Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need any experience?

No experience is needed, and all training is provided.

What if I am on my own?

Minimum numbers apply, but you can join an existing group. It helps if you are flexible with your date and give us plenty of notice.

What gear do I need?

See the kit lists provided with each trip.

Do I have to do the jumps and slides?

Smalblaar Canyon: Jumps and slides are not compulsory and there is always an easy option. Sluicegates and Suicide Gorge: Once you have committed to the trip there is no turning back.

Am I in control when I am abseiling?

Yes. Most of our clients prefer to be in control of their own descent while abseiling. But you can also be lowered by a guide if you are not comfortable.

Do I have to be fit?

Canyoning: A moderate level of fitness is required Rivers: No, the distance covered each day is easily attainable by all. Do I need to be a good swimmer?

No. Confidence in water and the ability to swim are enough. Personal Floatation Devices (PFD) are provided for all river and coasteering trips.

What do you provide?

We provide all the specialised gear: Canyon: Harness, Helmet, rope, carabineers, etc. River: Boat, paddles, PFD, etc. Coasteering: Helmet, PFD, Wetsuit.

What is your guide to client ratio?

Canyoning and Coasteering: 1 guide to 3 clients (Always a minimum of 2 guides) River Trips: 1 guide to 10 clients (Always a minimum of 2 guides).

What training do your guides undergo?

We follow an in-house training programme in accordance with SA industry norms and international standards. All lead guides are qualified with the necessary river or canyoning certification and carry first aid certification.

Any discounts?

This can be negotiated on bigger trips.

Does the weather matter?

Trips run in almost any weather but Frixion Adventures reserves the right to cancel a trip if necessary.

Do your departure times vary?

Departure times may vary with group size or customer requirements.

Where do trips depart from?

Return and departure are from Cape Town, other locations can be arranged on request.

What are your payment conditions?

Payment can be made by cash, electronic transfer or Visa/MasterCard. A 50% deposit is required to secure your booking with final payment due before the start of the trip. Cancellation fees are as follows: Within 7 days before the trip date: no refund. Between 7 and 14 days: 50%. Over 14 days: full refund.

How do I book?

By phone, fax or email.

Who prepares the food?

All food is freshly prepared by the Frixion crew or alternatively it is outsourced to reputable catering companies for the bigger trips.

Are dietary requirements considered?

When bookings are made dietary requirements are requested as part of the standard booking form. All are welcome!

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