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Orange River Rafting

The Orange River

The Orange River is the longest river in South Africa. It travels all the way from Lesotho and ends it journey in the Atlantic Ocean. It forms part of the border between South Africa and Namibia, which is also the most popular part of the river for rafting. This river known for its river rafting, with several river rafting companies located in the area.  

River Rafting Orange River

If you are looking to get away from the city life and are looking for a bit of an adventure then you have found your activity.  Travelling down the river takes you through the most beautiful sceneries, changing as you moving further down the river.  


River rafting tours

  • The tours are 4 - 6 days long depending on your preference.
  • You spend the evenings camping on the banks of the river ( all very safe )
  • The form of transport includes inflatable two man boats (crocs)
  • You take your own luggage with you in your boat
  • Meals are including 
  • Rafting equipment is also included
  • Guides are provided to make sure you have a memorable experience

River Rafting operators that come highly recommended

Note: Christmas and New years bookings for 2012-13 need to be made well in advance!

Company Name Description and more info
  • Operator on the Orange River
  • 4 & 6 Day River rafting trip
  • Run trips in the Richtervelts area

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  • Operator on the Orange River
  • 3 & 4 Day River rafting trip
  • Run trip along the Gorge area

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Bushwacked Orange River Rafting
  • Operator on the Orange River
  • 3 & 4 Day Rafting Trips
  • Base Camp on the River

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Orange River with Umkulu

Tips from people that have been on the River

  • Take a kikoi/Sarong which can be used for multiple functions for example: Cover your legs, rap around your head and neck to protect from the sun, soak in the water and rapping it around your head to cool down. It is a great addition to the list of things to bring.
  • Try getting a small dry bag from an outdoor shop. They are great for keeping your smaller items dry that you need access too.
  • Gloves are also a good idea especially if you have sensitive hands. You can get blisters after paddling for a few days.
  • Lots of Sun Cream, it is used faster than one usually thinks.
  • A good blow up mattress. Sleeping well after a long paddle makes the world of difference. 
  • Camera is not a problem if you have a small dry bag with you.
  • Pack light you usually live in your swimming costume during the day.