5-Day Transfrontier Rafting Adventure

5-Day Transfrontier Rafting Adventure

5-Day Transfrontier Rafting Adventure

This 5-Day Transfrontier Rafting is the perfect outdoor adventure suitable for the more adventurous paddlers. Experience the Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park on a guided river rafting adventure. This adventure is on the verge of the ultimate dessert experience. Rapids grading is from level 1-4 depending on the water standards of the Orange River. Join our experienced rafting team on an unforgettable outdoor river rafting adventure.

Our Experienced River Rafting Team will take you from our base at Ausenkehr Farms in Namibia through the Transfrontier Park. Our destination is Sendlingsdrift. Over the next five days, you can expect to have spectacular mountain views, fast-flowing channels and level 1-4 rapids depending on the water levels.


What to Expect on the Transfrontier Rafting Adventure

This part of the Orange River is a pool drop river with fast flowing canals and exciting rapids. On this trip we see many species of birds, goats being herded along the banks of the river and endless desert space. The Transfrontier is indeed a great combination of rafting, adventure, expedition, relaxing, hiking and exploring. It is not a race. This trip is preferably an outdoor excursion and is suitable for people with no experience.

Our guides will be preparing meals on open fires and guide you safely down the Orange River. This 5-Day Transfrontier trail is for the adventure seekers that want to explore the Richtersveld / Ais Ais Transfrontier Park on a unique route through the Transfrontier Park.


Transfrontier Rafting Schedule

Day Place  Meals included
Day 1 Norosthama Lodge Dinner
Day 2, 3, 4, 5 Orange River Rafting Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Day 6 Orange River – Norosthama Lodge Breakfast (Lunch at own expense)


NB. This Transfrontier Rafting Departure point is at Norotshama Lodge. The trip will be confirmed when making your reservation. The water levels will determine the starting point. 


Time Frame: 5 nights and a half day on the river.
Distance: 100-110 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: Norotshama – depending on water levels
Ends: Norotshama  (Back at Norotshama after a 2- 3hour transit drive from our finishing point at Sendelingsdrift weir).
Minimum Group Size 12 people – secures a departure.


Suggested Packing List for the Transfrontier Rafting Adventure

Items available at Outdoor Warehouse

  • Sleeping bag, roll mat/ blow up mattress, torch/ headlamp, matches.
  • Bring your Camera, Small dry bag for camera & snacks.
  • Sunglasses (with safety strap), lip balm, hat, sunscreen.
  • You will need a Water bottle, six bin liners.
  • T-Shirts, Khikoi, shorts, water shoes, a sweater, long pants, second skin.
  • Swimsuit, towel, Hiking boots.
  • Bring your Tent, umbrella, camping chairs, cycling gloves for paddling.
  • Own drinks (no glass allowed), Rehydrate sachets.
  • Bring your medical kit, insect repellent (Stingose), toiletries.
  • Pack your 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 humor as our complaints office is in the centre of the river.

The Transfrontier rafting trip is a unique route on the Orange River . This river trail is ideal for the adventure traveller that seeks an escape into the wild.

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 Norosthama Lodge
  • Ice can be purchased at base camp
  • Own drinks with meals
  • Own drinking water and extra snacks
  • Camping equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Valid passport
Orange River Rafting Tour Information


DEPARTS FROM: Norotshama Lodge
Orange River Rafting Product Pricing


Transfrontier Rafting Adventure Rates

Age 2019 2020
Adult R 5 850 R 6 500
Children 16-18 years R 4 250 R 4 650
Children 12-15 years R 3 550 R 3 850
Orange River Rafting Tour Schedule

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