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ORANGE RIVER RAFTING

ORANGE RIVER RAFTING

THROUGH THE RICHTERSVELD


“WET – FUN – SUN”


“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 ORANGE RIVER AWAITS YOU

THE LANDSCAPE

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!

AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE

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

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.

OUR CURRENT SPECIALS


Normally R12000 for 4 Days



Bring the family on one of Southern Africa's iconic family adventures. Paddle through breathtaking mountain scenery and camp wild under the stars.

RIVER RAFTING ADVENTURES


R3150 for 2 Days

The 2 Day Wet & Wild is the perfect weekend adventure get-away filled with unforgettable experiences and suitable for the whole family.

R3450 for 3 Days

A Orange River Rafting Adventure designed around the budget conscious student. Bring some friends and enjoy the best the Richtersveld has to offer.

R12000 for 4 Days

Bring the family on one of Southern Africa's iconic family adventures. Paddle through breathtaking mountain scenery and camp wild under the stars.

R4550 for 4 Days

This 4-Day Orange River Rafting Adventure is rated the Best Adventure Trail in the Northern Cape. Explore the Richtersveld on an ultimate river adventure.

R5500 for 5 Days

This Orange River Fishing Trail will explore the wild parts of the Richtersveld. This area is known for largemouth and smallmouth yellowfish.

R5850 for 6 Days

The 5-Day Transfrontier Rafting is suitable for adventure travelers. Discover the river less paddled this season and escape into the wild Richtersveld.

THE GROWCERY ECO CAMP – OUR BASE CAMP

THE GROWCERY

AWARD WINNING ECO CAMP


FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE GROWCERY CAMP HERE


ACCOMMODATION AT THE GROWCERY


From: R215

Vioolsdrift Accommodation at the Growcery Camp is rated as a 1000 star destination. Book your stay at our camp and join an unforgettable river adventure.

From: R125

Vioolsdrift Camping at The Growcery Camp offers a tranquil retreat with grassed camping sites, a restaurant, bar and spectacular river and mountain views.

From: R350

Vioolsdrift Twin Rooms is the latest addition to our Growcery Camp. This is work in progress and the first rooms are expected to be completed by June 2019

ABOUT THE ORANGE RIVER

THE GARIEP RIVER


Also known as “The Great River” to the Nama people


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.

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