp in the wilderness, hike, scramble, climb, abseil and swim our way through pristine gorges in this unspoiled wilderness area.

Montagu Rock Climbing 4 - 8 June coinciding with The Wacky Wine Weekend 7-10 June 2012
Climb before you wine and dine! We’ll be guiding climbs in Montagu Western Cape for the days preceding the Wacky Wine Festival. This area is superb with hundreds of excellent Rock Climbing routes, spend a few days learning to climb, improving your grades or learning new skills, we provide the guiding, instruction and gear. Over the weekend you can chill out and sample the very best wines the Roberson Area has to offer.

GoVertical Mountaineering Adventures at the Knysna Oyster festival - Knysna Western Cape 6 - 15 July 2012
The action packed Knysna Oyster festival is a winter highlight, plenty of events such as the Knysna Cycle Tour and the Forest Marathon and of course Oyster tasting. We’ll be offering all our great adventures from Canoeing on the Knysna Lagoon, to Abseiling, Rock Climbing and our relaxing Knysna Slack packing Trail. 

Namaqualand Flower Tour - Western Cape - August/ September
Spring time in the Cape is a celebration of life, the whales move into the coastal waters and the dessert give rise to a magnificent display of flowers. We’ll be hiking through some of the most amazing botanical hotspots in the area, the hikes are rewarding in themselves, but coupled with the amazing floral display, the whole experience is fantastic, backpacking and slack packing options available. Email us for details.

Drakensberg Grand Traverse - Northern to Southern Drakensberg 30 October - 14 November 2012
Are you prepared? That’s the question you really need to ask. 16 days of wilderness trekking across the Drakensberg Mountains from The Sentinel in the North to Bushmans nek in the South, The whole Transberg is a big challenge, but what an amazing experience. Arguably the toughest trek in South Africa.

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