The 3-Day Orange River Family Adventure trail is an adventure suitable for those with a need for adrenalin and those who crave to escape the city. This is perfect for people who don’t have a lot of time.
Join us and experience the Richtersveld on an inflatable raft and use the Orange River as a mode of transport. Bring along any inflatable devices you have and let’s make our adventure a fun and colourful one! Explore the only mountain desert in South Africa and let our experienced guides lead you through one of the most striking landscapes South Africa has to offer.
This is the perfect outdoor getaway with fun-filled rapids, hiking, star gazing and discovering the stark beauty of the Richtersveld desert. Sleep under the star-studded skies of the Richtersveld and enjoy fire-cooked meals made by your guide.
The 3-Day Orange River Rafting is the perfect adventure for those who enjoy a bit of rugged bush living!
|Day 1||Arrive at base camp at 18:00 for the briefing||Dinner included|
|Day 2, 3||Orange River Rafting + Camping on the banks of the Orange River||Breakfast, lunch & dinner|
|Day 4||Rafting and transfer back to base camp. Camping back at base camp included||Breakfast included|
You will be taken from our base camp, The Growcery, through the Nababeep Community and Richtersveld Community Reserve. Over the next three days, you can expect to have spectacular mountain views, fast-flowing channels and excellent birdlife. The River has rapids graded at level 1 – 3 in difficulty and is suitable for beginners. The Orange River is a pool drop river, which means after every rapid, there is always a pool.
The Richtersveld is home to goat herders trekking through the endless desert mountains. We don’t have designated campsites and camp for the day depends on the progress made that day, where we will choose our overnight spot on the banks of the river. This is an excellent combination of rafting, relaxing, hiking and exploring. It is not a race, but rather an outdoor expedition suitable for all with no experience.
Our base camp, The Growcery, is 22km from the border post inside South Africa. Our Adventure will start in South Africa and end in Namibia. We will then be transported back through Namibia and over the Border back to the Growcery Camp.
Frequently Asked Questions
Valid Passports are required, and no client will be accommodated without their passport.
|DEPARTS FROM:||The Growcery Camp|
Minimum 50% deposit secures your spot.
|Number of people||2020|
|Family of 2 - One Adult & One under 18||R6 350|
|Family of 3 - Two Adults & One under 18||R10 000|
|Family of 4 - Two Adults & Two under 18's||R12 950|
|Family of 5 - Two Adults & Three under 18's||R15 500|
|Family of 6 - Two Adults & Four under 18's||R17 850|
|The Growcery Camp We meet all our river paddlers at The Growcery Camp, no later than 5 pm on day 1. Please notify the camp of any late arrivals. This evening will be an introduction to your river crew and a final briefing on the adventure that awaits us. Our Dinner will be around open fires and a freshly cooked meal can be expected. Our evening is relaxed and a great time can be spent under the many stars of the Richtersveld. Meals: Dinner Accommodation: Camping|
|Orange River Rafting – Orange River Our River adventure starts after a filling breakfast this morning. Our guides will brief all our paddlers on how to pack their two-man inflatable rafts for the next 3 days of river rafting. We leave all our vehicles and mobile devices safely at base camp and start our adventure anything from 9:30 – 10: 30 this morning. The next few days will be along the banks of the Orange River. We explore the magnificent Richtersveld Desert and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Camping|
|Orange River – Growcery Camp An early wake-up call we enjoy our last breakfast on the banks of the Orange River, before making our way to our collection point. All depends on the water levels on how long we will paddle before the take out. Please don’t make any fixed arrangements to depart earlier than 2 pm from our base camp. Take out times will vary from 08: 30 am – 12: 30 pm, this all depends on the water levels. Meals: Breakfast Accommodation: Please book camping/Chic Shacks prior to trip departure|
DISCLAIMER: We reserve the right to cancel any activity due to weather or unsafe conditions. An alternative activity will be provided wherever possible.