Rafting in Blyde River Canyon, Lower Section Blyde River Nature Reserve, Limpopo South Africa

Rapids :
Grade 1-2
Paddling Area:
Limpopo is the northernmost province of South Africa and named after the second biggest river in Africa, River Limpopo. It borders with Botswana to the West, Zimbabwe to the North and Mozambique to the East. Characterized by primeval indigenous forests, majestic mountains and unspoilt natural setting, it is an adventure seeker's haven.

Taking its name after the Dutch, meaning “Happy River”, Blyde River is South Africa’s national treasure, permeated between high cliffs and vast vegetation. It is the third biggest canyon and the largest vegetated canyon in the world, offering a stunning white water rafting experience. The lower section of the canyon is more of an introduction to white water rafting with more laid back rafting.

The difficulty level here is easy with rapids mostly between 1-2 however in some cases it can get to grade 3. The lower Blyde river offers a breathtaking scenery and an amazing bird life. The paddling distance to be covered here is between 3-6 km/1.9-3.7 mi and lasts between 1-2 hours. Age restriction here is minimum 10 years-old and minimum of 4 persons per booking.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Polokwane
266km/165 miles 3 Hours 44 minutes
Head east on Game Sb Main Rte. Take a slight right on Mark St and then take the 1st left onto Landdros Mare St. Continue onto R71 and turn right onto R528. Continue onto Wolkberg Dr. Continue onto R71 again and then take Gravelotte St and onto R40. Continue with R40 and turn left onto R531. Take the 2nd left and then the 1st right and onto Motlatse Canyon Reserve.
Polokwane Airport,
53km/33.4 miles

Limpompo has a number of train stations and arrival and entirely depends on your designated destination.


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