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There are a few listed and there are a few others but we do not have their details as yet - if you know of any please drop us a mail.

Govertical Mountaineering Adventures and Mountain school
Offering SA Mountaineering Development and Training Trust courses and National Qualifications/ assesments for climbing, abseiling and mountaineering . Winter Ice Climbing courses. Wilderness First Aid. Navigation and many other recreational courses.
Contact: 082 731-4696 or email info@govertical.co.za

Gravity Training - Recreational courses
A Pretoria-based company, offering MDT-accredited courses (presented by Gert Forster) as well as numerous other recreational courses, such as: beginners' rock climbing & abseiling, trad leading, adventure racing rope skills & navigation, advanced rope skills and rescue, etc.
Contact: Lana Forster on 072 809-1721 or (012) 991-7206 mornings or email gravitys@mweb.co.za
www.gravitytraining.co.za

Gravity Training - Industrial courses Presenters of SAIRAA-accredited Rope Access and Fall Arrest courses. Courses are mainly presented in Pretoria, but also in the rest of South Africa.
Contact: Gert Forster on 082 822-3343 or (012) 991-7206 or email gravitys@mweb.co.za
www.gravitytraining.co.za

Montagu Rock Adventures
Climbing guiding in the Montagu area. Expert coaching and training from grade 3 to 33. Beginner courses also available.
Contact: Iain Smuts on humanvalues@xsinet.co.za

Mountain Pusuits In Bloemfontein offers a wide range of adventure activities - part of these include climbing and abseiling introductory and intermediate courses. The introductory course takes place in one day and is excellent, including a vast amount of info/climbing and the screening of awesome videos. The intermediate course takes place over two days one night and is presented on a private piece of land in the eastern free state - really really awesome crags! Apart from these courses they also offer guided climbing in the drakensberg and lesotho and loads of other adventure activities!
Contact: Jaques on (051) 436-5049 or 083 379- 9145 or by email

Roc & Rope- Waterval Boven
Offers training courses etc in an excellent climbing area, accomodation also offered.
Contact: Gustav van Rensburg (013) 257-0363 or 082 753-3695.
www.rocrope.com

Rock-on-Climbing
Training for both beginner and advanced levels on rock climbing is being offered by Tiaan Boshoff who is very experienced in this field. Should extreme caving be more your game you can also contact him.
Contact: Tiaan Boshoff on 072 404-4746
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OTHER SERVICES

Etienne Tredoux
We are a rope access company that is based in Pretoria and we are involved primarily in rope access training to all levels, fall arrest courses and rigging courses throughout South Africa with training venues in Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town. We also do rope access work in the onshore and offshore environments for various clients.
Contact: Etienne Tredoux on 083 459-9317

Peak High Mountaineering
Specilists in guiding  and instructing in Southern Africa.  Including all levels of MDT courses, guided climbing in the Drakensberg, Magaliesberg, Table Mountain , Cederberg and  Mt Kenya.
Contact: Gavin on peakhigh@futurenet.co.za

Resoling of Climbing Shoes
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Roc & Rope
Sport Climbing & Accommodation at Waterval Boven.
Contact: Alex or Gustav on 082 753-3695 or (013) 257-0363 or email climb@rocrope.com

Skyriders Access Specialists
Climbing & Rope Access Training facility.
Contact : (012) 802-1970 or 082 573-904:5 or email praxis@global.co.za

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CLIMBING GYMS/ WALLS/ TRAINING VENUES

Adrenalin Rush - Roodepoort
In the Hillfox centre walls ranging from 5 to 14m high and all grades upto 25. There is also a bouldering cave and mobile walls are available to rent. Cnr Hendrik Potgieter and Albert str Weltevredenpark (Roodepoort). Use the entrance next to Wimpy. Hours are Mon-Sat 9am-9pm (6pm-9pm please book) Sun 9am-6pm (1pm-6pm please book) Price is R40 per session (includes gear)
Contact: Tel:(011) 475-2575 or 083 419-5850 or email jacoa@lantic.net

Adventure Exposed - Bloemfontein
A small bouldering cave, with campus board, finger boards etc, R60 membership per month.
Contact: Johann or Dries on (051) 448-6452 or 082 907-1122 or adventureexpo@worldonline.co.za

Benoni - Lakeside Mall
Recreational wall.

Bloemfontein - Supersport Health & Adventure Club
Nice wall in the Supersport facilty.

Brakpan - Carnival City
Outdoor moulded wall, recreational.

Chamelion Village - Hartebeespoort
There is an artificial wall at the Chameleon village in Hartebeespoort dam. It is run by GoVertical Mountaineering, and they can be contacted on 082 731-4696 or info@gotrekking.co.za

Cape Union Mart - Sandton City
Indoor moulded wall with a few topropes, more for show but can be climbed on.

