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3 Day Orange River Rafting for Students

Cooking on the fire
Meals on the Orange River
Happy Orange River Paddlers
Family Vacation on the Orange River

3 Day Orange River Rafting for Students

The 3 Day Orange River Rafting for Students is an adventure suitable those with a need for adrenalin and those who crave to escape the city – on a student budget of course!Join us and experience the Richtersveld on an inflatable raft and use the Orange River as mode of transport. Bring a long any inflatable devices you have and lets make our adventure a fun and colourful one!

Explore the only mountain desert in South Africa and let our experienced guides lead you through one of the most striking landscapes South Africa has to offer. The perfect outdoor getaway with fun filled rapids, hiking, star gazing and discovering the stark beauty of the Richtersveld desert. Sleep under the star studded skies of the Richtersveld and enjoy fire cooked meals made by your guide.

The River Rafting for students is the perfect adventure for those who enjoy a bit of rugged bush living!

River Rafting for Students Route Plan

Day 1:                      Arrive at Base Camp 18h00 pm (D) – Briefing
Day 2, 3:                Orange River Rafting (B.L.D) – Camping on the banks of the   Orange River
Day 4:                      Orange River / Transfer Back to Base Camp (B) – Camping back at base camp included.

B– Breakfast, L– Lunch, D-Dinner included

You will be taken from our base camp, The Growcery, through the Nababeep Community and Richtersveld Community Reserve. Over the next 3 days you can expect to have spectacular mountain views, fast flowing channels and excellent bird life. The River is graded at level 1 – 3 in difficulty and is suitable for beginners. The Orange River is a pool drop river, ‘which means after every rapid, there is always a pool’. The Richtersveld is home to goat herders trekking through the endless desert mountains. We don’t have designated campsites and camp for the day depends on the progress made that day, where we will choose our overnight spot on the banks of the river. This is a truly great combination of rafting, relaxing, hiking and exploring. It is not a race, but rather an outdoor expedition suitable for all with no experience.

Scheduled departures 

20 – 23 November 2017
24 – 27 November 2017
28 – 31 November 201

1 – 4 December 2017
5 – 8 December 2017

10 – 13 January 2018
14 – 17 January 2018
18 – 21 January 2018
22 – 25 January 2018

How to find us?

Our Base camp, The Growcery, is 22km from the border post inside South Africa. Our Adventure will start in South Africa and end in Namibia. We will then be transported back through Namibia and over the Border back to the Growcery Camp.

Valid Passports are required and no client will be accommodated without their passport.


  • Do I need any experience to join this trip? – No experience needed.
  • Is there malaria in this region? – This is a malaria free zone.
  • How far is this trip? – 45km depending on the water levels.
  • When is High water? – Dec – April.
  • When is low water? – May – Nov.
  • How big are the groups? – maximum 24 people per group.
  • Can I book a private trip? – Yes, you can, permitting it is a group of minimum 18 people
  • What is a scheduled Departure?– These are confirmed departure with open groups and anyone can join. 
  • What must I pack? – You will receive a packing list with every reservation.
  • Will my car be safe while I am on the trip? – We offer safe and secure parking at The Growcery Camp.
  • What about a medical kit? We suggest that you bring your own personal kit.
  • What about special dietary requirements? We cater for vegetarians and vegans.
  • If you are on a special diet, we suggest that you bring the needed ingredients and our guides will assist in the preparations.


  • All meals as indicated
  • Park fees, Entrance Fees, Conservation Fees
  • Guides and transfer fees back to starting point
  • 2 Man rafts, paddles, floatation devices, cooler boxes


  • Own drinks & drinking water
  • Own sleeping bags and mattresses
  • Valid Passports and unabridged birth certificates
  • Own camping gear and headlamps
  • Own Utensils and extra snacks


DEPART FROM: The Growcery Camp

Minimum of 30% secures a departure date.


 2017  2018
Adult R 2 950 R 2 950