Blackwater Tubing on Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park

Blackwater Tubing on Storms River, Tsitsikamma National Park
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
  • Fitness level: Sporty
  • Minimum age: minimum 12 y/o
  • Duration: 6 hrs
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Tube ‘n Axe cnr. Saffron & Darnell Streets, Stormsriver Village, 6308
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

Looking for a fun activity in Tsitsikamma national park? Look no further! There's nothing more fun than a blackwater tubing day in Storms river. Hop on an inflatable tube and get down the river with your friends while taking photos of the high trees of Tsitsikamma national park. 

Storms river

Why blackwater? Cause the river has the colour of tea! That's right! The river is dark. The grass and the majestic tree leaves falling in the river leave their colour creating this unique river. The Storms river is nonetheless classified as swift water river and on medium to high water level, it offers super fun roller-coaster rides through rapids. Due to the low ph, the water of Storms river is really dark and unable to sustain any aquatic life in it. 

The river is 25 km long and the waters origin from the great Tsitsikamma mountains. 

You will love the picturesque areas of Plaatbos Nature reserve and Tsitsikamma National Park - it's only by blackwater tubing that you will be able to take a look on these remote places. 

You will be riding the specialised inflatable tubes to get down the river. Every person gets his own inflatable tube. 

Months with high water levels: (general rainfall months) September, October, November, December March and April. 

However the activity runs all year round, provided that there is enough water. Generally it is needed  approximately 25-30mm of rain to fall in one day  after a dry spell to produce a white water experience.

Offer Description

- A great taste of adventure to live while in Tsitsikamma

- Once past the point of no return, you're into is the 'Narrow Gorge' and the only way out is 4-5 hrs later at the spectacular Storms River Mouth in the world famous Tsitsikamma National Park

- All full day trips require a 800m walk down into the gorge and a steep walk out at the exit.

- 5 hours of rock jumping, pool paddling, bouldering, walks, jumps,  along the widest and safest section of the river 

- The full day excursion is quite physically demanding

- A good fitness level required

- The full day trip is conducted on the upper section of the Storms River in the Plaatbos Nature Reserve where the river is at its widest and safest.

- An exquisite journey though pristine forest of Tsitsikamma 

Activity requirements

- A good fitness level is required

  • Coffee/Tea facilities on arrival and departure are available
  • A snack will be provided on river (chocolate)
  • Swift-water safety guides
  • All equipment will be provided: - River equipment, Specialized Tubes, Buoyancy Aid - Helmet, Wetsuit - Transport from base to entry and from exit back to base
Do not forget to bring
  • lace-up/fastening shoes/sandals/booties suitable for walking through water in a rocky river bed
  • Swimming costume
  • Towel
  • Sun Block & Cap (optional)
Meeting point
Tube ‘n Axe cnr. Saffron & Darnell Streets, Stormsriver Village, 6308 Get directions



Average rating
5 / 5
Very good
I survived!
  • 5 / 5

Great experience. Even though I am 65 years old, I made it thanks to great help of Lolo and the second instructor. They both did a great job! Remember, once you start, there is no way back!

Amazing Tubing on our Honeymoon
  • 5 / 5

Fantastic even though we had to take another route due to heavy rains

Bloukrans bungy jump #amazing
  • 5 / 5

So much fun. So much adrenaline

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