River Rafting on the Crocodile River based at the Lion & Safari Park near Hartbeespoort Dam, just 1 hour from Johannesburg.


This is the River Rafting trip that we do on the Crocodile river, based at the Lion & Safari Park near Hartbeespoort Dam. The Crocodile River has mainly grade 1 and grade 2 rapids, but also a couple of Grade 3 rapids if there’s been sufficient rain. The section is regarded as the best raftable section of the Crocodile River.

Rafting will be in an inflatable 2-man canoe, so you will be in control of your own boat. Be prepared for a bit of work-out as you will be paddling your own boats. The distance we raft is 7kms, and takes about 2 hours

Itinerary :
• On arrival you will sign indemnities, and gear up for an epic trip.
• Then take a 20 min trip through the Lion Park to the river, where you could see Lions, cheetahs, hyenas, wild dogs, giraffes, zebra & various bucks.
• At the river, we will do a safety briefing.
• No need to take anything on the river with you – we will take photos.
• We have a refreshment break halfway, which will include water, cold drinks, and snacks.
• Once completed we will drive you back to your vehicles at the Lion Park.

We take children from the age of 8, but the main criteria are that they are not afraid of water.
Due to the increased risk associated with taking children on the water, and the added attention our guides must pay to the kids, all kids pay standard rates. At the trip leader’s discretion, kids can be placed with adults in a raft, or with a guide.

– all equipment hired (like Helmets, paddles, life jackets, boats)
– liquid refreshments & snacks on the river
– transport to & from the river from the Wild 5 base at Oribi Gorge Hotel
– access fees
– river guide fees
– River shoes or takkies (not slops)
– Baggies / costume
– Long sleeve rash vest (if you have one) for the sun
– Towel & sunscreen
– Sense of humour
HOW TO BOOK: the BOOK NOW button only sends an enquiry – payment request sent to you after submitted!
– Click the BOOK NOW button
– choose your date and time slot
– add the number of adults and kids for the activity – many activities offer sliding scale rates according to the number of guests
– BOOK – enter your details and send the enquiry – we will respond asap and confirm the availability of your booking, price, time, etc and send you a secure payment link by e-mail/SMS.
– only once payment has been received, will your booking be confirmed and your Activity Ticket/Voucher be sent to you by e-mail
Please note that the terms for this activity are as per the operator’s terms and conditions which differ from our general Terms & Conditions. 
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