Tubing the Storms River is the original experience that set the adventure scene in Tsitsikamma some 50 years ago and introduced the Storms River Gorge as one of the first iconic adventure attractions on the Garden Route. The delicate negotiation with this phenomenal river on specialized one-man inflatable river tubes takes you on an unforgettable journey through Tsitsikamma’s diverse habitat.
It is the only Tsitsikamma Activity that provides an experience of our pristine forests, rivers and unique coast line all in one extraordinary excursion.
We are a small owner run MME adventure company based in Storms River Village Tsitsikamma. Our team is comprised of eight permanent guides, two drivers, and an operations manager.
Aside from each our team members individual families, our team as a whole is a family.
We thrive on our family market and we greatly value the opportunity that we have to expose our visitors to our fantastic natural environment by means of a fun and easy outdoor river adventure
Our focus is on providing quality experience and maximum value for money.
We currently operate on a five year PPP (Public Private Partnership) agreement with SANParks. The license for tubing gives us exclusive access rights to remote areas of Tsitsikamma.
Our guides have always undergone the APA (African Paddling Association) swiftwater rescue training. coupled with a level 3 first aid qualification.
We along with other similar activity operators have identified that the swiftwater rescue course and corresponding qualification is not entirely appropriate for our activity.
We are therefore currently in a process that will provide us with a NQF (National Qualifications Framework) qualification through the CATHSETA. The course material is founded on the generic adventure guide platform with a tubing specific focus.
We use our quiet winter month to focus on our products and streamline operations.
As the Storms River is essentially a low volume river, and no two river trips are the same, we constantly are challenged to improve our services and products.
We invite our participants to share their feedback as we strive to deliver the ultimate outdoor adventure experiences.
Although we have taken charge of this amazing Tsitsikamma Activity since 2008, the history of the Tubing on the Storms River dates back almost 50 years ago when tubing first began in South Africa.
Farmers and foresters took to the Storms River in little more that a pair of shorts (piti short) T-shirt (skipper) and a tractor inner tube (tchoop). The original route started at the low water bridge in the old Storms River Pass and ended at the Storms River Mouth Suspension Bridge. as indicated in the Satellite Image by the blue and red lines
This route takes roughly six hours on the river excluding kit up and drive time and is far too long and strenuous for most people.