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Half-Day Rafting

Half-Day rafting on the Orange River is a great adventure for the whole family. It is the perfect short stay adventure trail on offer.

We set our sights on introducing the Orange River to our day and en-route visitors. Our trails are ideal for the novice but yet accommodating to the adventure seeker within all of us.  We kick off with an early morning cruise down the Orange River, jumping off cliffs, paddling and floating while talking in the perfect desert setting. The orange river has a great variety of birdlife. You can spot from fish eagles to herons and kingfishers. The reeds are very active with waterbirds and nesting bishops.

The Richtersveld mountains offer spectacular views.

Half-Day Rafting 

  • Trail distance: approx 12-15km.
  • 1-3 hours; no lunch, own drinks.
  • Transfers to our starting point.
  • Check-in at The Growcery Camp
  • Please confirm your trips 24hours prior to departure.

These Half Day Rafting trips are suitable for all travellers without any previous paddling experience. It is a great introduction to rafting and river rafting on the Orange River.  Our team is experienced and knowledgeable about this area. The ancient rock formations and semi-precious stones are a highlight on our half-day rafting trail. This is a fun day on the Orange River and a very relaxed way to experience the Richtersveld.

We invite you and your fellow travellers to join our half-day rafting trails on the Orange River near Vioolsdrift.

Half-Day Rafting Trails

  • You can select a trail with or without Lunch.

Suggested Packing List (Items available at Outdoor Warehouse)

  • Camera, Small dry bag for camera & snacks.
  • Sunglasses (with safety strap), lip balm, hat, sunscreen.
  • T-Shirts, Khikoi, shorts,  second skin.
  • Swimsuit, towel
  • Cash (Limited card facilities at base camp)

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

Orange River Rafting Includes


  • All rafting equipment
  • Coolerbox for drinks
  • Guides
  • Transfer to Starting point
  • Dry Bags for personals
Orange River Rafting Excludes


  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Own Transfers to Growcery Camp
  • Own cameras
  • Sunblock, sunhat, sunglasses, comfortable shoes
Orange River Rafting Tour Information


DURATION: 1-3 Hours
DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery camp - Vioolsdrift
Orange River Rafting Product Pricing


Half-Day without Lunch   2020 Rates 
Adults: R 530
Children: 15-17 R 460
Children: 11 - 14 R 420
Children: 5 - 1o R400
Half-Day Rafting with Lunch
Adults: R 630
Children: 15-17 R 550
Children: 11 - 14 R 500
Children: 5 - 10 R450
Orange River Rafting Tour Schedule

Adventure SCHEDULE

Day 1

Growcery Camp – Orange River – Growcery camp.

We start our fun filled day after a short briefing and loading our vehicle and equipment. The starting point is anything from 14 – 18 km from our base camp. This is all depending on the water levels of the river. Our day is fun filled with some relaxing floating, fast flowing water and jumping rocks. There is a variety of semi precious stones on the way and the birdlife is magnificent. No better way than to start your day with some fun on the Orange River. You do have the option of a on route lunch and this needs to be arranged prior to departure. ( Lunch – Optional) 

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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