Videos tagged with "high water"

When an old sculling oarsman takes to whitewater the results could be startling. For better or for worse, Simon Barber (aka Mr Brand South Africa, Washington USA) took time off his onerous country reputation management duties to turn his hand to oarboating on the Vaal River. He managed his own rowing reputation pretty well. The day was hot, the river very low, and the wind in our faces nearly made us cry. But Simon managed it all with aplomb and rowed to the bitter end, only cursing a few times as hidden rocks or gusts of wind stopped his progress. We've included a clip of the Vaal at high water a year ago to show what this river can really be like... Send us more like Simon! Graeme (+27) 84 245 2490
Tags: rafting, whitewater, south africa, oar rig, Parys, Riverman, Simon Barber, graemeaddi

Santa brought our presents early when he dumped millions of tons of rainwater on the Vaal catchment. This video shows selected shots from several trips over the weekend before Christmas. Accompanying the rafts is a river guide school of keen youngsters. There was never any shortage of rescue! - but no-one in our party ever looked like falling into a big rapid. One swimmer shown in the video was hauled aboard by his companions (from another company trip). The river looks set to stay high throughout summer as it is early days and the Vaal dam is more than 100% full. Yeeha! Great days ahead! - Graeme 084 245 2490 056 8181814
Tags: vaal, whitewater, rafting, south africa, high water, rapids, parys, riverman, guide school

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on disk memory, as the two groups shown here got their fill of sun and exercise with the camera rolling most of the time. The river was just below medium for summer, good fun, and it's now rising to its summer high. With more rain expected things can only get better. January-February are usually the high water months. Come and see for yourself! - Graeme 084 245 2490 ... "vaal river" "south africa" whitewater rafting kayaking "class 2-3" rapids parys "vredefort dome ...
Tags: vaal river, south africa, whitewater, rafting, kayaking, class 2-3, rapids, parys, vredefort dome, christmas

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