South African Highline Meeting | 15 – 25 May 2014 | De Pakhuys, Rocklands
Highliners from SA and abroad are invited to attend the first South African Highline Meeting which will be hosted at De Pakhuys in Rocklands from 15-25 May 2014
The event aims at bringing highliners together to share their experiences in an idyllic environment.
My friends and I have had the idea of a SA Highline meeting for some time now, but finding a location has been difficult. You need accessible cliffs with anchoring possibilities for several lines, permissions to rig and leave the lines up, place to sleep, water etc… So when we discovered the potential in Rocklands, right next to the De Pakhuys campsite, we knew we had found what we were looking for!
We went on a highline trip a little over a year ago and then again in January this year, until finally we decided on a date for the event. Huge thanks go to Thys from De Pakhuys for hosting the event there 🙂
Waking up and going highlining is quite a luxury as usually you have to hike up a mountain with all the gear, rig the lines during several hours, highline for a while and then de-rig and walk down again, all in a day. Having several different highlines available to try during 10 days and at only a few minutes walk from your tent makes it an amazing opportunity for any highliners who want to spend more time on the line, push their limits and walk longer highlines. Also for slackliners who would like to try highlining for the first time.
Lines will range from 18-70m long.
Shorter slacklines will be up at camp, climbing and bouldering (of course!), off-road unicycles, juggling, yoga/acroyoga/slackyoga, hiking, swimming and a bunch more activities to entertain participants and visitors.
The main area of activity will be at the De Pakhuys campsite, in close proximity to the highlines, so please book through Thys for camping and accommodation. (Participants will get 30% off camping and 20% off chalets during the festival, but please book in advance)
Alpha Excelsior also have discounted camping, but please check availability with Becky as they are almost fully booked.
Camping stuff – Tent, sleeping bag, mattress…
Food for the duration of your stay, closest shops are in Clanwilliam (26km away).
Swimming stuff (Waterlining!)
Any other fun stuff, beach bats, juggling balls, poi’s etc…
Musical instruments welcome!!!
Here are two short articles with photos from our trip in January, written by a local Cederberg journalist:
- Highlining in the Cederberg
- It’s high time for slackers!
More info on the event can be found on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/495808057194658/?source=1
or contact me via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Look forward to seeing you all there 🙂