It is interesting to note that white-water rafting was one of the earliest forms of transportation. Rafting was not only used for carrying people but also for transferring goods from one place to another. However, river rafting became quite popular as a form of leisure activity in the 1980s. This was also the case in Parys, South Africa.
Being situated on the banks of the Vaal River, we can accommodate up to 200 delegates on the water, accompanied by our well trained and highly qualified guides, experts in the industry. Learn to surf “gat sien”, with quite a variety of day and multi day river rafting trips suitable for every level of expertise and experience.
We specialize in half days, full days and multi day trips mainly on the Vaal River but also have excursions to the Orange, Ash, Tugela, Umkomaas, Blyde and Zambezi river.
We offer trips that are ideal for beginners, family outings, corporate raft team building & adrenalin junkies. Here are some of our day trips on offer:
Nature paddle(2 hour trip)
Enjoy the calm and tranquility of the Vaal river and the beauty of nature. This trip is a paddle on some of the flat pools of the Vaal River, surrounded by nature. This is a great experience for families with small kids as well as for couples just wanting to get away. We provide you with water and a cold drink.
For an additional extra we can do a sundowner paddle that also includes a cider of your choice to have ones we reach the take out point.
Half day rafting (2 ½ hour trip)
This stretch is the shortest but with no lack of excitement. You will get to experience 7 of the rapids and will have some time to absorb the beauty that makes part of the scenery on the flat pools. On your half day trips you will be issued the necessary safety gear incl. Life jackets & helmets, 1 mineral water, 1 soft drink, a bite size chocolate(Just to keep the spirit up) and a complimentary group CD with pictures of the rafting.
Full day rafting (3 ½ to 4 hour trip)
With 10 rapids, this 12 km stretch is the ultimate in leisure adventure. You will be rafting for 3 ½ – 4 hours and because you book with us, we will include in the price 2 waters, 2 cold drinks, a river lunch and a complimentary CD with pictures of the trip taken by our facilitators. We make it a whole day of river fun. You will not only get to experience rapids like “big daddy” “jaws and claws” and “gat sien” but also the beauty that makes part of the Dome heritage site.
Multi day rafting
Just can’t get enough of the Vaal. We have a selection of multi day trips with different options of accommodation, meals and trip length.