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2-Day Wet & Wild

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.


2-Day Wet & Wild – Orange River & Richtersveld Trail

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.


What to Expect on the Full-Day River Rafting Tour

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.


What to Expect on the Hiking Trail

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.


What to expect on the 4×4 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 creatures and vegetation. Our customised safari vehicles provide an excellent vantage point and access to the remote mountainous landscape.


Frequently Asked Questions about the 2-Day Wet & Wild

  • Do I need any experience to join this trip? – No experience needed!
  • 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 – 22 km, depending on the water levels.
  • When is high water? – December – April.
  • When is low water? – May – November.
  • 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 inflatable rafts
  • Paddles, dry-bags, flotation devices, cooler box
  • Tents, cutlery & crockery
Orange River Rafting Excludes


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


DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp
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2-Day Wet & Wild Rates

 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
Orange River Rafting Tour Schedule

Adventure 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 3

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

DISCLAIMER: We reserve the right to cancel any activity due to weather or unsafe conditions. An alternative activity will be provided wherever possible.

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