Half-Day Orange River Rafting

Half-Day Orange River Rafting

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Half-Day Orange River Rafting

The Half-Day Orange River Rafting trail is a perfect short stay adventure option for travellers and families passing through the Richtersveld and Orange River region. We meet at our base camp, The Growcery, pack our rafts and get dropped off upstream. Thereafter we can enjoy our paddle back to camp. There’s also the option to enjoy a freshly prepared lunch on the river.

Paddlers enjoy the relaxed environment and magnificent mountain views along the Orange River. This adventure is suitable for every season right through the year.

This half-day trail is suitable for anyone, even without any previous experience.  Our team will supply all rafting equipment and transfers to the starting point of our trail.  The point of departure varies depending on the water level of the Orange River.


What to Expect

You can expect first degree rapids, fast-flowing channels, as well as interesting weirs along your way. The Half-Day Orange River Rafting trail is surrounded by working farms, reed beds along the banks of the river and granite rocks formations with lava deposits. There is fantastic bird life along the banks of the Orange River. Most common sightings will be Goliath heron, fish eagles, jackal buzzards, gymnogene, cormorants, Egyptian geese, African black duck, weavers and some migrating birds.

A highlight on our Half-Day Orange River Rafting is our rock jump underneath the yellow cliffs. The rock jumping is optional to those who seek a more adventurous experience. This trip is not a race but rather a relaxed introduction to the Richtersveld desert and its rugged mountains.

Also check out our other Orange River Rafting Adventures.

Umkulu Adventures Includes


  • Equipment: 2-man inflatable rafts, paddles, flotation devices, cooler box for drinks, dry-bags
  • Qualified guide
Umkulu Adventures Excludes


  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Sun protection
Umkulu Adventures Tour Information


DURATION: 1-3 hours
DEPART FROM: The Growcery
RATES INFO: Please book your Half-Day Orange River Rafting at least 24 hours before departure.
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Half-Day Orange River Rafting Rates

2019 / 2020 Half-Day with Lunch Half-Day without Lunch
Adult R 600 R 500
Children 12-17 R 465 R 385
Children 6-11 R 435 R 355
Umkulu Adventures Tour Schedule


Meet at The Growcery

We meet and get the boats ready before we depart from our base camp to get to the starting point upstream. If you would like to have breakfast before departing for your trip, you can book this at the kitchen upon arrival. There’s also the option to stay over at The Growcery’s campsite or chick shacks.

River Rafting

We enjoy the natural beauty of the area. Your experienced guide can point out some of the interesting things of the area. Lunch is only included with the Half-day with Lunch option

Return to camp

Guests can enjoy lunch here and stay the night, enjoying the calm atmosphere and grassy banks of the Orange River.
  • 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. 
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