The 2-Day Wet & Wild is the perfect weekend adventure get-away filled with unforgettable experiences. It’s suitable for the whole family. The first part of our trail starts meandering down the ‘Great Orange’ river, during which you will be viewing an array of bird life, paddling and negotiating rapids, while primarily being amazed at the setting!
After the paddle we can relax in the sun and cool off with a swim in the river. After we’ve had lunch on the riverbank we make our way back to camp, to relax while dinner is being prepared by our guides.
Day two of the trail is split into two parts. First, we will go for a guided hike in the Richtersveld, see striking rock formations and caves, and get to see the Richtersveld up-close and personal.
The second leg of the day will take us on a thrilling 4×4 trail into the Nababeep Conservancy. Here, we explore the geological wonders and diverse collection of fauna and flora, many of whom have adapted in different and unique ways to survive this desert environment.
We once again leave the mountains behind and slowly make our way back to camp for a beautiful bush-style dinner under a magnificent star-studded sky, the perfect ending to an exceptional experience.
This trail starts & ends at The Growcery Camp
Day 1: Rafting begins at 09:00 am for a full day rafting experience. Breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as chic shack accommodation is included.
Day 2: 1-3 hour guided hike followed by a 1 – 3 hour Richtersveld 4×4 excursion. Includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and chic shack accommodation.
You can expect first degree rapids, fast-flowing channels, and weirs along your way. The trail passes farms, granite rocks, lava deposits and reed beds along the banks of the river. Extraordinary bird life can be expected along this trip. Thetour allows u for a picnic-style lunch on the banks or even an island along the Orange River. You will have ample photographic opportunities on this full-day trail. Another highlight is our rock-jumping underneath the yellow cliffs. This is optional for those who seek a more adventurous approach.
The Growcery Camp is situated between two mountain ranges, on the bank of the Orange River. The Richtersveld hiking trails take an adventurous route exploring these rugged desert mountains around the camp. Being on foot will bring you closer to understanding the Richtersveld Desert. We offer 1-8 hour guided hiking trails, the perfect way to discover the large endemic succulent population of the Richtersveld. You can find the indigenous quiver trees, “Aloe Dichtoma”, on your hiking trail as well.
We explore the Nababeep Conservancy and introduce you to the only mountain desert in South Africa. We provide a guided safari vehicle and include mineral water on this trail. The Richtersveld is known for the volcanic mountains and indigenous succulent vegetation. The desert offers an extraordinary landscape with unique creatures and vegetation. Our customised safari vehicles provide an excellent vantage point and access to the remote mountainous landscape.
|DEPARTS FROM:||The Growcery Camp|
|Rated per person||2019||2020|
|Adult||R 3150||R 3400|
|Child 15 - 17||R 2400||R 2650|
|Child 11 - 14||R 2100||R 2350|
|Child 5 - 10||R 1850||R 1850|
Arrival at The Growcery CampArrive at The Growcery Camp no later than 5PM. One of the Growcery’s friendly staff will take you to your Chic Shack. Dinner will be prepared and a briefing will take place on this day that will prepare you for your next day’s activities. Accommodation: Chic Shack Meals: Dinner
Full Day RaftingYour Full Day Orange River Rafting Trail will start at 09; 00 am after breakfast where we will transfer you from The Growcery Camp to your starting point. You can expect to see incredible bird life and rock formations. Experience white water – rapids – and jumping off cliffs. Lunch will be prepared by your guide and served picnic style on the river banks. After lunch, you will slowly start making your way back to The Growcery Camp where you can relax, have a warm shower or perhaps a drink at the bar. Dinner will be prepared on an open fire tonight, and we will end off the day around the fire. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Chic Shacks
The Growcery Camp – Hike – 4 x 4 TrailAfter a healthy breakfast, you will head out for a 1-3 hour guided hike into the Richtersveld mountains followed by a 1 – 3 hour Richtersveld 4×4 excursion. Lunch will be in between your two adventures of the day. You will experience incredible views and explore the only mountainous desert in South Africa. End off your exciting day with a drink around the fire, a home cooked meal and some good conversation. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Chic Shacks
DISCLAIMER: We reserve the right to cancel any activity due to weather or unsafe conditions. An alternative activity will be provided wherever possible.