Rafting – Blyde River Full day
Raft the Third Deepest Gorge in the World! As the Blyde River descend through the world’s third deepest gorge and deepest green gorge it creates spectacular rapids and out of this world scenery.
Raft the Blyde River in Photos
Video Clip of Blyde River Rafting
We normally meet guests early morning at Swadini Aventura Resort. This is very close to the take out point after the rafting. It has a secure place to leave vehicles and also has great accommodation from camping to self catering chalets.
From here we depart with an Induna vehicle to the river, it is about a 1.5 hour drive through the mountains into the gorge.
Once we get to the starting point inside the gorge, you will be give a safety talk and receive pfd’s (life Jacket) and helmets.
The first series of rapids are small (Class 2) but as we descend deeper into the gorge they get bigger untill we reach the four biggest ones Island rapid (Class 3) and Alley’s Staircase (Class 3) just before lunch time and The Termenator (Class 3+) with Marc’s Drop (Class 3+) and Amma Glug Glug (Class 3+) just after lunch. Lunch is held on the banks in the form of a picnic lunch.
Depending on the group size and fitness the dam with the boat as pick up should be reached any time from 15:00 to 17:00. Frme here all the rafts are towed behind the boat on a scenic bot trip over the dam back to the starting point at Swadini.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I have to be fit?
Yes. Full day rafting on the Blyde is physically demanding and there is NO halfway take out spot. Once you start you will have to continue all the way to the end.
Can children go?
We have a minnimum age restriction of 16 years because of the physicalnature of the trip.