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Highline Festival, 15 – 25 May 2014



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

We’ll have 3 or 4 Highlines up (ranging from 18-70m long) a few shorter low lines in the campsite, a trickline, rodeoline and a long waterline. The Dam at Alpha Excelsior will also have 1 or 2 waterlines set up, perfect for those hot days!
We’ll also put up a highline training line for first timers at camp, possibly a tree midline too.
There won’t be any formal program for each day. We’ll basically be camping and highlining, so everyone is free to do as they please.
There will be lots of other activities such as Unicycles, Juggling, Poi’s, Swimming, Climbing, Yoga/SlackYoga/AcroYoga, Music jam-sessions (guitar, didjeridoo, djembe etc) so bring along your toys!
This is Rocklands, home to some of the best bouldering in the world, so don’t forget your climbing shoes!

Camping and Accommodation:
De Pakhuys Campsite will be the main area of activity, in close proximity to the Highlines (10min walk), lake (swimming and waterline), kitchen, bar, etc
Camping normally costs R50 pppn (R40 if stay 7 nights or longer)
De Pakhuys has generously offered 30% discount on camping and 20% discount on chalet accommodation to those attending the festival, but please confirm attendance in advance. Chalets are first come first serve so please check availability and book in advance.

Alpha Excelsior also have discounted camping at R40 pppn, but they are almost fully booked so please check availability and book in advance.

De Pakhuys

Alpha Excelsior:

The Hen House will be open for tasty breakfasts, coffees and drinks. They will also be having outdoor screening of movies on the weekends, highlining and climbing movies only ;)
The campsite bar will be open on weekends, woodfired pizzas will be on sale, and if enough people confirm attendance in advance we’ll organise a spitbraai!

To bring:
Camping stuff – Tent, sleeping bag, mattress…
Food for the duration of your stay, closest shops are in Clanwilliam (26km away).
Climbing gear
Boulder pads
Swimming stuff (Waterlining!)
Any other fun stuff, beach bats, juggling balls, poi’s etc…
Musical instruments welcome!!!

Getting there:
By Car:
De Pakhuys is about 250km from Cape Town, 26km past Clanwilliam which is the closest town.
Take N7 towards Malmesbury until Clanwilliam turnoff on the right (just after Clanwilliam Dam). Then carry on past Clanwilliam and over the Pakhuis Pass. De Pakhuys/Alpha Excelsior turnoff is on the right a few hundred meters after the pass.
If anyone traveling by car has free space please post it here so that those looking for a lift may organise it with you.

By Bus:
Here is the link for buses to and from Clanwilliam

Pickup from Clanwilliam to the campsite is possible but please notify me in advance.

Map Link:

For any info or questions you may have, please feel free to contact me by email or phone:
+27 (0)72 178 4438