4 Day Orange River Family Adventure

4 Day Orange River Family Adventure

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4 Day Orange River Family Adventure


The 4 Day Orange River Family Adventure will take you from our base camp through the Nababeep Community and Richtersveld Community Reserve. Over the next four days, you can expect to have spectacular mountain views, fast-flowing channels, and excellent bird life. The River is graded at level 1 – 3 in difficulty and is suitable for beginners.

This 4-day orange river adventure is suitable for the whole family. Experience the Richtersveld on an inflatable raft and use the Orange River as the mode of transport. 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.  The perfect outdoor getaway with fun-filled rapids, hiking and discovering the stark beauty of the Richtersveld desert.  Sleep under the stars or in a tent.

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 4 Day Orange River Adventure 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 guides will be preparing meals on open fires and guide you safely down the Orange River.

4 Day Orange River Family Adventure Border Procedure

  • At the Vioolsdrift border post stamp out of South Africa.
  • Proceed to Namibian Customs with your Exit Stamp of SA.
  • Enter Namibia and receive your Entry Stamp in Namibia.
  • Do not pay any road taxes for Namibia as your vehicles should not enter the country, but only the border post.
  • Return to South Africa and confirm with the gates that you are on a river rafting trip.
  • Please do not restamp your passport when returning at this border post.

4 Day Orange River Family Adventure

Day Place  Meals 
Day 1 Growcery Base Camp  D.
Day 2,3,4 Orange River Rafting B.L.D
Day 5  Orange River – Growcery B.

B- breakfast, L- lunch, D-dinner

Time Frame: 3 nights and a half day on the river.
Distance: 45-65 km(depending on the water level).
Tour Starts: 08h30 / 09h00 am on the morning of day two on route plan.
Equipment: 2 man inflatable rafts, paddles, flotation devices, a cooler box for drinks and dry bags for personals
Starts: The Growcery Camp.
Ends: The Growcery Camp (Transfer back to Base Camp from Takeout Point).

Suggested Packing List (Items available at Outdoor Warehouse)

  • Sleeping bag, roll mat/ blow up mattress, torch/ headlamp, matches.
  • Camera, Small dry bag for camera & snacks.
  • Sunglasses (with safety strap), lip balm, hat, sunscreen.
  • Water bottle, six bin liners.
  • T-Shirts, Khikoi, shorts, water shoes, a sweater, long pants, second skin.
  • Swimsuit, towel, Hiking boots.
  • Tent, umbrella, camping chairs, cycling gloves for paddling.
  • Own drinks (no glass allowed), Rehydrate sachets.
  • Personal medical kit, insect repellent (Stingose), toiletries.
  • Biodegradable soap, toilet paper.
  • Personal medication
  • Cash (No card facilities at base camp)
  • Valid Passport and unabridged birth certificates for minors. 

We do suggest a good sense of humour as our complaint office is in the centre of the river.

NB. No client will be allowed on this trail without a Valid Passport or Unabridged Birth certificates for minors. 

Orange River Rafting Includes


  • Park fees and entrance fees
  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner (as indicated)
  • Qualified river guides
  • Two man inflatable raft (Croc)
  • Paddles & flotation devices 60L Dry bag (for personal belongings)
  • 45L Cooler Box per boat
  • Transfer back to The (base camp)
Orange River Rafting Excludes


  • Own transfers to starting point The Growcery Camp
  • Ice can be purchased at base camp
  • Own drinks with meals
  • Own drinking water
  • Own snacks
  • Own Camping Equipment
  • Own Travel Insurance
  • Valid Passport
Orange River Rafting Tour Information


DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp - Vioolsdrift

This rate includes any 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 18 years old

Orange River Rafting Product Pricing


Family of Four Special 2019 Rate 2020 Rates
A family of 3 - 2 Adults and 1 Child R 12 000 per family R13200 per family
A family of 4 - 2 Adults and 2 Child R 14 500 per family R15950 per family
A family of 5 - 2 Adults and 3 Child R 16 500 per family R18150 per family
Orange River Rafting Tour Schedule

Adventure SCHEDULE

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