Accommodation

Orange River Accommodation

Amanzi Trails is not only about canoeing and river rafting but about camping and lodging as well. The Orange River and beautiful scenery can be experienced from staying at Amanzi River Camp. Situated on the northern banks of the Orange River, just 16 km downstream of the Noordoewer border post and 700 km from Cape Town on the N7, it is an ideal overnight stop. With Customs and Immigration behind you, your Namibian holiday can begin. Amanzi River Camp is not only an overnight stop but is also a destination. Visitors often book for one night but end up staying for 3 or 4.

For the traveller who seeks a bit more luxury, a private self-catering chalet is also available. Meat, wood and ice can be purchased. There is also a well-stocked bar for your enjoyment. We suggest that other supplies are brought from home. A few necessities can be purchased at a local general dealer in Noordoewer (10 km) or at Aussenkehr Spar (50 km) en-route to Rosh Pinah / Aus / Luderitz. Bread can be ordered a day in advance should you not wish to drive into Noordoewer.

When making use of our Orange River Accomodation, you can partake in these Activities:

  • Orange River Rafting & Canoeing

Amanzi offers river rafting and canoeing trips which vary in length from day trips (±4 hours) to overnight trips of up to 5 days.

  • Bird Watching

While at home you wake up to the artificial sound of an alarm clock, here you will wake up to the dawn chorus of the birds. You should be able to identify at least 30 bird species in and around the camp site. By hiring a canoe you can paddle out and watch many water birds going about their daily activities. African Fish Eagle, Goliath Heron and 3 species of kingfisher to name but a few can all be viewed from the camp site.

From a species point of view the area is not as rich as areas in the more eastern and northern parts of the subcontinent. Amanzi staff, however, began a personal check list in 1995 and to date have identified over 120 species.

  • Fishing (catch and release)

The most common fish in the Orange River are yellowfish, mudfish and catfish. Enthusiasts visit specifically for the Large-mouthed Yellowfish – a record weight is always a possibility. The fishing will reward both the dedicated and the casual holiday angler. Fish from the slipway near your camp site or paddle to the nearest rapid where 3 – 4 kg yellowfish and monster catfish are not uncommon. If you do not have a rod, hand line, hooks and sinkers can be purchased on site.

  • Rock Engravings

San petroglyphs are a 10-minute walk from the camp site.

  • The Fish River Canyon & Ai-Ais

The spectacular Fish River Canyon is the largest canyon in Africa and the 5th largest in the world. Two hundred kilometres from Amanzi River Camp, this remarkable attraction can be visited as part of a day excursion and a visit to Ai-Ais hot water springs can also be included.

  • Mountain Bike Trails

Bring your mountain bike along and enjoy the routes in the nearby Tandjieskoppe.

  • Running

Your training does not need to be disrupted! Early morning or late evening runs in a safe environment free from city irritations will treat you to wonderful desert colours.

  • Rock-Climbing

There are various bolted climbing routes in the King’s Throne Canyon in the Aussenkehr area, 50km from Noordoewer.

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