River Rafting Orange River

The sun sets, the fire crackles and the stars ignite the sky as you fall asleep to a cricket’s lullaby. It is the end of a perfect day of River Rafting on the mighty Orange River. The following morning, after a hearty breakfast, the journey continues through breathtaking Richtersveld scenery.

The summer rainfall of the Drakensberg Mountains is the starting point of the Orange River. From its source, the river flows westward and forms the border between the Free State and Northern…

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River Rafting Orange River
Orange River Rafting

The sun sets, the fire crackles and the stars ignite the sky as you fall asleep to a cricket’s lullaby. It is the end of a perfect day of River Rafting on the mighty Orange River. The following morning, after a hearty breakfast, the journey continues through breathtaking Richtersveld scenery.

The summer rainfall of the Drakensberg Mountains is the starting point of the Orange River. From its source, the river flows westward and forms the border between the Free State and Northern Cape. From here the river flows through the arid wilderness of the southern Kalahari region and plummets down the impressive Augrabies Falls. Next, the Orange forms the international border between South Africa and Namibia.

Here, your River Rafting adventure takes place. The waters are finally deposited into the cold Atlantic Ocean at Alexander Bay. 

Paddling on the Orange is a great mixture of gently-flowing water where you have time to enjoy the spectacular scenery and fun rapids that provides the challenge of dodging boulders and picking the right course through the rocky outcrops.

Many people return year after year to their favourite stretch of the river. After your River Rafting adventure you will see why. Time on the mighty Orange gives you unforgettable memories and leaves you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

River Rafting Orange River Operators

Aquatrails - Orange River - Northern Cape

We are often recommended by former clients for our superb catering, our quality equipment and experienced guides. Our 4-day, 55-kilometre adventure on the Orange River takes you through the Richtersveld, which has some of the most stunning scenery to be experienced. We understand that an adventure doesn’t need to be completely ‘back to basics’. That’s why our catering is considered and we...

Gravity Adventures - Orange River Rafting - Northern Cape

The Orange River, or Gariep, is one the continent’s great rivers. Gravity Adventures has explored her waters from source to sea and picked the best three sections for our legendary rafting trips. The Maluti Meander is fast flowing and vibrant. The Raap en Skraap section offers easy-going desert rafting – amazing mountainous scenery with the tree- and reed-fringed river providing an oasis. a...

Gravity Adventures - Orange River Free State - Free State

The Maluti Meander is the ideal Orange River trip for Gauteng, KZN, Eastern Cape and Free State based clients as the travelling times are much less than for the lower Orange River in the Northern Cape. The trip starts near Zastron where the Senqu River leaves Lesotho and becomes the Orange. The Maluti Meander is fast flowing and vibrant, but with a couple of manageable rapids. The scenery is of...

SA Forest Adventures - Orange River Rafting - Northern Cape

Join SA Forest Adventures on an expedition, deep into the Kalahari where the Gapriep Falls tumbles into the Orange River Gorge. This is the start of your unforgettable River Rafting Adventure on the mighty Orange. After an initial thrilling descent down the gorge you will enter the peaceful world of the breathtaking arid Richtersveld. Spend some time in good company. Try your luck at fishing in...

The Riverman - Cederberg|Free State |Gauteng

The Riverman, pioneers of whitewater rafting tourism in South Africa, will take you on superb River Rafting adventures in the best destinations! We are based at Otter’s Haunt by the Vaal River, an hour’s drive from Johannesburg, and our rafting locations are countrywide. Either hang on and enjoy the ride in a guided 4-8 seater raft – perfect for families, the grandparents, the disabled and...