28 Dec – 2 Jan — 5 Day Orange River New Years Trail

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Orange River – 5 Day Orange River New Years

Orange River New Years Trail is an adventure suitable for the whole family.  Experience the Richtersveld on an inflatable raft and use the Orange River as mode of transport.  Explore the only mountain desert in South Africa.  Let our experienced guides lead you through one of the most striking landscapes South Africa has to offer.  The perfect outdoor adventure. Sleep under the stars or in a tent.

Route Plan
Day 1: 28 Dec 2016:Arrival day at base camp around 17h00 – briefing and New Years Party – sleep base camp (D)
Day 2,3,4: 29,30,31 and 1 Jan 2017: After breakfast the Orange River rafting adventure departs (B.L.D)
Day 5 : 2 Jan 16: Transfer back to Base Camp.(B) Trail ends upon arrival at camp
(B-Breakfast; L-Lunch; D-Dinner included)  

NB – Valid Passport Compulsory

Time Frame: 1 night base camp and 3 nights on river
Distance: 45 – 65 km (depending on the water level)
Tour Starts: 8h30 – 9h00 am on morning of day 1 on route plan
Equipment: 2 man inflatable rafts, paddles, flotation devices, cooler box for drinks, dry bags for personals
Starts: The Growcery Camp
Ends: The Growcery Camp (transfer back to base camp from take-out point)

4 Day Orange River New Years Trail will take guide you through the Nababeep Community and Richtersveld Community Reserve.  Over the next days you can expect to have spectacular mountain views with fast flowing channels and reed beds. The River is graded at level 1-3 in difficulty and is suitable for beginners. There is something about feeling the flow of the Orange River and camping in the wild.

Orange River New Year : What you need to bring

  • Own camping equipment
  • Own cutlery, crockery
  • Water & water bottles
  • Own extra snacks , drinks and beverages

TOUR ENDS AFTER ARRIVAL BACK AT BASE CAMP 
You can book your stay at the Growcery Camp

Orange River New Years ; Suggested Packing List
(Items available at Outdoor Warehouse)

  • Sleeping bag, roll mat or blow up mattress
  • Torch/ head lamp
  • Matches or fire lighter
  • Camera
  • Small dry bag for camera & snacks
  • Sunglasses (with safety strap), lip balm, hat, sunscreen
  • Water bottle, 6 bin liners
  • T-Shirts, Khikoi, shorts, strops, sweater, long pants, second skin, swimsuit, towel
  • Hiking boots
  • Tent is optional , umbrella, camping chairs, cycling gloves for paddling
  • Own drinks (no glass allowed), Rehydrate sachets
  • Personal medical kit, insect repellent (Stingose), toiletries, bio degradable soap, toilet paper
  • Cash (No card facilities at base camp)
  • GOOD SENSE OF HUMOUR REQUIRED

Protecting the Environment

  • No glass is allowed on the river SO PLEASE DECANTER IF NEEDED
  • all waste will be transported along the trail and returned to base camp.
  • RECYCLE AND RE – USE – please assist us.

NB – Families traveling with children younger than 18 y/o will need an unabridged birth certificate to be allowed to depart and enter South Africa.  Furthermore, minors traveling with only one parent, or another party need additional documentation.  Please familiarize yourself with the required documentation as minors cannot travel without it.

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E-mail: info@orangeriverrafting.com 




Adults Children under 18 Children under 12
R4 150 per person
R3 750 per person
R3 450 per person


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