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The Palmiet River is a low-volume, technical white-water river of about Grade III. 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 R495. Tubing costs R355 for a full day; you can order lunch for an extra R55 or bring your own. Remember to take along plenty of sun protection. 21 Selous Rd., Claremont, 8001. 021/683-3698 or 082/574-9901.

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