Step into the Extraordinary
Highlights include SA’s fastest Cable Tour, Adventure Quad Trails, 150kms of marked mountain bike trails, and a hair raising 17 meter free fall King Swing accessed by a wooden spiral stair case that snakes 21 meters to the tree tops.
The activities are all visible from our coffee shop lawn, so the less adventurous members of the party can kick back with a giant cappuccino and still feel like part of the action. Having said that though, no special skills or fitness are required to participate in the activities, and our professional (and patient!) staff are passionate about sharing these experiences, so there’s really no excuse not to get involved!
The Adventure Centre Coffee Shop
A great place to relax!
Complete with bean bags and great views of all the activities, the coffee shop offers giant cappuccinos, homemade scones & delicious toasted sandwiches which are a hit with hungry adventurers and those spectators who prefer to keep their feet on the ground or relax after all the activities!
Where It All Began
All Out Adventures was founded in 2001, by Chris and Loretta Mecklenborg (nee Carte). The Carte family have made a living in the Northern Drakensberg for 3 generations – since Loretta’s grandparents, Bill and Ruth moved to the area in 1941 and started The Cavern Resort. Loretta grew up at The Cavern and remained there until traveling to the USA after graduating from university.
Chris grew up on the east coast of the US and travelled extensively in the US and abroad, pursuing a career as a professional skier in the winter and trapeze instructor in the summer. Loretta met Chris at a ski resort in Vermont. A connection was made and the 3 month visit turned into 2 years. When it was time for Loretta to return to her home in South Africa, Chris – being fascinated by the stories of the Drakensberg – went along for a holiday. He now calls the Drakensberg home.
After ski-ing Chris’ second best pass time was flying trapeze, and so he decided to build a trapeze (with poles pinched from the construction site) and he decided to teach the guys who were working on the construction site to swing. It was the most unexpected but wonderful process to be a part of.
Our team is an expression of people going beyond themselves.