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|Option 1 - Dam to Dam.|
We start at the foot of the Gariep Dam, and paddle down the river to the Vanderkloof Dam, this stretch is approximately 60kms. There are some fun +/- Grade 2 rapids along the way to add to the excitement. We spend 2 nights camping on the banks of the river. On the 3rd day we paddle (approximately 20kms) under the bridge and into the gorge through which the river runs into the Vanderkloof Dam. The gorge is beautiful with cathedral like rock formations, and an estuary that branches off to a Tofu Waterfall. Once on the dam we paddle to our 3rd nights campsite and enjoy the peace and tranquility of being far from the maddening crowd.
Tour Type : Guided self-catering, own camping equipment (all to come on the kayaks)
Characteristics : Flat moving water, interspersed with fun and exciting rapids on the river, flat still water on the dam, though can have chop and waves when the wind blows.
Paddling Distance : +/-75kms
Paddler Profile : Singles, Couples, Families, Groups
Experience : Flat water paddling experience required prior to trip. We can assist with this at a local JHB venue for R200 per paddler if required
Age Group : 13 years upwards
Fitness Levels : Moderate fitness and agility levels required, must be able to swim and be comfortable in water
Min / Max Paddlers hiring Boats : 12 min / 24 max
Closest Town : Vanderkloof, Northern Cape
Tour Availibility : Year Round- dependent on water levels and minimum numbers
Price : R 1950 per paddler (includes the hiring of all paddling equipment)
Price : R1300 per paddler with own kayak purchased from Canoe & Kayak World
Area Info :
The Vanderkloof Dam is situated down stream from Gariep Dam, and is fed by the Orange River, South Africa's largest river. Vanderkloof Dam is the second largest dam in South Africa, boasting the highest dam wall in the country at 108m with a crest length of 765m originally names the P.K. le Roux Dam. Vanderkloof is situated in the centre of the country, on the alternative R48 route between Gautend and the Western Cape as well as on the flower route between Natal and Namaqualand.
Vanderkloof is also only about two hours` travel from both Bloemfontein and Kimberley.