The Vaalriver, close to Parys, has some of the best White-water rapids in South Africa. Dimalachite is a very popular white-water rafting destination for families, corporate & school groups. We offer Mild to wild rafting, as well as relaxed paddling. Bring your family, friends and colleagues for a trip they will never forget.
THE RIVER & RAPIDS
Parys is the centre of white- water activities for Gauteng and surrounding provinces. The Vaal River in this area winds through many bush- clad islands, cascading down a series of beautiful rapids. The rapids are not large by world standards but are challenging enough to provide a navigational challenge, thrills and great fun - as well as the odd capsize. At Gatsien, probably SA's most famous rapid, you can walk up and run the rapid many times, even swim it. The geology of the Vredefort Dome has shaped the river here, and your guide will tell you all about the World Heritage Site and its crater.
   THE BOATS / RAFTS
In normal river flows we use paddle-yourself 2-seater Crocodile inflatables. If you are experienced and have own kit, you may kayak with us and we provide back-up. During high levels we may use 6-8 seater inflatables with a guide on board. We give a safety talk, provide all equipment including life- jackets and helmets, and you are accompanied and led by experienced and qualified river guides. Only one hour drive from Gauteng. - Excellent safety record. - We supply all safety equipment. - No swimming skills needed.
THE GUIDES
Our river guides are polite, shy and well behaved. - It is safe, comparing to driving in Gauteng. - No engine supplied. - There are no crocodiles in the river. - Back home, the beers at the kiosk will be cold. - Leave jewellery, rolex watches, weapons of mass destruction & suicide tendencies at home. - Bring suitable shoes (slip- ons won’t last), sunglasses strap, hat, sun-screen, towel, swimming costume (or T- shirt & short), change of clothes, prescribed medicine and spirit of adventure.
The Vaalriver, close to Parys, has some of the best White-water rapids in South Africa. Dimalachite is a very popular white-water rafting destination for families, corporate & school groups. We offer Mild to wild rafting, as well as relaxed paddling. Bring your family, friends and colleagues for a trip they will never forget. You are welcome to make use of our braai facilities, swimming pool etc. free of charge.
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“MILD TO WILD” White-water Rafting
Adrenalin packed white water rafting at its best! You are welcome to make use of our braai facilities and swimming pool after the rafting - FREE OF CHARGE!! “MILD TO WILD” is Dimalachite’s most popular white-water rafting trip. This trip is really great for beginners and experts. It includes the, highest grade rapid, the longest rapid and the best rapids on the Vaal river. (see rive map). This trip on the Vaal river starts from Fleet-woods and has rapids like the Gaping Jaws and Paradise where you will be served with a cold-drink, and learn how to surf with a “croc” for a start. This is followed by Dog’s leg, V-Trap and Stepping stones. Up to here it wasn’t very tactical and give you time to get into the feeling of handling the paddle and steer the raft. From Bistro you will enjoy “real” white water, through Theatre (the longest rapid “800meter”) and the one and only “GATSIEN RAPID”, where you will be able to swim through the rapid, play in the jacuzzi and relax under the watchful eyes of our experienced guides. From here you will paddle through Lovers Lane and Knuckle Crusher down to Dimalachite, where you can open a can of the best. Safety is always our main concern, and we would never put your lives in danger. Therefore, when the river is too high and Theatre and Gatsien rapids are getting dangerous, we rather do another stretch on the river that is safe, and where you still have some adrenalin pumping moments but also a stretch of fast running flat water where you can enjoy a swim and relax. This stretch follow the river pass an island with Roller-coaster (a nice set of waves) on the one side, and Wally’s rapid (a few steeper drops) on the other side. So we do the stretch two times so that you can enjoy both. Even when the river is in flood, we can still do this stretch. Non swimmers, elderly people and kids are also welcome join you on your trip. They will be safe.
