Parys is the centre of white-water activities for Gauteng and surrounding provinces. The Vaal River in this area winds through many bush-clad islands, cascading down a series of beautiful rapids. The rapids are not large by world standards but are challenging enough to provide a navigational challenge, thrills and great fun - as well as the odd capsize. At Gatsien, probably SA's most famous rapid, you can walk up and run the rapid many times, even swim it. The geology of the Vredefort Dome has shaped the river here, and your guide will tell you all about the World Heritage Site and its crater.
In normal river flows we use paddle-yourself 2-seater Crocodile inflatables. If you are experienced and have own kit, you may kayak with us and we provide back-up. During high levels we may use 6- 8 seater inflatables with a guide on board. We give a safety talk, provide all equipment including life-jackets and helmets, and you are accompanied and led by experienced and qualified river guides. Only one hour drive from Gauteng. - Excellent safety record. - We supply all safety equipment. - No swimming skills needed