Tugela River Adventures

South Africa is famous for its sunshine but it is also a dry country. The average rainfall is only 464 mm. Compare this to the world average of 860 mm. So, it’s a great place to catch a tan. But with all that sunshine and not a lot of rain, how can it be that South Africa is also a fantastic River Rafting destination?

The answer lies in the mighty Drakensberg Mountains. Here, regular summer rainfall provides the source of many of the great rivers of South Africa. In KwaZulu-Natal,…

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South Africa is famous for its sunshine but it is also a dry country. The average rainfall is only 464 mm. Compare this to the world average of 860 mm. So, it’s a great place to catch a tan. But with all that sunshine and not a lot of rain, how can it be that South Africa is also a fantastic River Rafting destination?

The answer lies in the mighty Drakensberg Mountains. Here, regular summer rainfall provides the source of many of the great rivers of South Africa. In KwaZulu-Natal, the Tugela River plunges 947 metres down the Tugela Falls. This river is the largest in the province and offers adventure seekers an adrenaline filled River Rafting adventure with rapids ranging from Grade 1 to 5.

With names like ‘the liquidiser’ and ‘the washing maching’ you know that you are in for a thrilling ride!

Although River Rafting on the Tugela River is not for the faint hearted, there is no rafting experience required and trained qualified river guides lead all trips ensuring a fun, invigorating, adventurous and safe trip down the river.

Tugela River Adventures

River Rafting

The Tugela River is the longest river in KwaZulu-Natal. It flows from a placid bubbling brook over shallow rocks in the Drakensberg mountains down to the Indian Ocean. On its way it transforms to an adventure seekers paradise. The rapids here are not for the fainthearted and with names like ‘the liquidiser’...

White Water Rafting

You are approaching ‘the washing machine’. Hold on tight, because you’re going to get tossed around like a lone sock!  A White Water Rafting Adventure on the Tugela is a day of thrills and spills. Our professional operators offer half day or multi day White Water Rafting trips down the...