The Growcery Vioolsdrift Self-catering Accommodation, Northern Cape

The Growcery

Bed & Breakfast / Self Catering at Plot 215, Vioolsdrift, Namakwa, Northern Cape, South AFrica. Show on Map

About The Growcery

The Growcery Camp is a rustic camp situated on the banks of the mighty Orange River, 22km from Vioolsdrift and offers a tranquil friendly environment with endless views of the river and the surrounding rock formations in the Nababeep Concervancy.

Camp on the banks of the Orange River, enjoy the bush cooking on open camp fires, hike in the desert and explore the best celestial skies the Richtersveld has got to offer. A basic needs bush camp with all the bare essentials needed to provide you with an unforgettable experience. We provide a comfortable camp that is suitable for anyone that wants to get away and experience the silence of the Richtersveld.

We have strived to create an eco-friendly camp. Balancing development with sustainability, recycling and growing our own organic produce. We are continually striving to integrate our camp with nature and allows for a free and natural experience with the necessary luxuries that a person needs. It is the perfect place to relax after a day's drive, explore the beautiful desert surroundings and cool off in the longest river in South Africa.

Self Catering Accommodation:

Camp Sites:
The Growcery Campsites offer 220 V power supply, braai facilities, lights and a washing-up basin unit. This allows for basic but very tranquil accommodation along the Orange River. The views from the campsites are overlooking the Richtersveld mountains and the Orange River.

Chic Shack:
This two bedded recycled shack, is nothing like you have ever seen before and contains two single beds with mattresses. Bedding is supplied with one or two other basic amenities. Our shacks are truly a unique experience.


• Hot open air showers
• Excellent camp sites
• Pristine ablutions with flush toilets
• Endless river & mountain views
• A fully stocked bar (The Dispensary)
• Adventure hikes
• Safe swimming
• Day , overnight, 4 and 6 Day Orange River Rafting Trips
• Orange River Kayaking Trips
• Transfers from Namibian border post to camp
• Day Tours to Port Nolloth. Ai-Ais and Fish River Canyon
• Meals available on request


River Rafting:
The Orange River rafting trail takes us through the Richtersveld mountain desert and offers a unique outdoor experience with friends, family and your reliable river guides. Hiking, swimming, rapids and fast flowing water is all on the agenda for our Orange River rafting trail that awaits your arrival.

Wet and Wild Adventures:
Our Wet and wild collection of adventures is a combination of our experience and passion.We have taken our years of safari experience and combined this with our years of river rafting experience. The result was a fantastic adventure combining earth and water. These two powerful aspects of nature is known to offer great adventure and co-existence Browse our wet and wild adventures. These wet and wild collection of adventures below are standard adventures. We do tailor make these wet and wild adventures – permitting your group is a minimum of 6 people.

4x4 Richtersveld Safaris:
Hiking and scenic drive in the Richtersveld mountains. This area is well known for the infamous rocky and steep Richtersveld 4 x 4 routes.

The Richtersveld is a mountainous desert landscape characterized by rugged kloofs and high mountains, situated in the most western point of South Africa’s Northern Cape Province. It is full of changing scenery. From flat sandy plains, to craggy sharp mountains of volcanic rock and the lushness of the vegetated banks of the Orange River. The Orange River forms the border with neighboring Namibia. The park ranges in altitude from less than 6m in the far North, along the Orange River, to 1377m at Cornell Berg. Temperatures are extreme, and in summer can reach over 50°C. Rain is a very rare occurrence.

Hiking Trails:
Our Growcery team offer guided hiking trails departing from our camp.Exploring the gorges and the plateaus of the mountains that surrounds our camp. Our hiking trails are from as little as 1 hour: 30 min to a full day of exploration. In general the most popular hike for camp visitors are 3 – 4 hours. Endemic succulents, scorpions, quiver trees, dassie rat, birds and rock formations.

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In Room / Unit

  • = in all rooms
  • = in some rooms
  • Area information booklet
  • Smoking: not allowed

On Site

  • Child friendly (all ages)
  • Foreign exchange desk
  • Garden(s)
  • Guest lounge with TV
  • Parking (off street)
  • Reception (business hours)
  • Secretarial services
  • Smoking: in demarcated areas
  • Wheelchair access

Food & Drink

  • Bar (honesty bar)
  • Braai / barbeque (BBQ)
  • Restaurant / dining room


  • Other transfers available
  • Tour assistance

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Quick Facts

GPS location
Latitude: -28.696376
Longitude: 17.498241

Closest airport(s)
Upington Airport - 480km

Children policy
Children of all ages are welcome.

Check-in/out times
Check-in from 14h00
Check-out by 11h00

Listed on
January 2015 - 6 Reviews

Travellers' Reviews

Dit is n fantastiese plek om jou self weer te vind na al die gejaag in die stad sal dit aan beveel vir enige persoon . Die sic shacks was netjies en...

Susan Thomson, Oakdale bellvile kaapstad Travellers' Rating


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  • American Express

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