THE GROWCERY CAMP
THE GROWCERY CAMP
Our 3 Day Wet and Wild adventure is the perfect safari and river rafting combination. This is a full day of activity, experience, and safari. We will start our day at 09:00 am with a transfer to our rafting starting point. We will either make use of sit on top kayaks or inflatable two-person rafts. The selection all depends on the water levels of the Orange river on the day. The morning on the orange river will offer some fast flowing water with beautiful scenery. The magnificent Birdlife adds to the surroundings. The Richtersveld is well known for rock formations and semi-precious minerals.
The first part of our trail starts meandering down the ‘Great Orange’ river. During which you will be viewing an array of bird life, paddling and negotiating rapids while primarily being amazed at the setting, relaxing in the sun and cooling off with a swim in the river. After enjoying lunch on the side of the river, we make our way back to camp. At camp, you can relax while your guides are preparing dinner.
Day two of the trail is into two parts. First, we will go for a guided hike in the Richtersveld, see striking rock formations and caves, and get to see what the Richtersveld has to offer up close and personal. The second leg of the day will take us on a thrilling 4×4 trail into the Nababeep Conservancy. Explore the geological wonders and diverse collection of fauna and flora, many of whom have adapted in different and unique ways to survive this desert environment.
We once again leave the mountains behind and slowly make our way back to camp for a beautiful bush-style dinner under a magnificent star-studded sky, the perfect ending to an exceptional experience.
The Richtersveld community reserve, namely the Nababeep community reserve is 3km from our base camp. We will be packing the cooler box and embark on our customised safari vehicle. The road is rough rocky terrain, and a car with high clearance is best. This part of the Richtersveld is home to some of the local indigenous succulents and fantastic rock formations. We explore the ‘halfmens ‘ and quiver trees, along with a variety of plants.
This is an excellent opportunity to experience the only mountainous desert of South Africa. The desolation of this rugged desert will leave you speechless at the best of times.
The ancient petroglyphs are always a great visit and allow for discussion and mythology of the Nama-Khoi people.
|Day 1||Arrive At Growcery camp, no later than 5 pm||Acc||Dinner|
|Day 2||Full Day River Experience and wild camping||Camping||B.L.D.|
|Day 3||3 Hour Paddle, Morning Hike and Afternoon Safari||Acc||B.L.D.|
|Day 4||Depart after Cuppa with some rusks.||B|
Where does the wet and wild trip start & end? – The Growcery Camp.
When does the trip start? – At 5 pm you need to check in at Reception on Day 1?
What must I bring or pack on this trip? – You will receive a comprehensive packing list when booking.
What is the youngest age on a trip like this? – We will suggest from 5 years and older.
Will my vehicle be safely parked at the camp? – We guarantee the safety of your car.
Can I select a vegan or vegetarian meal option? –We cater to dietary requirements of vegans and vegetarians.
If I don’t eat anything, you suggest? – You are welcome to bring your selection of foods.
Are there crocodiles in hippos in the orange river? – NO
Is this a malaria zone? –IT IS A MALARIA FREE ZONE.
Can you suggest on route accommodations? We sure can make suggestions and reservations.
Additional information or questions can be directed to mail:
Tel Landline: 027761 8007
Whatsapp: 0825753844 – send a message at first and select a time for returning your call.
|DURATION:||3 nights / 4 days|
|DEPART FROM:||The Growcery Camp|
|RATES INFO:||Min 50% secures a reservation.|
|3 Day Wet & Wild Adventure||2019||2020|
|Adults||R 3950||R 4250|
|Child 15-17||R 3550||R 3850|
|Child 11-14||R 3250||R 3550|
|Child 5-10||R 2950||R 3150|