5-Day Orange River Fishing

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The Orange river fishing is the perfect fisherman’s adventure

These fishing trails are perfect for anglers seeking the best tag and release fishing opportunities. We use two-person inflatable rafts on our fishing trips. The 5-day Orange River fishing trails will start at our base camp, The Growcery Camp. We make our final preparations at basecamp before embarking on our fishing adventure.

We spend the next three nights along the banks of the Orange River. The ideal location for the largemouth yellowfish and giant catfish. Fish include big-mouth yellow fish, smallmouth yellowfish, tilapia, catfish, bottom feeders (mudfish) and carp.

Orange River Fishing Route Plan

Day 1,2 Meet at The Growcery Camp Camping and dinner
Day 3,4 Orange River Fishing and Rafting Wild Camping,
Day 5 Return to The Growcery Camp Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Camping.
Day 6 Coffee and rusks before departure.


NB – Valid Passport Compulsory

Time Frame: 2-night base camp & 2 nights on the river in the wild.
Distance: 18 km
Tour Starts: 8:30 / 9:00 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 at Take out Point)

What is not included?

  • Own drinks & snacks
  • Bring your fishing gear
  • Sleeping bags, tents, mattresses
  • Stay over back at camp after completion of the fishing trail

Protecting the Environment on the 5-day Orange River fishing trail

No glass is allowed on the river, and all waste will be transported along the route and returned to base camp. Please decanter supplies to plastic containers or make use of cans.

NB – Families travelling with children younger than 18 y/o will need an unabridged birth certificate to be allowed to depart and enter South Africa. Furthermore, minors travelling with only one parent or another need additional documentation. Please familiarise yourself with the required documentation as minors cannot travel without it.

The Growcery Camp

Orange River Information

On request

Orange River Rafting Includes


  • 2 person rafts, paddles, flotation devices
  • Coolerboxes for drinks
  • Guide
  • Park fees, conservation fees
  • Transfer back to camp
  • Meals as indicated
  • T-shirt, drinks on day two.
  • Ice is supplied
Orange River Rafting Excludes


  • Own transfers to starting point
  • Own drinks
  • Own fishing tackle
  • Personal medical kit
  • Own sleeping equipment.
  • Own camera equipment
Orange River Rafting Tour Information


DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp

We will offer a 5-Day Orange River Fishing Adventure for a minimum of 6 people.

If your group is smaller than that, we can arrange for another group to join you.

Please specify if you would like a private trip.

Orange River Rafting Product Pricing


Orange River Fishing Trip Rates

Price 2022 2023
Per person R 9250 R 10250
Orange River Rafting Tour Schedule

Adventure SCHEDULE

Day 1

The Growcery Camp, Vioolsdrift, Richtersveld

The Orange River Fishing Trip will start and end from the Growcery Camp. The camp is right next to the Orange River. We meet our fellow anglers and enjoy a briefing around an open fire on day one at 5 pm.

Camping and dinner is included.

Day 2

Orange River Fishing

After breakfast, we will depart this morning and make our way towards a weir in the Orange River. Today is a road transfer from base camp, and we will take some boats along. We will spend a great deal of the day fishing here and using the rafts to set up the perfect opportunity to fish.
B.L.D and drinks included today.
Sleeping back at The Growcery Camp.

Day 3 and 4

Orange River Fishing

After breakfast this morning, we finalise the last packing arrangements and depart camp. It is the start of our wild camping and fishing adventure. We support catch and release and trust that all anglers will help with our experience. Here you will have the chance to catch the large mouth and small mouth yellow fish of the Orange river. We will make a base camp along the banks of the river.
Wild camping, breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.

Day 5

The Growcery Camp

We return back to the base camp on day 5. Today is our last day on the banks of the orange river in the wild. Late afternoon we will return to our base camp, and this is the final evening of our fishing adventure on the orange river.
B.L.D and camping at base camp are 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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