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.

Floatalong sundowner rafting

Floating down the Vaal between wilderness islands

No need to exert yourself: just sit and enjoy the river scenery.

It doesn’t take an effort to float down the Vaal, avoiding rapids and enjoying the wonderful birdlife among the bushy islands. We’re offering sundowner float trips on the Vaal from 3.30-6.00pm throughout the summer.

The Vaal is one of the world’s oldest rivers and it is the only major river that flows through an asteroid impact crater – the oldest and biggest such crater. As you float along you’ll learn all about the Vredefort Dome World Heritage Site.

If you’re not the whitewater type butgoliath heron artwork2 want to see the riverine environment on placid channels, bring friends and family and join Graeme on an oared raft. You can, if you like, grab a paddle and help where the currents are stronger. Goliath Herons, kingfishers, fish eagles and African Darters make their appearance. Towards dusk we may be lucky to spot otters fishing and crab-catching in the tranquil waters. Otter-cape clawless

Cheese and wine (or juices) form part of the package. We stop in a shady nook in the late afternoon. Expect your feet to get wet but that’s about all. Wear sandals or tackies, and bring your camera. Call us on 084 245 2490 or email

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