The section of the Orange River we canoe was chosen because of its sheer magnificent natural wealth. It is called the Richtersveld section; and we operate from Noordoewer towards the Fish River confluence. Our base camp is 680km’s due north from Cape Town and 1300km’s from Johannesburg, worth every km!
The Richtersveld National Park semi desert, through which the river runs, is one of the largest mountain deserts in the world. Over 50% of the plants here are endemic and supports a wide variety of fascinating animal and insect life. The banks are lined with willow and ebony trees which provide shade and shelter to river rafting clients; forming an oasis green band of life through the orange splendor of this semi-desert.
Perhaps the most unique aspect of all is the ability to drift through two million years of earth time.
The Fish Eagle shows its majesty as it soars high above the rolling waters the sound of its call heard from a distance, whilst the Goliath Heron with its 6-7 foot wingspan eases its way from the river’s edge. Not to mention the green brilliance of the Malachite Kingfisher as he dives between the river and the trees.
We at Bundi River Rafters believe strongly in maintaining this unspoilt and delicate environment. We also believe in educating our clientele on environmental issues through a practical understanding of this area.
Sleeping on the river banks under the stars, and enjoying our scrumptious cuisine, has only ever brought compliments. It is a relaxing, yet awesome trip with a few challenging rapids … an amazing experience on a famous African River.
We offer different packages from 1 – 5 days. Tailor-made trips to suit your needs can be easily arranged. Fitness and paddling experience are not essential as full paddling instruction is given by our friendly guides. Read more about River Rafting
Please send us a message, should you be interested, our friendly staff is looking forward to receiving your personalized request.