Northern Cape Canoe Trip


RICHTERSVELD AND THE NORTHERN CAPE-  and the canoe down the Orange River

 DAY 1 -
Leave Jhb early at about 5 am as we travel to Witsand stopping en route at the Kuruman Eye. We arrive here mid afternoon  before the rest of the afternoon is yours to either jump in the pool or if you have the energy you can run up the sand dunes that go up to 60 meters. You settle in and Shabbos in spent here.

DAY 2 -
Shabbos is spent at Witsand where you can walk around and enjoy this awesome place. Dinner tonight here.

DAY 3 -
We leave mid morning heading for Vioolsdrif about 8 hours away stopping over at various places before arriving here in the late afternoon.Check through passport control- REMEMBER NO PASSPORT NO TRIP. Sleep over here

Day 4 -
You spend today recovering/ relaxing at base camp and taking in this breathtaking place. Overnight at Base camp.

Day 5,6 and 7 -
You will be up at 07 :00 then a briefing session and breakfast before the packing procedure as well as the safety speech . You then go on the water and paddle on for a couple of hours before lunch and then back onto the river for a few more rapids and get to your rivercamp in the late afternoon. This continues over the next few days with this most breathtaking scenery and plenty of fun over the rapids.You camp under the starlit unpolluted African sky.

Day 7-
Today we paddle till about midday before coming off and then the drive to base camp which takes about 2hours due to border clearance. Lunch will be served before time for a clean shower and then you can relax with something cold. Dinner at the base camp tonight before sleeping over here.

Day 8-
We leave the beautiful Richtersveld after breakfast and head for Augrabies Falls for the weekend – about 3 hours away. You arrive at one of the largest falls in terms of volume of water in the world- the locals call it the Place of The Great Noise. You settle in here before you can go explore places like Moon Rock and Ararat or just jump in the pool. Overnight at Augrabies.

Day 9 -
We spend Shabbos at Augrabies where you can go explore the awesome falls and just relax and recuperate before the long drive back to Jhb tomorrow.

Day 10-
We leave midmorning and stop over en route at the Kalahari Rehabilitation Centre where they rehabilitate birds of prey and other smaller animals. After lunch here we leave to arrive back in Jhb  early in the evening.

Includes all 5 star kosher meals, all snacks. All Clifton drinks, a 3 day river trip with registered guides, all entrance fees to places listed in the itienneary as well as into Augrabies Falls, 2 nights at Witsand in the group accommodation (SUBJECT TO AVAILIBITY) , 2 nights at Augrabies Falls

EXCLUDES: All return transport to The base camp- I suggest get into one car and share the petrol, all liquor or soft drinks – only plastic or cans – NO GLASS and any border cost.


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