American style rafting on guided oar boats and paddle rafts

Why struggle to paddle yourself in rapids when you can bring the family and enjoy an exciting trip with a guide on board the raft with you? Run the river in expert hands, wield a paddle yourself, and show the kids how nature in the raw is fun! Ages 6 to 75. Bring granny too!

Meet Ole Man River

Raft with The Riverman! Graeme "the River Professor" pioneered whitewater rafting in South Africa and wrote the book on it. Meet him and hear all about his adventures worldwide.


passengers 215Relax, hang on and enjoy the ride... our oarsman does the rest. Ideal for families, oldies, the disabled and the laid back.


!gecko tubing webshot vsmall 800 215x81Get really close to nature and have a wild but easy ride on milder rapids, secret channels! Families and couples love it.

We do tubing! (with rafting)

The river’s up and the sun’s shining! Now is the time for whitewater fun. All our rafting trips include some tubing on easy rapids. And you can choose your raft – either a guided 4-6 seater or paddle-yourself croc. We never take large groups (some operators put 50 boats on the water – how gross is that?) and we always make sure the guides look after you personally. Our guides are qualified and legally registered, and we’ve been in business since 1982: doesn’t that tell you something? Come with the real pros!


FIRST TRIP OF THE SEASON. Yep, the Vaal River is flowing nicely, with the Vaal Dam at 92% we’re bound to get lots of water before the summer rains start. So here’s to our guides and the rafting season to come! The first trip was a blast! Contact us to join on any holiday or weekend. If you are a family, friends or corporate group, we’ll go anytime – and you can add a festive braai.

River skills & youth courses

Trainees practicing river wading in a strong current.

Trainees practicing river wading in a strong current.

Here’s your chance to get trained in river skills and safety. Join one of our courses taught by experts from Adventure Standards Africa. get the certificate that starts you on the road to freelancing or a career as a river guide. Youth camps are also organised and run for groups.¬†Go here.

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