Low water scout of the Elands River, starting just below the waterfall under Waterval Boven, Mpumalanga, South Africa. You saw it first on The Trailblazer Guide.
First descent in about a decade.
The first rapid is definitely class IV. Syphons all around, but I think some people will attempt it. Sheena and I portaged.
Then some Class III-IV fund on higher water followed by a sweet (in our opinion) runnable waterfall that starts with a green V pointing to a roosters tail. After the boof you have to prepare for the big drop. Now it looks like there is space for a clean landing, but there is also a shelf which may be undercut. We decided to rather run it next time with more people around for safety, and portaged.
Running out of battery the last part of the trip was not recorded. There are some fun rapids, but vegetation increased as the creek flattens out. We took out at Five Arches bridge, after playing in the beautiful natural weir below it.
Want to know what the Waterval Boven vibe is like? Check out THIS POST, with the story of the whole weekend, and some more photos of the trip.
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