Choose to chance the Rapids

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 Canoe Marathon, you too can take advantage of the wild waters from the vantage of an inflatable croc.

Choose to chance the Rapids
Best Season: Summer. Generally Nov - end of Mar
Popular Locations:KZN Interior - Umkomaas, Tugela


Paddle your way down the Tugela or Umkomaas River