River Rafting 4 Day Orange River Experience
What to expect on our typical four day itinerary:
Day 1: Meet your Guides at base camp from 5 pm onwards. Dinner will be served around the campfire from 7 pm after which we will relax, meet fellow river trippers and overnight under the amazing African sky.
Day 2: We wake up to coffee or tea and a hearty breakfast. You will then be shown how to pack your gear onto the rafts. After a talk on safety and the environment, the guides will instruct you on how to paddle and control the two-man inflatable rafts. Once we are ready, the group will set off on an unforgettable four-day river rafting experience. At midday, we stop on the banks of the river for a nourishing lunch prepared by the river crew. After lunch we make our way downstream to the overnight spot on the banks of the river, with probably an introduction to your first rapid, aptly named: ‘Entrance Exam’. While the river crew sets up camp for the evening and prepares snacks and dinner, you can relax with a sun-downer and mingle with your fellow rafters. Once we’ve had our fill, we relax around the campfire and, when we’re ready, fall into a deep, well-deserved sleep.
Day 3: After another great outdoors breakfast, this day starts as a watery meander down twisting channels. We will have sufficient time to swim, relax and enjoy a couple of surprises along the way!
Day 4: Bask in the vastness of the Orange River, while admiring the awesome rock formations and breath-taking scenery. Prepare yourselves for our ‘last-night’ dinner extravaganza!
Day 5: This morning we enjoy our final breakfast on the river and then make our way to the ‘take-out’ point from where we are transported back to base camp to head on home glowing with adventure and new friends. Back at camp you can decide to stay another night (at own cost, not catered for) or start making your way back home. Your guides, who by now will be like family, will be sad to see you leave…
The River: The San / Bushmen call it the Gariep; others call it the Orange… 2250 km of wet snake slithering slowly to the Atlantic Ocean. Our trip covers 55 km of one of Africa’s longest rivers, twisting and turning its way through the Richtersveld, one of South Africa’s most spectacular and remote areas.
Our Equipment: We provide all river rafting gear which includes 2-man rafts (CROCs), paddles, life jackets, safety and rescue gear, medical kit, dry bags for packing personal items.
Our Guides: You are in good hands with our experienced and qualified River Guides. Having the backing of a top rate crew, you can relax and be sure that all is well.
Our Food: We provide three,” five star” safari-style meals per day prepared by our river crew. Our menu is designed to cater for a wide variety of tastes, for example, if you are not a meat eater, you can rest assured that more than enough other, delicious food will be available. Special dietary requirements can be discussed.
Our Base Camp: Our camp is situated right on the banks of the river with green, shaded camp sites and clean ablution facilities.
- There are no formal accommodation facilities… we sleep in tents or, for the truly adventurous, underneath the African sky. Parking for vehicles is provided at the camp. As we are on a private farm in a remote area, your vehicle is probably safer here, than in any other part of South Africa.
- Your Passport: PASSPORTS ARE ESSENTIAL as we will be traveling through Namibia at the end of the river trip, back to our Base camp. PASSPORTS WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL PERSONS UNDERTAKING this RIVER TRIP. Please make sure that children have their own passports or that they are on the passport of one of their parents. Please make sure that your travel documents are in order (Passports must be valid for six months or longer).
For all visa inquiries call the Department of Home Affairs in Windhoek, Namibia Tel: 09264-61-2929111 Fax: 09264-61-22419 (South African citizens do not require visas).
WE WILL NOT ACCEPT ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANY PROBLEMS THAT ARISE DUE TO INCORRECT TRAVEL DOCUMENTS.