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WHITE WATER RAFTING

"When you put your hand in a flowing stream, you touch the last that has gone before and the first of what is still to come. "    Leonardo DaVinci

If you're the kind of person who likes to crank things up a notch, then white water rafting is definitely for you. Tackling rapids under the expert eye of an experienced river guide, Active Escapes offers day and multi-day rafting tours on the mighty waters of the Tugela and Umkomaas Rivers.

The Tugela River flows from the towering heights of the Drakensberg Mountains, and meanders 502 kilometres through the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands to the Indian Ocean. This river offers spectacular scenery, fascinating Boer War history, serious white water and enough adventure material to keep the adrenalin pumping for a good while!

Famed for being the largest river on the South Coast, the Umkomaas has its source at Giant's Castle in the Berg. Also well-known for the gruelling 67km Umkomaas River Marathon, you too can take advantage of the wild waters of this classic river from the vantage of an inflatable croc.


Rafting provides a great teambuild for school & corporate groups, and a family outing sure to be remembered! Active Escapes offer day and overnight white water rafting tours on the Tugela and Umkomaas Rivers, tailored to suit your needs.

     

  • FEATURED TRAILS

    PONGOLA RIVER TRIP
    Crystal clean waters, giant Sycamore trees & lurking tigers, this canoe safari in northern KZN, is one for bird & fishing enthusiasts.

  • RIO OLIFANTES
    Spend three days canoeing & camping wild in Southern Mozambique. The flash of a tiger, or hippo sighting lies around the next bend as you drift down stream.

Our Rafting Tours:


TUGELA WHITE WATER RAFTING »

Paddling in untamed gorges - KZN

The upper Tugela is well known for its white water & multi-day rafting adventures can be arranged on special request. This river offers spectacular scenery, fascinating Boer War history, serious white water and enough adventure material to keep the adrenalin pumping for a good while! Overnight at our comfortable bushcamp, deep in the Tugela Gorge.

UMKOMAAS RAFTING ADVENTURES »

Taming the Umko, Umkomaas Valley

The Mkomazi River boasts Grade 3 rapids, which step-up to Grade 4 if there's been sufficient rain. The section from Hella Hella to Number 8 is regarded as the biggest traversable Whitewater south of the Zambezi. Just 1hr from Durban and 30-min from PMB, a rafting trip on the Umko makes a great corporate teambuild or day-trip adventure.