Marriott’s rapid

Marriott’s Rapid

Grade25

Risk3

Distance from start of the stage : 24.5km
Lat -29.613307 Lon 30.376643
Spectators/Seconds: No
Portage option: Left hand bank

GFXMarriottsIn the midst of the fun section of river heading towards Inanda dam comes this right hand turn in the river around a big rockpile in the middle of the river.

There are decent options right and left, but stay away from the trouble associated with the rocks in the middle.

The best line at most levels is well right of centre, heading back to the centre once you have passed the main rapid to deal with the final drop, which has some rocky trouble on the extreme right.

Martin Dreyer

Not a big rapid, just follow the water. You probably won’t even know you’re in it.

ProTipBirkettAndy Birkett

Stay in the right channel of the island, the left runs dry.

In big water there won’t even be an island so straight over.