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4-Day Orange River Rafting ON SPECIAL NOW

15% OFF - Woman's day Celebration

Join us in celebrating women all over the world with this once-a-year River Adventure! Happening 7 - 11 March. We look forward to showing you the best time ever.

4-Day Orange River Rafting

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Women's Day Special - Save 15% - 7 to 11 March

“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”
The very wise words of Eleanor Roosevelt 

We know for a fact that men are not the only explorers of adventure, therefore in celebration of all women, we have decided to launch an experience just for women this Women’s Day.

We call on all women – the girls, the ladies, the mothers, the wives, the daughters, the sisters, the grandmas…….get your tribe together and join us on the beautiful Orange River this women’s day in celebration of you all!

This adventure starts on 7 March and ends on the 11th.

Limited spots are available. Book today!

What to Expect on Our 4-Day Orange River Rafting Adventure

We will sleep on the banks of the Orange River, explore the Richtersveld Mountains, and enjoy the great outdoors! You are welcome to relax outside next to the fire or in your tent. This isolated part of the Richtersveld makes you feel like a real adventurer. We take all the food we need and prepare meals over open fires. There are no designated campsites. We start our day with an early morning paddle. In the afternoons, we will stop for a picnic-style lunch and enjoy the tranquillity of the river.

We have time to relax in the late afternoons and even hike in the mountains. All our camps are natural areas along the river, and we respect the ecosystem by taking all our refuse with us. We will p provide you with a complete packing and kit list. It is essential to have the proper preparation guidelines when joining a river rafting adventure on the Orange River. We recommend that you arrive at our base camp no later than 5 pm on the first day when our guides will welcome you upon arrival. We will s end our evening by having dinner, preparing for our adventure the following morning, and relaxing around the fire.

The Rafting River and Outdoor Experience Trail

We have returned to the lower orange river trail leading us through the Nababeep Conservancy and the Richtersveld. The Trail starts at The Growcery Camp and ends on the banks of Namibia. We will e d in Namibia and be transported back to the Growcery Camp in South Africa. The perfect t outdoor Adventure for the whole family. Any adventure and nature can be unpredictable. Please book your accommodation or campsite at The Growcery for day five before your departure or when booking online.

4-Day Orange River Rafting Highlights

  • Wild camping on the banks of the river.
  • Excellent mountain views.
  • Endless swimming opportunities.
  • Explore the surroundings.
  • Stargazing.
  • Escape into the wild.
  • No cellphone reception.

We are Protecting the Environment: We do not allow glass or glass containers on the river trail. Would you please decant glass content such as wine and spirits into plastic bottles or use canned products? Our travelers will transport all waste back to our base camp. Be mindful of the mark you leave when camping in nature. We want t  conserve the natural feel and help our guests by briefing them about how we do things on the river.

The following dates are available to book.

March 23 April 23 May 23 June 23
17 – 21 March 03 – 07 April 07 – 13 May Kayaking Trail
18 – 22 March 06 – 10 April The season is closed until the end of June 24 – 28 June Family Special
21 – 25  March 27 – 01 May 29 – 03 July Family Special
22 – 26 March 28 – 02 May
27 – 31 March
July 23 Aug 23 Sept 23 Oct 23
04 – 09 July Family Special On request only 02 – 06 Sept 01 Oct – 05 Oct
Fishing Trips 07 – 11 Sept 04 Oct – 09 Oct
16 – 20 Sept
22- 25 Sept
  30 Sept – 4 Oct  
Dec 2023
Jan 2024    
08 – 12 Dec 02 – 06 Jan – Fam
10 – 14 Dec 03 – 07 Jan
12 – 16 Dec – Fam 07 – 11 Jan – Fam
16 – 20 Dec – Fam
18 – 22 Dec
20 – 24 Dec – Fam
22 – 26 Dec
27 – 31 Dec
28 – 31 Dec
29 – 02 Jan 23 – Fam

  1. Read through the information provided and decide if this is the kind of adventure you want to join.
  2. Go through the available dates and decide which date will suit you best.
  3. Click on the link below and download a reservation form.
  4. Orange River Reservation Form
  5. Fill in the form and send the form to
  6. You will receive a response with an invoice or a query to adjust the date (space is limited)
  7. A 30% Administration Fee will be needed to secure your booking.
  8. Please pay the final amount no later than 30 days before arrival.
  9. When payment is complete, you will receive a confirmation voucher.

Full-Day Rafting Adventure

Namibia Camping Safari

Umkulu Adventures Includes


  • Camping fees on Day 1 at The Growcery Camp
  • Two-man inflatable rafts & paddles
  • Waterproof bags & flotation devices
  • Meals as indicated
  • Cooler box for drinks
  • Park fees, conservation fees
  • Transfer back to The Growcery Camp after trip
Umkulu Adventures Excludes


  • Travel arrangements to starting point
  • Drinks
  • Camping equipment
  • Bedding
  • Camping or Chic Shack accommodation on Day 5
  • Extra snacks
  • Travel insurance
Umkulu Adventures Tour Information


DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery

A non-refundable Administration Fee of  30 % is required to secure your booking.

Umkulu Adventures Product Pricing


4-Day Orange River Rafting Rates

Normal Rafting Trails 2022/23
Adult R 5 350
Children 16-17 yrs R 4 750
Children 12-15 yrs R 4 350
Children 5-11 yrs R 3 850
Family Rafting Trips on Schedule Family Departures. 2022
Family of Two ( One Adult + 1 u/18) R 8 500
Family of Three (Two Adults +1 u/18) R 12 750
Family of Four(Two adults+2 u/18s) R 17 000
Family of Five (Two adults+3 u/18s) R 20 995
Family of Six (Two adults+4 u/18s) R 24 000

Please enquire about student specials and group discounts. There is an early bird special of a 10% discount for making reservations six months in advance - Only a deposit is required. Book before September 2023 and receive the 2022 rates.

Umkulu Adventures Tour Schedule


Due to the changes that COVID19 has bought forward, we changed the route to the upper part of the river until further notice. As soon as the borders open and operate normally, we will update the route back to the Original route through the Richtersveld Transfrontier Park. *Please note that all transfers are included with the price when booking your rafting adventure. (Transfer is included from The Growcery Camp – Henkries Starting Point) The current route is as follows:

Day 1

The Growcery Camp We meet all our river paddlers at The Growcery Camp no later than 5 pm on day 1. Please notify the camp of any late arrivals. This evening will be an introduction to your river crew and a final briefing on the adventure that awaits us. Our Dinner will be around open fires, and you can expect a freshly cooked meal. Our evening is relaxed, and we can have a great time under the many stars of the Richtersveld. Meals: Dinner Accommodation: Camping

Day 2

The Growcery Camp – Starting Point This morning we’ll have an early start. Breakfast & coffee will be ready on the instruction of your guide the previous night. After breakfast, we will pack our journey into the truck and drive towards the starting point. The journey will take about 2-3 hrs, so please pack a light snack for the road. You will embark on a short paddle after arriving at the starting point, and this will allow the group to get into the rhythm of packing a boat and get used to the paddling of the boat. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Camping on the banks of the Orange River

Day 3,4

The Growcery Camp – Orange River Our River adventure starts with a scrumptious breakfast this morning. The next few days will be along the banks of the Orange River. We explore the magnificent views of the Richtersveld desert and embark on the adventure of a lifetime. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Camping on the banks of the Orange River

Day 5

Orange River – The Growcery Camp Today will be the last day of your river trail. We start the morning and have between 3-4 hours of paddling before ending our adventure at our chosen take out point. Meals: Breakfast

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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