Family Rafting Experience

Family Rafting Experience

Family Rafting Experience
Family Rafting Experience
Family Rafting Experience
Family Rafting Experience
Family Rafting Experience
Family Rafting Experience
Family Rafting Experience

Family Rafting Experience

Family Rafting Experience

The Family Rafting Experience on the Orange River in the Richtersveld is suitable for the whole family. You do not need any previous experience or rafting skills to partake on this Adventure. A moderate level of fitness is all that you will have to bring along. Umkulu has created a Family adventure experience at a competitive price. These Family Rafting experiences are scheduled for specific departure dates. Groups will be consisting out of families only, and the route we paddle is perfect for exploring the Richtersveld region along the banks of the Orange River.

Why The Family Rafting Experience on the Orange River?

It is the perfect outdoor Adventure suitable for all in the Family. Our route will include some paddling, rafting, floating, hiking, fishing and relaxing on the banks of the Orange River. It is an adventerous, but safe environment and the perfect mode of trasport through the Richtersveld Desert. We have shortened the distance to focus more on the outdoor experience of the Richtersveld. The rafting experience gives us ample time to enjoy our adventure. You will also have time to explore and learn about this Mountain Desert in South Africa.

Our campsites will be on the banks of the River, and we have no designated sites. It is a right back to nature. The richtersveld is one of few areas in Southern Africa where you can still sleep unders the stars just on a rollmat or matress. The unpolutted night skies offer spectacular stargazing. Our guides are professionally trained, and all meals will be on open fires. We pride ourselves on serving fresh, wholesome meals and can cater for special dietary requirements.

Highlights of the Family Rafting Experience!

  • The family rafting is an Outdoor Adventure for the complete Family.
  • Enjoy the opportunity to sleep under the stars of the Richtersveld.
  • You will have an excellent time for hiking, swimming and fishing.
  • This rafting trail is An Opportunity to Discover the hidden treasures of Nature in the Richtersveld Desert.
  • You can meet like-minded families or get your family group together.
  • This rafting package is a river experience only for families.
  • Learn how to navigate an inflatable raft down the Orange River.
Umkulu Adventures Includes


  • Camping fees on Day 1 & Day 5 At The Growcery Camp
  • Meals as indicated above
  • Conservation fees, park fees, take out fees
  • Professional Rafting Guides
  • Coolerboxes for drinks, Floatation Devices, Paddles
  • Dry bags for personal belongings & Two person inflatable rafts
  • Transfers back to Base Camp on Day 5
Umkulu Adventures Excludes


  • Own transport to the starting point at The Growcery Camp
  • Own personal items
  • Own sleepingbags, Tents & Matresses
  • Own Drinking water and drinks
  • Snacks
  • Own supplements for special diets ie banting, vegan etc.
  • Own Travel Insurance
Umkulu Adventures Tour Information


DEPART FROM: The Growcery Camp
RATES INFO: The Family River Rafting Adventures is on special, and these trips will focus on specific Departure Dates suitable for Families. These Dates usually are over Holiday season, and we advised to book well in advance. A family of Two –  1 Adult and 1 Child A family of Three – 2 Adults and 2 Children A family of Four- 2 Adults and 2 Children A family of Five – 2 Adults and 3 Children A family of Six – 2 Adults and 4 Children
Umkulu Adventures Product Pricing


Rates 2019 Rates 2020
Family of Two R 7 650.00 R
Family of Three R 12 000.00 R
Family of Four R 14 500.00 R
Family of Five R 16 500.00 R
Family of Six R 18 850.00 R
Umkulu Adventures Tour Schedule


Day 1

The Growcery Camp – Vioolsdrift

Our Family Rafting Experience starts at 5 pm from The Growcery Camp near vioolsdrift. The camp is based on the banks of the Orange River and overlooks the Rugged Richtersveld Mountains. The grass campsites and outdoor showers are the perfect first-day option for our rafting experience along the Orange River. Dinner

Day 2,3,4

Orange River

The next days we will embark on our Orange River Experience. This Family Rafting Experience is perfect for all paddlers with no previous rafting or paddling experience. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Orange River – The Growcery Camp.

This day is the final morning next to the Orange River and all depending on water levels of the river, will determine our pick up time at our final destination. After our adventurous three nights on the Orange River, we will transfer back to our basecamp. Here you are welcome to enjoy a nice hot well-deserved shower and relax on the banks of the Orange River. Our evening is next open fires, and a BBQ dinner is our last meal on the banks of the Orange River. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • 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.