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5-Day Transfrontier Rafting Adventure

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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 humour 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.

  • 19 – 24 September 2020

*Please note that you can book any date for a Transfrontier Trail depending on the Water level. A minimum of 8 people to secure your booking.

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

Adventure SCHEDULE


Day 1

Norotshama Lodge

We meet all our river paddlers at Norotshama Lodge, 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 is at the order of the day.  Our evening is relaxed and a great time can under the many stars of the Richtersveld. Dinner included.

Day 2,3,4,5

Orange River Rafting – Orange River

Our River adventure starts with a delicious breakfast this morning. Our guides will brief all our paddlers on how to pack their two-person inflatable rafts for the next four 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. Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 6

Orange River –  Norosthama Lodge

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. Our Take out times will vary from 08: 30 am – 12: 30 pm, this all depends on the water levels. Breakfast included.

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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