Gouritz River

The Gouritz River – and the access roads to it – runs through the scenic Langeberg Mountains. Like most rivers in the Western Cape, it can only be paddled after good rains.


The rapids on the first half of the section are made up of boulders, but they are not too difficult to run. There are three rapids in the class 3 range, the most difficult one being right after the start. Past the halfway mark, the rapids become easier, mostly wave trains. The last rapid of the section is quite long. There are a couple of nice surfwaves, so allow time for surfing.

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