Old Mutual Orange River Rafting

Hubblu-Bubbly-at Orange River rafting Hopetown

Ferro Running the gauntlet

 

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      Orange River Rafting

      Who: Old Mutual Management Vaal triangle
      Where: Orange River, Hopetown
      What: White water rafting/team building for 3 days, meals included
      When: 24 November 1915
      Why: Its fun, it’s remote and an opportunity for mind reset.

      Sunrise at "Hellsgate" Orange River

      “Hellsgate” at Sunrise on Orange River rafting trip

      Orange River rafting Hopetown

      The Cha-Cha at “Hellsgate” Orange River Hopetown

      The management team of Old Mutual arrived on the 23rd of November at the “Die Stalle Guesthouse” and departed on the 24th on the Orange River Rafting trip. Luncheon on the run with a watermelon to quench the thirst. “Hubbly Bubbly” was the first major rapid and went without incident.

      On approaching “Hellsgate” we had a capsize and rescue 200m above the rapid.We ran “Hellsgate” twice before sunset at a difficult level without no incidents. High adrenaline activity.

      Orange River rafting at Hopetown
      Breakfast on the Orange River with Chantel

      Sun downers, a braai and bed was the following priority. Most bedded down on either upturned rafts

      or inflatable mattresses, next to the rapid keeping an eye on the water levels. Next morning the sun caught every one in bed. After breakfast and a launch straight into the current, we had some swimmers down the shoot. Quite some excitement.

      More swimmers at Sideways Sarel.

      Touring companion on Orange River rafting.

      “Trip leader Ferocious Crocdilius jnr” for Hopetown rafting tour

      Orange River trip at Hopetown

      Orange River rafting Camp at “Skeleton Coast”

      We made it early to the next campsite, “Skeleton coast”, with everyone hiding from the sun behind boats.
      Members:
      Mirinda Kruger
      Thabo Sello
      MJ Siaga
      Success Mathebula
      At Bezuidenhout
      Charles de Fortier
      Marileen Bezuidenhout
      Louw Lubbe