The Mutale is one of those unknown jewels. It offers spectacular scenery in a deep gorge and challenging rapids.Ideal for: Kayak
- Grade: 3 to 4-
- Length: 25km
- Duration: Long 1 day, easy 2 day
- Type: Pool-drop
- Put-in: Take dirt road down to river, walk down last bit where road ends
- Take-out: Road close to river on the right, just after gorge opens up
- Dam controlled: Fundudzi Dam
- Permits: None
The rapids are mostly of the shelf type, with not too many boulders. There are two largish rockslides that are a lot of fun, but scout them first.
One aspect of the river that might not appeal to everybody is that a few big crocodiles call it home.
This river description is taken from my book “Run the Rivers of Southern Africa”.
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