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Rafting in Olifants River, Kruger National Park, Limpopo South Africa
Olifants River, crossing the Kruger National Park, is a high-volume river and offers an amazing rafting experience. Rafting here is open to both the novice and experienced rafter. The river passes through a wilderness area, surrounded by the magnificent Olifants Gorge and has low gradients. Rapids graded between 1- 3 but sometimes it gets to grade 4, depending on water levels.
Paddlers get to swing smoothly into the current, then a gigantic wave that seems silent, then changes into wave trains, standing waves, pour-over and holes resulting in an incredible rafting experience!! The paddling area covers a distance of 12 km/7.4 mi long with exciting and challenging rapids. Level fitness needs to be taken into account and the minimum age limit is 16 years-old with a minimum pax of 4.