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The Palmiet River is a low-volume, technical white-water river of about Grade III.
Gravity Adventures. The Palmiet River, which runs through the Kogelberg Nature Reserve, is perfect for white-water adventures. In high water in summer and winter, Gravity Adventures offers rafting trips in two- or four-seater inflatable rafts. In low water it does the same trip but on specially designed one-person inflatable crafts called "geckos." A full-day rafting trip (including a light breakfast and lunch) costs R695. Tubing costs R475 for a full day; you can order lunch for an extra R65 or bring your own. Remember to take along plenty of sun protection. 21 Selous Rd., Claremont, Cape Town, 8001. 021/683–3698 or 082/574–9901. www.gravity.co.za.
SA Forest Adventures. Tubing and river rafting trips down the Palmiet River are offered by SA Forest Adventures in Kleinmond. Expect to pay around R550 for a half day of fun and heart-stopping action. If this isn't enough, ask about their sand-boarding trips, where you get to ski down sand dunes that overlook Betty's Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Harbour Rd., Unit B1, Kleinmond, 7195. 083/517–3635. saforestadventures.co.za.