Canoeing, Kayaking and Rafting

©Jacques Marais
Rafting on the Orange River.
©Jacques Marais
©Roger de la Harpe
Canoeing on the Mzinene River.

South Africa is home to a plethora of rivers, dams, lagoons and oceans. Not only does our water sustain agricultural practices, but it is utilized by avid water sports enthusiasts. The country thus offers a wide range of canoeing, rafting, kayaking spots for those searching for adventure on the water. 

Whether you are looking to paddle with leisure on calm waters or go rafting down a river, there are awesome spots across SA that will suit your needs perfectly. From False Bay to the Orange River, avid canoers and rafters can explore the beautiful scenery of the country and all it has to offer - an abundance of birdlife, diverse ecosystems and wildlife that roam freely. 

By Carla Lottering

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