Olifants River White Water Rafting Overview
The Olifants River in South Africa's Mpumalanga Province is a high volume river which provides great fun for experienced and inexperienced paddlers alike. On the Olifants River you will get the experience of class 3 to 4 rapids with a raft that swings slowly into the current, then towards a giant wave that somehow, at close range seems silent changing into wave trains, standing waves, pour-over and holes resulting in exciting and unforgettable rafting.
The Olifants River passes through a remote tribal wilderness area, surrounded by spectacular kloofs and joins up with the half day section just outside the gorge.
There are two sections for paddlers to run. The upper part starts at the confluence of the Olifants and Steelpoort rivers. This section is 45Km long and goes through the Olifants Gorge and joins up at the beginning of the lower part. The lower section is 12km long - lots of big waves and fun rapids and ends at Manoutsa Park. These two sections can also be combined into a two-day trip or a one day trip on high levels.
Duration: Olifants River White Water Rafting
- Half day (8 am / 5 hours)
Length: Olifants River White Water Rafting
- 12 km whitewater rafting
- What to bring along: Shorts, T-shirts, swimming costume, sun-block, shoes you can swim in, walking shoes, towel and a sense of adventure.
- Age limit: 16 years
- A minimum number of bookings: 6 persons
- A maximum number of bookings: 20 persons
The difficulty Olifants River White Water Rafting is graded as Class 1-3, going up to class 4 with high water levels. Rapids are challenging and exciting, and you need a degree of physical fitness.