THE GROWCERY CAMP
The Growcery camp has been rated best Value for money by the Weg Magazine in 2014.
This is part of our wet & wild collection. We have decided to combine the Richtersveld with the Orange River. We explore via our two man inflatable rafts and combine this with either hiking or a 4 x 4 safari route. Escape into the wild is a great entry level adventure. It is an adventure suitable for all ages and families with small kids are welcome. We will take as young as two years old on our escape into the wild adventure.
The trip starts at our base camp the Growcery. we intend to paddle, float , bird watch and relax for 3,5 km down stream from camp. Here we will arrive to a place that we call “kitchen cave” or “swissroll”. There is a large sand bank at the bottom of a rugged Richtersveld mountain. Our overnight camp will be set up here. escape into the wild includes a guided hike with spectacular 270 degree views of the Richtersveld. You have a choice of meal preferences and we do cater for all dietary requirements. ( Please state your diet prior to departure).
Meals are prepared old school on open fires and under the celestial skies of the Richtersveld desert. One amazing experience of the richtersveld is the fact that you can sleep next to the fire in open air. One of the few places left where this can be done. For many an intimidating thought , but so rewarding at the end. This short escape into the wild adventure is perfect for introducing wild camping. Very popular amongst travellers passing through this area.
Escape into the wild and see the orange river meandering through the Richtersveld. Our 4 x 4 drive will take us to the endemic half mens plants. Part of our 4 x 4 trail is to follow the crystal belts over helskloof. This adventure trail is filled with spectacular mountain views.
Day 1: Growcery Base Camp (Departs 15:30 pm): We depart from our base camp The Growcery and paddle 4 km stretch along the 120 meter vertical cliffs known as Echokrantze. This is a scenic leisurely paddle and no experience is needed. Our Adventure explores the birdlife, rock formations and endemic plants of the Richtersveld desert. We overnight on the banks of the Orange River. Sleep under a canopy of stars and take in the majestic night sky, no tents are required for this experience. On arrival at our camp for the evening we will set up camp, then go for guided hike up the mountain with spectacular sunset views of the Orange River and Richtersveld.
Day 2: After Breakfast you will be collected and we will make our way back to camp. (B)
Tour Price: R 3 600 for 5 or less people and thereafter R 650.00 per person
Tour Starts: 15:00 / 15:30 am
Equipment: 2 man inflatable rafts, paddles, floatation devices, cooler box for drinks, dry bags for personals
Starts: The Growcery Camp
Ends: The Growcery Camp
Lunch and Dinner Provided
Mineral water supplied
The rafting trail is surrounded by granite rocks, lava deposits, sheer cliffs, beautiful mountains and reed beds along the banks of the river. Extraordinary Birdlife can be expected on this trip. Most common sightings will be Goliath Heron, Fish eagles, Jackal Buzzards, Gymnogene, Cormorants, Egyptian geese, African black duck, weavers and some migrating birds. Lastly