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You sleep in the same bed each night and your car is within reach of your room. 

  • Sleeping bag & small pillow – or rent duvet and pillow for R50
  • Anorak / Wind-breaker or warm top for evening around the fire
  • Tracksuit or long pants for the evening
  • Shorts – dry pair
  • T-shirts
  • Woolen hat beanie (winter nights)
  • Towel
  • Camera / binoculars – both are not essential
  • Headlamp (torch) – not too necessary
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication & insect repellent
  • Shoes
  • Beverages & snacks – see below!
  • Zip lock bags for personal items
  • Fishing rod – (barbell (catfish), black bass and carp) – or rent at camp
  • Board games & cards
  • Frisbee, bats and balls, cricket bat

For you to row with:

  • Shorts (preferable knee pants to protect the knees from the sun and double up as swimwear)
  • Swimming costume
  • Windcheater (to row with if you think it might get cold)
  • Cap (wide brimmed hat is better)
  • Long-sleeved shirt with collar (to keep the sun off)
  • Wet shoes (strops or floppies or sandals are the best)
  • Sarong (very useful for keeping the sun off)
  • Sunscreen / lip-ice
  • Sunglasses (must have a strap)

Please note that this packing list is put together for the most extreme person. The stuff you know you won’t use you can leave.



Bottled water - 2 litres per day / soft drinks / alcoholic beverages (in cans, we don’t allow any glass on the river). Please decant into plastic containers.
TIP: Powered mixes are quite popular, e.g. packets of Game, Clifton etc. and juices for children. Snacks for the river:  dried fruit, biltong, dry sausage, peanuts, bars of chocolate, Super C and jelly babies.


Optional extra:

Chalets: We have 3 en-suite chalets that can sleep 4 people and 1 that can sleep 5 people.  Dormitories: We have 4 dormitories that can sleep 33 people maximum per room. They are not en-suite, the ablution blocks is just across from the dormitories. So please make sure when you make your reservation as to how you want to sleep. See the booking form for cost and more details about this. 

Please note that ice is a commodity on the river. The colder your drinks are with arrival, the longer your drinks will stay cold. Clients, that have done the river a couple of times, freeze their water & drinks (please note some drinks do explode when you freeze them!) before they arrive at camp. Then place their frozen drinks into the cooler box. We do sell ice at camp!

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any more questions or requests.