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Vioolsdrift Accommodation


Vioolsdrift accommodation or as we call it “The Chic Shacks” is our upcycled accommodation at The Growcery Camp. It has been built from reclaimed materials and offers two beds in each unit. These rooms come with bedding and shared ablutions. There is a BBQ area with a kitchenette for use. You can make use of the self-catering facilities or join us for a hearty fresh cooked meal.

The Growcery Chic Shacks is no luxury, but value for money accommodation option.  The perfect accommodation for the traveller that is budget conscious and need a good mattress and a bed for the night. There are ten units, and we can accommodate a maximum of 20 travellers at any given point in time. Your vehicles are safely parked close to the Chic Shack of Choice.

Vioolsdrift Accommodation at The Growcery Camp

  • 10 Recycled and Upcycled Chic Shacks
  • Sleep 20 people
  • Safe parking
  • Grassed area
  • Indigenous Trees

Check-in Times

Check-In Time: 14h00 pm
Check-Out Time: 09h30 am

  • We can arrange to open the gates on a late arrival
  • Please confirm arrivals with local bus service
  • We can collect all travellers arriving by bus
  • Transfer fees will be R 150.00 per person

Please make prior arrangements if you will not be able to accommodate these times.

Tel Landline no: 027761-8007
Namibia Line: 00264(0)816725466

For more information on The Growcery’s Camp on-site activities, follow the links below:

Vioolsdrift Accommodation – The Growcery Chic Shacks Facilities

  • Clean and neat shared ablutions
  • Restaurant and bar area
  • Sizeable natural swimming pool in the Orange River
  • Adventure tours and outdoor activities
  • Power supply at camping sites
  • BBQ and braai facilities
  • Washing basins
  • Grassed camps
  • Indigenous trees
  • Herb and vegetable gardens (Seasonal)
  • Freshly prepared meals
  • On-site shop
  • Communal kitchen

Directions to Vioolsdrift Accommodation – The Growcery Camp

  • Take the N7 from Springbok and drive north towards the Namibian Border.
  • Take the only turn off left, 30 meters in front of the South African border post.
  • Drive 50 meters and at the T- junction, turn right and drive past the Police station on your left.
  • The road becomes gravel after 800 meters, continue on this gravel road for 22km.
  • Follow the signs of The Growcery and Umkulu for 22km till you reach The Growcery Camp.

GPS coordinates

The Growcery Accommodation:  -28°69’68.07″S  ; 17°49’55.24″E


Take the gravel road at the SA border post and follow for 22km. 

Indulge in the beauty of the Richtersveld, and, while staying over at The Growcery Camp, book a guided hike into the mountains.

Come and explore the Nababeep Conservancy and we will introduce you to the only mountain desert in South Africa.

This half-day and full-day rafting trail is a perfect short-stay adventure, where you’ll get to see the bird-life of the Orange River and the beautiful rock formations of the Richtersveld in a nutshell.

This Overnight Rafting Trail is especially available for a short rafting holiday and one night under the stars. This package provides you with a rafting, hiking and bundu-bash adventure, all in one!

This is the ultimate short stay option for those who want to get a taste of the Orange River and Richtersveld, but do not have much time to do so. You will spend a night under a star-studded sky and take a short walk to a scenic viewpoint showcasing the surrounding mountains. Escape into the wild is a great entry-level adventure. It is an experience suitable for all ages and families with young kids are welcome.

Rent a boat for the day while staying at The Growcery. This is perfect for the adventurer who likes to do their own thing.

Child Policy

  • Children are most welcome at all times
  • Children 1-5 years will stay for free at campsites and accommodations
  • Adults need to accompany children near the river
  • Please inquire about child policies for activities
  • Please see rate sheet below

Orange River Rafting Includes


  • Bed & Bedding
  • Shared Ablutions
  • Communal Kitchen
  • Safe Parking
  • Self Catering Facilities
Orange River Rafting Excludes


  • Own Meals
  • Activities
  • Gratuities
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Orange River Rafting Accommodation Information



50% Minimum Deposit to secure reservation.

Orange River Rafting Product Pricing


Chic Shack Accommodation
2020 Rates Adult Child(15-17 yrs) Child (6-14 yrs) Child(0-5 yrs)
Per Person Sharing R230 R170 R115 FOC
Single Supplement R250 R230 R230 FOC
Per person Sharing
Bed & Breakfast R325 R265 R210 R95
Dinner, Bed & Breakfast R485 R425 R370 R255
Fullboard(DBB+Lunch) R570 510 R455 R340
Single Supplement
Bed and Breakfast R345 R325 R325 N/A
Dinner, Bed, Breakfast R505 R485 R485 N/A
Fullboard(DBB + Lunch) R590 R570 R570 N/A
Breakfast Menu
Standard Breakfast
R 65
Continental Breakfast
R 95
Richtersveld Sunrise Breakfast
R 95
Lunch Menu
Toasted Sandwich R 45
Toasted Sandwich with a side salad R 65
Protein Salad R85
Dinner Menu
2 Course Dinner (Salad & Main Course)
3 Course Menu (Salad, Main Course & Dessert) R 160
Orange River Rafting Accommodation Location


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