Escape into the Wild is part of our Wet & Wild collection. It is the ultimate short stay option for those who want to get a taste of the Orange River and Richtersveld, but do not have much time to do so. You will spend a night under a star-studded sky and take a short walk to a scenic viewpoint showcasing the surrounding mountains. Escape into the wild is a great entry level adventure. It is an experience suitable for all ages and families with young kids are welcome.
The trip starts at our base camp The Growcery. We intend to paddle, float, bird watch and relax for 3,5 km downstream from camp. Here we will arrive at a place that we call Kitchen Caves or “swiss roll”. You also have a beautiful view of “Fingerprints” also known as Snail Mountain from this river spot. There is a large sandbank at the bottom of a rugged Richtersveld mountain. Our overnight camp will be here. Escape into the wild includes a guided hike with spectacular 270-degree views of the Richtersveld. You have a choice of meal preferences, and we also cater for vegetarians and vegans. Just let us know in advance.
All the meals are prepared old school on open fires and under the celestial skies of the Richtersveld Desert. One amazing experience of the Richtersveld is the fact that you can sleep next to the fire in the open air. One of the few places left where this can be done. For many an intimidating thought, but so rewarding at the end. This short Escape into the Wild adventure is perfect for introducing wild camping. Very popular amongst travellers passing through this area.
Day 1: Arrive at The Growcery Camp no later than 12 pm.
We have a briefing and preparations to depart at 14:30 pm (D)
Day 2: After a hearty breakfast we will be back at camp at 10: 30 – 11:00 (B)
B-breakfast; L-lunch; D-dinner
The rafting trail is surrounded by granite rocks, lava deposits, and sheer cliffs. The beautiful mountains and reed beds along the banks of the river will guide you to the overnight campsite. You can experience extraordinary birdlife. The Escape into the Wild is the perfect short stay adventure suitable for the whole family. Sleep on the banks of the Orange River and under the star-studded Richtersveld night skies.
|DEPARTS FROM:||The Growcery Camp|
|2019 Rates||2020 Rates|
|Adults||R 950||R 1150|
|Child 15-17 yrs||R 745||R 950|
|Child 12-14 yrs||R 650||R 850|
|Child 5-11 yrs||R 550||R 750|
The Growcery Camp – Orange RiverWe suggest that you check in at The Growcery Camp no later than 12:00pm. We will have briefing and head off to our river bush campsite on our two man inflatable rafts. The paddle downstream is 3-5km and you can expect to view a wide variety of bird life and stunning rock formations on your journey. Set up your camp and relax next to the fire while our guides prepare a fresh fire cooked meal for you. Sleep under the stars or in a tent under the unpolluted skies of the Orange River. Meals: Dinner
Orange River – The Growcery CampAfter a hearty fire cooked breakfast, you will head back to The Growcery Camp where your trail will end. Meals: Breakfast
DISCLAIMER: We reserve the right to cancel any activity due to weather or unsafe conditions. An alternative activity will be provided wherever possible.