This is a popular practise section for K1-paddlers in KwaZulu-Natal.
- Ideal for: K1
- Grade: 1 to 2
- Length: 16km
- Duration: 2 to 3 hours
- Type: Long pools, small rapids
- Put-in: Below dam wall
- Take-out: Wartburg road bridge
- Dam controlled: Albert Falls Dam
- Permits: None
Just below the put-in is the Albert Falls weir, which can be shot on the extreme left. 4 km of class 1 rapids and a few channels follow till reaching the Greytown bridge. Below the Greytown bridge the river is even flatter for another 5km, before a section of nice class 2 rapids. The last few kilometres are flat again, called the Gum Trees flats.
This river description is taken from my book “Run the Rivers of Southern Africa”.
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