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Vaal River Rafting

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35km from Vereeniging

-26.874, 28.1164

2 to 4 hours

+27 82 577 0382 www.tapimanzi.co.za

1 - 4 grade rapids, Intermediate

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Escape the river rats along the upper reaches of the Vaal River and enjoy a full-on aqua adventure with Tapimanzi Adventures. It’s only an hour from Johannesburg, but it will feel like a whole new world once you get out there in the countryside. Big rapids and good water are on the outdoor menu while you navigate your way between reed islands and through many a winding river channel.

Before taking on the mean Vischgat rapid, blade off from the expansive Vaal Dam, take in some beautiful scenery and enjoy a few laid back rapids. Or, if you prefer, you could start at Vischgat to take out at Danie's Place. No previous experience is needed and all the necessary equipment is supplied by the boys from Tapimanzi, but you’ll need a minimum of five paddlers to book your trip.

Depending on the Vaal River’s water levels, the rapids will range anything from grade one to four.. Expect to be on the river for two to four hours, or extend your day out by adding on options such as river-boarding and rapid-surfing. Aspirant fishermen should definitely pack their rods to combine a bit of fly-fishing with their rafting safari.

Tapimanzi Adventures is situated on the banks of the scenic Vaal River between Vanderbijlpark and Vereeniging. The departure point of your adventure will depend on which section of the river you’ve decided to run, so confirm a meeting upon making your booking.

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