Orange River Kayaking

Orange River Kayaking

orange river kayaking
kayak fluid
umkulu set up
open fire cooking

Orange River Kayaking

Orange River Kayaking is one of the best expedition trails on offer in the Richtersveld.

The Kayaking Trail is suitable for paddlers with a minimum level of experience and a sense of an adventure.   Expedition style trip under the guidance of Umkulu Safari & Canoe Trails’ Guides.  The Kayaking Trail will start and end at our Base Camp the Growcery.

This 6 Day Kayaking Trail will take us through the whole stretch of the Richtersveld community and Transfrontier reserves.  We divide our equipment amongst all the paddlers, and this trail will have early morning departures.  We cannot exit once we commit to our expedition challenge.  Kayaking down the Richtersveld will take us to our destination at Sendlingsdrift in the Richtersveld Transfrontier Park.  One of the more adventurous paddles on the Orange River and Rapids will vary from grade 1,2,3,4 depending on the water level.

Orange River Kayaking Route Plan:

Day Place Meals
Day 1 Growcery Camp D
Day 2,3,4,5,6 Orange River Kayaking B.L.D
Day 7 Transfer back to Growcery Camp B

B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner

N.B: Valid Passport Compulsory

Orange River Kayaking Details.

Tour Price:  Adults: R 9250.00 per person  U/18: R 7500.00
Time Frame:  5 nights and a half day on the river
Distance: 215 km (depending on the water levels)

Tour Starts 8:30 / 9:00 am on the morning of day two on route plan
Starts: The Growcery Camp.
Ends: The Growcery Camp (Transfer back to Base Camp at Take out Point at Sendelingsdrift)
Min 4 people, Max 10 people per kayaking Trail.

Own Kayaks: You are allowed to bring your Kayaks on this trail (no extra cost) 

Please consult your packing list on these Kayaking expedition trails. 

N.B.: 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 party need additional documentation.  Please familiarise yourself with the necessary documents as children cannot go without it.

You can book your stay at the Growcery Camp once your trip has been completed and return to our base camp.
The Growcery Base Camp

Orange River Rafting Includes


  • Kayaking Equipment
  • Expedition Leader
  • Meals as indicated
  • Park fees, conservation fees
  • Transfer back to starting point
Orange River Rafting Excludes


  • Own transfers to and from Base camp
  • Own sleeping bags, tents, mattresses
  • Own Drinks
  • Own Extra Snacks
Orange River Rafting Tour Information


DURATION: 7 days
DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp
Orange River Rafting Product Pricing


  2019 & 2020 Rates
Adults  R 9 250.00
Children 15-17 yrs  R 7 500.00
Orange River Rafting Tour Schedule

Adventure SCHEDULE

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  • Vioolsdrift Accommodation

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  • Vioolsdrift Twin Rooms

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