21 March 2012 by Kate Turkington

White water rafting – Free State still the best

What’s the secret behind the year-round rafting on the Ash River at Clarens? Read on.

There are lots of places to go rafting in South Africa, but from personal experience I’ll share the best. (And I’ve rafted in Nepal, the US, on the Zambezi in Zimbabwe and on the Ganges, so like to think I know what I’m talking about.)

The only river in the country to have a year-round high water-level is the Ash River at Clarens in the Eastern Free State. Why?

There are 17 Grade lll and Grade lV rapids, gorgeous mountain scenery and, if you’ve time to draw breath and spot birds, there are 100s of them.

Because the Katse Dam project right next door in the mountain kingdom of Lesotho (the 2nd biggest dam in Africa) means year-round rafting. There are 17 Grade lll and Grade lV rapids, gorgeous mountain scenery and, if you’ve time to draw breath and spot birds, there are 100s of them.

Choose a half-day or full-day excursion with all equipment provided, experienced guides, drinks, snacks and guaranteed thrills.

Whether you go alone, with friends, as a family or as a team, another guarantee is that you’ll never forget the experience!

Category: Adventure, Sport

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