SOME INTERESTING FACTS: - Our river guides are polite, shy and well behaved. - White water rafting is safe compared to driving in Gauteng. - No engine is supplied but you will have air conditioning. - There are no crocodiles or hippos in the river. - Back at camp the beers will be ice-cold (available at the kiosk). - Leave jewellery, rolex watches, weapons of mass destruction & suicide tendencies at home. - Bring suitable shoes (slip-ons won’t last), sunglasses strap, hat, sun-screen, towel, swimming costume (or T-shirt & short), change of clothes, prescribed medicine and spirit of adventure. - If you survived - enjoy the swimming pool back at camp. - Braai facilities available
Adrenalin packed white water rafting at its best! You are welcome to make use of our braai facilities and swimming pool after the rafting - FREE OF CHARGE!! “MILD TO WILD” is Dimalachite’s most popular white-water rafting trip. This trip is really great for beginners and experts. It includes the, highest grade rapid, the longest rapid and the best rapids on the Vaal river. (see rive map). This trip on the Vaal river starts from Fleet-woods and has rapids like the Gaping Jaws and Paradise where you will be served with a cold- drink, and learn how to surf with a “croc” for a start. This is followed by Dog’s leg, V-Trap and Stepping stones. Up to here it wasn’t very tactical and give you time to get into the feeling of handling the paddle and steer the raft. From Bistro you will enjoy “real” white water, through Theatre (the longest rapid “800meter”) and the one and only “GATSIEN RAPID”, where you will be able to swim through the rapid, play in the jacuzzi and relax under the watchful eyes of our experienced guides. From here you will paddle through Lovers Lane and Knuckle Crusher down to Dimalachite, where you can open a can of the best. Safety is always our main concern, and we would never put your lives in danger. Therefore, when the river is too high and Theatre and Gatsien rapids are getting dangerous, we rather do another stretch on the river that is safe, and where you still have some adrenalin pumping moments but also a stretch of fast running flat water where you can enjoy a swim and relax. This stretch follow the river pass an island with Roller-coaster (a nice set of waves) on the one side, and Wally’s rapid (a few steeper drops) on the other side. So we do the stretch two times so that you can enjoy both. Even when the river is in flood, we can still do this stretch. Non swimmers, elderly people and kids are also welcome join you on your trip. They will be safe.
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“GATE TO DOME” Relaxed paddling
You will be paddling through beautiful nature and bird-life. It has one stretch of rapids and then flat water winding through the Dome World Heritage Site. It covers 3 km and is great for a “sun downer” It is a GREAT route for families (kids 6yr+ are welcome) Corporate groups with an time limit are also welcome to do this stretch as a “sun downer” School and youth groups like to do this stretch. It is also a very good stretch to do fly fishing. Please ask for more detail.
You will be paddling through beautiful nature and bird-life. It has one stretch of rapids and then flat water winding through the Dome World Heritage Site. It covers 3 km and is great for a “sun downer” It is a GREAT route for families (kids 6yr+ are welcome) Corporate groups with an time limit are also welcome to do this stretch as a “sun downer” School and youth groups like to do this stretch. It is also a very good stretch to do fly fishing. Please ask for more detail.
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White Water Rafting at Dimalachite:   Vaal river - Parys.   Rafters have FREE access to our swimming pool and braai facilities after the rafting trip. 
    YOU’RE ADVENTURE STARTS HERE  VOUCHER You will receive a voucher number when you request a booking.   Get up to 40% discount on our regular price    - Applicable on “Mild to Wild” rafting trips. - Valid until 10 January 2020          - Discounted tariffs:   +25 People:      40% discount - Cost: R 225.00 pp 10 - 24 People  25% discount - Cost: R 290.00 pp  2 - 9 People     15% discount - Cost  R 320.00 pp    - To take up this offer, you need to make a confirmed booking    [Click HERE]    - You must provide the number of rafters as well as the date you prefer to take part in the adventure. - We will send you a booking confirmation with the full amount payable within 24hr. - As soon as we receive proof of payment we will send you confirmation that your booking is done.     BOOK NOW    Tel: 056 818 1860 / 1 / 2      ~~~      http://www.parysrafting.co.za      ~~~      res1@dimalachite.co.za 
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Dimalachite is doing the best rafting route on the Vaal river that includes the following rapids: JAWS & CLAWS, PARADISE, LOOK SHARP, THEATRE, GATSIEN RAPID, LOVERS LANE and BIG or BABY KNUCKLE CRUSHER. Make sure you do this amazing route!
