Orange River Rafting Lodge is located on the banks of the Orange River on our own private beach. Consisting of charming rustic cabins, with the lodge still being in development, there are 7 chalets to choose from plus camping facilities. The resort is situated in lovely surroundings, 10km from the cross border to Namibia on the N7, on a small Lucerne farm in Vioolsdrift. A haven to numerous bird species. We offer self-catering chalets, campsites and river rafting at affordable rates in a peaceful atmosphere filled with beautiful river views, sunsets over the mountain ranges of the Richtersveld and silent, starry nights.
You are assured of friendly service and great facilities with every effort made to ensure that our visitors have a pleasant and memorable experience. Activities like fishing, swimming and rafting makes it the ideal family getaway, also a convenient stopover on your way to or from Namibia, situated halfway between Cape Town and Windhoek.
on the banks of the Orange River
Chalets – Chalets are fully equipped with en-suite bathroom with shower, private braai area, air-conditioned, accommodate up to four persons and bedding is included. The kitchen area is equipped with a refrigerator with freezer, microwave oven, electronic kettle, cutlery and crockery, and tea and coffee are supplied with our compliments.
Room Features – Comfortable, fully equipped rustic self-catering chalets and private campsites are perfectly located in the breathtaking natural landscape of the Orange River. If you want to be close to nature and feel that holiday spirit in full force, this is where you want to lay down your head.
Campsite/Caravan – Caravan and camping sites are private and on a grass patch with a power point, light, and a Braai area. Each campsite has an undercover camp kitchen with a table and benches and a sink with running water on a private lawn. Neat and comfortable ablutions blocks with hot water showers are close to all campsites.
Rafting – Join us on a memorable excursion passing through the awesomely beautiful Richtersveld Nature Reserve. We offer multi-day river rafting packages on the lower Orange starting at base camp in Vioolsdrift, 680km from Cape Town. Our dedicated and qualified river guides assure every client of a safe, relaxed and fun-filled experience whilst sharing their passion and knowledge of the local environment. A rafting trip on the Great Orange River between Vioolsdrift and Fish River Canyon offers a truly magical adventure of breath-taking and unique scenery and exciting rapids.
Orange River Fishing & Birding Safaris – Our base camp is situated on the banks of the mighty Orange River more commonly known these days as the Gariep. The Orange River, being the longest of our rivers covering a distance of somewhat 2300km poses as great fishing waters. The river is home to a large number of different fish species like Largemouth Yellowfish, Smallmouth Yellows, Carp and Monster Catfish. At the end of the day its all about what you as the fisherman is after or targeting on your trip.