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We will all meet at the remote settlement of Ontseepkans, just north of Pofadder in the Northern Cape, where we will get to know each other before we begin our adventure on the river. 

The next 4 days will be epic, with the highlight being the camping and portage into the Orange River Gorge itself , followed by witnessing the magnificent Gariep Falls tumbling into the gorge.

The Orange River Gorge  is a very remote destination and only accessible by foot or rafting – it is one of the most undisturbed sights you will ever witness. 

If you are keen, there will be loads of time time to fish in amongst the rafting. If you done know how, one of our experienced guides can assist. Or you can relax and soak up the beauty of the Kalahari.

At night, around a small contained fire, the night sky will be the highlight, giving you a show you have never seen before. 


Day 1

Date : January 24, 2022

Arrival at Ontseepkans

You can either self-drive to Ontseepkans or fly in to Upington and hire a car. It's a long drive, so take your time to get there.

Tonight we will camp at the local camp site, and enjoy a dinner under the stars as we all get to know one another. An early night is recommended to preserve your energy for what is to come.

Day 2

Date : January 24, 2022

First Day on the River

After breakfast at the campsite, we will load the boats and get ready for the start of the rafting journey.

Our guides will take us through a detailed briefing, explaining all the 'do's and dont's'.

We will paddle for about 7km's on a gentle part of the river - easing us into it.

Our campsite for the night is on the banks of the mighty Orange River. You will be responsible for setting up your own tent.

Dinner, cooked by our guides, is under the stars.

Day 3

Date : January 24, 2022

Second Day on the River

As we wake up to the sounds of birds chirping near the river, a cup of coffee and breakfast awaits, giving you much needed energy for the day ahead.

After breakfast we pack up the campsite and load the boats (its all a team effort).

As we paddle, the river gets narrow and we get deeper and deeper into nature, as the mountains begin to tower 100m above us.

We will tackle 3 - 5 rapids on the paddle. They are quite easy and lots of fun, just enough to get your adrenaline pumping.

In the afternoon we reach the Orange River Gorge - the most spectacular part of the experience. And our campsite for the night.

Day 4

Date : January 24, 2022

Third Day on the River

After breakfast, we pack up and the guides will start lowering the boats about 40m down in to the Gorge. As this happens, another guide will take you on a short hike to the waterfall.

We will all then descend down the Gorge, and get get on to the boats for todays paddle, starting with a spectacular view from the bottom of of the falls.

As we leave the Gorge, we approach Big Bunny - a class 3 rapid that is a lot more challenging. For those not brave enough, there is a beautiful walk alongside the river.

The rest of the day is a relaxed row, with one more rapid along the way.

Again, we will camp along the banks of the river at a perfect fishing spot.

Day 5

Date : January 24, 2022

Final Day on the River

The last morning on the river with the sound of birds, the river running, a campfire burning and breakfast.

Packing for the last time, we all realise that we packed too much...

The paddle is relaxed and easy to the endpoint, with an opportunity to indulge in the beauty of the river and surrounds.

We will reach the end at approximately 12:00, say our goodbyes and head on the journey home.

  • Full River Rafting Experience, with qualified guides
  • Boat and required equipment for paddle
  • 60l water-tight container (per 2 people) to store personal belongings
  • All meals
  • Fresh drinking water
  • Transport to Onseepkans
  • Drinks (alcohol is allowed, in moderation. No glass)
  • Camping equipment (a detailed list will be provided)
  • Fishing equipment, if required
  • Snacks
  • Personal items, medication & first aid kit
  • Pricing Name
    Group (Min-Max)
  • Pricing Name Per Person
    Start Monday January 24, 2022
    End Monday January 24, 2022
    10Pax - No size limit

    Adult ( 10 Pax - No size limit. ) R6,190.00 R0.00 /Person

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