Family Rafting Experience

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The 4-Day 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 in this adventure. A moderate fitness level is all that you will have to bring along. Umkulu has created a family adventure experience at a competitive price. The Family Rafting Experience is for specific departure dates. Groups will consist of families only, and the route we paddle is perfect for exploring the Richtersveld region along the banks of the Orange River.

Choose the Family Rafting Experience on the Orange River

It is the perfect outdoor adventure and is suitable for everyone in your family. Our route will include some paddling, rafting, floating, hiking, fishing and relaxing on the banks of the Orange River. It is an adventurous but safe environment and the perfect mode of transport 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 river banks, and we have no designated sites, as here we can experience nature. The Richtersveld is one of few areas in Southern Africa where you can still sleep under the stars. The unpolluted night skies also 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

  • Family rafting is an outdoor adventure specifically for families
  • Enjoy the opportunity to sleep under the stars of the Richtersveld
  • You will have an excellent time hiking, swimming and fishing
  • This rafting trail is an opportunity to discover the hidden treasures of the Richtersveld desert
  • Learn how to navigate an inflatable raft down the Orange River
  • You can meet like-minded families or bond with your own family

For a custom date booking, please enquire.

Half-Day Rafting

Etosha National Park

Umkulu Adventures Includes


  • Camping fees for Day 1 & Day 5 at The Growcery Camp
  • Meals as indicated
  • Two-person inflatable rafts and paddles
  • Professional guides
  • Coolerboxes for drinks
  • Dry bags for personal belongings
  • Conservation fees, park fees, take out fees
  • Transfers back to Base Camp on Day 5
Umkulu Adventures Excludes


  • Transport to The Growcery Camp on Day 1
  • Sleepingbags, tents & matresses
  • Drinking water and drinks
  • Snacks
  • Supplements for special diets like banting, vegan etc.
  • Travel insurance
Umkulu Adventures Tour Information


DEPARTS FROM: The Growcery Camp

The Family Rafting Experience is special, and these trips will focus on specific departure dates suitable for families. These dates are usually over the holidays. We advise booking well in advance.

Umkulu Adventures Product Pricing


Family Rafting Experience Rates

Number of People 2022
Family of two - 1 adult and 1 child R 8 500
Family of three - 2 adults and 1 child R 12 750
Family of four - 2 adults and 2 children R 17 000
Family of five - 2 adults and 3 children R 20 995
Number of People 2023 - Price Freeze until July 2023
Family of two - 1 adult and 1 child R 8 500
Family of three - 2 adults and 1 child R 12 750
Family of four  - 2 adults and 2 children R 17000
Family of five - 2 adults and 3 children R 20 995
Family of six - 2 adult and 4 child R 24 000
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 included

Day 2,3,4

Orange River

For the next few days, we will embark on our Orange River experience, and the whole family can bond over shared adventures and learn about the unique environment of the Richtersveld. Once our guests have connected with nature here, it calls them back for more! Breakfast, lunch and dinner included

Day 5

Orange River – The Growcery Camp

This day is the final morning next to the Orange River and, depending on the river's water levels, 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 base camp. Here you are welcome to enjoy a hot, well-deserved shower and relax on the banks of the Orange River. Breakfast & lunch Please book dinner & accommodation in advance for the last night.


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.