The Kaaimans is a narrow, continuous river, easily accessible from George. It is a short river, its source being only 20km from the sea. Catch this one just after good rains.
- Ideal for: Kayak
- Grade: 3 to 4
- Length: 5km
- Duration: 1 hour
- Type: Continuous
- Put-in: Road crossing river at Saasveld 33°58’02.4″S 22°31’14.7″E
- Take-out: Mouth of river 33°59’26.6″S 22°33’06.5″E
- Dam controlled: No
- Permits: None
There are many chutes and drops to negotiate, and log strainers appear from time to time. The rocks are harsh on a boat, and a short creekboat will be better suited for this river, rather than a playboat. Look out for a big siphon between boulders, around halfway; it must be portaged.
This river description is taken from my book “Run the Rivers of Southern Africa”.
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