Rafting in Olifants River, Kruger National Park,
Limpopo South Africa
12 km/7.4 mi
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.
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.