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"Active Escapes - established in 2007, we live for holidays with an outdoor edge. Hiking, slackpacking, mountainbiking, trail running, canoeing, river rafting, horse riding or fishing. We'll tailor make an outdoor adventure for your family & friends, where the memories will last a lot longer than this 'like'."
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Address: 4 Clarendon Rd, 3290 Pietermaritzburg
Phone: +27 33 330 6131
Street Number: 4 Clarendon Rd
Zip Code: 3290
categories: travel agency
I recently ran a trail run adventure with Pirates Running Club. Sarah from Active Escapes did such a fantastic job with the planning and logistics. We spent four days running from Morgan Bay to Hole in the Wall. Active Escapes managed the hotel bookings, transport, river crossings, packed lunches, route maps, luggage transfers and so much more that went on behind the scenes. Thank you Sarah and your team for a job well done.
Our family experienced the most incredible hiking trip through the Transkei with the assistance and amazing service from Active Escapes. Sarah was extremely hospitable towards our needs as a group and made the organisation of the holiday an absolute breeze. We felt completely taken care of throughout and nothing was too much to ask. Our local guide was absolutely wonderful and allowed us to walk a pace that the entire family felt comfortable with. It was also fascinating to find out more about the local community which was told and shared through his eyes. We would highly recommend Active Escapes services and will definitely be using them again in the near future for another life-changing experience.
Sarah, owner of Active Escapes, thanx for an amazing well planned Pondo Explorer hike! All and I mean really everything we could think off regarding logistics and accommodation were 110% taken care of ... we were 10 ladies in our group and we enjoyed every moment ...the guides were wonderful too and taught us a lot of the area and the rich history! Well done to Sarah and her team ...we will be back!
I can’t speak more highly of Active Holidays. Sarah organised a program of 10 days in the Drakensberg area with a mix of hiking and mountain biking in 3 locations. Sarah knows the areas so well and it was a fabulous combination of terrain, lodges and experiences. Active Holiday’s email communication was outstanding over 3 years of being interrupted by Covid. The pre departure notes are 100% thorough so you know exactly what/where to go/do. Sarah is exceptionally personable and goes the extra mile to ensure every base is covered. It’s a beautiful area and we thoroughly enjoyed our trip.
Our of group of 20 European and Asian based just finished a 6N Drakensberg and Battlefields adventure under the expert advice and guidance of Sarah and Active Escapes. The combination of taking a middle aged team of trekkers to their healthy limit during the day and facilitating 4 convivial lodge locations for the evening unwind was an amazing eye opener for our group. Active Escapes arranged our international links, challenging trekking Amphitheatre and Cathedral Peak in particular , guides, porters and accommodation. Sarah’s patience, enthusiasm and constant smile only added to the experience. 20 new converts to the wilds and wonders that the SA outdoors has to offer. Bravo!
Pondo Hopper in October was an amazing experience. Truly enjoyed the tented camps and the Beautiful nature we came across during the hike. Everything was wonderfully organised, we did not have to care for anything. The guides were very caring and shared their knowledge with us - definitely will come back.
During December 2020 our family of 4 undertook a full day white water rafting excurion on the Unkomaas river that was arranged through Active Escapes. we had an excellent time. Richard and Amy acted as our guides for the day and did a very professional briefing beforehand on the do's and don'ts of white water rafting. The river's water is clear and the rapids provided enough adrennalin for us a first timers. Sarah was very efficient and made sure that all the arrangements ran smoothly. I would highly recommend this excursion for anyone looking for some adventure .
I arranged a group to hike the Wild Coast Meander in March and absolutely loved working with Sarah. The group grew to 17 which was a challenge, but she rose to it and the planning was seamless and very professional. We knew what was happening every step of the way. We hiked from Cobb Inn to Morgan Bay with a 2 day stop at Serendipity a highlight!. I highly recommend Sarah and will definitely be arranging future adventures with her. Special thanks to her.
We did the Pondohopper recently from Msikaba to Port St Johns. We had THE most amazing time, and we LOVED the hike. We are all blown away at the friendly and efficient service, and what the staff manages to achieve in such remote locations! The accommodation is incredible, the situation of the lodges stunning, and the hike itself just blows one away… The guides were friendly and very helpful, too.