Umkulu Adventures, Vioolsdrif

These Rafting Adventures are one of the more popular outdoor adventure activities in South Africa. Umkulu adventures are actively involved in conducting river rafting adventures on the orange river for the past 16 years.

We have partnered with the best supplier of river rafting equipment in South Africa. Our equipment is the best that we can buy and our guides are all certified and trained by APA. African paddling association. We have focused our rafting adventures on the orange river and Richtersveld. It is one of the best ways to explore the Richtersveld desert. Take your raft and paddle and feel the flow of the river. The silence of the desert and the incredible rock formations. The perfect escape into the wild with campfires and camping on the riverbanks.

Our river trails all depart from our base camp near Vioolsdrift: The Growcery Camp. We have a selection of river rafting trails and adventures.

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One of the best outdoor adventures in South Africa


  • Half day and full day rafting trails.
  • 4 Day River trails.
  • 5 Day River trails.
  • 6 day River trails.
  • Overnight trails.
  • Fishing trails.
  • Wet & Wild trails.

Rafting on the orange river is suitable for the whole family, and no previous experience is needed. A moderate level of fitness is required and a passion for the outdoors. Our trails are all year round. Water levels fluctuate, and a level 1-3 grading of difficulty is applicable on the orange river.

Come and experience the great outdoors of the Richtersveld and join our river crew on an orange river rafting adventure.


  • Two men inflatable rafts.
  • We provide Dry bags for personals.
  • Cooler boxes for drinks.
  • Meals as indicated per trail.
  • Guides.
  • Park fees and conservations fees.
  • Take out or transfer fees at the end of each trail.
  • Camping fees at base camp on day one.

The Richtersveld is a unique mountain desert. It has little if any light pollution. It is known for the rugged mountains and excellent star gazing. On these rafting trails, you have the chance to sleep under the stars and enjoy the desert beauty.

This rafting experience is rated as one of the best outdoor adventures available in South Africa.


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