6 Day Orange River Rafting

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The 6-day Orange River rafting adventure is by far one of the more exciting trips to join. This rafting trail will start and end at The Growcery Camp. The Orange River is the longest river in South Africa, and river rafting is one of the best adventures in Southern Africa. The Richtersveld is well known as a rugged and geology-rich mountainous environment.

This is one of the only Mountain Desert regions in the Northern Cape and South Africa. Join our team on the river rafting experience of a lifetime. This river rafting adventure is suited for paddlers with no experience. It is the perfect adventures for the whole family.

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 Basecamp 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 on open fires, and we have our last hot showers before embarking on the river rafting adventure in the Richtersveld.

Meeting Point – The Growcery Camp

Our Basecamp The Growcery is 22km from the border post inside South Africa. Our Adventure will start in South Africa and end in Namibia. We will be transported back to Namibia and over the Border back to The Growcery camp.

6 Day River Rafting Schedule 

Day 1 Arrive at Growcery Camp (Camping) D
Day 2 Transfer to the starting point. Start paddling.  B.L.D.
Day 3,4,5 Orange River & Wild Camping B.L.D
Day 6 Orange River – Growcery Camp B.L.D
Day 7 Depart after Breakfast B

B-breakfast; L-lunch; D-dinner

There will be a resupply on the morning of Day 4. You can arrange for ice, drinks and other supplies. The trip will end at 07:00 am – 3:00 pm on Day 6. Our Departures will all depend on the water levels and nature's variable elements. This rafting trail is an adventure, and life can be unpredictable.

FAQ's 

  • Do I need any experience to join this trip? – No knowledge is necessary.
  • What are the youngest realistic ages for these trips? – We suggest from 5 years and older.
  • Is there malaria in this region? – This region is a disease-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 offseason.
  • What is a scheduled Departure? – We have departure dates.
  • 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 equipment.
  • 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.

Due to COVID19, the borders are closed between South Africa and Namibia, or they are open with the condition of a PCR test 72 hours or younger.

With that taken into account, the water level is much higher this year than any previous years due to the rainfall and the tropical cyclones that hit South Africa.

We will accommodate 6 Day Trails in December 2021 again.

Any custom dates of your choice in December 2021 and 2022 are welcome to get booked.

Please enquire via email for availability.

  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. The final amount is due 31 days before arrival.
  9. When payment is made in full, you will receive a confirmation voucher.

The Growcery Includes

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
  • Transfer Back to The Growcery Camp
The Growcery Excludes

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
  • Own meals and Acc on Day 6
The Growcery Tour Information

Adventure INFORMATION

DURATION: 6 Days
DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp
RATES INFO:

A 35% non-refundable administration fee is required to secure your booking.
6 Day Rafting trails are still unavailable during times of Covid regulations

The Growcery Product Pricing

RATES

Rates 2021
Adults R 6500
Children 16-17 yrs R 4850
Children 12-15 yrs R 4300
Children 5-11 yrs R 3850
 
Rates 2022
Adults R 6500
Children 16-17 yrs R 5300
Children 12-15 yrs R 4750
Children 5-11 yrs R 4200
The Growcery Tour Schedule

Adventure SCHEDULE

Day 1

The Growcery Camp – Richtersveld.

We expect your arrival at The Growcery Camp no later than 5 pm.
Please make sure that you have gone through the border post procedures before arriving at Camp. Most important is that you have an exit stamp from South Africa and an Entry stamp for Namibia. Then return through the SA border not stamping your passport. Please follow the border post procedures in your reservations guide.
Dinner

Day 2,3,4,5,6

Orange River – Richtersveld.

Our River Adventure Experience starts this morning after breakfast. A final briefing will guide you on packing and paddling techniques along with some recommendations on the River. Our destination is the Orange River and the Richtersveld. There are no set camping sites, and we will explore the banks of the Orange River for the next days to follow.

A real wild adventure awaits us, and our team is ready to guide you through this ultimate outdoor adventure.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Orange River

Our Orange River, 6 Day Experience, comes to an end this morning. After a last hearty Breakfast, we head back to our base camp The Growcery. The transfer can take anything from 3-5 hours. The Experience will come to an end on arrival back at camp. All adventures can book an extra night at camp or depart after arrival at camp. Our team can suggest some on route accommodations.

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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    Come and stay at The Growcery Camp's Vioolsdrift accommodation next to the Orange River. The Chic Shacks are recycled and upcycled budget accommodation.
  • Vioolsdrift Camping

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