The Legendary Tugela River Canyon
This is a three-
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DAY 1 – Peter’s Station to Klip River inflow
Put-in at Peter’s Station, just below the Colenso Falls. This is about sixteen kilometres from the town of Ladysmith. Here you will immediately get the feel of the Tugela River. Plenty of rapids on this first stretch. You will actually have trouble remembering all of them! From the get-
DAY 2 – Klip River inflow to Zingela Safari and River Company
This is a big day! Paddling farther down the canyon you will truly start getting that feeling of isolation. Down here it is wild water rather than white water! Here you will pass by some of the river’s big guns. And just when you thought you’ve had enough, you will be pulling in at Zingela Safari and River Company, one of South Africa’s most well known white water destinations. Here you will be catered for to your choosing. So kick back, relax and enjoy the show!
DAY 3 – Zingela Safari and River Company to Causeway
This is a short day out on a popular commercial section of the Tugela River. You’re almost home, but don’t get too comfortable just yet! There are still some major rapids to negotiate. Fantastic paddling all the way!
Region: Tugela River (and the towns of Ladysmith and Weenen, KwaZulu-
Duration: 3 days.
When to go: Best during high summer (October-
Itinerary rating: Moderate to extreme. Only persons sixteen years and older will be permitted to take part.
Other information: This is the big one, the rough one, the tough one, the multi-
Points of interest: Tugela River Valley, Hart’s Hill, Zingela Safari and River Company, Colenso Falls.