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the places we go to, the rivers we raft

Orange River, Mkomazi River, Ash River, and even a few more!

Most rivers in South Africa are rain dependant, and can only be paddled during the rainy season. The Ash River, however, gets its water pumped from the Katze dam in Lesotho (The Lesotho Highlands Water Scheme) through the tunnel, managed by the TCTA (Trans Caledon Tunnel Association). So the Ash River always has an exciting, constant water-level, all year round! Perfect for white water rafting! And for team building of course!

Ash River - Clarens (in die Vrystaat nogal!)

Enjoy what the village of Clarens, the picturesque little town with its many art galleries has to offer, including a very exciting day of white water rafting and kayaking. The Katze Dam in the Lesotho mountains and the Highlands Water Project ensure a constant flow of icy cold, crystal clear water all year round that makes for exciting grade III to IV rapids. Ideal for that ultimate bachelor party, a day in nature with friends, or that unforgettable corporate getaway or team build.

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Mkomazi River (the old Umkomaas River) down in KwaZulu-Natal

The Mkomazi River has something for everyone - mild to wild. Let us know what you have in mind, and we will select a section of the Mkomazi River most suited to your needs. The section from Hella_Hella on the Umko with rapids numbered from 1 to 8 is an old-time classic ideal for kayaks and rafts. Close enough to Durban and Pietermaritzburg for a great adrenaline-filled rafting team build. Let's go!

We do most of our multi-day rafting trips higher up on the unknown section of the Mkomazi River (the old Umkomaas River) from Impendle down to Lundi's Hill. On this section of the Mkomazi River the scenery is absolutely stunning and the rapids very exciting and continuous.

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Bivane River - Vryheid (KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

This is really roughing it for 2 or 3 days, sleeping over on the banks of the river. The Bivane River flows through a beautiful, remote area, and the river is very exciting and technical. Not for the faint-hearted. But oh, so forth it! This river raft and kayak outing is exclusive, because there are only a couple of days each year that the new Bivane Dam releases water specifically for running river rafting and white-water kayak trips. This white water rafting and kayak trip ends in the Itala Game Reserve. Let's do some game viewing too!

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Orange River - Zastron (southern Free State, South Africa)

We do our 4- and 5-day Orange River rafting and canoe trails on some of the most beautiful stretches of the Orange River. And this canoe and raft trip is a lot closer to Gauteng than any of the other stretches that are regularly rafted commercially on the Orange River! Only about 600 odd km from Johannesburg!

The scenery is absolutely stunning, and the rapids easy and very, very safe. Ideal for families! Even with kids as young as 5 or 6 years old.

We can also use our big 6-man rafts with a guide on the raft here on this section of the Orange River.

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Umzimkulu River - southern Natal

One of the most beautiful rivers in the country, with something to offer everyone. Easy grade 1 to 3 raft and kayak sections ideal for the whole family for a 1-day river raft outing, or roughing it a bit on a 4- or 5-day self-contained white water rafting expedition. Or go for the opposite extreme with serious sections like Thrombosis Gorge, only for the hardcore kayakers out there. You decide! What about something in-between? The section at Oribi Gorge close to Port Shepstone is a must and can also be split into a 1-day white water rafting adventure, or a multi-day raft expedition.

And then we here at Outrageous Adventures also offer 5 to 7-day white water raft and kayak expeditions on the Mzimvubu River in the Transkei on special request.

Come join us, it's HUGE FUN !!

For more comprehensive details, itineraries, prices and quotes

Please contact me, Kallie, on 083 485 9654
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