Nzinga River

The Nzinga is a nice continuous small river with not too much of a gradient. It is a small tributary to the Umkomaas with a small catchment area. It is quite a long stretch to paddle and only worthwhile at a high level. You will probably be able to manoeuvre through the tree-blocks, but keep your eyes open as treeblocks do change with time. Put in right after Nzinga Falls and enjoy the ride. The rapids are interesting and require lots of manoeuvring, but are not scary.

  • Ideal for: Kayak
  • Grade: 3 to 4
  • Length: 24km
  • Duration: 4 to 6 hours
  • Type: Continuous, small creek
  • Put-in: Bridge
  • Take-out: Bridge
  • Dam controlled: No
  • Permits: None

Map Umko Loteni Nzinga


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