Try River Rafting this summer at Vaalnest

Posted on Thu September 10, 2015.

With an introduction of new packages this summer Vaalnest is the place to be as we look at adventurous activities to do at the Vaal Dam.

Vaalnest Boutique Hotel is situated near the Upper Vaal River stretch which offers relaxed paddling and mild to wild white water river rafting! (Depending on the water level). White water rafting on the Vaal River is a popular choice for any group, a great holiday option for families, school groups or just friends embarking on an adventure to have some fun. All this amounts to great fun out in the waters to make your stay with us memorable. River Rafting at Vaalnest can also be included as a team building activity, making this one of the most popular activities to do in the hot summer’s sun. River Rafting is by far one of the most popular adventure sports in South Africa. Internationally it draws in many tourists looking to conquer the white waters of any African river.

Depending on the river and its conditions, river rafting can be done in a fibreglass canoe or an inflatable raft. The inflatable raft is most common and consists of a multi layered PVC raft that is inflated. Each occupant can be armed with a double bladed paddle which is used to propel the raft forward and keep it balanced over torrents.


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