Escape into the Wild

Escape into the Wild

Escape into the Wild is ideal for visitors who want to overnight on the banks of the Orange River in the Richtersveld. Our Escape into the Wild adventure is perfect if you have a limited time frame, as it starts in the afternoon and ends the following day. The trip begins at our base camp's location, The Growcery Camp.

We depart from our base camp at 14:30 to overlook the Nababeep Community Reserve in the Richtersveld. We take a leisurely paddle, and you can watch the impressive rock formations and birdlife pass you along the river banks.

It is a leisurely paddle and perfect for anyone without previous experience.

Escape into the Wild combines paddling, hiking, and outdoor camping. Once we have arrived at our camp spot on the sandbank, we will set up camp before taking a sunset hike with spectacular mountain views. You can see some fantastic ancient mountains and indigenous succulents of the Richtersveld.

After our sunset hike, we will return to our camp and prepare dinner on an open fire. The sandbank is the perfect venue to sleep under the celestial skies of the Richtersveld. We spend our evening around the campfire and discover the hidden stories and treasures of the Orange River. We will have a healthy breakfast and return to The Growcery Camp the following day. The perfect escape as a wild introduction experience of the Richtersveld.

Escape into the Wild Adventure Highlights

  • It is the perfect short stay adventure.
  • Experience hiking in the Richtersveld.
  • Enjoy paddling the Orange River.
  • Sleeping under the stars.
  • Value for money adventure.

Some more adventures on offer.

4 Day Orange River Rafting Adventure

Full-Day Rafting Adventure

Umkulu Adventures Includes


  • Dinner and breakfast
  • 2-man inflatable rafts, paddles, flotation devices, waterproof bags
  • Cooler boxes for drinks
  • Guided hike
  • Cutlery & Crockery
Umkulu Adventures Excludes


  • Sun protection
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Bedding (sleeping bag, pillow mattress) - bedding available to rent(please enquire)
  • Tent (optional)
Umkulu Adventures Tour Information


DURATION: Overnight
DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery
  • 25% non-refundable admin fee is required to secure your reservation.
  • A minimum of 2 people secures a departure.
Umkulu Adventures Product Pricing


2021 Rates
Adults R 1250
Child 15-17 yrs R 1050
Child 12-14 yrs R 950
Child 5-11 yrs R 825
2022 Rates
Adults R 1395
Child 15-17 yrs R 1095
Child 12-14 yrs R 995
Child 5-11 yrs R 895
Umkulu Adventures Tour Schedule


Day 1

The tour starts at The Growcery Camp location at 2 pm.

We head off on a slow paddle towards our overnight destination.

Upon arrival at your bush camp, your guide will take you for a sunset stroll up the mountain. After the hike, we will prepare dinner, and everyone can relax around the fire.

Enjoy the evening next to a fire and under the stars of the Richtersveld.

Day 2

In the morning, your guide will prepare breakfast at camp. After breakfast, you will take a slow paddle back to The Growcery Camp.

The trip ends when we arrive at camp.

Feel free to shower after your trip and book some lunch.



DISCLAIMER: We reserve the right to cancel any activity due to weather or unsafe conditions. An alternative activity will be provided wherever possible.

  • The Growcery Camp Richtersveld

    The Growcery Camp Richtersveld - eco camp is situated on the banks of the Orange River. Visit our organic clan and enjoy the Richtersveld.