6 Day River Rafting Trail
The 6 Day River Rafting rail will start at our base camp and return after completing the trail. We welcome you at camp and from here our guides will lead the way. The first evening is spent around the camp fire planning and discussing the finer details of what to expect. The following morning will be the final preparations before we start our paddling for the days to follow.
This 6 day river rafting trail will cover a distance from 65 to 120 km. This will depend on the level of the river. Higher water will take us further in the same time. Lower water will allow us to explore the region more.Camping will be random sites along the river and no designated sites are determined before our adventure starts. We aim to explore the environment and paddle through some of the most scenic viewpoints on the river.
The rapids we encounter will be from entry level to a moderate level. Our guides are well trained and will navigate you safely through the rapids and fast flowing channels. Our meals are freshly prepared on open fires and we strive to provide you with the freshest produce available. We do grow our own organic foods and we guarantee the quality.
Our well balanced hearty meals will be welcomed after a day of paddling and adventure.
Early morning paddles and interval swimming will be our program as we feel the flow of the Orange River. We divide our days with early starts and relaxed lunches. There are few things better than floating towards our overnight camp in the afternoons. In general it is an entry level of adventure and with our team leaders you have the opportunity to discover the hidden secrets of the Richtersveld. The 6 day orange river rafting trail will end on day 7 and our back up crew will transfer us back to the Growcery Base Camp. Book your 6 day river rafting trail now.
6 Day River Rafting Route Plan:
Day 1: Arrive at Base Camp 18h00 pm (D) – Briefing
Day 2,3,4,5,6: Orange River Rafting (B.L.D) – Camping on the banks of the Orange River
Day 7: Orange River / Transfer Back to Base Camp (B) – Tour ends on arrival back at camp
B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D-Dinner
NB – Valid Passport Compulsory
Time Frame: 1 night base camp & 5 nights on river
Distance: 65 – 120 km (depending on the water level)
Tour Starts: 8:30 / 9:00 am on morning of day 2 on route plan
Equipment: 2 man inflatable rafts, paddles, floatation 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)
What is not included?
- Water (2l per person per day), beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) & snacks for in-between meals
- Own sleeping bags, tents, mattresses
- Accommodation and food after your trail
Protecting our environment on our 6 day river rafting trail
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
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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