Tsitsa River – Lower Gorge

The Tsitsa flows into the Tina, about 5km before its confluence with the Mzimvubu. This river is similar to the Tina. The first half of the section to the confluence has mostly class 3 rapids, until the Tsitsa Falls are encountered. From here on, the river goes through a deep gorge. The rapids in the gorge are  intense and demand lots of respect. The section immediately below the falls is especially treacherous.

  • Ideal for: Kayak, raft
  • Grade: 3 to 5
  • Length: 70km
  • Type: Remote, big volume, technical
  • Put-in: N2 Bridge or Tsitsa Falls
  • Take-out: Dikela shop, hike up from river
  • Levels paddleable: Any
  • Dam controlled: No
  • Permits: None

MAP 25

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