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2 Day 2 Night Orange River Rafting Adventure

The Orange or Gariep River, named by the indigenous Nama people for its colour is the longest river in South Africa covering 1 800 km. the Orange River offers a variety of stunning views and in places bordered by rugged mountains and in other parts by endless dune vistas. The river forms part of the international border between South Africa and Namibia as well as South Africa and Lesotho, and although the river does not pass through any major cities, it plays an important role in the economy of the region by providing water for irrigation and hydroelectric power. The Orange River is also responsible for the diamond deposits along the Namibian coast.

River rafting experience is a must for all foreigners to South Africa. The drive to the campsite at Fiddlers Creek (on the border) can be arranged by Ama Africa Experiences so please enquire with regards to transport. Once you arrive at Fiddlers Creek Campsite you will be met by your guides and given a pre trip briefing on what to expect during the trip as well as a packing demonstration and safety talk. Fiddlers Creek camp is equipped with clean ablutions, hot and cold running water, flushing toilets, electricity and bar facilities. After a lovely “bush” meal (often a typical South African braai) and a good night’s rest under the stars. The following morning, after breakfast you will be allocated your boats, shown how to pack these and given an in depth safety speech by your lead guide, before being transported up stream to be put into the river. The day is spent paddling down the river, swimming, bird watching and relaxing until we reach the Fiddler’s Creek campsite. After some relaxing and tanning, swimming time we have dinner and spend the night again under the stars. After breakfast on the last day we leave from the campsite and paddle downstream, again taking advantage of the beauty, warm weather and lovely swimming  to the take out point where our transport will be waiting to take us back to the campsite.

Departs: Friday/Saturday/Sunday

 

Orange river

4 Day 5 Night River Rafting

On arrival at Fiddlers Creek Campsite, enjoy a refreshing swim and relax.  You will be met by your guides and given a pre trip briefing on what to expect during the trip as well as a packing demonstration and safety talk. Fiddlers Creek camp is equipped with clean ablutions, hot and cold running water, flushing toilets, electricity and bar facilities. After a lovely “bush” meal (often a typical South African braai) and a good night’s rest under the stars. The following morning, after breakfast you will be allocated your boats, shown how to pack these and given an in depth safety speech by your lead guide. You will begin your 4 day adventure from the campsite with a slow paddle, with swims along the way to the lunch spot along the banks of the river. This morning will see that everyone gets used to paddling and controlling the canoes and or rafts. After an afternoon of paddling, we set up camp out in the open under the stars on the bank of the river, at a site chosen by the lead guide, for the first evening. On the river there are no showers, toilets or power points.

DAY 2 & 3 are spent on the river, paddling, swimming as well as bird watching and walking – each night camping under the stars at different sites along the banks of the Orange River. Day 4 sees an early start after breakfast which takes us to the take out point at Aussenkeher or Sjambok (depending on water level) where our transport will be waiting to take us back to the base camp where we spend the last night.  After coffee and rusks on day 5 you will set out on your journey back to Cape Town.

Departs: On request (min of 8 pax)