2-Day Wet and Wild – Explore the Wild

2-Day Wet and Wild

Our 2 Day Wet and Wild adventure is the perfect safari and river rafting combination. The trip is a full day of activity, experience, and adventure. We will start our day at 09:00 am to transfer to our rafting starting point. We will either make use of sit-on-top kayaks or inflatable two-person rafts. The selection all depends on the water levels of the Orange river on the day. The morning on the orange river will offer some fast-flowing water with beautiful scenery. The magnificent Birdlife adds to the surroundings. The Richtersveld is well known for rock formations and semi-precious minerals.

The first part of our trail starts meandering down the ‘Great Orange' river. During which you will be viewing an array of Birdlife, paddling and negotiating rapids while primarily being amazed at the setting, relaxing in the sun, and cooling off with a swim in the river. After enjoying lunch on the side of the river, we make our way back to camp. At camp, you can relax while your guides are preparing dinner.

What to expect on a 2-Day Wet and Wild

Day two of the trial is into two parts. We start our morning early with a hearty breakfast before departing on our rafting trail. Our trails begin upriver, and we transfer our adventurers to our launching site. The day is on the river, bird watching, paddling, swimming, and even jumping from our famous jumping rock. The Richtersveld rock formations and landscapes are some of the oldest rock formations in the southern part of Africa. In all this, a relaxing day full of action. After a brief stop at basecamp for fresh supplies, our overnight adventure continues before meandering off for an evening of wild camping under the stars.

We explore the elevated hike over the Richtersveld with beautiful landscape views over the Orange River. The Quiver trees are towering over the mountain edges and are like silent visitors of the Richtersveld.

Our Explore the wild adventure is an excellent opportunity to experience the only mountainous desert of South Africa. The desolation of this rugged desert will leave you speechless at the best of times. The ancient petroglyphs are always a great visit and allow for discussion and mythology of the Nama-Khoi people.

2-Day Wet and Wild Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive at The Growcery Camp no later than 5 pm Accommodation Dinner
Day 2 Fullday Rafting, Sunset Hike & Wild Camping Wild Camping B.L.D
Day 3 Tour ends back at camp after lunch. B.L.

Frequently Asked Questions

Where does the wet and wild trip start & end? – The Growcery Camp.
When does the trip start? – At 5 pm, do you need to check-in at the Reception?
What must I bring or pack on this trip? – You will receive a comprehensive packing list when booking.
What is the youngest age on a trip like this? – We will suggest from 5 years and older.
Will my vehicle be safely parked at the camp? – We guarantee the safety of your car.
Can I select a vegan or vegetarian meal option? –
We cater to the dietary requirements of vegans and vegetarians.
If I don't want to include meals? – You are welcome to bring your food.
Are there crocodiles in hippos in the orange river? – NO
Is this a malaria zone? –
Can you suggest en route accommodation? –
We sure can make suggestions and reservations.

Additional information or questions:

Could you send us a message?

Tel: 0277618007

Whatsapp: 0825753844 – Send us a message, and we can call you back at a convenient time for you

The Growcery Includes


  • 2 Nights accommodation in our Chic Shacks
  • 2 Dinners, 2 Breakfasts, 1 Lunch
  • Rafting, sunset hiking trail
  • All rafting equipment supplied
  • Park fees, entrance fees, conservation fees
  • Mineral water on the rafting and overnight
  • Stretcher beds
  • Guides
  • Transfer to starting point
The Growcery Excludes


  • Extra drinks
  • Transport to The Growcery Camp
  • Torches
  • Extra snacks
  • Cameras
  • Gratuities
  • Sleeping Gear - Sleeping bags for Wild Camping
  • Tents are Optional
The Growcery Tour Information


DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp

25% non-refundable administration fee required to secure trail

The Growcery Product Pricing


2-Day Wet & Wild Adventure 2024
Adults R 3895
Children 15 - 17 R 3295
Children 12 - 14 R 2965
Children 5 - 11 R 2695
The Growcery Tour Schedule

Adventure SCHEDULE

Day 1

Wet & Wild – Richtersveld – Orange River

The Growcery team will meet and greet you upon your arrival at the camp. We suggest that adventurers should not be later than 5 pm on day 1 of your trail. Tonight our team will welcome you and, after dinner, brief you on the adventure that follows.

Dinner is freshly prepared and served around the open fires at camp. The evening is an excellent evening of introductions and stargazing. Your Guide will brief you on what to pack and where to park your vehicles safely.

Day 2

Wet & Wild – Full Day River and Wild Camping

Our day starts with some coffee and tea around 07:30 am and a hearty breakfast to follow at 8:00 am.  Our transfer towards the starting point of our rafting trail will start at 9:00 – 09:30 am. We will transfer 14 km upstream from our camp and start our day exploring the orange river rock formations, birdlife endless mountain views. This river trail is a floating paddle experience with a picnic-style lunch.

Our day will end with the magnificent sunset from the top of the mountain, and then we will wrap up the day around an open fire. The star-studded night skies, some wholesome food is the perfect recipe for a great day outdoors—a great ending to an adventurous day in the Richtersveld.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3

The Growcery Camp

Our morning will start with breakfast and sunrise on the banks of the Orange River. Upon arrival at camp, you are welcome to depart on your own time. Should you like to take the day slow, take a shower after your wild camping and remember to book lunch should you want to stay until then.



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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