Orange River Rafting


Highlights of the Orange River Rafting Adventures:

  • Rock formations, volcanic rocks, semi precious stones
  • Bird life, primates,fishing
  • Indigenous succulents
  • Spectacular star gazing
  • Excellent hiking and exploring.

Join Umkulu Adventures on a true outdoor orange river rafting adventure.

Orange River Rafting and the Richtersveld

The Orange River is an entry level experience to river rafting and is suitable for the whole family and beginner paddlers. Our guides will assist you in acquiring the paddling skills needed to enjoy the Rafting trail that you have embarked upon. The remoteness of the Richtersveld combined with the surrounding mountains and endless night skies are the perfect escape into the wild. This is a real outdoor adventure and our camps are on the banks of the Orange River.

The combination of river rafting, hiking and outdoor camping makes this an unique destination for adventure.

When booking your river rafting adventure you will receive a comprehensive equipment checklist. These are important equipment to ensure a more relaxed and comfortable river rafting trip on the orange river. All our river rafting adventures are lead by qualified river guides. Our equipment is the best available in Southern Africa and has been customized for our rafting adventures.  We make use of the Growcery camp as our basecamp. Our river adventures will start and return to base camp. .

  • Guides
  • First night camping fees at base camp
  • Dinner on Day 1 at Base camp
  • Meals on River included (B- Breakfast, L – Lunch , D – Dinner)
  • 2 Man inflatable rafts
  • Paddles, dry bags (1 per person), PFD (personal flotation device) , cooler boxes,
  • Park & conservation fees
  • Transfer back to base camp after completing your river trail.
  • Safety briefing & introduction to paddling and packing your boats before departure
  • Safe parking for your vehicles

  • Own drinks, own tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, cutlery and crockery
  • When tour ends and we get back to base camp on day 5 or day 7 of your trail, camping fees and meals are excluded and can be arranged prior to departure.

* No glass is allowed on the river and all waste will be transported along the trail and returned to base camp.

* Please decanter supplies to plastic containers or make use of cans

Our aim is to explore and discover the desert reserve with all its hidden treasures. Our days are spent with early morning paddling, swimming, floating, bird watching and some rapids and fast flowing water.

Our guides will take you through the steps of paddling through rapids, hiking some mountains and in general discover the eco ecosystem the desert. This is not a race, but we do need to cover some distance on a daily basis to reach our destination. The trails vary from 40 km – 220 km. Umkulu Adventures offers 19 years of experience on the Orange River. Our team is known for the passion and knowledge of the Richtersveld. Explore the ultimate desert river rafting adventure.

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