2 Day Wet & Wild

2 Day Wet & Wild

orange river rafting view
orange river rafting with umkulu
orange river rafting
kayak fluid
Couple on croc raft

2 Day Wet & Wild

This is the perfect weekend adventure get-away filled with unforgettable experiences and 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, relaxing in the sun and cooling off with a swim in the river. After enjoying lunch on the riverbank we make our way back to camp, to relax while dinner is being prepared by your 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 what the Richtersveld has to offer up close and personal. The second leg of the day will take us on a thrilling 4×4 trail into the Nababeep Conservancy. 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.

2 Day Wet & Wild – Orange River & Richtersveld Trail

This trail starts & ends at The Growcery Base Camp

Day 1: Rafting begins at 09:00 am for a full day rafting experience (B.L.D) Sleep Chic Shacks

Day 2: 1-3 hour guided hike followed by a 1 – 3 hour Richtersveld 4×4 excursion (B.L.D) Sleep Chic Shacks

B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

What to expect on a Full Day River Rafting Tour

You can expect first rapids, fast-flowing channels, and weirs along your way. The full day rafting trail is along working farms, granite rocks, lava deposits and reed beds along the banks of the river.  Extraordinary birdlife can be expected along this trip.  The Full Day Rafting Tour allows us to offer a picnic style Lunch on the banks or even an island along the Orange River.  This is a very relaxing introduction to the Orange River and suitable for all ages.  You will have ample photographic opportunities on this full-day trial. A highlight on our full day rafting trail is our rock jumping underneath the yellow cliffs.  This is optional for those who seek a more adventurous approach.

What to expect on the Hiking Trail

Our camp is between two mountain ranges and the Orange River. The Richtersveld hiking trails take an adventurous route exploring these rugged desert mountains. Hiking these rugged mountains and being on foot will bring you closer to understanding the Richtersveld Desert. Our Richtersveld hiking trails are all from our camp. We also 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.

What to expect on the 4 x 4 Safari

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 life and vegetation. Our customised safari vehicles provide a high viewpoint and access to this remote mountainous Richtersveld.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need any experience to join this trip? – No experience required.
  • What are the youngest realistic ages for these trips? – We suggest five years and older.
  • Is there malaria in this region? – The Orange River is a disease free zone.
  • How far is the rafting trip? – Anything between 14 – 22km depending on the water levels.
  • When is High water? – Dec – April.
  • When is low water? – May – Nov.
  • How big are the groups? – min 4 people per group.
  • What is a Scheduled Departure?– These are confirmed departures.
  • What must I pack? – You will receive a packing list with every reservation.
  • Will my car be safe while I am on the trip? – We offer safe and secure parking at The Growcery Camp.
  • What about a medical kit? We suggest that you bring your equipment.
  • What about special dietary requirements? We cater for vegetarians and vegans.
  • If you are on a special diet, we suggest that you bring the needed ingredients and our guides will assist in the preparations.


Orange River Rafting Includes


  • Park fees & Entrance fees
  • Meals as indicated
  • Qualified Guides
  • Two man inflatble rafts
  • Paddles, drybags, floatation devices, cooler box
  • Tents, cutlery & crockery
Orange River Rafting Excludes


  • Water
  • Accommodation & food after your trail
Orange River Rafting Adventure Information


DEPART FROM: The Growcery Camp
Orange River Rafting Product Pricing


 Rated per person 2019
Adult R 3150
Child 15 - 17 R 2400
Child 11 - 14 R 2100
Orange River Rafting Tour Schedule


Day 1

Arrival at The Growcery Camp

Arrive 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

Day 2

Full Day Rafting

Your 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

Day 2

The Growcery Camp – Hike – 4  x 4 Trail

After 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


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