Orange River


Itinerary:
Orange River Rafting Adventure

Duration: 5 or 7 days

Group size: 6 – 25

Camping Safari Price: from 355 €

 

Highlights:

  • Rafting Adventure on the Orange River in the Richtersveld National Park
  • Hikes and bird watching along the river

 

 

 

 

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This is truly one of the purest adventure trails in SouthernAfrica. We experience the Orange River in the unique Richtersveld. The Gariep River or “Great River” as it is called by the local Nama people offers a unique outdoor experience to those who seek tranquility and adventure. The days are spent rafting down this quiet river with few dangerous rapids. We overnight next to the river under the African stars.

Day 1 : Orange river
Day 2 : Rafting – Tour through Richtersveld
Day 3 : Rafting – Tour through Richtersveld
Day 4 : Rafting – Tour through Richtersveld
Day5 : Back to Cape Town

Itinerary*

Day 1: Orange River

The Gariep River or “Great River” as it is called by the local Nama people offers a unique outdoor experience to those who seek tranquility and adventure.

The river is surrounded by semi precious stone and rock formations, and an abundance of small animals, primates and extraordinary bird life.

After our individual drive we meet our group members at around 5 pm at the base camp for a briefing and first dinner together. D

Day 2 – 4: Rafting – Tour through Richtersveld

Three magic days are spent going down the Orange River in either canoes or rafts. This is not a technically difficult river and everyone can just sit back and enjoy one of the last wilderness areas in Southern Africa.

Our aim is to explore and discover the Richtersveld mountain desert with all its hidden treasures and trails. The days are spent with paddling, swimming, floating, bird watching and negotiating some rapids and fast flowing water.

Our guides will take you through rapids, hike with you and discover the lunar landscape and eco system of the desert. We do need to cover some distance on a daily basis to reach our destination. The trails vary from 20 km – 40 km depending on the water levels. BLD

Day 5: Orange River
After another morning on the river we drive back to our base camp on the Orange River. BLD

End of the tour and Individual departure.

Meals:   B= Breakfast   L= Lunch   D= Dinner

 

*subject to change without notice

Price and Services

Price :                                       355 Euro

Children 5 – 11 yrs:                295 Euro

Children 12 – 18 yrs:              325 Euro

 

Price  for 7 day trip:                 395 Euro

Children 5 – 11 yrs:                 330 Euro

Children 12 – 18 yrs:               360 Euro

 

FURTHER INFORMATION 

Meals:All meals are prepared on an open fire and will consist of quality and healthy food. We do cater for all special diets, i.e. vegetarians, vegans etc. Our delicious bush cooking on an open fire creates a campfire ambiance on the banks of the Orange River.

Dinners: We offer 3 course meals for dinner, consisting of a salad, main course and desert.

Lunch: Normally consists of salads, health bread, pasta and fruit.

Breakfasts: fried breakfast or/ and continental breakfast with cereal and fruit

Participants: 6-25 people

Visa: please check with your embassy

Entrance: Passport (at least valid for another 6 months after departure), it is necessary to stamp passports before the tour

Vaccinations: not mandatory

 

Departure dates 2015 – 5 day trip:

21 March 27 March 28 March 2 April 3. April 7. April
11. April 18. April 25. April 1. May 9. May 16. May
23. May 30. May 6. June 13. June 20. June 27. June
4. July 11. July 14. July 25. July 1. August 8. August
15. August 22. August 27. August 1. September 5. September 19. September
24. September 3. October 6. October 7. October 17. October 24. October
31. October 7. November 14. November 21. November 28. November 5. December
12. December 13. December 16. December 19. December 31. December

Departure dates 2015 – 7 day trip:

27. March 3. April 11. April 18. April 13. June 27. June
4. July 8. August 3. October 14. November 13. December 16. December
26. December 27. December

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