Orange River Rafting


Come and experience an memorable excursion with Xama Adventure on the Orange River. We offer fully catered trips all year round including 4-day, 5-day and 6-day packages. (Please take note that a valid passport is required for this tour). These multi-day trips allows you to experience the real peace of the unique Richtersveld, on the lower section of the Orange River.

Enjoy spectacular desert sunsets, stunning rose coloured mountains, unusual rock formations and evenings around the campfire. Watch the stars form a mantle above you and the next sunrise across the tranquil river waters. Experience the wilderness & explore a magical world full of beauty in a different way, together with the laughter of family and friends around you.

Distances travelled depend on the nature of each group, stopping for refreshments and lunch along the way. Each night we set up camp on the banks of the river to relax as the sun goes down. The environment will give you the perfect opportunity to unwind and relax with perfect temperatures all year round.

There is an abundance of 276 species of birds along the way and one may be fortunate to see and hear the call of the famous fish eagle. Other animals found in this remote area, include baboons, vervet monkeys, legauns and other small wild little creatures. You may also be lucky enough to spot the wild desert horses as they come down to graze and drink.

Fitness and paddling skills are not essential, as a full paddling demonstration will be given. All river, boating and safety equipment are provided by Xama. We use 2-man inflatable rafts (crocs), which are designed for comfort and exploring the river. Our trips are perfect for family and friends wanting to getaway from our busy towns and cities.

We also cater for large groups such as schools and sport teams wanting to experience something different.

The Orange River, now known as the Great Gariep River has a little bit of something for everyone. From the exciting Grade 2 rapids such as Sjambok, Entrance Exam, Terraces to the natural beauty's such as King Kong, Witches and Thumbprint.

Our guides are dedicated, APA qualified, and are required to take every precaution to ensure your safety while on and off the river. They provide all your meals throughout your stay, preparing tasty bush cuisine on gas and open fires. Our friendly guides are there for your every need and have a passion for the wilderness, making sure that you have a wonderful time! So if you looking for an awesome adventure and lasting memories then this is the ideal getaway for you.


  • All meals,
  • camping fees,
  • river rafting equipment,
  • safety briefing,
  • qualified and
  • experienced guides and
  • much much more.


  • Transport,
  • personal expense,
  • beverages (no glass containers please). Please bring drinking water.



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