The Growcery Camp

The Growcery Camp

The Growcery camp is equipped with all the bare essentials to cater to an unforgettable experience in the wild. The comfortable camp is suited to travellers  overlanders, campers, rafters and 4×4 self-drivers with parking close to the camp sites.

Take a nature trail in the rugged kloofs and discover that the Richtersveld landscapes. This offers both a natural and cultural criterion that makes this so rare. Admire the staggering collection of succulent plants, quiver trees and the ever peculiar half-mens tree keeping an eye over the desert landscape. You will come across the San rock engravings better known as petroglyphs chipped on the black dolomite rock with their geometric  shapes, as if messages from the past.

The Orange river also known as Gariep in the local Nama language. This is from where we launch our river rafting and kayaking adventures. Our rafting trails starts with an early morning paddle, floating in the fast flowing waters and negotiating rapids. You will discover all the hidden treasures of the great Orange River. Camping in the wild under the Richtersveld celestial skies. This is the perfect adventure holiday suitable for the whole family.

At the Growcery camp you will find friendly staff well-informed and passionate about the region. Enjoy a sundowner in our fully stocked bar while gazing over languid stretches of the great Orange river. Accommodation includes grassed campsites  tented camps and chic shack permanent units with power points and braai area’s sharing communal washing-up facilities. Our pristine ladies and gents ablution, best showers with hot and cold water and a large boma area makes our camp the only one of its kind.

Our freshly prepared meals are from our own Organic vegetable and herb garden. All is prepared fresh on a daily basis. Orange river accommodation : The Growcery Camp was voted best choice by the Weg Magazine 2014. – thanks guys.


Activities available at The Growcery Camp

  • Tag and Release Fishing
  • River rafting adventures
  • Kayaking trails in the Richtersveld
  • 4 x 4 Richtersveld safaris
  • Viewing the bird life attracted by the Orange river
  • Hiking Trails
  • Mountain Biking
  • Wet and wild adventures: combination of river rafting and safaris
  • Relax, kick back and take your sweet time

Check in Times 14h00 pm 
Check out times 10h00 am 

We would like to invite you to come and explore our desert eco-environment on the banks of the Orange River!

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GPS coordinates: Latitude: -28.696376; Longitude: 17.498241

Growcery Camp Rates

Public Campsites : shared camps and no extra fees for campsite. (Mountain view sites)
Electricity use will be levied at R 50 a day per public site

Private Campsites : Private camp for you and your family & Friends. (River view sites)
These sites come with a levy of R50 day to be private
Additional R 50 a day for electricity charges

Description Public Campsites Rate
Adults R 00.00 R 100.00 p.p.p.d
Children Under 12  R 00.00 R 60.00 p.p.p.d

p.p.p.d = per person per day
R 50 .00 daily for electricity

Description Private Campsites Rate
Adults R 50.00 fee for camp(not p.p.p.d) R 100.00 p.p.p.d
Children under 12 R 00.00 R60.00 p.p.p.d

p.p.p.d = per person per day
R 50.00 daily for electricity – No electricity use = no fee thanks to “eeshkom”
R 50.00 daily private campsite fee (Charged for camp and not per person)