Bushmans River – Above Wagendrift Dam

This is an interesting section for kayakers. It boosts some technical rapids that are all runnable.

  • Ideal for: Kayak
  • Grade: 3 to 4
  • Length: 5km
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Type: Pool-drop
  • Put-in: Where road crosses river
  • Take-out: At the campsite just above the dam
  • Dam controlled: No
  • Permits: None

MAP 36

A 4-5m waterfall is encountered towards the middle of the run. This can be shot, but scout properly. The approaches are quite tricky with a nice hole just before the drop on river left, so check it out first or else you will be pummeled!

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