WATCH: Whheee!!! Piekenierskloof ziplines relaunch after fire

2016-07-02 12:30 - Louzel Lombard
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Cape Town - Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort has restored their family adventure offering this week by relaunching the ziplines in the kloof of the Piekenierskloof Pass on the N7. 

The ziplines were destroyed by devastating veldfires in the area in March, but Piekenierskloof didn't let any grass grow underneath their feet in getting to work to rebuilt the slides - literally (see the video below...)!

Only three of the complete set of seven ziplines have been reopened, and the remaining slides is set for opening before this year's summer season, the resort told Traveller24. "The completed route will take visitors zipping over a dam, tree-tops and down the kloof into the valley – with each zip-line getting longer and more adrenaline-pumping," the resort says. 

According to Natasha van Zyl, the Activities Manager at the resort – the oldest person to try their hand at the zip-lining at Piekenierskloof was 85 years old!

Piekenierskloof and areas surrounding the resort forms part of the self-drive West Coast Way Berg Route, which starts in Velddrif and follows a course through Laaiplek, Port Owen, Dwarskersbos, Rocherpan Nature Reserve, Elands Bay, Aurora, Redelinghuys and Verlorenvlei, the Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort, Citrusdal, Eendekuil, Porterville, Piketberg, Wittewater and Goedverwacht – an area that stretches from the Berg River to the start of the Cederberg Mountains.

From the ziplines, and on route to Piekenierskloof, the pass is one of the best viewing points of the farming area. 

We checked out the first three reopened slides, and loved it. See our experience here: 

Apart from the ziplining, Piekenierskloof Mountain Resort offers an array of family adventure activities.

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The mini golf course and heated swimming are a big hit with families in winter, especially. While the dedicated games room and air gun shooting range are all-season winners with kids (and dads)! 

Interested in going? Here's what you need to know:

Where: Right on the N7 Piekenierskloof Pass, Citrusdal
Who: Children from 8 years and up
Cost: R150 per person, for the three slides. R250 for the entire 7-course route

For zip-line bookings in the pre-scheduled time slots (and with at least a day’s notice to ensure availability) contact Natasha on 022 9213574.

Guests must arrive at least 30 minutes prior to complete an indemnity form at Reception and bookings are weather permitting.

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