The biggest challenge is to go whitewater rafting at low water between August and December. The rocks are close to the surface of the water and the rapids treacherous. You go aboard your raft directly below the Falls and raft the rapids No 1 to 19. At high water, between January and March, the first 10 rapids are left out of the tour as they are not safe. You start with rapid No 11 and end with No 23. Between March and July, the water levels in the Gorge are usually too high for this activity to take place at all.
In order to take part in a whitewater rafting tour, you need to climb down into the Gorge to your boat, a steep and not always easy descent. At the end of the tour, you have to climb up the side of the Gorge just as steeply for about 250 metres. A certain degree of fitness is thus recommended.
Your guides are experienced, highly trained and absolutely committed to your safety. You will receive a comprehensive briefing before starting out and will be equipped with a life jacket, helmet and paddle.
Whitewater rafting tours are on offer as day trips but also as multi-day trips with overnight stops.