3 Day Orange River Rafting for Students

3 Day Orange River Rafting for Students

Orange River rafting
Orange River rafting
Orange River rafting
Orange River rafting
Orange River rafting
Orange River rafting
Orange River rafting
Cooking on the fire
Meals on the Orange River
Happy Orange River Paddlers
Family Vacation on the Orange River

3 Day Orange River Rafting for Students

The 3 Day Orange River Rafting for Students is an adventure suitable those with a need for adrenaline and those who crave to escape the city – on a student budget of course!

Join us and experience the Richtersveld on an inflatable raft and use the Orange River as a mode of transport. Bring along any inflatable devices you have and let’s make our adventure a fun and colourful one!

Explore the only mountain desert in South Africa and let our experienced guides lead you through one of the most striking landscapes South Africa has to offer. The perfect outdoor getaway with fun-filled rapids, hiking, star gazing and discovering the stark beauty of the Richtersveld desert. Sleep under the star-studded skies of the Richtersveld and enjoy fire-cooked meals made by your guide.

The River Rafting for students is the perfect adventure for those who enjoy a bit of rugged bush living!

River Rafting for Students Route Plan

Day 1 Arrive at Base Camp 18h00 pm (D)
Day 2,3 Orange River Rafting (B.L.D)
Day 4 Orange River / Transfer Back to Base Camp (B)

B– Breakfast, L– Lunch, D-Dinner included

Over the next three days, you can expect to have spectacular mountain views, fast-flowing channels and excellent birdlife. The River has a grade at level 1 – 3 in difficulty and is suitable for beginners. The Orange River is a pool drop river, ‘which means after every rapid, there is always a pool’. The Richtersveld is home to goat herders trekking through the endless desert mountains. We don’t have designated campsites and camp for the day depends on the progress made that day, where we will choose our overnight spot on the banks of the river. This is a great combination of rafting, relaxing, hiking and exploring. It is not a race, but rather an outdoor expedition suitable for all with no experience.

How to find us?

Our Basecamp, The Growcery, is 22km from the border post inside South Africa. Our Adventure will start in South Africa and end in Namibia. We will then be transported back through Namibia and over the Border back to the Growcery Camp.

Valid Passports are required, and no client will be able to join without their passport.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need any experience to join this trip? – No experience needed.
  • Is there malaria in this region? – This is a disease-free zone.
  • How far is this trip? – 45km depending on the water levels.
  • When is High water? – Dec – April.
  • When is low water? – May – Nov.
  • How big are the groups? – maximum of 24 people per group.
  • Can I book a private trip? – Yes, you can, permitting it is a group of a minimum of 18 people
  • What is a scheduled Departure?– These are confirmed departure with open groups and anyone can join. 
  • What must I pack? – You will receive a packing list with every reservation.
  • Will my car be safe while I am on the trip? – We offer safe and secure parking at The Growcery Camp.
  • A medical kit? We suggest that you bring your kit.
  • What about special dietary requirements? We cater for vegetarians and vegans.
  • If you are on a special diet, we suggest that you bring the needed ingredients and our guides will assist in the preparations.


The Growcery Includes


  • All meals as indicated
  • Park fees, Entrance Fees, Conservation Fees
  • Guides and transfer fees back to starting point
  • 2 Man rafts, paddles, floatation devices, cooler boxes
The Growcery Excludes


  • Own drinks & drinking water
  • Own sleeping bags and mattresses
  • Valid Passports and unabridged birth certificates
  • Own camping gear and headlamps
  • Own Utensils and extra snacks
The Growcery Tour Information


DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp

Minimum of 30% secures a departure date.

The Growcery Product Pricing


2019 2020
Adult/Student R 3450 R 3450
The Growcery Tour Schedule

Adventure SCHEDULE

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