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3-Day Orange River Rafting

The 3-Day Orange River Rafting is the ideal getaway. You will have enough time to enjoy the magic of the river over a long weekend.

On this adventure you will experience the beautiful Orange River while paddling an inflatable raft. You will be led by an experienced guide who will also prepare tasty meals over open bush fire.

The river is full of surprises, including exciting rapids and stunning mountain scenery. See if you can experience the amazing moment when the sun sets on one side and the moon rises on the other.

At night, we will camp on the banks of the river and enjoy star-gazing. Tents are optional! After a day on the river dinner always tastes amazing.


3-Day Orange River Rafting Route Plan

Day 1 Arrive at base camp at 18:00 Dinner
Day 2 + 3 Orange River Rafting Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Day 4 Orange River / Transfer back to base camp Breakfast


The Orange River is graded as level 1 – 3 in difficulty making it 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. This is a unique sight in South Africa, as it is the last place where you still find traditional nomadic herders.


How to find us

Our base camp, 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 is necessary
  • Is there malaria in this region? – Not at all
  • How far is this trip? – Around 45km, depending on the water levels
  • How big are the groups? – A maximum of 24 people
  • Can I book a private trip? – Yes, you can, permitting it is a group of 18 or more
  • What must I pack? – You will receive a packing list when making the booking
  • Will my car be safe while I am on the trip? – We offer safe and secure parking at The Growcery Camp
  • Is there a medical kit? We suggest that you bring your own kit
  • What about special dietary requirements? Please enquire. We cater for vegetarians and vegans. If you are on a special diet, we suggest that you bring any special 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, flotation 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 head lamps
  • Own utensils and extra snacks
The Growcery Tour Information


DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp

A deposit of min. 30% will secure a departure.

The Growcery Product Pricing


Number of People 2020 Rates
One adult
R 3 850
Family of two - 1 adult and 1 child R 6 350
Family of three - 2 adults and 1 child R 10 000
Family of four - 2 adults and 2 children R 13 000
Family of five - 2 adults and 3 children R 16 000
Family of six - 2 adults and 4 children R 17 850
The Growcery Tour Schedule

Adventure SCHEDULE

Day 1

The Growcery Camp We meet all our river paddlers at The Growcery Camp, no later than 5 pm on day 1. Please notify the camp of any late arrivals. This evening will be an introduction to your river crew and a final briefing on the adventure that awaits us. Our Dinner will be around open fires and a freshly cooked meal can be expected. Our evening is relaxed and a great time can be spent under the many stars of the Richtersveld. Meals: Dinner Accommodation: Camping

Day 2 – 4

The Growcery Camp – Orange River Our River adventure starts with a scrumptious breakfast this morning. Our guides will brief all our paddlers on how to pack their two man inflatable rafts for the next 5 days of river rafting. We leave all our vehicles and mobile devices safely at base camp and start our adventure anything from 9:30 – 10: 30 this morning. The next few days will be along the banks of the Orange River. We explore the magnificent Richtersveld desert and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Camping

Day 5

Orange River – The Growcery Camp An early wake-up call we enjoy our last breakfast on the banks of the Orange River, before making our way to our collection point. All depends on the water levels on how long we will paddle before the take out. Please don’t make any fixed arrangements to depart earlier than 2 pm from our base camp. Our Take out times will vary from 08: 30 am – 12: 30 pm, this all depends on the water levels. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Camping

DISCLAIMER: We reserve the right to cancel any activity due to weather or unsafe conditions. An alternative activity will be provided wherever possible.

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