Vioolsdrift Camping


Vioolsdrift Camping at The Growcery Camp offers private campsites with magnificent river and mountain views. These are unobstructed views of the Orange River and Richtersveld Mountains. These private campsites will range in size and location. They all come standard with grass, indigenous trees, and great places. These Private Vioolsdrift camping sites are trendy, and we do suggest that you book well in advance. Our concept at The Growcery Camp is recycled, re-used, and then upcycle. We urge all our visitors to use our well-signed waste and organic bins while visiting the camp. Please take full advantage of our organic garden produce and fresh herbs.

Camping and caravanning are welcome, and the camp provides a relaxed environment. Children can explore the campground, while more adventurous guests can enjoy some of the many activities on offer in the area.

We can accommodate bush caravans and 4×4 trailers at our Riverview sites, but, unfortunately, not a standard caravan.
We have two big campsites close to bathrooms and showers equipped for caravans.


Vioolsdrift Camping sites

Fish eagle River View 8 – 12 3
Sativa River View 10 – 14 3
Indigo River View 4 – 8 2
Spekboom River View 4 – 6 1
Wit Karee River View 4 – 6 1
Tanmariskia River View 12 – 16 4
Private 4 – 6 1
4 x 4 Camp
Private 4 – 8 2
Sausage Tree Distant View 12 – 16 4
Thorn Tree Distant View 12 – 16 4
Moringa Distant View 4 – 8 2
Paper Bark Distant View 4 – 8 2
King Fisher Distant View 4 – 6 1
Jacana Distant View 4 – 8 2


Activities to participate in while camping (min 2 pax)

The Growcery Facilities

  • Clean and neat shared ablutions
  • Restaurant and bar area
  • Large natural swimming pool, the Orange River
  • Adventure tours and outdoor activities
  • Power supply at camping sites
  • BBQ and Fireplace facilities
  • Washing Basins
  • Grassed Camps
  • Indigenous Trees
  • Herb and vegetable gardens (seasonal)
  • Freshly prepared meals
  • On-site shop

Indulge in the beauty of the Richtersveld, and, while staying over at The Growcery Camp, book a guided hike into the mountains.

Come and explore the Nababeep Conservancy, and we will introduce you to the only mountain desert in South Africa.

This half-day and full-day rafting trail is a perfect short-stay adventure, where you'll get to see the bird-life of the Orange River and the beautiful rock formations of the Richtersveld in a nutshell.

This Overnight Rafting Trail is primarily available for a short rafting holiday and one night under the stars. This package provides you with rafting, hiking, and bundu-bash adventure, all in one!

It is the ultimate short stay option for those who want to get a taste of the Orange River and Richtersveld but do not have much time to do so. You will spend a night under a star-studded sky and take a short walk to a scenic viewpoint showcasing the surrounding mountains. Escape into the wild is a great entry-level adventure. It is an experience suitable for all ages, and families with young kids are welcome.

Rent a boat for the day while staying at The Growcery. The boat rental option is perfect for adventurers who like to do their own thing.

Directions to Vioolsdrift Camping – The Growcery Camp

  • Take the N7 from Springbok and drive north towards the Namibian Border.
  • Take the only turn off left, 30 meters in front of the South African border post.
  • Drive 50 meters at the T- junction, turn right and drive past the Police station on your left.
  • The road becomes gravel after 800 meters; continue on this gravel road for 22km.
  • Follow the signs of The Growcery and Umkulu for 22km till you reach The Growcery Camp.

Map to The Growcery Camp

GPS coordinates

The Growcery Campsites:  -28°69'68.07″S  ; 17°49'55.24″E

Access from the SA border to Namibia

Take the gravel road at the SA border post and follow 22km.

Check-in Times

Check-in time: 14:00
Check-out time: 9:30

Would you please confirm you're possible arrival times?

Could you send us a message?

Tel Landline no: 027-761-8007
Namibia Line: 00264(0)816725466

  • We can arrange to open the gates for late arrivals
  • Would you please confirm arrivals with the bus service
  • We can collect all travellers arriving by bus at an extra charge of R 150 per person.

Child Policy

  • Children are most welcome at all times
  • Ages 5 years and younger will stay free at campsites and Chic shacks accommodation.
  • Children need to be accompanied by adults near the river
  • Would you mind inquiring about child policies for activities
  • Please see the rate sheet

The Growcery Includes


  • Grassed campsites
  • Shared ablutions
  • BBQ facility
  • Kitchen and washing facility.
  • Electricity at camp
  • Camp cleaning daily
The Growcery Excludes


  • Camping equipment
  • Other meals and snacks
  • Adventure Activities
  • Kayak Rentals
  • Hiking trails
  • Safari drives
The Growcery Accommodation Information


DEPOSIT: 30% non-refundable administration fee
The Growcery Product Pricing


Vioolsdrift Camping Rates


Distant View
River View
Private Camps
Adults R200 R200 R250
Age 12-17 R150 R150 R150
Age 6-11 R120 R120 R120
Age 0-5 Free Free Free
Site Fee per day R150 R150 R150


Breakfast Price
Single Stacker Breakfast - Eggs & assorted fried up on toast (One toasty)
Double Stacker Breakfast - Eggs & assorted fried up on toast (Two toasties)
Fruit Salad, Muesli & Yogurt
Hot Beverages  
Cup of filter coffee R30
The plunger of filter Coffee (3 cups) R80
Rooibos/Ceylon/Jasmine Tea R25
Lunch (based on available ingredients)
Protein Salad (chicken/tuna/beans.meat) R110
Wrap, Root Veg Fries & Salad R110
Toasted Sandwich with a side salad R90
Dinner - meal of the day  
2 Course Dinner (Salad & Main course)
3 Course Dinner (Salad, Main course & Dessert) R210


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