Canoeing with African Water Wanderers - River Rafting & Canoeing on the Orange River
African Water Wanderers offer the most unforgettable River Rafting/Canoeing - Canoe Trips near Cape Town South Africa experience. Since 1998 African Water Wanderers has built an outstanding reputation for safe exclusive river rafting trips. Paddling on a two-man inflatable croc is the ultimate way to explore the river. Everything you need to know about our 4 day Orange River Adventure... The Orange River is ±685km from Cape Town and is one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. This ultimate river adventure offers exciting grade 2 rapids, spectacular scenery and lots of bird and animal life. Let your soul float with the Orange River surrounded by the most spectacular mountainous deserts in the world. Campfire under the stars and a fish eagle as a wakeup call A TRUE OUTDOOR EXPERIENCE! 4 Day Richtersveld Namibia Adventure river trips are Ideal for Family, Social and School groups.
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Maps & Directions 4 Day Orange River ( 4 day trip) Richtersveld Namibia Adventure Directions from Cape Town * Travel on the N7 from Cape Town * At the Vioolsdrift border post you will see * a tar road (Kotzeshoop) turning left * Drive ±12 km on this road * At Oewerbos River Camp sign, turn right * Allow 7-8 hours, distance ± 685km * PLEASE DRIVE SAFELY !!
African Water Wanderers guarantees the best personalized trips at the most affordable prices !!! PLEASE NOTE: THIS LIST IS ONLY A GUIDELINE OF WHAT TO BRING! USE YOUR OWN DISCRETION OR CONTACT US African Water Wanderers takes ± 150 photos during the trip. These will be available on CD @ R50 per CD after trip (copyright). Including postage * FOR THE FISHERMAN (especially the "Survival" addicts): a small fold-up fishing rod. * Bring your own snacks and drinks (we recommend that you arrive with your drinks cold) * Only cans, boxes or plastic containers. NO GLASS PLEASE BECAUSE WE PADDLE THE RUBBISH WITH US FOR 4 DAYS * 5 L Ice bottle will be provided for your cooler box to keep your drinks cold during the trip. The better your cooler box the longer your ice will last * The Orange River water is drinkable, but as the water level is unpredictable it is advisable to take water purifying tablets. Or else take your own mineral water!! Recommended ± 1½ L/day * Please bring your own medical supplies for insect bites & stings, muscle pain, dehydration, headaches, asthma, diarrhoea and if you inclined to/have a personal medical condition * Certify copies of your vehicle & trailer registration can be required at border posts. Border posts are 24 hrs open. No cross border fees (not entering Namibia) ZA sticker is required * Take your own pen to fill in the "Arrival Form" at the Namibian Border * Cape Town to Oewerbos River Camp (Base Camp) is ± 685 KM (± 7 hours drive) * Nearest petrol station from South African border: Steinkopf, 68 km * Provide your own supper for the first night of arrival. Braai facilities & grids available. Wood available @ R 20 / wheelbarrow-load *NB!! Please do not forget your passport (We would hate to have to leave you behind!)* MENU: BREAKFASTS - Orange juice, Cereal, Yoghurt, Fruit, Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Tomato, Mushroom & Onion Mix, Toast, Cheese, Spreads, Coffee & Tea LUNCHES - Cold meat, Fresh salads, Cheese, Tuna salad, Chicken salad, Cottage cheese, Bread, Spreads, Cool drink DINNERS - Stir-fry, Beef Hotpot, Spaghetti Bolognaise, Braai, Vegetables, Salads, Cheese, Coffee & Tea DESSERTS - Trifle, Chocolate mouse, Peaches & custard, Ice cream & chocolate sauce PLEASE NOTE THE ABOVE MENUS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE Home Affairs Offices: Bellville (021) 468 4500 / Malmesbury (022) 482 8240 Regular Passport: R 165.00 (16 yrs & older) - waiting period ± 8 weeks Temporary Passport: R 96.00 - waiting period ± 7 working days Emergency Travel: R 76.00 - waiting period ± 7 working days
ITINERARY: Day 1 Custom clearance must be obtained at both borders before proceeding to our base camp in South Africa (please ask for border procedure) Arrival at our base camp in South Africa (± 17h00) Day 2 Breakfast, packing and a safety briefing Each client is issued with a boat (2 persons per boat), paddle and lifejacket Big dry-bags are supplied for personal belongings, clothes, etc. Day 2-5 During the next 4 days breakfast, lunch and dinner are served Camp is set up each night on the banks of the Orange River At the end we will transport the group back to base camp (±14h00) Day 6 Departure after breakfast (NB! Inform us should you depart a day earlier) COST: (for a guided 4 day trip on the Orange River) - A minimum of 16 adults per booking Price List 2012 / 2013: 4 Day Orange River Richtersveld Trip (All prices are subject to change and must be confirmed at time of booking) • Children u/18 R 2150.00 pp(children with parents) • Children u/12 R 1850.00 pp(children with parents) Price List 2012 / 2013: 6 Day Orange River Pella Trip (All prices are subject to change and must be confirmed at time of booking) • R 3 200.00 pp (we regret, no children under 18 yrs old) BOOKINGS AND PAYMENT: * Trips are to be booked in advance. As stipulated on the invoice a non-refundable 20% deposit is required to secure your trip/date * Full payment to be deposited into our bank account before participation to confirm booking * We do have set dates available for smaller groups * No credit card facilities Included: Boats, rafting & safety equipment, qualified guides, in-trip transport, catering & base camp facilities Base camp facilities : Flush toilets, clean ablutions, hot showers, cash bar, grassy & shady campsites with electricity, swimming pool & safe parking for vehicles Excluded: Transport from Cape Town, snacks, liquid refreshments & alcoholic beverages RIVER RAFTING ADVENTURE KIT LIST: Please remember to bring a valid PASSPORT
Clothes for 4 days on the river Bathing costume Shorts T-shirts Long sleeved T-shirt Track-suit (you never know!!) Beanie (nice for the cool evenings) Waterproof windbreaker Underwear Hat or cap Track shoes & socks Slops (something that will stay on your feet) Towel Kikoi / sarong Sunglasses (remember string & cork) Gloves for paddling (for sensitive hands)
Compact sleeping bag Compact mattress or mat Small tent (if preferred) Toiletries (preferably biodegradable) Toilet paper Lighter or matches (you will see why!!) Mug Small torch Black bags Water bottle Cooler box Insect repellent (non-malaria area) Lip-ice Sun protection (FACTOR 20+)
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