The Growcery Adventures

9 Day Orange River Rafting

9 Day Orange River Rafting

The 9-day Orange River rafting expedition is by far one of the more exciting trips to join. This rafting trail will start and end at The Growcery Camp. The Orange River is the longest river in South Africa and river rafting is one of the best outdoor adventures in Southern Africa. The Richtersveld is known as a rugged and geology-rich mountainous environment.

This is one of the only Mountain Desert regions in the Northern Cape and South Africa. Join our team on the river rafting experience of a lifetime. This river rafting adventure is suited for paddlers with no experience. It is the perfect adventures for the whole family. The 9 Day Orange River Rafting Expedition is one of a kind and it is a true test for adventure travellers. This is the perfect escape into the wild Richtersveld. You will discover the hidden treasures of the Richtersveld and the Orange River. The 9 Day Orange River Rafting Expedition will start at Our Base Camp and end at Sendlingsdrift in the Richtersveld.

Feel the flow of the river and meander through the mountain gorges. We make our wild camps on the banks of the river. We recommend that all river rafters arrive at Base camp no later than 5 pm on Day 1 of the Trip. Our team will meet and greet your arrival at camp. We will have a briefing at your designated campsite, where your guides will brief you on the final preparation of our river rafting trail. Our dinners are prepared on open fires. We will have our last hot showers at the Growcery Camp, before embarking on the river rafting adventure in the Richtersveld.

Valid Passports & Unabridged Birth certificates for minors.

Our Base camp The Growcery is located 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.

9 Day Orange River Rafting Expedition Schedule 

Day 1 Orange River  (C) D
Day 2,3,4,5,6,7,8 Orange River (C) B.L.D.
Day 9 Orange River – Base Camp B.L

B-breakfast; L-lunch; D-dinner

There will be a resupply on the morning of the day 5.  The trip will end between 07:00 am – 15:00 pm on day 9. This will all depend on the water levels and nature’s variable elements. This is an adventure and nature can be unpredictable.


  • Do I need any experience to join this trip? – No experience needed.
  • What are the youngest realistic ages for these trips? – We suggest from 5 years and older.
  • Is there malaria in this region? – This is a malaria free zone.
  • How far is this trip? – Anything between 215 km, depending on the water levels.
  • When is the high water season? – Dec – April.
  • When is the low water season? – May – Nov.
  • How big are the groups? – min 6 people, Maximum 12 people.
  • Can I book a private trip? – Peak season 12 people, Off peak season 6 people.
  • 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. For example gluten free, banting, etc.

No traveller will be allowed without a valid Passport.


  • All meals as indicated
  • Park, Entrance, Conservation Fees
  • Guides, transfer back to starting point
  • 2 Man rafts, paddles, floatation devices
  • Dry Bags for personals
  • Cooler boxes for drinks
  • Resupply on Day 5


  • Own drinks & drinking water
  • Own sleeping bags and mattresses
  • Valid Passports, Birth certificates
  • Own camping gear and headlamps
  • Own Utensils and extra snacks
  • Ice for drinks
  • Own Dinner & Camping fees on Day 9


DEPART FROM: The Growcery Camp

Minimum of 50% deposit secures a departure date.
Min 6 people, Maximum 12 people secures a departure.


1 Apr - 31 Dec 17
Adults R 9250.00
Children 15-17 yrs R 6850.00