African Paddling Association (APA)

African Paddling Association (APA) was formed in 1988 to represent the commercial paddling industry in Southern Africa – guides, operators and other interested parties. Membership is voluntary and all members sign a code of conduct relating to good practice in terms of safety and environmental impact. Members are subject to a disciplinary procedure in the case of complaints. The APA’s main functions are to oversee the training and certification of paddling guides and their…

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African Paddling Association (APA)

African Paddling Association (APA) was formed in 1988 to represent the commercial paddling industry in Southern Africa – guides, operators and other interested parties. Membership is voluntary and all members sign a code of conduct relating to good practice in terms of safety and environmental impact. Members are subject to a disciplinary procedure in the case of complaints. The APA’s main functions are to oversee the training and certification of paddling guides and their swiftwater qualification is internationally benchmarked through the International Rafting Federation (IRF). In addition, they make recommendations regarding safety and good practice and liaise between the industry and the various stakeholders in government, conservation organisations, etc.

African Paddling Association (APA) Operators

Aquatrails - Breede River

Join us for a fantastic experience down the Orange, Doring and Breede rivers

Aquatrails - Orange River

Our four-day Orange River adventure leaves you relaxed, rejuvenated and refreshed.

Blackwater Tubing

Blackwater Tubing – the ultimate Storms River Gorge experience on the Garden Route

Clarens Xtreme - River Rafting

Join us for white-water rafting in SA any time of the year.

Clarens Xtreme - White Water Rafting

Are you ready to tackle some of the most unruly, white-knuckle rapids in South Africa! If the answer is ‘yes’, make a beeline for the Ash River near...

Earth Adventures

The Vaal River is an exciting white-water rafting destination. Embark on a day of river rafting and experience the thrill and challenges of conquering the rapids.

Eden Adventures - Abseiling

Eden Adventures specialises in outdoor adventure tours, as well as teambuilding in Wilderness

Eden Adventures - Canoeing

From our base at Fairy Knowe Hotel, you can explore the placid waterways of the Touw River system.

Eden Adventures - Kloofing

Our half day kloofing tour is ideal for both beginners and experienced kloofers.

Four Rivers Rafting and Adventures

Action-packed rafting on the mighty Tugela River.

Gravity Adventures - Coasteering

The essence of coasteering is exploring the coastline.

Gravity Adventures - Orange River Free State

The Maluti Meander is the ideal trip for Gauteng, KZN, Eastern Cape and Free State based clients as the travelling times are much less than for the lower Orange River in the Northern Cape.

Gravity Adventures - Orange River Rafting

Small groups and only in areas that retain the wilderness vibe that makes an Orange River trip unique.

Gravity Adventures - River Rafting

For over 15 years, Gravity Adventures has offered a wide variety of trips around the Western Cape as well as southern Africa.

Gravity Adventures - Sea Kayaking

Sea kayaking and accommodation at Indio Blue beach house, Langebaan

Gravity Adventures - Tubing

The Palmiet River offers world-class white-water rafting in the winter months and fun tubing in summer.

Induna Adventures - River Rafting

The Sabie River provides 20 rapids for rafting with areas of scenic vegetation and wildlife viewing.

Induna Adventures - Teambuilding

As the challenge increases, so does the need for teambuilding

Induna Adventures - Tubing

Geckoiing (Tubing) rocks! Probably the best way to descend a low-volume river like the Sabie.

Itchyfeet SA – River Rafting

The Tugela River is our playground when it comes to white water rafting and kayaking

Kalahari River and Safari Company

Offering a variety of fantastic adventures for thrill seekers alike Kalahari River & Safari Company will take you on a journey filled with memory making moments.

Karoo River Rafting

Karoo River Rafting is set in the stunning surrounds of the Karoo and offers year-round exciting river rafting.

Magoebaskloof Adventures - Tubing

Tubing goes through tranquil crystal- clear waters with breathtaking views and roaring white-water rapids.

Paddlezone

PaddleZone is run by one of South Africa’s top exploratory paddlers and it shows – we are knowledgeable, passionate about kayaking and can offer you sound advice.

Rafting Route 62

The Breede River in Robertson is arguably the most scenic section of river in the Western Cape.

Sabie River Adventures

River rafting on Sabie River with spectacular scenery and thrilling rapids.

Swazi Trails - Abseiling

Swazi Trails have pioneered adventure activities throughout Swaziland.

Swazi Trails - River Rafting

As one of the founders of rafting in Southern Africa, Swazi Trails have been offering white-water trips on the Grade IV Great Usutu River since 1991.

The Riverman

The Riverman, pioneers of whitewater rafting tourism in South Africa, will take you on superb River Rafting adventures in the best destinations!

Untouched Adventures - Kayaking

Discover spectacular scenes that are unspoilt and untouched, up Storms River Mouth!

Untouched Adventures - Scuba Diving

Explore the colourful coral of Tsitsikamma reefs! Join us for boat dives or shore entries and experience the wonder of marine protected Tsitsikamma National Park.

Varsity College Surfski School

The Varsity College Surfski School offers the unique experience of ocean surfski paddling.

Whitewater Training

Whitewater Training is the hub of whitewater kayaking activities throughout southern Africa

Zingela Safari & River Company

Ride the rapids, abseil, 4x4, zip slide or game view from eco-friendly quads.