“One of the best entry level rafting adventures in South Africa”
“Rafting through the beautiful Richtersfeld Mountains. Priceless!”
“An outdoor excursion for the whole family, and friends”
The contrast of the glistening Orange River with its green banks against the rocky Richtersveld make for a beautiful landscape. An Orange River rafting adventure is rated as one of the best entry level rafting adventures in South Africa.
It’s an outdoor adventure for the whole family and all your friends. Guests love the opportunity to bond with their group, do something out of the ordinary and to sleep in the desert next to a beautiful river!
We have been living alongside the Orange River for many years and have experienced this beautiful river in all her forms. We want to share this adventure with you! Visit the Richtersveld and river raft the longest river in South Africa.
Feel the flow from the Maloti mountains in the Drakensberg while paddling through the Richtersveld desert. Let our experienced team of river guides open your hearts to the Richtersveld and natural surroundings of The Orange River.
Our team has 20 years of experience in river rafting and safari adventures in Southern Africa. We are a registered Tour operator in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. We’re a small owner-operated company with a reliable and sustainable approach to conservation and adventure.
Our safari experience separates us as a river operator: allowing us flexibility and responsible logistics with all our operations. Umkulu Safari & Canoe Trails have been operating on the Orange River for the past 20 years.
The Orange River was named after the Dutch Prince William of Orange. It’s other names are the Gariep River, or “Great River”, as it is called by the local Nama people. The Orange River cuts through the Richtersveld National Park and is now part of the Ais-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.
From its source high in the Drakensberg Mountains, it meanders 2200 km until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean at Alexander Bay/ Oranjemund. It feeds the surroundings and the banks of the river are home to many species of birds and other wildlife.