The Growcery was a thought in the making since 2000. According to the owner, a safari and river guide. With over 25 years of experience in guiding safaris and expedition trails in Africa. The main reason for starting the Growcery camp is all thanks to ‘Mary’ the Baobab. Yes, a baobab in the Richtersveld! Unless claimed otherwise, this must be the most western Baobab in South Africa. After he spotted “Mary” there was no turning back to what would unfold like a beautiful Richtersveld destination.
The main attractions of the Growcery are the grassed campsites, open-air hot showers and the beautiful surrounding mountains. Our gardens are growing bigger each year and we offer a variety of fresh produce. Which you are more than welcome to help yourselves to. Our birding population has grown to 112 species that flourish in our well- established gardens and a wide variety of indigenous trees. In general, the Growcery offers a relaxed and natural atmosphere.
Our team consists of permanent staff, volunteers and freelance river & safari guides. Together we undertook the task of building a camp in the Richtersveld desert. At times we wondered what are we doing and at times we thought that it would not be possible to complete this daunting task. But, somehow we managed to keep the spirits up and kept chiselling away at projects and slowly but surely we are reaching our goals.
Our interest in the Richtersveld, Kalahari, West Coast, Namaqualand and Namibia made building our Orange River camp ‘The Growcery‘ a logical choice. Our new focus is to launch some exciting new tours, safaris and adventures from our camp that will act as a base camp.
The camp is constantly developing with the help and dedication of all our staff members. There is a positive atmosphere and energy that travellers bring along when visiting! Our team invites you to come and visit us at the Growcery Camp. We have a variety of accommodation options available. Our campsites are idyllic, surrounded by endless mountain and river views. For the more adventure-driven traveller, join us on a guided hiking trail, safari or experience some river rafting on the Orange River. Come experience the Richtersveld desert with the guidance of our very unique, highly experienced and well-trained team!
We look forward to hosting you at the Growcery Camp.
THE GROWCERY TEAM