Revved up for adventure: Navigate into the heart of Addo with Crisscross Adventures

BY TAMLYN MCMULLAN - MARCH 17, 2015

For those who enjoy the more adventurous side of life, Crisscross Adventures is a definite must. Personally, I like to try everything at least once and it doesn’t take too much convincing.

With this in mind, my colleague and I found our way along the R335 to one of the Eastern Cape’s best kept secrets, the Sundays River Valley, which is also home to Crisscross Adventures.

Last month, we enjoyed Crisscross Adventures Addo River Safari and this time around, our choice of adventure was the guided quad-bike tour. Once again, Crisscross Adventures did not disappoint, as this exhilarating activity was one of the most memorable experiences that I have ever had.

Owner, Chris Pickels, has followed his childhood ambition of ‘living the dream’. Today, that is exactly what he and his wife Terri are doing out in Addo. 

Thrilled with our decision, we arrived at the Crisscross Adventures headquarters just off Addo Village. We were greeted by one of their lovely guides Chenjerayi, where he gave us a briefing on what could be expected from our trip.

All safety equipment is included along with refreshments. I recommend that you wear clothes that you don’t mind getting a little bit of Addo dust on, as you will get a little dirty along the way.

With great enthusiasm, we were ready to depart on our adventure. This particular tour offers guests the opportunity to see some of Addo’s most spectacular environments on automatic quad-bikes, which, I must say, are extremely easy to drive.

We followed some of the historical trails first used by the early Settlers, crisscrossing through Valley Bushveld to the magnificent Sundays River through to the beautiful citrus orchards.

Having ticked-off yet another adventure, I am already planning my next one with Crisscross Adventures. Crisscross Adventures encourages visitors to enjoy the many different activities they offer in the Addo area, and to have a holistic experience of the diversity Addo has to offer through their range of tours and packages.

To book your next adventure, contact Crisscross Adventures on 083 330 0480 / 072 125 9152 or website at www.crisscrossadventures.co.za