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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.
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DIMALACHITE WHITE-WATER RAFTING
MOST POPULAR RATING OPTION
“MILD TO WILD” White-water Rafting
“MILD TO WILD” is Dimalachite’s most popular white-water rafting trip during the normal river level. It includes the, highest grade rapid, the longest rapid and the best rapids on the Vaal river. See rive map. Adrenalin packed white water rafting at its best! 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”, where you will be able to play in the rapid with the guides. From here you will paddle through Lovers Lane and Knuckle Crusher down to Dimalachite, where you can open a can of the best.   
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 ice-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.
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“MILD TO WILD” is Dimalachite’s most popular white-water rafting trip during the normal river level. It includes the, highest grade rapid, the longest rapid and the best rapids on the Vaal river. See rive map. Adrenalin packed white water rafting at its best! 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”, where you will be able to play in the rapid with the guides. From here you will paddle through Lovers Lane and Knuckle Crusher down to Dimalachite, where you can open a can of the best.   
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“MILD TO WILD” White-water Rafting
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ONLY AVAILABLE ON HIGH RIVER LEVEL
“WET and WILD” White-water Rafting
This trip on 8 man rafts is only available when the riverflow is above a certain level. It is also as a full day trips in 2 man rafts on normal level. This ADRENALIN packed trip by Dimalachite includes the, biggest volume rapid, highest grade rapid, the longest rapid and the best rapids on the Vaal river close to Parys. This trip is our most popular rafting trip when the river runs at 150 cum+. per second and we normally use our 8 man rafts for this trip. Adrenalin packed white water rafting at its best! This trip on the Vaal river starts from Parys and you will soon see where “Big Daddy” gets its name from. This is followed by a stretch of calm water with lots of bird life, before we enter Gaping Jaws and Paradise. This is followed by Dog’s leg and V-Trap where you will be served with a cold-drink, and learn how to surf with a “8 man raft” in a rapid. From Bistro you will enjoy “real” white water, through Theatre (the longest rapid “800meter” and the one and only “GAT-SIEN” rapid! From here you will raft through Captain Morgan Rum & Coke down to Dimalachite, where you can open a can of the best. This option is available as a one day trip if the river flows at its normal level. Lunch on the river must then be included.
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“WET & WILD” White-water Rafting
This trip on 8 man rafts is only available when the riverflow is above a certain level. It is also as a full day trips in 2 man rafts on normal level. This ADRENALIN packed trip by Dimalachite includes the, biggest volume rapid, highest grade rapid, the longest rapid and the best rapids on the Vaal river close to Parys. This trip is our most popular rafting trip when the river runs at 150 cum+. per second and we normally use our 8 man rafts for this trip. Adrenalin packed white water rafting at its best! This trip on the Vaal river starts from Parys and you will soon see where “Big Daddy” gets its name from. This is followed by a stretch of calm water with lots of bird life, before we enter Gaping Jaws and Paradise. This is followed by Dog’s leg and V-Trap where you will be served with a cold-drink, and learn how to surf with a “8 man raft” in a rapid. From Bistro you will enjoy “real” white water, through Theatre (the longest rapid “800meter” and the one and only “GAT-SIEN” rapid! From here you will raft through Captain Morgan Rum & Coke down to Dimalachite, where you can open a can of the best. This option is available as a one day trip if the river flows at its normal level. Lunch on the river must then be included.
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SHORT RATING OPTION
“GATE TO DOME” Relaxed padling
You will be paddling through beautiful nature and bird-life. It has one stretch of rapids and then flat water flowing through the Dome World Heritage Site. It covers 3 km and is great for a “sun downer” It is GREAT for families (kids 8yr+ welcome) Corporates with an time limit are also welcome to do the “sun downer” School and youth groups like to do this stretch. It is also a very good stretch to do fly fishing. We do guided fishing trips. Min 4 people to book this option. Ask for more detail.
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You will be paddling through beautiful nature and bird-life. It has one stretch of rapids and then flat water flowing through the Dome World Heritage Site. It covers 3 km and is great for a “sun downer” It is GREAT for families (kids 8yr+ welcome) Corporates with an time limit are also welcome to do the “sun downer” School and youth groups like to do this stretch. It is also a very good stretch to do fly fishing. We do guided fishing trips. Min 4 people to book this option. Ask for more detail.
“GATE TO DOME” Relaxed padling
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Visit Dimalachite for the best white water rafting  experiance on the Vaal river
Visit Dimalachite for the best white water rafting experiance on the Vaal river
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Dimalachite is doing the best rafting route on the Vaal river that includes the following rapids: JAWS & CLAWS, PARADISE, BISTRO, THEATRE, GATSIEN RAPID, LOVERS LANE and BIG or BAY 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, BISTRO, THEATRE, GATSIEN RAPID, LOVERS LANE and BIG or BAY KNUCKLE CRUSHER. Make sure you do this amazing route!
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 BOOK NOW Linda@dimalachite.co.za BOOK NOW
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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 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 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. Full day trips from Parys, can be arranged, with lunch on the river. 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. We generally shoot action photos on the trip and make them available on a CD that you can buy at camp. 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!  
WHAT TO EXPECT
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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. Full day trips from Parys, can be arranged, with lunch on the river. 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. We generally shoot action photos on the trip and make them available on a CD that you can buy at camp. 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!  
WHAT TO EXPECT
HOME PAGE - Parys Rafting. RAFTING OPTIONS: - “MILD TO WILD” - most popular. - “GATE TO DOME”- more relaxed and shorter. - “WET & WILD” - normal level - day  trips with 2 man rafts.                      - river in flood - faster trip in 6 man rafts. WHAT TO EXPECT. TARIFFS. Claim your voucher. MAP - river. CONTACT US DIMALACHITE - all you want to know about Dimalachite TEAMBUILDING
Dimalachite is named after the Malachite King Fisher
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HOME PAGE - Parys Rafting. RAFTING OPTIONS: - “MILD TO WILD” - most popular. - “GATE TO DOME”- more relaxed and shorter. - “WET & WILD” - normal level - day  trips with 2 man rafts.                      - river in flood - faster trip in 6 man rafts. WHAT TO EXPECT. TARIFFS. Claim your voucher. MAP - river. CONTACT US DIMALACHITE - all you want to know about Dimalachite TEAMBUILDING
Dimalachite is named after the Malachite King Fisher
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BUSHBABY LODGE in Marloth Park
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...
Tel:  056 818 1862  bookings@bush-babylodge.co.za www.bush-babylodge.co.za 
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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 “tarentaal” 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
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 “tarentaal” and other birds will pick up their food during the day.
BUSHBABY LODGE in Marloth Park
Tel:  056 818 1862  bookings@bush-babylodge.co.za www.bush-babylodge.co.za 
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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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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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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...
The importance of having a good team within a business has never been so vital as now! Dimalachite, also known as Malakiet, have 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...
GREAT ACCOMMODATION
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, “foofislide” into the river 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 TEAM-BUILDING
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DIMALACHITE TEAM-BUILDING
The importance of having a good team within a business has never been so vital as now! Dimalachite, also known as Malakiet, have 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...
GREAT ACCOMMODATION
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, “foofislide” into the river 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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