No4 Rapid - Umkomaas

No4 is a steep, fast rock garden type rapid leading into a dog's leg to the right. Look for the cleanest water centre-right and stay sharp. The water flowing to the right as you re-enter the main channel flows over a couple of ledges which can form big holes, so try to skirt right of them, but don't turn too early as you want be facing nose downstream in this tricky rapid.

The image below shows the valley features to look out for to indicate that you are about to enter No4

no4 approach

Video Footage

This video footage was taken when the river was at 1.5m at Hela Hela (thanks to Don Wewege).

 

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