About us : The Growcery

The Growcery was a thought in the making since 2000. According to the owner, Hennie Prinsloo,  a safari- and river guide with over 20 years of experience in guiding safaris and expedition trails in Africa the   main reason for starting the Growcery camp is all thanks to ‘Mary’ the BaobabYes, a baobab in the Richtersveld! Unless claimed otherwise, this must be the most western Baobab in South Africa. After he spotted “Mary” there was no turning back to what would unfold as a beautiful Richtersveld destination.

The main attractions of the Growcery are the grassed campsites,  open air hot showers and the beautiful surrounding mountains. Our birding population has grown to 112 species who flourish in our well established gardens and wide variety of indigenous trees. In general, the Growcery offers a relaxed and natural atmosphere.

Our team consists of permanent staff, volunteers and freelance river & safari guides. Together we undertook  the task of building a camp in the  Richtersveld desert. At times we wondered what are we doing and at times we thought that it will not be possible to complete this daunting task. But, somehow we managed to keep the spirits up and kept chiselling away at projects and slowly but surely we are reaching our goals.

Our interest in the Richtersveld, Kalahari, West Coast, Namaqualand and Namibia made building our Orange River camp ‘The Growcery‘ a logical choice. Our new focus is to launch some exciting new tours, safaris and adventures from our camp that will act as a base camp.

Our team invites you to come and visit us at the Growcery Camp. Join us on an adventure safari or experience some river rafting on the Orange River. Come and enjoy the river and mountain views from our campsites and relax during your stay.

We look forward in hosting you at the Growcery Camp.