THE GROWCERY CAMP
Our 2 Day Wet and Wild adventure is the perfect safari and river rafting combination. This is a full day of activity, experience, and safari. We will start our day at 08:00 am with a transfer to our rafting starting point. We will either make use of sit on top kayaks or inflatable two-man rafts. The selection all depends on the water levels of the Orange river on the day. The morning on the orange river will offer some fast flowing water with beautiful scenery. The magnificent Birdlife adds to the surroundings. The Richtersveld is well known for rock formations and semi-precious minerals.
The first part of our trail starts meandering down the ‘Great Orange’ river. During which you will be viewing an array of bird life, paddling and negotiating rapids while primarily being amazed at the setting, relaxing in the sun and cooling off with a swim in the river. After enjoying lunch on the riverbank we make our way back to camp, to relax while your guides are preparing dinner.
Day two of the trail is into two parts. First, we will go for a guided hike in the Richtersveld, see striking rock formations and caves, and get to see what the Richtersveld has to offer up close and personal. The second leg of the day will take us on a thrilling 4×4 trail into the Nababeep Conservancy. Explore the geological wonders and diverse collection of fauna and flora, many of whom have adapted in different and unique ways to survive this desert environment.
We once again leave the mountains behind and slowly make our way back to camp for a beautiful bush-style dinner under a magnificent star-studded sky, the perfect ending to an exceptional experience.
The paddle on the river will be anything from 12 – 15 kilometres. This is a great way to start our day, paddle and relax on the river. Our destination is back at the Growcery camp where a hearty freshly prepared lunch will await our arrival. The right thing to do after lunch is to relax before we join our safari team on a 4 x 4 Richtersveld safari this afternoon.
The Richtersveld community reserve, namely the nababeep community reserve is 3km from our base camp. We will be packing the cooler box and embark on our customised safari vehicle. The road is rough rocky terrain, and a car with high clearance is best. This part of the Richtersveld is home to some of the local indigenous succulents and fantastic rock formations. We explore the ‘halfmens ‘ and quiver trees, along with a variety of plants. An excellent opportunity to experience the only mountainous desert of South Africa. The desolation of this rugged desert will leave you speechless at the best of times.
An excellent opportunity to experience the only mountainous desert of South Africa. The desolation of this rugged desert will leave you speechless at the best of times.
The ancient petroglyphs are always a great visit and allow for discussion and mythology of the Nama-Khoi people.
|Day 1||Arrive At Growcery camp, no later than 5 pm||Acc||Dinner|
|Day 2||Half Day Rafting & Half Day Richtersveld Safari||Acc||B.L.D.|
|Day 3||Depart after Breakfast||B.|
Where does the wet and wild trip start & end? – The Growcery Camp.
When does the trip start? – At 5 pm you need to check in at Reception?
What must I bring or pack on this trip? – You will receive a comprehensive packing list when booking.
What is the youngest age on a trip like this? – We will suggest from 5 years and older.
Will my vehicle be safely parked at the camp? – We guarantee the safety of your car.
Can I select a vegan or vegetarian meal option? –We cater for dietary requirements of vegans and vegetarians.
If I don’t eat anything, you suggest? – You are welcome to bring your selection of foods.
Are there crocodiles in hippos in the orange river? – NO
Is this a malaria zone? –IT IS A MALARIA FREE ZONE.
Can you suggest on route accommodations?We sure can make suggestions and reservations.
Additional information or questions can be directed to mail:firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel Landline: 0277618007
Whatsapp: 0825753844 – send a message at first and select a time for returning your call.
|DEPART FROM:||The Growcery Camp|
Min 50% secures a reservation.
|Adults||R 2 950.00|
|Child 15 - 17 Yrs||R 2 200.00|
|Child 11 - 14 yrs||R 1 900.00|