Guided Currents

In 1998 I moved to South Africa.  After taking a 5-day rafting trip through the Richtersveld on the Orange River in Namibia with my family, I decided to extend my stay by finding work as a rafting guide.  I joined up with River Tours and Safaris, spending the rainy season in a remote bush camp in KwaZulu.  From the camp I guided whitewater floats on the Tugela River and led canyoneering trips in the Umfongosi Gorge.  Following my return to the States I wrote a book about the adventures on and off the river in a fascinating and obscure corner of the world.  Published in electronic format, Guided Currents is available from Amazon.

Map of the Tugela River by Joseph Bump

Map of the Tugela River by Joseph Bump

Manziwayo Falls, Umfongosi Gorge

Manziwayo Falls, Umfongosi Gorge