South Africa has several outstanding whitewater rafting runs, from mellow one-day stretches to overnight trips. The scenery is interesting and the wildlife plentiful on all South Africa whitewater rafting trips. Several rivers are located within a day’s drive of Johannesburg, Cape Town, and other major South African cities.
The highest-volume river in Africa south of the Zambezi, the Umkomaas River (also known as the Mkomazi) flows through bush country and the Duma Manzi Reserve and boasts frequent sightings of exotic game animals.
With abundant exotic wildlife and rapids ranging from Class II to Class IV, South Africa whitewater rafting trips offer something for all vacationers and adventurers. The country even boasts a rafting adventure on the Blyde River through the third deepest canyon in the world.