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Geckoing or White water Tubing is one of the most popular adventure activities at the Adventure Centre in Hazyview.

With this unique adventure you get the chance to descent the Sabie River Gorge with a “Gecko”.

A Gecko is a white water tube that is oval shaped and it has a floor (so you don’t hit your bum on the rocks.

The rapids are Class 2 (Grade 2) rapids and half way down the section you get the change to jump of an 8 metre waterfall.

When you arrive at the Adventure Centre in Hazyview you will be introduces to your guides (APA qualified and well experienced) you will be kitted out with a PFD (Life jacket), Then you will get into a 4 x 4 vehicle and depart for the Gecko section of the Sabie River which is 15 minutes’ drive away.

Once you get to the river you will be briefed by the trip leader on safety aspects as well as how to handle your Gecko. The first section is calm pools, then small rapids followed by the

“One time rapid”. Here is where the action starts.  After “One time rapid” it is time for the jumps. Start off with an  2 metre jump and then the 8 metre jump.

At the end of the trip you will have to walk out of the Gorge back to the vehicle that will take you back to the Adventure Centre

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Requirements

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Minimum Age:

12 years

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is the duration of the game?

2 ½ hours.

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What are the departure times?

11h00 – 13h30.

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Open Days?

Mon – Sat.
Closed on Sundays.
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Do I have to be able to swim to do Geckoing?

Because there is a good chance of falling out of the Tube, it helps to be able to swim, as you often have to help yourself back into the Tube. We however allow non swimmer to join the trips and then the guides have a special eye on these clients.
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Can I take a camera with?

No, unless you have a cheap disposable water proof camera. We however take a camera with and take pictures of all the clients who can buy the pictures right after the trips from the office. This way can focus on having fun and not worry about you camera. After the trip the photos are shown on the big screen from where you can decide if you want to buy them or not.
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Can children do geckoing?

The general rule is that they must be big enough to steer the Gecko, so their arms must be long enough to reach the water to be able to steer the Gecko. This differs from child to child but is normally at about 12 years. They must also be comfortable with swimming.
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Can you do Geckoing all year round?

It depends on the water levels. Often in January February the water levels gets too high for Geckoing. But if the water is too high for Geckoing then the White Water Rafting is GREAT!
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Can you do Geckoing in winter?

Yes. In winter the water levels are great and you can rent a long sleeve wetsuit if you need one.

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