City Rock - Cape Town
  27 top anchors, up to 10m high, featuring over 50 different routes.
  400 m2 of wall climbing area, plus 150 m2 of bouldering wall & cave.
  A dedicated beginners & kids wall.
  A wicked overhanging roof with high-grade routes.
  Orca's new Gear Shop is on our premises and sells & rents all the climbing gear.
Address: Cnr Collingwood & Anson in Observatory, Cape Town
Hours: 1-9 Mon Thurs;   Fri 1 - 7;    Sat, Sun 10 - 6
Tel: (021) 447-1326 or email steve@cityrock.co.za

Climber's Haven
Address: Dinwiddie Sport Centre, Cheam Cresent Str, Dinwiddie, Germiston.
Tel: Johnny on 082 882-1346

Hikers Paradise Wall - Gift Acres (Closed at present)
Address: Gift Acres Centre, Lynwood Road, Lynwood Pretoria

In Toto health club
There is a health club in Rivonia called In Toto which has an outdoor 8.4m high climbing wall and an indoor traversing wall.
Address: 2nd floor, 349 Rivonia Boulevard, Rivonia, Sandton
Tel: (011) 807-2967
Other: Climb by appointment.

Montecasino - Sandton (Closed at present)
Indoor moulded recreational wall in entertainment & arcade complex near movies.

Potechefstroom Club
Potchefstroom has a rock climbing wall and a club. Outside members welcome.
Contact: Pieter du Plooy on 082 779-2111.

SA Climb Inn - Kempton Park (Closed at present)
Address : Inside Arcade in Kempton City, Pretoria Rd, Kempton Park.

Sasol Rock Climbing Club Indoor Wall
Address: Sasfiks, Sasol Secondary Area, Secunda
Tel: Harold Grant at 083 345-9060
Hours: Tue & Thur's 17h00 to 18h30
Non-members welcome - please contact us for access.

Spiders Indoor Climbing - Pretoria
Address: Arcadia Centre, Corner Beatrix and Vermeulen Streets, Arcadia, Pretoria.
Tel: Gideon on 083 875-2612
Hours: Limited access, membership. Come Wednesday evenings on the open days from 18h30 for information.

SA Climb Inn - Randburg
Address : Unit nr.1, Kya Sands Industrial Village, Cnr Elsecar & Bernie str, Kya Sands, Randburg.
Tel: Karin on 072 632-4676 or email bizafri@wol.co.za
Hours: Monday to Friday 13h00-22h00; Saturday and Sunday 10h00-19h00

The Barn - Pretoria (re-opened Feb 2005)
Address: Plot 210, Mooiplaats, Pretoria (East)
Tel: Paul on 082 335-3220
Hours: Call

The Cage - Sandton
Address: St Peters Prep School Sports Hall, Witkoppen Rd (between Rivonia & Main), Sandton.
Tel: Don Botha 082 331-9708
Other: Run as a club for members.

The Perfect Wall - Stellenbosch
A 12m indoor climbing wall with overhangs and over 400m2 of climbing surface, both top-rope & lead climbs, an abseil tower and a great bouldering cave.
Address: Perfect Health Wellness Centre in the Eikestad Mall in Stellenbosch.
Tel: (021) 882-9805
Other: Open everyday of the week till late. Call for hours.

The Rock at Gateway, Durban
22.5m high, the Rock offers top-roped climbing and lead climbing: catering from raw beginners to dedicated climbers. Open daily, 9am to 9pm; grades from 9 to 28 (using grips; but as hard as you like using features only!) with over 30 different routes to choose from (detailed route descriptions are in our route guides). The Rock offers one-off climbing to annual memberships at favourable rates.
Contact: (031) 566-4955 or rock@180.co.za

The Solid Edge Climbing Gym - Cape Town
Address: The City Bowl Sports Arena, 18 Roodehek Street off Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
Tel: (021) 461-1951
Hours: Monday to Friday 17h00-22h00, Call for weekends.

Urban Crag
From young to old, no matter what fitness level! Urban Crag will provide a fun, challenging experience! Top-rope and lead climbs! Holds and natural walls! Now featuring a multi-pitch route on the new double overhang! We now have heaters and tea and coffee for winter! Enquire about our awesome gear specials!
Address: 11 Patrick Rd, Jet Park, Boksburg
Tel: Gavin on 082 326-8951 or Victor on 082 872-2290
Hours: Mon-Fri 10am-9pm, Sat-Sun 10am -7pm

Wits Climbing Club
Wits has a wall and bouldering area on the campus, please contact them for more information.

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