Greetings from the Mpumalanga Highveld, ye kayakers bound to your electronic screens checking out your next adventure. I hope this appeals to your senses and inspires you to greatness!
Eventually it got really dark. I had no choice but to SMS my coordinates to my driver to come pick me up. I missed my destination by about seven kilometers (as the crow flies), but in the rough terrain it took my driver about three-ish hours to locate me.
I’m back home now safe and sound, but it feels as if I left a little bit of my soul back in the Assegaai. I will no doubt have to return sooner or later to search for it. My gut feel is that the next trip should be a two day journey, doing some wilderness camping halfway. Anyone keen for a paddle?
There’s no river flow statistics on the web for the Assegaai in Mpumalanga, but you can check the dam level at http://www.dwaf.gov.za/Hydrology/Weekly/ProvinceWeek.aspx?region=M
FINALLY, check out the footage!