Kloofing is an activity in which hikers descend into narrow gorges and is, in a sense, a lot like canyoneering. One of the best places to go klooing in South Africa is a place called Suicide Gorge, which I’m told is a 17km (10 mile) trek that involves a number of leaps off high cliffs into cold water below. Those leaps are mandatory in order to descend the canyon, with most measuring 7-8 meters (22-26 feet) and the biggest drop topping out at 14 meters (46 feet). Clearly a hike through the gorge isn’t for the faint of heart.
The video below shows a group of hikers that took on that hike recently and gives us a better idea of what both kloofing and the Suicide Gorge are all about. Looks like a lot of fun and it sure beats some of the alternate ways of descending the canyon.
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