For K1-paddlers, this is a pleasant section of the Umzimkulu River. The first two and last five kilometers have class 2 to 3 rapids, while the middle section is mostly flat with a few class 1 and 2 rapids. Two kilometers before the take out is a class 4/5 rapid which should be portaged by K1-paddlers. Remember to take out before the small waterfall at the end.
- Ideal for: K1
- Grade: 1 to low 3
- Length: 18km
- Duration: 2 to 3 hours
- Type: Pool-drop
- Put-in: Centocow Mission bridge
- Take-out: Stoke’s farm
- Dam controlled: No
- Permits: Farmer at Stoke’s farm is very friendly. At least greet him when you put in.
This river description is taken from my book “Run the Rivers of Southern Africa”.
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