All our river rafting trails start and end at our base camp, 22km downstream from Vioolsdrift. Travel for 10km on the dirt road and pass the Aquacade sign on your right hand side, continue on this road and you will pass the Rooiwal Shop also on your right hand side. Continue over the mountain, following the river on the right hand side for another 9 km until you see the sign board for – The Growcery
Accommodation at The Growcery (after your rafting trail)
Camping fees of R150 per person; R80 per child 6-15; children under 5 FOC
Camping (between Dec 18 2018- 3 January 2019)
Camping fees of R180 per person; R100 per child 6-15; children under 5 FOC
Camping fees of R125 per person; R65 per child 6-15; children under 5 FOC
Chic Shack permanent units (we provide bedding)
R195 per person sharing, R225 per single person
Children 12 – 17: R150 per child/ single R195 per child
Children 6– 11: R80 per child/ single R195 per child
Children 0 – 5: FOC
Facilities at The Growcery include
Pristine ablutions, hot and cold showers & flush toilets
Grassed campsites, permanent tents, c hick shack units
Electricity, washing up facilities, braai area
Safe parking and a incredible view of the Orange River
Catered meals on request
The Growcery shop (braai packs, wood, ice, alcoholic beverages, cold drinks, caps, t-shirts & Khikoi)
**Please note no credit card facilities or ATM at camp
Directions to Vioolsdrift:
From Cape Town
Travel along the N7 towards Springbok and on to the Vioolsdrift (South African) and Noordoewer (Namibian) borders. 670km.
Take the N14 to Springbok and from Springbok the N7 to Vioolsdrift. From Upington to Springbok is 387km. From Springbok to Vioolsdrift is approximately 115km.
Take the N14 to Springbok (1274km) and from Springbok the N7 to Vioolsdrift (115km).
Border Crossing Procedures:
Stamp out of South Africa and into Namibia and return to South Africa WITHOUT being stamped out of Namibia and back into South Africa again, (the last stamp in your passport should be the entry stamp into Namibia!). On forms that are filled out at the border, state that your address in Namibia is the Orange River. DO NOT pay the road tax, as you are not using the roads but return straight to South Africa.
Latitude: -28.698041; Longitude: 17.49843