The Doring drains the Tankwa Karoo through the Cederberg range into the Olifants River. It can only be rafted in the winter-rainfall months of July to September. Photos and a Google Earth file.
The weather forecast for this weekend promised nothing good. Consecutive cold fronts were expected to hit the Western Cape and the Cederberg can be an icy place when the weather turns foul. But although day two was pretty cold on the water, Saturday produced long sunny periods. Some of the rapids edged up into Grade 3 territory, but are fairly easy to negotiate in the inflatable, two-man crocs. Exciting and fun, without the fear that can sometimes grip one in the Batoka Gorge below Victoria Falls.
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