4 Day Orange River Rafting

4 Day Orange River Rafting

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

4 Day Orange River Rafting


The 4 day Orange River rafting is a very popular adventure trail and suitable for the whole family.  The perfect outdoor activity for the 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.

Valid Passports & 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 certificates. 

Orange River Rafting 4 Day Schedule

Day 1 The Growcery Camp (C) D
Day 2,3,4 Orange River (C) B.L.D
Day 5 Orange River – Base Camp (C) B.L.D

B-breakfast; L-lunch; D-dinner

The trip will end between 07:00 am – 15:00 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, prior to your departure.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • 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 off season.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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 Adventure Information


DEPART FROM: The Growcery Camp
RATES INFO: Minimum of 30% secures a departure date.
The Growcery Product Pricing


2019 Rates
Adult R 4 550
Children 16-17 yrs R 4150
Children 12-15 yrs R 3 650
Children 5-11 yrs R 3 350
Family of Four R 14500
The Growcery Tour 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. 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

  • Vioolsdrift Camping

    Vioolsdrift camping is hosted at The Growcery Camp on the banks of the Orange River and only 22km from Vioolsdrift Border Post.
  • Vioolsdrift Accommodation

    Vioolsdrift Accommodation is hosted in the shape of Chic Shacks at The Growcery Camp. Recycled and Upcycled budget accommodation.
  • Vioolsdrift Campsites

    Visit our Vioolsdrift Campsites at the Growcery Camp this season. Beautiful grassed campsites with magnificent mountain views.