Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures

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tsitsikamma falls adventures, review, zip line, kid friendly, family fun, road trip, storms river, things to do, travelThis was a tough one for me. I love speed…as long as I am the one driving. Maybe it’s a control thing. Heights on the other hand…not a big fan. You’d think I would have conquered the fear by now after climbing to the tallest steel lighthouse in a raging gale. But the knee shaking, palms sweating, heart racing all came back in full force after just 2 of the 7 zip lines at Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures.

tsitsikamma falls adventures, review, zip line, kid friendly, family fun, road trip, storms river, things to do, travelThe toughest part was making the decision to quit in front of my kids. As parents we are supposed to set the example. Shouldn’t we always show them that it is possible to conquer your fears? All it takes is courage, you know? I had so many conversations with myself in my head before I actually voiced them out loud.

tsitsikamma falls adventures, review, zip line, kid friendly, family fun, road trip, storms river, things to do, travelWhat concerned me is how awful I felt after 2 “low and slow” lines. I was literally gritting my teeth and dreading the next line with a sick feeling in my stomach. That’s not cool. What am I teaching  my kids if I am forcing myself to enjoy something just because other people expect me to? They were having a blast and I felt like I was ruining it for them. So, after the 2nd line, I chose to walk back to the equipment area.

tsitsikamma falls adventures, review, zip line, kid friendly, family fun, road trip, storms river, things to do, travelI must admit that I wondered how the staff would respond to me turning around but they were complete and utter professionals. They helped me out of my gear without passing any comment and they were super kind and helpful. I gladly purchased the memory stick so that I could see what I missed out on and, after looking at the pictures, I was reassured that I made the right decision.

tsitsikamma falls adventures, review, zip line, kid friendly, family fun, road trip, storms river, things to do, travelZiplining isn’t for everyone. But you know what? After the experience I had, I may be willing to try again in the future. This zip line boasts an advanced braking system which means you never have to feel the friction burn of stopping yourself with your glove and the views that I missed out on, might make every heart racing moment, worthwhile.

Disclaimer: We were hosted by Tsitsikamma Falls Adventures but weren’t expected to write a blog post. All words and pictures are our own.

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Hi! Welcome to our family travel blog. The TAZZ in TazzDiscovers doesn't imply we drive a Toyota Tazz. TAZZ stands for Tami, Anton, Zac and Zoe. We hope you enjoy the content we share here. We tried the nomad life in 2016 and, while we loved exploring 7 of the 9 regions in South Africa, we found it tough. We are back in Cape Town and enjoy going on mini adventures as a family. Our kids are 11 and 14 years old, and they love the outdoors. Anton is a stay at home dad and helps me to home school the kids, while I hold down a job and find time to write. One day when the kids are older and have settled into their own lives, we plan to explore the rest of South Africa in a 4x4, so that we can also visit Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. Contact us for unique, family-friendly content about Cape Town, most of South Africa and what we have learned from our travels so far. You are most welcome to check us out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@tazzdiscovers) to see what we share on a day to day basis. We look forward to working with you. Our email address is tazzdiscovers@gmail.com

7 Comments

  1. Oh Tami – you are not alone!! There is no way on the planet I’m going on a zip line!! The terror, the terror… On a press trip to Canada last year we were offered a helicopter ride over the niagara Falls and I have a personal issue with helicopters… I just decided that the ten minutes of nauseous terror was not worth the view so i sat it out while the others went. It’s not easy, but you have to do what works for you xx

  2. Well done for giving it a go.. and knowing your limits. I went zip lining in New Zealand and it was pretty scary! It has been so long since I was last in Tsitsikamma, so beautiful!

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