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Whitewater Rafting Guide To River Trips

Breede River

Location: South Africa, 2 Hours from Cape Town

The Breed River winds along the base of the Langeberg Mountains in South Africa’s Western Cape. It originates in the Great Hex River Mountains, flowing down past towering cliffs, farmland, and vineyards to finally complete its journey at the Indian Ocean at Witsand. Whitewater rafting trips on the Breede River begin near the farming towns of Worcester and Ceres.

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Level of Difficulty: Class II / Beginner

The Breede River is a quiet, scenic float with very few Class II rapids. Most rafting companies let guests take their own two person rafts, giving them the chance to navigate the river on their own, with a guide to follow in front. The minimum age with most companies is 4, making it a great river for family vacations. One and two-day trips are offered.

Scenery: Farmlands, Vineyards, Willow Trees, Distant Mountains

The Breed River flows through a vast, expansive landscape. The riverbank fluctuates between willow trees, vineyards, delta marshes, vertical cliffs, and farms; the Langeberg Mountains all the while towering in the distance. While paddling down this beautiful clear mountain stream, boaters may also catch a glimpse of a variety of birdlife, including Eagles, Cormorants, Herons and King Fishers. The expanse and grandeur of the surrounding scenery gives way to spectacular sunsets, making multi-day trips on this river all the more worthwhile.

Season: Year-round

Breede River rafting trips are available throughout the year.