Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Dolphin Coast Adventure



One of KZN’s best kept adventure secrets is to be found nestled in the hills on Natal’s Dolphin Coast just 15 minutes inland of Ballito, I refer to the scenic Esenembi Valley, home to both River Quad Trails and Skytrails, as well as self catering accommodation and more activity to come.

Owner Johan is on a mission to create Durban’s premier adventure activity destination and is thus in the process of increasing his offering. His venue is incredibly scenic and with it being so close to Ballito, Dolphin Coast holiday destination of choice, he certainly has all the right ingredients to make it happen.

He has already gone a long way towards staking his claim, Skytrails is the only Zipline operation within reasonable proximity to Durban and River Quad Trails is one of South Africa’s top10 quad biking venues, as rated by Suzuki. At the moment they are busy building a dive pool and the paintball range is all but up and running.

At present they are only doing paintball as part of a team building program they offer and plan to open it to the public as a stand alone activity from mid January onwards. As much as they have invested in equipment and getting the venue geared for it, the difficult decision was taken to hold off on Paintball till after peak season, when they will have the time and manpower, to manage the process properly. Having been there and seen it, I can’t wait; it promises to be a good one.

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