Half Day River Rafting

Half Day River Rafting

Rent A boat on the Orange RIver

Half Day River Rafting

Half Day River Rafting Day Tours

This half day river rafting is a perfect short stay adventure. This is a great option for travellers and visitors passing through the Richtersveld and Orange River region with limited time.

Min 4 people secures a departure

Time Frame:  1-3 Hours
Distance: 10 – 14 Km (depending on the water levels)
Tour Starts: 8:30 / 9:00 am
Equipment: 2 man inflatable rafts, paddles, flotation devices, cooler box for drinks, dry bags for personals
Starts: The Growcery Camp
Ends: The Growcery Camp
Lunch is provided when you book the Halfday with lunch package

The half day River rafting will start and end at The Growcery Camp. This rafting trip is suitable for all people without any previous experience.  Our Team will supply all rafting equipment and transfers to the starting point of our trail.  The starting point varies, all depending on the water level of the Orange River.

What to expect on a Half Day River rafting?

You can expect introductory rapids, fast-flowing channels and weirs along your way. The half day rafting trail is surrounded by working farms, granite rocks, lava deposits and reed beds along the banks of the river. Extraordinary Bird life can be expected along this trip. Most common bird sightings will be Goliath Heron, Fish Eagles, Jackal Buzzards, Gymnogene, Cormorants, Egyptian geese, African black duck, weavers and some migrating birds.

A highlight on this half day river rafting is rock jumping underneath the yellow cliffs. This is optional to those you seek a more adventurous approach. It is a great way to start your day. Feel the flow of the Orange river and experience the rugged Richtersveld mountains. The area is well for excellent birding and a relaxing environment.

Trip Notes:

Half Day Rafting Tours need to be booked at least 24 hours prior to departure.


  • 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 10km – 15km, depending on the water levels.
  • How big are the groups? – Min 4 people per group.
  • 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. For example gluten free, banting, etc. 
The Growcery Includes


  • Rafting Equipment, paddles, coolerboxes for drinks
The Growcery Excludes


  • Own extra drinks and snacks
The Growcery Tour Information


DURATION: 1-3 Hours
DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp

Trips can be booked and paid in advance or a min of 24 hours notice.

The Growcery Product Pricing


2019 Rates Without Lunch  With Lunch
Adults R 500 R 600
Child 15 - 17 yrs R 450 R 550
Child 11 - 14 yrs R 385 R 465
Child 5 - 10 yrs R 355 R 435
2020 Rates Without Lunch With Lunch
Adults R 530 R 630
Child 15 - 17 yrs R 460 R 550
Child 11 - 14 yrs R 420 R 500
Child 5 - 10 yrs R 400 R 450
The Growcery Tour Schedule

Adventure SCHEDULE

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