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1 Night 1 Day Breede River Rafting Trail in Swellendam

Xama Adventures, an adventure travel specialist based in the beautiful city of Cape Town, offers a 1 day 1 night river rafting trail on the majestic Breede River, just 24kms from the old-world country town of Swellendam. 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, whilst the ablution blocks are spotless and have piping hot water.


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.  From this point on, you can either sit around and relax for a bit, or pack up camp and head home (or stay another day or two at base camp, at an additional cost!).

  • Breakfast, lunch & dinner.
  • River rafting with qualified guides.
  • Boating equipment and in transit transport at the river, watertight barrels & dry bags for your clothes.

What is excluded?

  • Transport to and from the Breede River.
  • 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, rollmat, towel, swimming costume.
  • Accessories
    Camera, torch with batteries or headlamp, plate, mug, knife, fork, spoon, sunscreen, lip-ice, sunglasses with strap, personal medication, insect repellent, toiletries, zip lock bags for personal items.


Adult R1350
U21 R1150
U18 R950
U10 R850

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!!

Contact Details

P.O. Box 787
Rondebosch 7701
Cape Town

Telephone : + 27 (021) 685 7305
Fax : + 27 (021) 686 5803
Mobile:   + 27 (083) 9555 790