Imagine waking up with a choice of sport and trad climbing in your backyard? Crags at Gecko Rock comprise sandstone and quartzite, and have, on the sport routes, a well deserved reputation for being ‘thin’ and ‘technical’.


All of the climbs are single-pitch and there are a multitude of routes from which to choose – enough to occupy advanced climbers and novices alike. Most crags have a well-maintained approach path and are within about an hours walk from camp. Development of easier grades for novice climbers has been afforded much attention with climbs starting at grade 13.

Top rope and abseil outings are offered, especially for those without climbing gear and as an add-on to team building events. Gecko Rock has hosted a Mountain Club of SA (MCSA) meet and was well complimented on the facilities and the routes.

There are still many routes to be discovered and climbers are encouraged to visit us and get their own route recognized. For climbers who make use of the camp or other accommodation at Gecko, there is no charge for access to the crags.

A day pass for visiting climbers is R25.00 per person.