Mooi River – Zulu Falls to Muden

This is another nice section for competent K1-paddlers and intermediate kayakers.

  • Ideal for: Kayak, K1, croc
  • Grade: 2 to 3
  • Length: 18 km
  • Duration: hours
  • Type: Pool-drop, narrow at places
  • Put-in: Just below Zulu Falls, on farm
  • Take-out: Bridge
  • Dam controlled: Midmar Dam
  • Permits: Ask permission at farm

MAP 35

The put-in is just below the spectacular high Zulu Falls (formerly called Mooi Falls).

From there a couple of narrow sections follow before the valley opens up somewhat. It will be neccesary to scout some of the rapids when paddling a K1, but everything is runnable.

One can go down all the way to Muden, or take out at a swingbridge 8km before that. K1 races are also held on the section from the swingbridge past Muden, where the river is mostly flat with small rapids.

This river description is taken from my book “Run the Rivers of Southern Africa”.
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