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“Umkulu Canoe and River Trails....The Best Ever!!”
Review of Orange River

Ranked #1,037 of 2,210 things to do in South Africa
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

We stayed at The Growcery Camp at Umkulu Canoe and River Trails and we had a blast of a time. Hennie the owner and his guides Zak en Sas were amazing. The ablution facilities are clean and awesome...you can shower under the stars! The pub is buzz and the location is on the river. Campsites are on the river bank, under shade and on grass. This is big sky country with experienced river guides...we call them the "river rats". The more "up market" zink chalets are new and in good shape. We love this camp and the staff...! Well done to Hennie and the team!
We will visit again with some friends!
Jannie and Benetta Engelbrecht

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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Did a 4 day river rafting trip with Umkulu Travel in July 2013. SAS, our sweet and handsome camel-man-look-alike tourguide, was fantastic - and we therefore summarized the trip as FUNSASTIC! The base camp was comfortable, and the experience to sleep on the sandy river shores unforgettable - we opted for a tent but some of our fellow rowers slept outdoors. Lots of rowing and some exciting rapids - dramatic scenery and indescribable landscape - we loved every moment and Sas went out of his way to entertain, cook, guide and rescue! Anneke at the Umkulu Head Office also arranged our pre and post rafting accommodation in a very efficient and friendly manner - thanks to Sas and Anneke - we will be back.
Some winter-tips: take a tent, blow-up mattress, warm water bottle, camping chair and quick drying clothes.

6  Thank WEALLLUVTRAVEL
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

Booked a rafting trip on the Orange River in March with African Rafting and at the last minute without warning the trip was cancelled by the company. Despite the owners promises to deliver and company terms and conditions, no refund was given. Steer clear of this disreputable company!

15  Thank tomahasa
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

I have now been on the Oranger river 4 times already. The last 3 times i went with Umkulu Orange River Rafting and what a fantastic experience. I cannot wait to go again. The camp just get better and better every time I get there. More trees for shade, permanent camping platforms, fantastic hot showers while looking at the stars etc. etc. The staff are well trained, friendly and helpfull. Rowing the river and sleeping under the stars a great experience and the meals are to die for. You will be amazed at the meals that the guides will cook for you on an open fire. I will definatley recommend Umkulu River Rafting and the Orange River Rafting trip.

6  Thank CapeTownWilma
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

We did the Orange River kayak trip with Felix Unite for four days finishing back at the base camp in time for a huge New years Eve party. "Camp" is not a good word to describe this place. It has the most amazing swimming pool, bar restaurant and setting. We did the trip with two teenagers and they so enjoyed it. The food it out of this world when you are on the river. It is a wilderness trip though so don't expect a soft bed. One tip bring a beach umbrella as you need it for shade when you stop for lunch and to camp. New years eve was amazing. there were about 400 people all having the same river experience. Food was great and an amazing DJ and fire works over the river. Just try to get a campsite away from the bar if you are not going to be partying all night as the party goes late and there are often overland trucks with lots of young par-tiers on staying. Recommend for a WOW new year.

3  Thank ams255118
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