Rock climbing    

Venture Forth offers guided rock climbing for all levels of experience and fitness.


Our guides are highly experienced and all are suitably qualified and registered. We are based in the shadow of Table Mountain in Cape Town and thus your best choice as a guide service to explore the wonders of the Western Cape Mountains.


We also offer guided climbing in other parts of the country such as the Drakensberg and Magaliesberg. Guided rock climbing is mostly done as Private Guiding and often it’s just a single client, one-on-one with a guide. This offers you a wide range of options and a flexible itinerary. Venture Forth will provide all the required equipment so you don’t need to pay for extra weight on your flight. Please have a look at some of the options.

South Africa is a rock climber’s paradise offering spectacular routes of all grades on fantastic quality rock in pristine mountain environments.


Standing in line to get onto the rock is almost unheard of and, if its solitude you are after, you normally don’t need to go too far to find peace and quiet.

 Day trips 

Various types of climbing is available in grades to suit all levels of experience and ability.


Sport Climbing and Traditional Climbing routes can be found in various places all around the country.


Long Country Routes, Big Walls and Alpine Rock can be found in places such as the Du Toit’s Kloof Mountains of the Western Cape, the famous and high Drakensberg Mountains or Blouberg in the North.


The Western Cape offers some of the best climbing available in the country. If you stay anywhere near Cape Town you can get onto high quality rock routes within minutes.


There are loads of sport climbing options at various venues within the Table Mountain National Park and multi-pitch traditional climbing ranging from easy classics to hard test pieces on quality rock.


You can also explore the rock of the Cape Winelands with us for something different.

What is sport climbing?


Where most people start when taking up rock climbing: sport climbing routes are protected by pre-placed stainless steel bolts for protection and is less gear intensive and far less overwhelming than traditional climbing to the novice. Sport climbing routes are often short "single-pitch" routes which also allows for non-intimidating "top-roping" of routes. Anyone can try sport climbing and our guides will keep you safe and make sure you have fun!

What is "trad" (traditional) climbing?


Traditional climbing refers to the climbing of routes using removable protection (such as “cams”, “nuts” etc.) to protect the climbers. The routes are often longer, but not necessarily harder, than sport climbing and is usually climbed in sections in "multi-pitch style". Our guides can take you trad climbing even if you have never climbed before. Its a great thrilling experience and there are routes available to suit alomost all levels of fitness and ability.


1) Do I need my own gear?

NO, VFI supplies all the gear

2) Must I be superman strong and fit?

NO, we can take anyone climbing         and we love to do so regardless of who you are or how fit you are.

3) Must I be the same weight as an  

    Olsen twin?

NO, we even have XXL harnesses       and anyone is welcome