|Grading:||1 to 2 (easy)|
|Season:||Summer, Sep – June|
|Length of drive from Cape Town:||1 hr 30 mins|
The Breede River Rafting is suitable to all ages and skill levels and is perfect for team-builds, family getaways or wine tasting with mates. Only and hour and a half from Cape Town, this is a perfect Micro Adventure!
We operate on the Breede River, near Worcester, just over an hour’s drive from Cape Town. The Breede River Valley is the largest wine producing area in the country and the river winds its way through the vineyards making for a relaxing day out in the country. The river here consists of stretches of flat water and flowing channels through the reed islands. There are no demanding rapids, which makes it the perfect trip for all ages and skill levels. We use inflatable 2 person ‘crocs’ for this trip – they are stable and easy to paddle and make the perfect tanning and swimming platform. We start the day with a safety briefing on the riverbanks and then it’s time to get on the water. Lunch is a healthy and tasty spread served picnic style on the banks and the day ends in the late afternoon with a glass of local wine and some snacks on the. The trip can be run as a half or full day adventure or extended to one, two or more nights.
You also have the option of extending your trip to two days and a night on the river camping under the stars. Accommodation in comfortable waterfront chalets with decks overlooking the river can be arranged. Each sleeps 4-6 with an en-suite bathroom and all meals are included. There is also the option of comfortable walk-in canvas tents or camping at a riverside campsite. Additional activities include high ropes, raft building etc. Quotes are done individually, based on your requirements.
Minimum group size is 5, max is 24 unless pre arranged.
Note: Ask about our large group discounts.
These rates are based on PRIVATE groups – no-one else will join you. You also have the option of joining up with others who have booked to increase the group size and reduce the price. We also offer a direct booking discount of 10-15% as well as discounts for group of 15+
*2022/23 Web prices subject to change without notice.
5-8 people R2250.00 p/p
8 – 10 people R1900.00 p/p
11 – 24 people R1650 p/p
24+ people POR
Gravity has an unwavering attitude towards quality and safety on all of their trips – some of the aspects which make Gravity one of the leading adventure companies in SA include the following;
Are you a member of APA?
Yes, we are Operating Members of APA and our guides are trained and qualified.
How do I get up to the river?
You are responsible for making all transport arrangements. Gravity will assist where necessary with providing shuttle transport for the drivers. The road is a good tar road all the way up from Cape Town and takes around 1hr15mins. There is toll payable to go through the Huguenot tunnel but the scenic Du Toit’s Kloof pass is an alternative route. Full directions will be supplied on confirmation of booking.
What do I need to bring?
We supply most of what you’ll need on river. You just need to bring a change of clothes for after the trip. A full kit list will be supplied on confirmation of booking.
Can I bring my camera?
Yes. Although there can be no guarantees on a river trip, we will provide watertight dry buckets for cameras, binoculars etc. It is also worth considering buying a disposable waterproof camera.
Do I need to be fit? What if I’m not a strong swimmer?
This is a very relaxed trip and you don’t need to be an athlete to enjoy it. A basic level of fitness and good health is required, though. There is no age limit but you should familiarise yourself with what the trip entails and make an informed decision on your ability to participate, based on your own fitness. Each client is issued with a PFD (‘Lifejacket’) and is instructed on how to handle themselves in the water, you don’t need to be a strong swimmer but please let us know if you are not confident in the water.
Is it difficult to steer the boats? Will I fall out?
We use 2 person inflatable ‘crocs’ that are very stable and easy to paddle, even for beginners. This section of river has no real rapids but there is still a small chance you’ll swim unintentionally. You will be equipped with a PFD (‘lifejacket’) and will have been given instruction on exactly how to behave if you fall out of your boat. We also use only highly trained guides who will be on hand to rescue you if required. Remember that you always have the option of walking around anything you are not comfortable doing.
Is it safe? What about if I hurt myself?
Whilst there is an inherent element of risk in every adventure, running rivers with our professional guides should not be considered dangerous. Our guides are all trained in First Aid and we carry a First Aid kit. It is your responsibility to make sure you have any personal medication with you (e.g. asthma pumps, allergy medication etc.).
What will the weather be like?
This trip is best done during the warmer months when days are long and warm and the water is cool and refreshing.
What will the meals be like?
We pride ourselves on providing our clients with the best in bush cuisine. All meals are freshly prepared and are healthy, filling and delicious. There is also the option to self cater.
What is the accommodation like?
Larger groups will be accommodated in a tented camp with spacious walk in canvas tents and communal ablutions. There is a decked area overlooking the water and large lawns for ball games. Smaller groups can opt for comfortable chalets on the water’s edge. All linen is supplied and each chalet sleeps four to six people, sharing a bathroom. There is a central boma for meals and socializing and a lovely outlook over the water.
What other activities are available in the area?
There are on site high and low ropes courses and other activities such as raft building, volley ball etc can be arranged.
The APA code of safety requires us to warn you against consuming alcohol or drugs in the 8 hours preceding the trip as well as at all times on the water.
More Questions? Give us a call!
Tel: (021) 683 3698, e-mail: , or go to www.gravity.co.za