Vioolsdrift Campsites

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The Growcery offers private Vioolsdrift campsites with a river view. It has trees with plenty of shade and a green blanket of grass. Each camp has a kitchen with waste bins, washbasins, a BBQ area, and electricity.

There are also two large open campsites at the Growcery Camp. These camps are suitable for caravans and people that travel in heavy vehicles due to the layout of our campsite. The Caravan Campsites are well-positioned and have a standard washing basin and BBQ facility. These camps have trees and grassy grounds.

Campsites and Riverview Campsites

Campsite
Type
People
Vehicles
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
Fever-Tree
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

 

The campsites are near the ablution facilities and the showers. All our camps have recycled waste bins, and we would appreciate it if you could select the correct waste bin for our recycling project. Our travelers and campers need to check in on arrival with their confirmation vouchers. You will receive an organic bucket after checking in at the Growcery. It would be highly appreciated if you can return this natural bucket daily to the reception. The organic materials helped with our compost project at camp.

We do offer freshly cooked meals daily. We recommend that you book your dinner before noon. All our meals are freshly prepared, and we need preparation time to provide a healthy fresh meal. The Growcery delivers various adventure activities, and you are welcome to select your adventures at the reception. There are daily excursions, and make sure not to miss these great adventures from the camp.

We have a designated fishing area. However, all fishing is on a tag-and-release basis. We don't allow using live caught fish as bait. The largemouth yellowfish have declining numbers, and we would like to keep them from dropping even more. We do welcome all visitors at the Growcery.

On-site Activities

For more information on The Growcery's Camp on-site activities, follow the links below:

Facilities at The Growcery Camp – Vioolsdrift Campsites

  • BBQ and Braai facilities
  • Large natural swimming pool, the Orange River
  • Power supply at the Camping sites
  • Washing Basins at camping sites
  • Bar & restaurant area
  • Take a tour of the Shop
  • Fresh Herb & Vegetable Gardens to pick your salad while staying at The Growcery Camp.
  • Adventure activities, hiking trails, rafting trips, 4 x 4 safari trips
  • You can rent camping equipment
  • Tents, mattresses, sleeping bags, pillows, and utensils are available
  • Kayak and raft rentals
  • Picnic Baskets
  • Lunch packs and BBQ Packs for sale

Activities at The Growcery Camp

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!

This adventure 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. This facility is perfect for the adventurer who likes to do their own thing.

Directions to The Growcery Camp – Vioolsdrift Campsites

  • 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.

Directions to The Growcery Camp

GPS coordinates

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

Access

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

Check-in Times

In time: 14h00 pm
Check-out time: 09h30 am

Tel Landline no: 027761-8007
Namibia Line: 00264(0)816725466
Send us a message

  • We can arrange to open the gates for late arrival.
  • Would you please confirm arrivals with your bus service?
  • We can collect all travelers arriving by Bus.
  • Transfer fees will be R 300.00 per person.
  • Please make prior arrangements if you will not accommodate these times.

The Growcery Child Policy

  •  Children are most welcome at all times.
  •  Ages 0,1 – 5 yrs will stay for free at campsites and accommodations.
  •  Children need to be accompanied by adults near the river.
  •  Would you please inquire about child policies for activities?
  •  Please see the rate sheet below.

The Growcery Includes

INCLUDES


  • Grassed Campsites
  • Shared ablutions
  • BBQ Facilities and washing basins
  • Recycled Waste Bins
  • Hot Showers
  • Electricity at each campsite
The Growcery Excludes

EXCLUDES


  • Own camping equipment
  • Other meals and snacks
  • Activities
  • Beverages and gratuities
  • Personal and medical insurance
  • Wifi available R60 for 120mb
  • MTC simcards & vouchers available at Reception
The Growcery Accommodation Information

ACCOMMODATION INFORMATION

DEPOSIT: 30% non-refundable administration fee
MINIMUM STAY: 1 night
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RATES

Vioolsdrift Camping Rates

2024

Distant View
River View
Private Camps
Adults R220 R220 R240
Age 12-17 R180 R180 R220
Age 6-11 R150 R150 R180
Age 0-5 Free Free Free
Site Fee per day R180 R180 R180
 

FOOD MENU

Breakfast

Breakfast includes a cup tea or Coffee
SINGLE STACKER BREAKFAST
1 Egg & assorted fry on toast
R90
DOUBLE STACKER BREAKFAST
2 Eggs & assorted fry on toast
R140
HEALTH BREAKFAST
Muesli and Yoghurt with FruitFruit Salad, Muesli & Yogurt
R100
GROWCERY BREAKFAST
2 Eggs, 2 slices of back bacon, fried mushrooms & toast
R140
 

Lunch

PROTEIN SALAD
Salad with Smoked Chicken or Tuna or Beans
R140
WRAPS
Large Wrap with root veggies, assorted filling -Smoked chicken & cold meat or tuna & fish and a salad
R140
TOASTED SANDWICH
Assorted filling served with a salad.
R90
FISH AND FRIES
Hake Grilled or Fried with Chips
R140
HOMEMADE BURGER
Served with fries or a salad. Vegan option is available.
R140
PITAS WITH PULLED PORK
Served with Tzatziki and Green Salad
R140
 

DINNER

CHICKEN BROCCOLLI PASTA
Served with a freshly baked bread and a green salad.
R210
BASIL PEST AND CHICKEN PASTA
Served with a green salad
R210
BROWN BRAISED MEAT "BRUIN VLEIS"
Served with rice roasted or pickled veggies and a salad.
R210
MEATBALLS "FRIKKADELLE"
Served with mashed potatoes / rice / pasta, tomato
R210
CHICKEN SNITZEL
Served with rice roasted or pickled veggies and a salad.
R210
BLACK MUSSELS & SPAGHETTI
Served with cream sauce and a green salad
R210
ROAST CHICKEN
Served with steamed veggies and a green salad.
R210
STEAK
Served with Chips and Salad
R240
 

Vegetarian

PROTEIN PACK
Chickpeas, red kidney beans, feta cheese with fresh lemon juice & parsley.
R140
 

Vegan

PROTEIN PACK
Black & Red Lentils with salad dressed with cumin and lime vinaigrette.
R140
SWEET & SOUR LENTILS
Served with dried mangoes / apricot & lettuce wraps (Gluten Free)
R140
ONE POT WONDER
Served with dried mangoes / apricot & lettuce wraps.
R140
 

Salad

 
4 Portions
6 Portions
Green Garden Salad
R60 R100
Potato Salad
R60 R100
Colestaw
R60 R100
Pasta Salad 
R60 R100
   

Bread

Large
R80
Medium
R45
Freshly baked bread on request. Ask for bread of the day. Bread for morning request 14:00 the previous day Bread for the evening request by 10am
Wraps
Large Wrap with root veggies, assorted filling -Smoked chicken & cold meat or tuna & fish and a salad
R140
 

Sides

Large Chips
R75
 

Dessert

Malfa Pudding
R45
Apple Crumble
R45
Cheesecake
R45
Carrot Cake
R45
Request the desert of the day.
All meals to be pre-book or ordered. Where meals are not part of you reservation, please book dinners by 12:00 am Breakfast book the previous evening before 18:00 and book lunches before 10:00 am
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