Our 2 Day Wet and Wild adventure is the perfect safari and river rafting combination. This is a full day of activity, experience, and safari. We will start our day at 09:00 am with a transfer to our rafting starting point. We will either make use of sit on top kayaks or inflatable two-man 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 bird life, 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.
Day two of the trail is into two parts. First, we will go for a guided hike in the Richtersveld, see striking rock formations and caves, and get to see what the Richtersveld has to offer up close and personal. The second leg of the day will take us on a thrilling 4×4 trail into the Nababeep Conservancy. Explore the geological wonders and diverse collection of fauna and flora, many of whom have adapted in different and unique ways to survive this desert environment.
We once again leave the mountains behind and slowly make our way back to camp for a beautiful bush-style dinner under a magnificent star-studded sky, the perfect ending to an exceptional experience.
The Richtersveld community reserve, namely the Nababeep community reserve is 3km from our base camp. We will be packing the cooler box and embark on our customised safari vehicle. The road is rough rocky terrain, and a car with high clearance is best. This part of the Richtersveld is home to some of the local indigenous succulents and fantastic rock formations. We explore the ‘halfmens ‘ and quiver trees, along with a variety of plants.
This 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.
|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||Depart after breakfast||Breakfast|
Where does the wet and wild trip start & end? – The Growcery Camp.
When does the trip start? – At 5 pm you need to check-in at 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 dietary requirements of vegans and vegetarians.
If I don’t want to include meals? – You are welcome to bring your own food.
Are there crocodiles in hippos in the orange river? – NO
Is this a malaria zone? – IT IS A MALARIA FREE ZONE.
Can you suggest en route accommodation? – We sure can make suggestions and reservations.
Additional information or questions:
Whatsapp: 0825753844 – Send us a message and we can call you back at a convenient time for you
|DEPARTS FROM:||The Growcery Camp|
Min 50% secures a reservation.
|2-Day Wet & Wild Adventure||2020|
|Children 15 - 17||R 3000|
|Children 6 - 14||R 2800|
|Children 5 - 10||R2500|
Wet & Wild – Richtersveld – Orange RiverThe 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. This evening you will meet your guide for the trail and receive a briefing on what to expect the next days while on your adventure. Dinner will id freshly prepared and served around the open fires at camp. A great evening of introductions and star gazing. Your Guide will brief you on what to pack and where to safely park your vehicles. Dinner
Wet & Wild – Full Day River and Wild CampingOur 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; star-studded night skies and some wholesome food prepared in our safari-style kitchen. A great ending to an adventurous day in the Richtersveld. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
The Growcery CampOur 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 at a slow pace, take a shower after your wild camping and remember to book lunch should you like to stay until then. Breakfast
DISCLAIMER: We reserve the right to cancel any activity due to weather or unsafe conditions. An alternative activity will be provided wherever possible.