VAAL, ORANGE & TUGELA 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.

BOOK NOW for rafting!

Daily trips, halfday or fullday with lunch. Run the best rapids on the beautiful Vaal River in the Vredefort Dome, with guides who know the wildlife, the story of the meteorite and local history. Our guides are legally qualified and they love what they do. Join us for the greatest fun on the planet!

EduAdventures for Schools

Have fun as you learn about river processes and the Vaal in the Vredefort Dome. Teachers! – we put together a full programme of talks, walks, presentations and an educational pack.

We customise our educational adventures for primary and secondary schools. Let us know if you have classes for geography, history, life sciences or life skills. There is plentiful overnight accommodation. School visits can include the rafting as well as hikes in the Vredefort Dome to learn about meteorite impacts and landscapes. There’s no better way to understand what you read in books – come and see for yourselves.

  • Phone or WhatsApp Prof Graeme Addison at 084 245 2490 or Karen Addison at 082 75 8767.

We do tubing! (with rafting)

The river’s up and the sun’s shining! Come tubing! 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!

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