After an early breakfast, your guide will give you a safety
talk and equipment demonstration. Here they will teach and
show you how to paddle, what to do if you capsize and how
to be safe when in a rapid. Before you go onto the river
we shall fill your cooler boxes with ice. You’ll spend
most of the morning drifting and getting the hang of paddling!
Your first lunch break on the banks of the river, with the
majestic surrounding mountains will take your breath away.
We continue downstream until we find a campsite where we
can camp for the night. Sleep under the star-lit heavens
Days 2 and 3...
Discover what it’s like to wake up in the desert.
Later on you may climb up to an abandoned fluorspar mine,
where you’ll be rewarded with a huge panorama of the
Richtersveldt and Orange River as it winds its way through
Each day follows a pattern - languid drifting with
the current; hopping in for a swim when you wish;
tossing a frisbee; or just lying back and taking it
easy. We spend each night at a site of our choice
on the banks.
On the last day, we'll be picked up at the end point between 2 pm and 4 pm. A drive through the semi-desert will return us all to Base camp. After a refreshing swim you can enjoy a few sundowners, while the guides prepare supper. You overnight with us in the camp and will be free to leave when ready on the following day..