Are you ready for the BIGGEST rafting event to hit the Vaal to date!

Here are some tips and details for the day...


Please make sure you read everything in the email. Should you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact us.



Action Gear Raft Adventures

The idea is to create a simple, fun and adventurous environment for you to push yourselves / try something new / have quality time with friends and family or ALL THREE!

The Raft Adventure is a fun and safe way to get the public to try something out of the ordinary. On the water, you will experience a number of Grade 1 and 2 rapids in 2 or 8 seat boats. We hope you have the adventure of a life time.



I'm sure you can imagine, organising an event of this nature is not easy. There are rules and safety guidelines that are there to not only protect YOU but also the RIVER. This has made logistics challenging but not impossible for the Action Gear Team. Please note the following:


  • Below in your details, you need to arrive at the ‘BASE’ camp at a specific time. Please be at the venue no later than the stated time.

  • Once at the venue, you need to register so we know you are at the event.

  • Then, you and your assigned ‘TEAM’ of 9 other rafters will be transported as a Larger ‘BATCH’ to the River ‘Put-In’.

  • At the ‘Put-In’ you will meet your friendly qualified guide who will run through a safety briefing and put you on the water.

  • Now you are required to have as much FUN as possible!

  • Once you have finished, you will jump off the water, receive a complimentary drink and then be put onto a vehicle, which will transport you back to the ‘BASE’.

  • At the ‘BASE’ you can relax and get food/drinks and wait for the lucky draws!


Personal Rafting Details

  • Personal details have been emailed out. If you have not received them, please contact


Please make sure you bring the following:

  1. Weather dependant rafting clothes,

  2. Dry Clothes to relax in after the Rafting,

  3. Sun-Block,

  4. A Hat

  5. Closed takkies or water shoes for rafting

  6. Any sort of Action Camera/GoPro

 You will be supplied with all the necessary rafting equipment and after the event you will receive a ‘Goodie Bag’ along with your T-shirt.


Additional Information

 Directions: Real Adventures – Google Maps | Real Adventures GPS - 26°54'6.75"S, 27°23'53.74"E.


On the day, there will be hot food and cold drinks for sale. Please make sure you bring Cash.

In the spirit of making life easier, Camping is available at the venue. Please contact Real Adventures for more information.

At the moment, we have a growing lucky draw product pool valued at R4000! It’s growing by the day. Make sure you stay till the end, to stand a chance of winning some cool Action Gear.

Action Gear have arranged with their suppliers to be there and have a number of products for sale. You never know what you might find.

Thanks for the time. We know it was a lot to read, we hope it has you all excited! See you on the 7th February!


Terence Vrugtman

 Event Organiser




Other Details

Date: Saturday, 7 February 2015

Where: Real Adventures Base, Parys - 90 minutes from Johannesburg

GPS Coordinates: -26.901902; 27.398129

Price: R350 per person

Included in price:

  • 2 hrs of kayaking fun;
  • Swift water rescue guides with Level 3 first aid;
  • Goodie Bag at the end of the river;
  • T-shirt;
  • All needed equipment;
  • Refreshments on the water.


Spot prizes to the value of R10 000 will be given out on the day!

Please contact us directly for any questions or quiries: 011 781 1323/


300 entries available

Help us break the record for the biggest rafting event on the Vaal River!

Participant age: 10 – 80 years


 Transportation: Transport is not included in the package and transporting to and from the event on the day is the responsibility of the customer

Directions to the venue can be seen here


Payment: Advance bookings are essential. To confirm your reservation full payment must be received. Entries will close

31 January 2015.

*Payment will be made out to the Organiser of the event, Adventure Life.


Adventure Life


Acc: 62470919609

Branch: 250655

Reference: Name and Surname

Please send your proof of payment to


By entering you confirm that you have read and agreed to our terms and conditions




Please contact us directly for any questions or quiries: 011 781 1323/



 *Action Gear have recruited the experienced help of the company, Adventure Life, as the official organiser of the event (read more in the terms and conditions). Please contact us directly for any questions or quiries: 011 781 1323/