Active Escapes - White Water Rafting Trips on the Tugela and Umkomaas Rivers, Midlands.

Active Escapes offers day and multi-day river rafting tours on the mighty waters of the Tugela and Umkomaas Rivers, central KwaZuly-Natal.

The Tugela River flows from the Drakensberg Mountains, through the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands to the Indian Ocean. It offers amazing scenery, some serious white water rafting, Boer War history and adventure material to keep the adrenaline pumping! Due to accessibility, the Tugela is best run as a weekend / overnight trip.

The Umkomaas river boasts Grade 3 rapids, which step-up to Grade 4 if there’s been sufficient rain. The section from Daisy Chain to Lower Nkonka is regarded as some of the biggest traversable white-water south of the Zambezi. Just 1hr from Durban and 30-min from PMB, a day rafting trip on the Umko makes a great corporate team-build or group adventure.

KZN rivers rely on summer rainfall, so the rafting season generally kicks off in November and runs through to about April. Our river guides and equipment are APA certified.