Gariep also known as the Orange River forms part of the border between South Africa and Namibia. The area around the river enjoys a fairly mild climate and is ideal for rafting tours and nature walks.
The Orange River is the longest river in South Africa originating the highlands of Lesotho and meandering all the way to the icy waters of the Atlantic Ocean. The river was called Nu Gariep by the Nama people and later renamed by the Dutch in honour of William of Orange. Rafting is popular in the Richtersveld section of the river as the mild climate and gentle flow of the water allow for blissful weekends in nature.
Take some time to explore the indigenous plant and birdlife of the river valley as there is a myriad of species to discover.