Blackwater Tubing (Red Route)

Price from: R995 per person

Duration: 4-5 hours on river

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 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’ round off the days activity with complimentary media and a cash bar

This trip is not suitable for children under 12 years old or for very unfit folks. The many steps and bouldering sections must be considered by anyone with weak hip or leg joints especially

Please note: Tubing experiences vary according to changing river levels and weather conditions. So please call a day in advance for advice. Most (90%) of our trips are conducted on medium-low to low water and the trip entails pool paddling, bouldering and walking, tube jumps, swimming, and optional rock jumps up to 8m in height. (short pour over and shoot rapids are water level dependent)


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09:00 - Orientation & Kit-up 09:30 - Tubing Vehicles depart from Tube n Axe. 10:00 - On River 14:00 - Pickup 14:30 - Arrive at base and change. 15:00 - Meal is served

10:00 - Orientation & Kit-up 10:30 - Tubing Vehicles depart from Tube n Axe. 11:00 - On River 15:00 - Pickup 15:30 - Arrive at base and change. 16:00 - Meal is served

11:00 - Orientation & Kit-up 11:30 - Tubing Vehicles depart from Tube n Axe. 12:00 - On River 16:00 - Pickup 16:30 - Arrive at base and change. 17:00 - Meal is served




  • Wetsuit
  • Helmet
  • Tube and guides
  • Transport to and from activity in Storms River
  • Park fees
  • Refreshments


  • Cash bar
  • A la carte menu
  • Retail items
  • Video
  • Footware

What should I bring?

Shoes suitable for walking in a rocky and slippery river bed Warm dry clothes & towel for afterwards.

What should I wear?

  • Swimming costume
  • Shoes suitable for walking in a rocky and slippery river bed
  • Cap
  • Sunscreen

How fit do I need to be?

  • Fairly Fit
  • Under 110Kg

What skills do I need?

Unskilled Beginners

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