A good section for K1-paddlers, and an annual race is held on it. It boasts long flat stretches, which are ideal for practising. A couple of grade 1 and 2 rapids are encountered, which become low grade 3 at high levels. There are 2 weirs to negotiate. They are both runnable, but scout the second weir first before running it (on the left).
- Ideal for: K1
- Grade: 1 to 2
- Length: 22km
- Duration: Less than 2 hours in a K1
- Type: Long pools, small rapids
- Put-in: Islington Store
- Take-out: Bridge at Umzimkulu town on R56
- Dam controlled: No
- Permits: None
This river description is taken from my book “Run the Rivers of Southern Africa”.
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