4-Day Orange River Rafting

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What to Expect on Our 4-Day Orange River Rafting Adventure

We will sleep on the banks of the Orange River, explore the Richtersveld Mountains, and enjoy the great outdoors! You are welcome to relax outside next to the fire or in your tent. This isolated part of the Richtersveld makes you feel like a real adventurer. We take all the food we need and prepare meals over open fires. There are no designated campsites. We start our day with an early morning paddle. In the afternoons, we will stop for a picnic-style lunch and enjoy the tranquillity of the river.

We have time to relax in the late afternoons and even hike in the mountains. All our camps are natural areas along the river, and we respect the ecosystem by taking all our refuse with us. We will p provide you with a complete packing and kit list. It is essential to have the proper preparation guidelines when joining a river rafting adventure on the Orange River. We recommend that you arrive at our base camp no later than 5 pm on the first day when our guides will welcome you upon arrival. We will s end our evening by having dinner, preparing for our adventure the following morning, and relaxing around the fire.

The Rafting River and Outdoor Experience Trail

We have returned to the lower orange river trail leading us through the Nababeep Conservancy and the Richtersveld. The Trail starts at The Growcery Camp and ends on the banks of Namibia. We will e d in Namibia and be transported back to the Growcery Camp in South Africa. The perfect t outdoor Adventure for the whole family. Any adventure and nature can be unpredictable. Please book your accommodation or campsite at The Growcery for day five before your departure or when booking online.

4-Day Orange River Rafting Highlights

  • Wild camping on the banks of the river.
  • Excellent mountain views.
  • Endless swimming opportunities.
  • Explore the surroundings.
  • Stargazing.
  • Escape into the wild.
  • No cellphone reception.

We are Protecting the Environment: We do not allow glass or glass containers on the river trail. Would you please decant glass content such as wine and spirits into plastic bottles or use canned products? Our travelers will transport all waste back to our base camp. Be mindful of the mark you leave when camping in nature. We want t  conserve the natural feel and help our guests by briefing them about how we do things on the river.

See our Departure dates on our Rafting Schedule Page

  1. Read through the information provided and decide if this is the kind of adventure you want to join.
  2. Go through the available dates and decide which date will suit you best.
  3. Click on the link below and download a reservation form.
  4. Orange River Reservation Form
  5. Fill in the form and send the form to
  6. You will receive a response with an invoice or a query to adjust the date (space is limited)
  7. A 35% Administration Fee will be needed to secure your booking.
  8. Please pay the final amount no later than 30 days before arrival.
  9. When payment is complete, you will receive a confirmation voucher.

The Growcery Includes


  • Camping fees on Day 1 at The Growcery Camp
  • Two-man inflatable rafts & paddles
  • Waterproof bags & flotation devices
  • Meals as indicated
  • Cooler box for drinks
  • Park fees, conservation fees
  • Transfer back to The Growcery Camp after trip
The Growcery Excludes


  • Travel arrangements to starting point
  • Drinks
  • Camping equipment
  • Camping or Chic Shack accommodation on Day 5
  • Extra snacks
  • Travel insurance
The Growcery Tour Information


DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp

A non-refundable deposit of 35% is required to secure your booking.

The Growcery Product Pricing


4-Day Orange River Rafting Rates

Age 2023 2024
Adult R 5300 R 5650
Children 16-17 yrs R 4550 R 4750
Children 12-15 yrs R 4000 R 4350
Children 5-11 yrs R 3650 R 3850
Family of  Two (One adults+1 u/18) R 8500 R 8995
Family of  Three (Two adults+1 u/18's) R 12750 R 13450
Family of Four(Two adults+2 u/18's) R 17545 R 17995
Family of Five (Two adults+3, u/18's) R 19965 R 21995
Family of Six (Two adults+4 u/18's) R 24000 R 25495
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

The Growcery Camp – Starting Point This morning we'll have an early start. Breakfast & coffee will be ready on the instruction of your guide the previous night. After breakfast, we will pack our journey into the truck and drive towards the starting point. The journey will take about 2-3 hrs, so please pack a light snack for the road. You will embark on a short paddle after arriving at the starting point; this will allow the group to get into the rhythm of packing a boat and getting used to the boat's paddling. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Camping on the banks of the Orange River


The Growcery Camp – Orange River Our River adventure starts with a scrumptious breakfast this morning. The next few days will be along the banks of the Orange River. We explore the magnificent views of the Richtersveld desert and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. This route will take you through farmlands and mountain views and give you perspective on the small economy of the bottom Orange. If you are from the city, you will paddle past the farms where your local shop's vegetables are grown. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Camping on the banks of the Orange River

Day 5

Orange River – The Growcery Camp Today will be the last day of your river trail. We will end our trial either at The Bridge or at The Growcery Camp. This will all depend on the water level, and the endpoint will be discussed on the first day. 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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