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R 3 995 per adult for 23 - 27 Feb 2020

4 Day Orange River Rafting

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The 4-Day Orange River rafting is a very popular adventure trail and suitable for the whole family.  The perfect outdoor activity for adventure travellers. This Orange River rafting adventure was voted as one of the best value for money adventures in South Africa. We invite you to come and experience our unpolluted night skies. The Richtersveld offers unique rock formations and is home to many semi-precious stones.

You are welcome to pitch a tent or sleep under the stars, near our bush fire. Take the slow road towards the Growcery in the Northern Cape and escape into the wilderness of the Richtersveld. The Orange River rafting tour is one of the real adventure trails on offer. Feel the flow of the river and meander through the mountain gorges. We make our wild camps on the banks of the river.



We recommend that all river rafters arrive at Base camp no later than 5 pm on Day 1 of the Trip. Our team will meet and greet your arrival at camp. We will have a briefing at your designated campsite, where your guides will brief you on the final preparation of our river rafting trail. Our dinner is prepared on open fires and we will have our last hot showers, before embarking on the river rafting adventure in the Richtersveld.

Please complete the border procedure before your arrival at The Growcery Camp.

Remember your valid passports and unabridged birth certificates for minors

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. No Client will be accommodated without their passport or unabridged birth certificate (for minors). 

4-Day Schedule Includes:

Day 1 The Growcery Camp Camping and Dinner
Day 2,3,4 Orange River Camping, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 5 Orange River – Base Camp  Breakfast and Lunch


The trip will end between 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on Day 5. This will depend on the water levels and nature’s variable elements. This is an adventure and nature can be unpredictable. Our transfer back after the Orange River rafting trail will be anything from 2-4 hours. Please book your accommodation or campsite at The Growcery for day 5, before your departure.

Orange River Rafting FAQ’s

  • Do I need any experience to join this trip? – No experience needed.
  • What are the youngest realistic ages for these trips? – We suggest from 5 years and older.
  • Is there malaria in this region? – This is a malaria-free zone.
  • How far is this trip? – Anything between 45km – 120km, depending on the water levels.
  • When is high water? – Dec – April.
  • When is low water? – May – Nov.
  • How big are the groups? – 12 – 24 people per group.
  • Can I book a private trip? – Yes, you can, permitting it is a group of 24 in peak season and 12 in the off season.
  • What is a scheduled departure?– These are confirmed departures 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.
  • What about a medical kit? We suggest that you bring your own personal 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.

2020 Scheduled Departures



The following dates are available to book during 2020:

March 2020
  • 22 – 26 March 2020
  • 23 – 27 March 2020
  • 24 – 28 March 2020
  • 26 – 30 March 2020
  • 27 March – 01 April 2020
  • 29 March – 02 April 2020
April 2020
  • 9 – 13 April 2020
  • 17 – 21 April 2020
  • 24 – 28 April 2020
  • 27 April – 01 May 2020
  • 29 April – 03 May 2020
May 2020
  • 1 – 5 May 2020
  • 14 – 18 May 2020
June 2020
  • 13 – 17 June 2020
July 2020
  • 1 – 5 July 2020
  • 8 – 12 July 2020
August 2020
  • 15 – 19 August 2020
  • 22 – 26 August 2020
September 2020
  • 19 – 23 September 2020
  • 20 – 24 September 2020
  • 25 – 29 September 2020
  • 30 Sept – 04 October 2020
October 2020
  • 17 – 21 October 2020
November 2020
  • 2 – 6 November 2020
  • 11 – 15 November 2020
  • 16 – 20 November 2020
  • 27 Nov – 01 Dec 2020
December 2020
  • 1 – 5 December 2020
  • 4 – 8 December 2020
  • 16 – 20 December 2020
  • 18 – 22 December 2020
  • 27 -31 December 2020
  • 29 Dec – 02 Jan 2021

For a custom date booking, please enquire.

How to book a private departure:

  1. The minimum amount of people to secure your private trail is 24 pax.
  2. To secure your booking, a 30% deposit is payable to save the date for you and your family/friends.

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 50% deposit secures a departure date.

The Growcery Product Pricing


Save R 855
R3 995 per adult for 23 – 27 February 2020

4-Day Orange River Rafting Rates

Age 2020
Adult R 4 850
Children 16-17 yrs R 4 450
Children 12-15 yrs R 3 950
Children 5-11 yrs R 3 650
Family of Four R 15 950
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 2,3,4

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. Take out times will vary from 08: 30 am – 12: 30 pm, this all depends on the water levels. Meals: Breakfast

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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