Tzamenkomst River Lodge is situated on the Orange River, not far from the Gariep Dam. If you enjoy the outdoors and spending time with the family in the water, we have kayaks and tubes available for hire.

Adventure kayaking

How about a paddle down the Orange River on one of our kayaks?

Tzamenkomst River Lodge now offers adventure kayaking on the majestic Orange River, the longest river within the borders of South Africa.

Paddle through some of the most breath-taking spots along the Orange River from the Gariep Dam, or just go for a paddle from below the lodge. Manoeuvre through waterways and small rapids surrounded by farmlands and nature of the Northern Cape and Free State.

At Tzamenkomst River Lodge we have 6 kayaks available for hire, and a few hours of paddling along the banks of the river is worth the effort.

The Gariep Dam is a popular destination for water sport enthusiasts. It is situated on the Orange River near Colesburg in the Northern Cape. The largest storage dam in South Africa provides the setting for the adventure of a lifetime. It’s time to experience nature at eye-level on a kayak. The Orange River is impressive and beautiful. Discover its magic for a few hours or a half day kayaking adventure

Orange River tubing

If you’re looking for a calm, drifting water experience or an exciting water adventure, then our river tubing will offer you both. Tubing is a fun relaxing way to spend your day or even your vacation. You can tube along the Orange River, with a minimum level of fitness. Simply hop in your tube and steer your way down the river – no paddles needed.

River tubing is a safe and exhilarating way to have fun with friends and family. Riding inflatable tubes down a river has become a popular activity in South Africa which is why we offer it at Tzamenkomst River Lodge. It is a more tranquil option compared to kayaking and a memorable way to spend an afternoon. Tubing affords you the opportunity to negotiate areas and restricted rocky sections of rivers where rafts simply cannot go.

Float your way down the river surrounded by endless Northern Cape and Free State farm lands, and the banks of the Orange River. Get up-close and personal with the gentle rapids of the Orange River flowing out or the Gariep Dam.  If your idea of a lazy afternoon with the kids is bobbing down a river, then let that be one of the reasons for choosing the Tzamenkomst River Lodge for your stay. It will be an fun experience for the whole family. Contact us today for short river tubing or kayaking experiences on the Orange River near Colesberg


River Kayaking

Based at the willow trees

R150 per kayak
 Times: 09:00-12:00
14:00-17:00 -no guide

Lodge to porcupine ridge

2km aprox. half an hour
Adults: R200 per person Children: R150 per person Includes:
-1 soft drink/water
 return via game viewer to lodge

N1 bridge to the willow trees

8km aprox. 3 hours
 Adults (& youths 16+only) R500 Includes:
 -midway island stop for drinks & snacks.
 -2 drinks of your choice
 1 bottled water
 jungle bar and a packet of chips.
 Towel at the finish.
 Optional extras at the finish
 -ready lit fire for braai.
 -meat packs & salads on request (with notice )