Anti-Valentines Paddle



Crocodile River, Lanseria


Trip Participants


Lewis Coosner

Join us for a fairly mellow possibly (but unlikely) romantic short 2 hour paddle down the Crocodile River on Saturday afternoon 13th February. We will run the 9 km stretch from Lanseria causeway to Friday farm take out (depending on flow level of course). We will run it with ESSA 2 person crocs with a few kayakers. Please meet at Home of Chicken Pie just after the Lanseria airport turnoff on theR512 ( Malibongwe Ext) at 2 pm with suitable river clothes and shoes (no cotton) and waterproofed kit (food, water, camera, etc.). We will the drive to put in point at Lanseria causeway, off load everyone and rafts, drivers will then drop off cars at end (Friday’s) and drive back in one car if possible.

Time: 14H00 to evening

Place: Home of Chicken Pie, R312

Cost: ESSA members: For raft and kit only: R120 – please deposit into ESSA bank account before Friday 12th Feb 15H00.: Exploration Society of SA, Standard Bank - Parktown, Acc. No. 200838210, Branch Code 0355. Please provide your name and a contact number as reference

RSVP: Me or Lewis before Thursday 6pm on payment (unless you coming with your own kayak)

Supplied: ESSA raft, paddle, helmet and lifejacket supplied… if you don’t have your own. (no early deposit = no gear for you)

Bring: nylon clothes, old takkies or strops, sunscreen, peak, some snacks and water for river in dry bag, waterproof camera, sense of humour and good attitude

Post paddle bring: Skottel, braai stuff, dead animal and food of sorts, spare clothes, drink, cash, etc. for end point if you want to socialise and be romantic afterwards.


BTW: We really would like you to have paid your ESSA membership (same account details as above- R300 pp) before signing on for this. You can’t come if you can’t swim. Be nice and helpful please by transporting kit, pumping boats, listening to instructions, packing and cleaning gear afterwards, and carrying heavy stuff and supplying the organisers with decent beer.





Saturday, February 13, 2016 (All day)