About The Growcery (Orange River Accommodation):
This orange river accommodation in the Richtersveld is situated on total land coverage of 6HA and is equipped with all the bare essentials to cater to an unforgettable experience in the wild. The comfortable camp is suited to travellers overlanders, campers, rafters and 4×4 self-drivers with parking close to the camp sites.
Take a nature trail in the rugged kloofs and discover that the Richtersveld landscapes offer a both natural and cultural criterion that makes this so rare. Admire the staggering collection of succulent plants and the quiver tree and the ever peculiar half-mens tree keeping an eye over the desert landscape. You will come across the San rock engravings better known as petroglyph’s chipped on the black dolomite rock with their geometric shapes as if messages from the past.
The Orange River also known as Gariep in the local Nama language is our playground from where we launch our river rafting and kayaking adventures. Our rafting trails are starts with an early morning paddle, floating in the fast flowing waters and negotiating rapids. You will discover all the hidden treasures of the great Orange River, camping in the wild under the best celestial skies the Richtersveld has got to offer and makes this a perfect adventure holiday suitable for the whole family.
At the Growcery you will find friendly staff well-informed and passionate about the region, enjoy a sundowner in our fully stocked bar while gazing over languid stretches of the great Orange River. Accommodation includes grassed camp sites tented camps and chic shack permanent units with power points and braai area’s sharing communal washing-up facilities. Our pristine ladies and gents ablution, best showers with hot and cold water and a large boma area makes our camp the only one of its kind.
Activities available at The Growcery
- Tag and Release Fishing
- River rafting adventures
- Full day and half day river rafting
- Viewing the bird life attracted by the Orange river
- 4×4 Safari tours in the Richtersveld and Nababeep Conservancy
- Combination of 4×4 guided safari and Orange River rafting trails
- Day trips to the Fish River Canyon, Ai-Ais and Port Nolloth
- Richtersveld desert kayak trails
- Hiking Trails
- Cooling off in the longest river in South Africa
- Mountain Biking
- Wet and wild adventures: combination of river rafting and safaris
We would like to invite you to come and explore our desert eco-environment on the banks of the Orange River!
GPS coordinates: Latitude: -28.696376; Longitude: 17.498241