Desert Kayak Trails

Appreciating the natural and cultural features of a unique desert and river landscape.

The /Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park is a unique environment for adventure sports. Having beautiful mountainous scenery, a remote wilderness character & the presence of the Orange River within a desert environment. The local Nama people know this major river as the Gariep River, which meanders across Southern Africa from the Maloti-Drakensberg Transfrontier Conservation Area.  

Desert Kayak Trails is an exciting new tourism product and is distinct from what other operators have to offer, in that clients arrive at a tented camp with ablution facilities at the end of every day. Furthermore, the trail route is along a section of the Orange River, which falls entirely within the Transfrontier Park.

The Bo Plaas campsite, located midway between Rosh Pinah and Aussenkehr on the banks of the Orange River, is the base for the Desert Kayak Trails. Half day kayak trails and unforgettable fully catered multi-day wilderness kayaking experiences start off from this activity centre. Knowledgeable and experienced river guides, drawn from local communities, provide a unique interpretation of the natural and cultural features of this Transfrontier Park. A wide range of activities can be enjoyed whilst on the kayak trail - such as fly-fishing, bird watching, swimming & relaxing. We look forward to welcoming you to an unforgettable trail with us!

Email: desertkayak[at][dot]na