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Dimalachite is doing the best rafting route on the Vaal river that includes the following rapids: JAWS & CLAWS, PARADISE, LOOK SHARP, THEATRE, GATSIEN RAPID, LOVERS LANE and BIG or BABY KNUCKLE CRUSHER. Make sure you do this amazing route!
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PARYS RAFTING DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE Parys Free State South Africa Degrees: S 25° 54,378   E 27° 21,823 Metric: S26°54’ 22.71”  E27°21’ 50.35” Map: Click here t:  +27 (0) 56 818 1860 / 2 f:  +27 (0) 86 621 8333 m:+27 (0) 79 982 529 maryke@dimalachite.co.za Hannes@dimalachite.co.za Elmarie@dimalachite.co.za Linda@dimalachite.co.za
Visit Dimalachite if you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of town and want to enjoy a bit of country life AND ADVENTURE. You are welcome to enjoy the misty mornings and sunny days,  as well as white water rafting trips, with us!!
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PARYS RAFTING facilitated by and at DIMALACHITE RIVER LODGE Parys Free State South Africa Degrees: S 25° 54,378   E 27° 21,823 Metric: S26°54’ 22.71”  E27°21’ 50.35” Map: Click here t:  +27 (0) 56 818 1860 / 1 / 2 m: +27 (0) 71 715 3474 m: +27 (0) 79 982 5297 Hannes@dimalachite.co.za Elmarie@dimalachite.co.za Linda@dimalachite.co.za maryke@dimalachite.co.za
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                                        A DAY OF FUN IN THE SUN! RIVER & RAPIDS: Parys is the centre of white-water activities for Gauteng and surrounding provinces. The Vaal River in this area winds through many bush-clad islands, cascading down a series of beautiful rapids. The rapids are not large by world standards but are challenging enough to provide a navigational challenge, thrills and great fun - as well as the odd capsize. At Gatsien, probably SA's most famous rapid, you can walk up and run the rapid many times, even swim it. The geology of the Vredefort Dome has shaped the river here, and your guide will tell you all about the World Heritage Site and its crater. Famous rapids on the Parys stretch include Big Daddy (or Little Daddy on the alternative route), Claws & Jaws, Paradise, V-trap, Bistro (Look Sharp), Theatre, Gatsien, Choice Assorted, Lovers lane, Knuckle- crusher (or Captain Morgan Rum & Coke on the alternative route. DURATION: The average trip takes about 4/5 hours. When the river is in flood, the trips will be considerably faster. BOATS: In normal river flows we use paddle-yourself 2-seater Crocodile inflatables. If you are experienced and have own kit, you may kayak with us and we provide back-up. At high levels we may use 6-8 seater inflatables with a guide on board. We give a safety talk, provide all equipment including life- jackets and helmets, and you are accompanied and led by experienced and qualified river guides. PERSONAL items: We supply cold-drinks on route, but you may bring your own refreshments. NO ALCOHOLIC DRINKS before the trip or during the trip, please. Wear light clothing and sandals or sneakers that can get wet, and bring a light wind-breaker. Put on suntan lotion and it's advisable to wear a peaked cap under your helmet. PHOTOGRAPHY: Cameras can be carried in our water-resistant bags but we take no responsibility for loss or damage. Awie normally shoot action photos on the trip and make them available (in his personal capacity) END OF TRIP: Enjoy a cold beer/cold drink back at camp. Lunch will be served if you booked it before hand. We have braai facilities in camp that you may use to prepare your own meal. This river rafting experience can be combined with a quad-bike ride, paint-ball, braai and much more. Corporate groups may do other team building activities. This is also an excellent stretch for fly fishing. and we can take you on a trip during the afternoon! INDEMNITY: You are required to sign the personal indemnity and waiver undertaking the trip at your own risk. The Vaal is a generally safe river with rapids graded 1-3 (1 is easy, 3 exciting). The higher grade rapids 4-6 are not to be found here. But the river is quite shallow, fast and rocky and not for the faint-hearted. FEE / Tariffs: Your payment needs to be paid up-front into our bank account. Once you let us know whether you are coming and how many, we'll invoice you and provide Internet bank details. CORPORATE TEAM-BUILDING: is also offered - phone or e-mail us to discuss your training and facilitation needs. We can arrange day rafting along with other activities to suit organisations of any size. Dimalachite offer accommodation in Lodges and Chalets as well as camp-sites for the outdoor lovers. Make use of our conference centre and delicious meals!  
