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.

Two desert rivers for midyear

Two desert rivers attract us at midyear in South Africa. Now that summer has come and almost gone in the eastern rainfall areas, and though we’ve had a fairly good season the Vaal, we’re looking forward to midyear on the Orange River in the Kalahari and the Doring in the Western Cape. Every year from May to September we run trips there when these magnificent rivers are flowing.

The Oranje Gorge - a moonscape with a river!

  • THE ORANJE GORGE is a terrific 4-day expedition through some of the most remote and beautiful desert scenery. The great river roars over a waterfall (which we bypass, letting our boats down on ropes). We camp out under the brilliant starry skies. Daytime temperatures even in midwinter average between 18degC and 25degC. The trip is suitable for families with teenagers, and for all adventurers seeking something utterly out of this world.

Kranz rapid on the Doring river

  • THE DORING RIVER in the Cape Cederberg is sometimes called the “Tugela of the Cape”. Big brown waves thunder down a  cliff-sided valley in the arid landscape near the West Coast. You can do a 2-day or 4-day trip, camping over on white sandy dunes or in caves. There is also an established camp beneath a cliff, with a catering tent! Don’t miss this wonderful river which only flows when the snows and rains fall further south, though the river itself is mostly sunshine country in Namaqualand. Again, suitable for families with teenagers.

Call me or email to find out more and perhaps book your trip on dates to suit you. You can even book a two-river package, as the venues are only a couple of hundred kilometres apart. Naturally we give group discounts. Graeme 084 245 2490.

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