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Oribi Outdoors: Running the Umzimkulu River

Company: Oribi Outdoors
Location: Oribi Gorge, Port Shepstone, South Africa
Website: http://oribioutdoors.com/
Facebook: Click here to access their facebook page
email:info@oribioutdoors.com  office@oribioutdoors.com
Seasonal? Yes. From November-ish to March-ish

This past Easter I put in some time at the Oribi Gorge, with Adam Gray of Oribi Outdoors.

Adam, and his girlfriend Jenny are new operators at the Oribi Gorge, having just survived their first commercial season under the banner of Oribi Outdoors. They focus on whitewater adventures, mainly rafting and kayaking. Adam does the guidework, and Jenny the logistics.

Although the company is brand spanking new this team are no greenhorns to adventure and group activities. Adam has a wealth of white water guiding experience on rafts stretching over more than a decade on the rivers of the world, and is also a highly experienced kayaker. Jenny has a background in theatrical studies and is experienced in empowering children through group activities in a circus environment. It is seldom that you find a couple with such great passion for people and the outdoors working together towards a common goal.

Oribi Outdoors is a professionally run establishment with some of the best white water out there, in the Umzimkulu River close to Port Shepstone, South Africa.

Anyone keen on some Southern African rafting should drop Adam an email and find out what’s on offer. Its not every day that you find such passion, skill and experience readily at your disposal while navigating one of our country’s prime white water destinations. You can find him at www.oribioutdoors.com and on facebook.

The company operates only in season, starting November-ish every year.

Please leave your comments below this post. Have you been at Oribi Outdoors? Were you happy..or not? Why? Maybe you are planning to go and need some more info? The trailblazerguide is here to help!

Adam getting the gear ready

Adam getting the gear ready

The road down into the gorge.

The road down into the gorge.

A good safety briefing calls for personal involvement.

A good safety briefing calls for personal involvement.

Approaching 'The Omen'

Approaching ‘The Omen’

Making a safe exit, everyone still on board.

Making a safe exit, everyone still on board.

The Omen, the first major rapid of the day.

The Omen, the first major rapid of the day.

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About Franz Fuls

Adventurer Freelance Journalist Photographer Bunny Hugger Engineer January 2014 I depart on a 2,500km eco-expedition called Triwaters Tour. The website link is in my profile. Go check it out.

2 comments on “Oribi Outdoors: Running the Umzimkulu River

  1. I am a bit biased, but the family had a great trip. Dad

  2. […] You can also find out more about Oribi Outdoors at this previous post about this highly professional rafting company. […]

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