Cape Winelands is an area of vast vines and vineyards as the name suggests. Situated in the north east of Cape Town, it constitutes fertile green valleys, towns and villages surrounded by proud mountains. It is characterized by Mediterranean Climate and the winter rain contributes to the famous wine production which can be found in most of the world's corners.
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Rafting in Blyde River Canyon, Upper Section Blyde River Nature Reserve, Limpopo South Africa
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 river has steep gradients with rapids ranging from steep long drops to technical rapids.
Level of difficulty here is hard with grade 3-4 rapids. The paddling area covers a distance of 8 km/5 mi and a 5 km/3 mi boat cruise over dam. This intense adventure lasts a whole day and in some cases overnight with the minimum age restriction set at 16 years old for practitioners. Advance booking is necessary with a minimum pax of 6.
Relevant activites based in South Africa
This 2-3 hour adventure is the most popular adventure activity where you can experience the best that Tsitsikamma offers! If you are keen to explore deeper into the Storms River Gorge, and experience the deep, long, quiet pools with ancient forests and deep caves then the kayak and lilo trip is for you!