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DORING RIVER
 
ITINERARY
 
2 DAYS AND 2 NIGHTS
 

We meet at our camp at Papkuilsfontein where we will introduce you to your guides. We will welcome you at Bundi River Rafters base camp the evening for a social gathering and delicious dinner, which our guides prepare for you. Dinner will be served at 21:00, so we advise that you should arrive before then. We give an important pre-trip packing & equipment talk around 22:00. The rest of the evening is spent socialising around the fire. Accommodation is provided in the form of 2 man dome tents equipped with mattresses. The camp has flushing toilets and warm showers. Lights out is at 12pm the evening to make sure every-one get’s a good night’s rest for the day that waits.

Day 1 Rafting the Doring River:

After a cooked breakfast, we pack our kit and prepare to leave. We supply a watertight bucket for your personal possessions and cameras, as well as cooler boxes for your beverages.

Once the truck is loaded, we head out over the mountain to the river where we start our journey.

An important safety demonstration follows, during which our experienced guides explain paddling techniques, personal safety, equipment, as well as how to conquer rapids safely (life jackets and helmets are provided). Thereafter, it is time to take on the Mighty Doring River…

We go onto the water and into the first big rapid, "House Rapid". On regaining our senses, there's an optional short walk through the Namaqualand flowers to view Bushman paintings. If the level of the water is suitable, we spend time playing at "Happy Hole", before heading for "Krantz Rapid" the biggest rapid of the trip, consisting of 500 metres of holes, shoots and waves.

In the afternoon we shoot "Island" and "Teeth Rapid", amongst others, before arriving at our overnight camp.

In Summary¬† - on your trip down the river, you will have¬† encountered exciting rapids such as "House Rapid","3-in-1", "Happy Hole", "Krantz Rapid", “Green House” and "Island" Rapid.

The camp is an overhang cave equipped with mattresses. Here one can appreciate the tremendous view.

 
 
 

After sunset, we recount the stories of the day's adventures while enjoying fine bush cuisine around the campfire.

Day 2 Rafting the Doring River:

The morning begins with tea, coffee, and a hot meal, then back on the river where we take on the challenges of the lower section rapids.

The second day is less hectic than the first.

We take a break at midday for a "lekker" warm drink and biscuits.

Our end point is the bridge where our truck meets us and takes us back to camp. We usually arrive back between 1 & 2pm and enjoy a lunch before returning to the base camp.

Back at camp you can relax, take a shower, and depart for home at leisure.

After a fabulous weekend, we then sadly (4pm) head back to Cape Town. Ready to start a new week, relaxed and refreshed from an exhilarating weekend with Bundi Adventures.

 

Weather

If you want to keep an eye on the weather for your trip, click here for a week forecast.

Water levels

As all river rafting on the Doring River is subject to the river water level, click here to check up on how the levels are doing.

We will raft if the water level is 0.5m or higher, 1m is ideal for a great rafting experience. If the water level is below 0.5m we will cancel the trip and refund your deposit.