The Richtersveldt National Park semi desert, through which the Orange River runs, is one of the largest mountain deserts in the world. Over 50% of the plants here are endemic and support fascinating and varied animal and insect life. The banks are lined with Willow and Ebony trees which provide shade and shelter to river rafting clients.
We offer a 3 day, 4 day and 5 day rafting option with two-man inflatable crocs to learners. The trip entails arrival on the first day, sleep over in our camp and then either 3, 4, or 5 days spent on river. Return to camp on the last day, sleep over and depart the next morning. The excursion is a relaxing, yet unforgettable trip with a few challenging rapids. Fitness and paddling experience are not essential as full paddling instruction is given by our qualified river rafting guides.
Distances covered on each trip vary, depending on the strength of each group's paddling. Short, relaxed 3 day trips usually cover 45km, whilst longer trips range between 63 and 86 km. Each day we aim to cover around 15 km (river flow average about 4km/h), stopping regularly for refreshments, lunch and to share in the excitement of the grade 1-2 rapids.
At Bundi we offer to come and see learners, staff and parents presenting them with all the information and detail regarding the trip such as what to pack and how it all works before the trip begins..
Learners learn a new skill of rafting and experience the outdoors in an unforgettable natural setting. Learners make friends for life as they get to know each other on a unique level away from the normal everyday distractions such as the internet, cellphones and television.