Enjoying another face full on the Tsitsa River- South Africa
Before joining together 3 major tributaries which form
Upper Tsitsa Falls
However quite a ways upstream, the homestead now belonging to Adriaan Badenhorst sits just above another Tsitsa waterfall and is the ultimate base in exploring
Beware of the no-good boat eating goat
Chances are you will have a personal guide if you show up for the home run, but should you not, put in where the bridge below Adi's house crosses the road. From here a few rapids serve as a warmup before portaging the falls on river left. Once into the gorge, the first rapid below the falls is ran from the right. Take care of some siphon rocks at the lead-in.
Another difficult rapid containing a siphon on river right is not far below. However a sweet boof is waiting on the left.
The rest of the Tsitsa homerun remains technical but easy to boat scout out on your way down. After a low angle slide the river eases. At a right bend in the river take out where the climb out looks relatively easy. Unfortunately like all the rivers in the area, the car won't be near the shore.
Soon after, the Tsitsa joins the
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