Breede River Rafting Safari


2 Day 2 Night Breede River Rafting & Safari

Xama Adventures, an adventure travel specialist based in the beautiful city of Cape Town, offers a day river rafting trail on the majestic Breede River, just 24kms from the old-world country town of Swellendam + a 1 day Safari. This trail offers a fantastic opportunity to escape city life for the weekend, and really is a must do!  Our private camp is wonderfully green and lush and overlooks the Breede River. On our second night we will enjoy the sounds of bush in a private nature reserve, experience some exciting game drives and enjoy the African nights sky.


What is included?

  • 2 x breakfast, 2 x dinner, 2 x lunch, snacks, tea and coffee,
  • River rafting with qualified guides, safari game drives,
  • Boating equipment and in transit transport,
  • Sundowners.

What is excluded?

  • Extra activities, meals and personal expenses.
  • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages & soft drinks, water, ice, cooler box.
  • Bedding

Suggested Packing List

  • Gear
    Warm top, shorts, T-shirt’s, hat or cap, Sarong, strops and comfortable walking shoes, sleeping bag, towel, swimming costume.
  • Accessories
    Camera & batteries , torch & batteries or headlamp, sunscreen, lip-ice, sunglasses with strap, personal medication, insect repellent, toiletries, zip lock bags for personal items.

Please note!!!

We don’t allow any glass bottles on the water so decant into plastic containers or bring cans. We recommend that you arrive with your drinks cold as we operate in remote areas, and bring at least 2 x 1L bottles of drinking water as the river water is not good to drink. Bring ice and your cooler box!!!


Day 1: Arrive at our Xama Fish Eagle River Camp Swellendam

Upon arrival (by way of own transport), you are greeted by the river crew and shown around the camp, after which you get the chance to set up camp. The evening is spent relaxing around the camp fires underneath the centralised lapa, with a delicious dinner served around 20h30.

  • Dinner
  • Accommodation: large dome tent with full mattress and fitted sheets

Day 2: On the Breede River

We wake early for a healthy breakfast, after which we are driven upstream to our put-in point. Here we have a safety briefing before getting into our 2 man inflatable rafts and spending the day paddling, negotiating rapids, enjoying the sunshine and the lovely landscape. We stop for lunch on a sand bar and hit the water again, arriving back at base camp at approximately 14h30.  There will be time for a quick shower to freshen up before our short travel to the private game reserve for the evening.

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Accommodation: tented camp or guest house

Day 3: On safari

We awake to the sounds of the bush and enjoy a morning game drive followed by a fantastic bush breakfast. The morning is spent with game drives, learning about the different species of fauna and flora. We will have the opportunity to spot animals such as lions, rhino, elephant and many antelope species among a few. We depart after lunch back along the N2 to Cape Town arriving approx 17h30, in time for the sunset and Sunday evening plans.

  • Breakfast, lunch
  • Game drive


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