River Rafting Information

Please read below for a summary of all essential information regarding a river rafting trip with Amanzi Trails.

The Location

  • Noordoewer, Namibia
  • Approximately 700km from Cape Town, 800km from Windhoek, 1350km from Johannesburg

The Route

  • Winds its way through the rugged and dramatic Richtersveld Mountains
  • Is family-friendly and no previous paddling experience is required
  • Can be paddled throughout the year
  • Begins 16km downstream of the South African / Namibian border post (Vioolsdrif / Noordoewer)
  • Is a 3 / 3 ½ or 4-day trip to Aussenkehr (60 km) or Grootpens (90 km) depending on water level
  • Consists of 4 or 5 night’s camping on the river banks
  • Can be customised to accommodate your required number of days and distance


  • Includes all meals from dinner on the night of arrival to breakfast on the day of departure (snacks excluded)
  • Includes coffee and tea (other drinks excluded)
  • Personal crockery and cutlery to be brought along
  • Can be adapted for self-catering packages (please inquire)

Equipment Provided

  • 2-person Indian Mohawk canoe (fibreglass) or inflatable raft (also known as a “croc”) crocs are to be arranged in advance
  • 4 x 25-litre buckets per canoe
  • 1 x cooler box (45- litre) with ice per canoe
  • Life jackets
  • Paddles


  • Over 100 bird species have been identified by Amanzi guides
  • Vervet Monkey, Chacma Baboon, Ground Squirrel, Cape Clawless Otter, Smith’s Red Rock Rabbit, Black-backed Jackal, Steenbok, Klipspringer, Cape Monitor (“Likkewaan”)
  • Fascinating rock formations
  • San rock engravings
  • Calcium fluoride (fluorspar) mine (disused)
  • Fishing: catfish, yellowfish, mudfish


A reservation will be made upon receipt of the following documentation:

  • A completed booking form per individual / couple / family
  • A completed indemnity form per participant
  • Proof of payment of deposit

Please see our booking form (issued upon request) for details on the booking procedure and our cancellation policy.

Border Post Requirements

Please see Cross Border Information to ensure that ALL documentation is in order

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