The Orange River and Richtersveld have a lifelong partnership. This river rafting adventure is rated as one of the best entry level rafting adventures in South Africa. An Outdoor adventure for the whole family and all the friends.
THE ORANGE RIVER AWAITS YOU
Umkulu Safari & Canoe Trails have been operating on the Orange River for the past 20 years. Our team is well experienced and very knowledgeable about this region.
We have been living alongside the Orange River for many years and have experienced this beautiful river in all her forms and now we want to share this adventure with you! Visit the Richtersveld and river raft the longest river in South Africa. Feel the flow from the Maloti mountains in the Drakensberg while paddling through the Richtersveld desert. Let our experienced team of river guides open your hearts to the Richtersveld and natural surroundings of The Orange River.
Our team has 19 years of leading experience in river rafting and safari adventures in Southern Africa. We are a registered Tour operator in Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. A small owner operated company with a reliable and sustainable approach to conservation and adventure. Our safari experience separates us as a river operator. This allows our flexibility and responsible logistics with all our operations.
ABOUT THE ORANGE RIVER
THE GARIEP RIVER
Also know as “The Great River” by the local Nama people.
The Orange River was named after the dutch Prince William of Orange. The Gariep River or “Great River” as it is called by the local Nama people. The Orange River cuts through the Richtersveld desert reserve and is now part of the Richtersveld Ais-Ais Transfrontier Park. From its source high in the Drakensberg Mountains, it meanders 2200 km until it reaches the Atlantic Ocean at Alexander Bay/Oranjemund.
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