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ORANGE RIVER RAFTING

Orange River Rafting Adventures

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3 Day Orange River Rafting for Students

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3 Day Orange River Rafting for Students

The 3 Day Orange River Rafting for Students is an adventure suitable those with a need for adrenalin and those who crave to escape the city – on a student budget of course!

Join us and experience the Richtersveld on an inflatable raft and use the Orange River as mode of transport. Bring a long any inflatable devices you have and lets make our adventure a fun and colourful one! Explore the only mountain desert in South Africa and let our experienced guides lead you through one of the most striking landscapes South Africa has to offer. The perfect outdoor getaway with fun filled rapids, hiking, star gazing and discovering the stark beauty of the Richtersveld desert. Sleep under the star studded skies of the Richtersveld and enjoy fire cooked meals made by your guide.

The 3 Day Orange River Rafting is the perfect adventure for those who enjoy a bit of rugged bush living!

Route Plan

Day 1:                      Arrive at Base Camp 18h00 pm (D) – Briefing
Day 2, 3:                Orange River Rafting (B.L.D) – Camping on the banks of the   Orange River
Day 4:                      Orange River / Transfer Back to Base Camp (B) – Camping back at base camp included.

B– Breakfast, L– Lunch, D-Dinner included

You will be taken from our base camp, The Growcery, through the Nababeep Community and Richtersveld Community Reserve. Over the next 3 days you can expect to have spectacular mountain views, fast flowing channels and excellent bird life. The River is graded at level 1 – 3 in difficulty and is suitable for beginners. The Orange River is a pool drop river, ‘which means after every rapid, there is always a pool’. The Richtersveld is home to goat herders trekking through the endless desert mountains. We don’t have designated campsites and camp for the day depends on the progress made that day, where we will choose our overnight spot on the banks of the river. This is a truly great combination of rafting, relaxing, hiking and exploring. It is not a race, but rather an outdoor expedition suitable for all with no experience.

Scheduled departures 

2 – 5 September 2017
5 – 8 September 2017
8 – 11 September 2017

20 – 23 November 2017
24 – 27 November 2017
28 – 31 November 201

1 – 4 December 2017
5 – 8 December 2017

10 – 13 January 2018
14 – 17 January 2018
18 – 21 January 2018
22 – 25 January 2018

How to find us?

Our Base camp, The Growcery, is 22km from the border post inside South Africa. Our Adventure will start in South Africa and end in Namibia. We will then be transported back through Namibia and over the Border back to the Growcery Camp.

Valid Passports are required and no client will be accommodated without their passport.

FAQ’s 

  • Do I need any experience to join this trip? – No experience needed.
  • Is there malaria in this region? – This is a malaria free zone.
  • How far is this trip? – 45km depending on the water levels.
  • When is High water? – Dec – April.
  • When is low water? – May – Nov.
  • How big are the groups? – maximum 24 people per group.
  • Can I book a private trip? – Yes, you can, permitting it is a group of minimum 18 people
  • What is a scheduled Departure?– These are confirmed departure with open groups and anyone can join. 
  • What must I pack? – You will receive a packing list with every reservation.
  • Will my car be safe while I am on the trip? – We offer safe and secure parking at The Growcery Camp.
  • What about a medical kit? We suggest that you bring your own personal kit.
  • What about special dietary requirements? We cater for vegetarians and vegans.
  • If you are on a special diet, we suggest that you bring the needed ingredients and our guides will assist in the preparations.

 

 

INCLUDES


  • Park fees, entrance fees
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner, as indicated
  • Qualified river guides
  • Two man inflatable rafts
  • Paddles & flotation devices
  • 60L Dry bag for personal belongings
  • 45L Cooler Box per boat, Ice can be purchased at base camp
  • Transfer back to The Growcery
  • Accommodation on Day 4

EXCLUDES


  • Camping equipment, tent, cutlery, crockery etc.
  • Water, 2l per person per day, juice & alcoholic beverages, snacks for in between meals
  • Food after your rafting trail

ADVENTURE INFORMATION

DURATION: 3 Days
DEPART FROM: The Growcery Camp
RATES INFO:

Minimum 30% Deposit secures your spot.

PRICING

2017 2018
Student Rates p.p R 2 950 R 2 950
 

ADVENTURE SCHEDULE

Day 1

 The Growcery Camp

We meet all our river paddlers at The Growcery Camp, no later than 5 pm on day 1. Please notify the camp of any late arrivals. This evening will be an introduction to your river crew and a final briefing on the adventure that awaits us. Our Dinner will be around open fires and a freshly cooked meal can be expected. Our evening is relaxed and a great time can be spent under the many stars of the Richtersveld.

Meals: Dinner
Accommodation: Camping

Day 2,3

Orange River Rafting – Orange River

Our River adventure starts with a scrumptious breakfast this morning. Our guides will brief all our paddlers on how to pack their two man inflatable rafts for the next 3 days of river rafting. We leave all our vehicles and mobile devices safely at base camp and start our adventure anything from 9:30 – 10: 30 this morning. The next few days will be along the banks of the Orange River. We explore the magnificent Richtersveld Desert and embark on the adventure of a lifetime.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Camping

Day 4

Orange River – Growcery Camp

An early wake-up call we enjoy our last breakfast on the banks of the Orange River, before making our way to our collection point. All depends on the water levels on how long we will paddle before the take out. Please don’t make any fixed arrangements to depart earlier than 2 pm from our base camp. Our Take out times will vary from 08: 30 am – 12: 30 pm, this all depends on the water levels.
 Your accommodation for this night is included.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation:
Camping