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6 Day Orange River Rafting

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The 6 Day Orange River Rafting will take you from our base camp through the Nababeep Community and Richtersveld Community Reserve.  Over the next six days, you can expect to have spectacular mountain views, fast-flowing channels, and excellent birdlife.  The River is 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 a great 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.  On our 6 Day River Rafting Trail, there will be a resupply point on day four where we will receive fresh supplies and drinks for the remainder of our river trip.  The 6-day trail is suitable for the adventure seeker that wants to explore further into the Richtersveld Region.

6 Day Orange River Rafting Border Procedures

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 re-stamp your passport when returning to the SA. border post.

6 Day Orange River Rafting

Day Place  Meals 
Day 1 Growcery Base Camp  D
Day 2,3,4,5,6 Orange River Rafting B.L.D
Day 7 Orange River – Growcery B

B- breakfast, L- lunch, D-dinner

Time Frame: 5 nights and a half-day on the river.
Distance: 65-120 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, cooler box for drinks and dry bags for personals
Starts: The Growcery Camp.
Ends: The Growcery Camp (Transfer back to Base Camp from Take out 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, a 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.

2020 Scheduled Departures:

March 2020:
  • 23 – 29 March 2020
  • 24 – 30 March 2020
April 2020:
  • 9 – 15 April 2020
  • 24 – 30 April 2020
May 2020:
  • 1 – 7 May 2020
  • 14 – 20 May 2020
June 2020:
  • 13 – 19 June 2020
July 2020:
  • 8 – 14 July 2020
August 2020:
  • 15 – 21 August 2020
September 2020:
  • 19 – 25 September 2020
October 2020:
  • 17 – 23 October 2020
November 2020:
  • 2 – 8 November 2020
December 2020:
  • 1 – 7 December 2020
  • 4 – 10 December 2020
  • 8 – 14 December 2020
  • 13 – 19 December 2020
  • 16 – 22 December 2020
  • 18 – 24 December 2020

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 snacks
  • Own Camping Equipment
  • Own Travel Insurance
  • Valid Passport
Orange River Rafting Tour Information


DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp - Vioolsdrift
Orange River Rafting Product Pricing


 Adults & Children   2109 Rates  2020 Rates
Adults: R 5000 R 5500
Children: 16-17 R 4400 R 4840
Children: 12-15 R 3900 R 4290
Children: 5-11 R 3500 R 3850
Orange River Rafting Tour Schedule

Adventure SCHEDULE


Day 1

Growcery Base Camp – Vioolsdrift

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. Dinner.

Day 2,3,4,5,6

Orange River Rafting – Orange River

Our River adventure starts with a scrumptious breakfast this morning. Our guides will brief all our paddlers on how to pack their two man inflatable rafts for the next 4 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, Dinner.

Day 7

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

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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