Starts in Lady Grey from the Lady Grey City Centre (in front of the Mountain View Country Inn and ending at Balloch via the Witteberge / Drakensberg mountain ridge-line, following the Herschel border fence.
Starts from Balloch, through Burnside Farm, over Kastlekop, then follow the New England Road to the main Lady Grey Barkley East Road. Turning at the Joubert Pass Junction turn off, through some of the best single track traversing several farms till you summit the top of Joubert Pass overlooking Lady Grey Town. Descend into Lady Grey and then again long jeep track to the road passing the Witteberge Mission station and the birth place of Olive Schreiner, to Mdlokovana and the Orange River.
Starts from Mdlokovana to Aliwal North. Easy rapids depending on the strength of the river for first 10 km, otherwise a long flat hard paddle to the Riverside Lodge. The finish is at the Hertzog Bridge in Aliwal North.