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UMKULU ADVENTURES

River Rafting

River Rafting

These Rafting Adventures are one of the more popular outdoor adventure activities in South Africa. Umkulu adventures are actively involved in conducting river rafting adventures on the orange river for the past 16 years.

We have partnered with the best supplier of river rafting equipment in South Africa. Our equipment is the best that we can buy and our guides are all certified and trained by APA. African paddling association. We have focused our rafting adventures on the orange river and Richtersveld. It is one of the best ways to explore the Richtersveld desert. Take your raft and paddle and feel the flow of the river. The silence of the desert and the incredible rock formations. The perfect escape into the wild with campfires and camping on the riverbanks.

Our river trails all depart from our base camp near Vioolsdrift: The Growcery Camp. We have a selection of river rafting trails and adventures.

River rafting trails:

  • Half day and full day rafting trails.
  • 4 Day River trails.
  • 5 Day River trails.
  • 6 day River trails.
  • Overnight trails.
  • Fishing trails.
  • Wet & Wild trails.

Rafting on the orange river is suitable for the whole family, and no previous experience is needed. A moderate level of fitness is required and a passion for the outdoors. Our trails are all year round. Water levels fluctuate, and a level 1-3 grading of difficulty is applicable on the orange river.

Come and experience the great outdoors of the Richtersveld and join our river crew on an orange river rafting adventure.

What is included on our rafting trails?

  • Two men inflatable rafts.
  • We provide Dry bags for personals.
  • Cooler boxes for drinks.
  • Meals as indicated per trail.
  • Guides.
  • Park fees and conservations fees.
  • Take out or transfer fees at the end of each trail.
  • Camping fees at base camp on day one.

The Richtersveld is a unique mountain desert. It has little if any light pollution. It is known for the rugged mountains and excellent star gazing. On these rafting trails, you have the chance to sleep under the stars and enjoy the desert beauty.

This rafting experience is rated as one of the best outdoor adventures available in South Africa.


R3150 for

2 day wet wild adventure is the perfect short stay adventure in the Richtersveld. It is a combination of river rafting and 4 x 4 safari trail.
R4250 for 5 Days

Join our 4-day orange river rafting trail through the Richtersveld. This is a great river rafting and outdoor adventure. Suitable for the whole family.
R4850 for 5 Days

5 day orange river fishing adventure will allow you to access some of the best fishing opportunities along the Orange River. 
R4850 for 5 Days

Join our new route the 5 day transfrontier river rafting trail. Rated the best orange river trail foir 2016. Book now - limited departures. 
R4550 for 7 Days

Join our 6 day orange river rafting trail and explore the wild side of the richtersveld. Sleep under the stars and feel the flow of the orange river.
R795 for 2 Days

Escape into the wild and take a leisure paddle to your overnight camp on the banks of the Orange River. Explore the night skies of the Richtersveld.
R695 for 4-6 hours

Full day orange river rafting Trail: This is a perfect day adventure in the Richtersveld. The full day trip will start and end at our base camp.
R495 for 1-3 hours

Half Day Orange river rafting. This is a perfect short stay adventure option for travelers and visitors passing through the Richtersveld.
R8500 for 7 Days

Orange river kayaking adventure. Join our Kayaking trails and discover the hidden secrets of the Richtersveld desert this season.