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OUTDOOR LIVING
When the sun sets, you will get the fire burning, and while relaxing around it, you may be surprised by a visit by civet and the shy bushbaby. Listen carefully to the sounds of nature, and you will hear the lion roaring from the Kruger Park, hippo grumbling in the Crocodile river and hyena laughing while scavenging around. Enjoy the splash pool during the hot summer days.
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GAME VIEWING
Our four legged friends like kudu, zebra, impala, warthog, mongoose and monkey are visiting on a regular basis, and some will feed out of your hand - so keep the food ready! The lovely male bush-buck with mom and lad as well as the small duiker family also visits during early morning and afternoon.  The patrys, flogs of guinenafowl and other birds will pick up their food during the day.
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ACCOMMODATION: You will be accommodated in lovely fully equipped, air- conditioned self catering units. BUSH LODGE (6 bed): Three sleeping rooms, two bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, lapa and braai/bonfire area. BABY LODGE (2 bed): Open plan living / bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, patio, garage and braai / bonfire area

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ACCOMMODATION: You will be accommodated in lovely fully equipped, air-conditioned self catering units. BUSH LODGE (6 bed): Three sleeping rooms, two bathrooms, lounge, kitchen, lapa and braai/bonfire area. BABY LODGE (2 bed): Open plan living / bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, patio, garage and braai / bonfire area
When the sun sets, you will get the fire burning, and while relaxing around it, you may be surprised by a visit by civet and the shy bushbaby. Listen carefully to the sounds of nature, and you will hear the lion roaring from the Kruger Park, hippo grumbling in the Crocodile river and hyena laughing while scavenging around. Enjoy the splash pool during the hot summer days.
You will find this lovely 2 to 8 sleeper fully air-conditioned self-catering lodge - situated in a `game corridor` - deep in the heart of the African bush, bordering the world famous Kruger National Park. Enjoy the magnificent nature and well visited drinking hole right in front of you. Kruger Bush Lodge is half an hour’s drive from the Crocodile Bridge and Malelane entrance gates to the Kruger National Park. MORE...
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The importance of having a good team within a business has never been so vital as now! Dimalachite has a wide- ranging list of fun, team building and adventure events to suit any business. We can propose ideas from our comprehensive list of events, adapt them to suit you or we can come up with something completely new based on the information you provide. MORE...
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Dimalachite is one of South Africa’s most prestigious team building venues, and we will turn you into a raft builder, you can build and participate in flying lanterns, go white water rafting, walk over red hot coals, participating in a all fun survivor challenge,, game drives or take part in a fishing competition. All activities are provided and facilitated by Dimalachite’s own facilitators.
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   OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Dimalachite’s team building events are a lot of fun and focus on building strong bonds between team members and encourage a positive attitude to problem solving and creative thinking. Activities can be customised at your request, focusing on building trust, improving communication and developing the skills needed to improve your team’s working relationships and reliance on each other.
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RELAX DURING EVENINGS
During the evenings there will be a bonfire and scrumptious meals. You can perhaps make your own “potjie” around the fire, take part in a cocktail challenge and surprise your friends with a classic cocktail!! or take part in a 'dry' Synchronized Swimming. Your company may visit us for day of fun in the sun, or make a weekend out of it! One thing is for sure - you will have fun, and will know each other after your visit!
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Dimalachite is one of South Africa’s most prestigious team building venues, and we will turn you into a raft builder, you can build and participate in flying lanterns, go white water rafting, walk over red hot coals, participating in a all fun survivor challenge,, game drives or take part in a fishing competition. All activities are provided and facilitated by Dimalachite’s own facilitators.
   OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES
Dimalachite’s team building events are a lot of fun and focus on building strong bonds between team members and encourage a positive attitude to problem solving and creative thinking. Activities can be customised at your request, focusing on building trust, improving communication and developing the skills needed to improve your team’s working relationships and reliance on each other.
The importance of having a good team within a business has never been so vital as now! Dimalachite has a wide-ranging list of fun, team building and adventure events to suit any business. We can propose ideas from our comprehensive list of events, adapt them to suit you or we can come up with something completely new based on the information you provide. MORE...
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