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Swim in a gorgeous gorge river

Swim in a gorgeous gorge river

Duration:2 hours total
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I have a PhD in Philosophy, and I have taught the subject (as well as other academic subjects) since 2006. One of my subject specialisms is philosophy as a way of life as written about by Pierre Hadot, a renowned philosopher. Philosophy in this format is something that cannot be contained within the walls of a classroom. Instead, philosophy involves the cultivation of specific ways of looking at…
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What we’ll do

We will meet near the Van Staden's Gorge, halfway between Port Elizabeth and Jeffrey's Bay. From there we will walk into the gorge that runs parallel to the beautiful Lady's Slipper mountain. Both the mountain and the gorge are extremely beautiful. They are both characterized by a unique 'rockiness' that is simultaneously harsh and inviting. The deep chasm of the gorge is uniquely peaceful. I…

What else you should know

There is a short, but very steep, entry and exit to the gorge. You do not need to be very fit to walk this comfortably, but you will not be able to do it if you have an injury or health problem.

What to bring

Waling shoes / Walking sandals
Swimwear and towel
Hat
All-weather clothing
Snack
Water / Juice

Where you'll be

The gorge has been cut over the millennia by a river of fresh potable water. It has high cliffs that tower above us as we walk into the gorge, and we have several options for fantastic swimming experiences. We have options for where to enter the gorge. One entry point is more private and remote, but requires a higher level of fitness. The other is easier, and also involves passing an old reservoir dam that has it's own unique feel to it.

Availability

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

There is a short, but very steep, entry and exit to the gorge. You do not need to be very fit to walk this comfortably, but you will not be able to do it if you have an injury or health problem.
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Swim in a gorgeous gorge river
New experience
From $21/person
New experience
From $21/person