Sunday, 19 October 2008

Skytrails & Quad Trails, Ballito

Every now then we do in our travels surprise ourselves by encountering a real Pearl of an Adventure Activity operation that we didn’t know existed; in this case it’s particularly surprising and somewhat embarrassing, as it is situated within a 20 minute drive from where I stay.

The breathtakingly scenic Esenembi Valley is situated in the hills of Kwazulu Natal’s North Coast, Just 15 kilometers inland from Ballito. It is absolutely ideal for adventure Activity and is home to “Skytrails,”a Zip Line operation as well as “River Quad Trails,” an official Suzuki Quad Partner, voted in the Top 10 Best Quad Trails in South Africa.

From the photo sequence above one can hopefully get some sort of feel for this truly majestic venue. There is on-site accommodation available in the “Rock River Chalets” as well as Conference Facilities, it is also an ideal set up for Birthday Parties and the like thereof.

With respect to Durban based adventure activity, the significance of “Skytrails” is that besides being very reasonably priced, they are to the best of my knowledge, the only Zipline operation within in reasonably close driving proximity to the City Centre. They are also notably close to Ballito, a favorite Kwazulu holiday destination and a region well known for adventure on offer.

Before coming onboard with their web presence was relatively low key, which in itself, is somewhat surprising for an operation of their stature, it’s almost as though somebody somewhere wanted to keep it Natal’s best kept secret. As I write, I cannot escape the feeling of having discovered an Adventure Gem, and am now revealing it to the world.

If Durban’s North Coast is your destination of choice this season, and a really good adventure experience is somewhere on the agenda, you’ve gotta give these guys call.

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