With this unique rafting experience, you negotiate river rapids in your own boat with your face at river level! This awesome, one-on-one experience with the raging river rapids makes it the best way to go down the Sabie River.
We call it Geckoing or Tubing. A Gecko is a one-man inflatable, solid floor, raft/tube with handles. You sit in the Gecko and paddle with your hands, when you get to the rapids,lie down and hold on!
We drive with 4×4 vehicles deep into the forest to the U2 section, we are the only operator using this stretch of the river and are proud to have the biggest and longest Geckoing rapids on the Sabie River. It has a steep gradient, so we don’t need much rain, the rapids are always big. We do 3 kilometres down grade III rapids. There is an optional 8m cliff-jump you can do on the route. No non-swimmers when the level of the river is high.
Update 22 April 2021: The level of the river is high at the moment, you have to be a swimmer and be of the age of 12 or older to do this activity.