WATCH: Kayaking on the Orange River

Tourism is booming in the Northern Cape and it's all because of adventure tourism. Kayaking is proving to be a popular attraction. eNCA's Gerhard Pretorius spent the day on the Orange River, enjoying the scenery and what's on offer. Courtesy #DStv403

 

VIOOLSDRIFT - Tourism is booming in the Northern Cape and it's all because of adventure tourism.

Kayaking is proving to be a popular attraction.

The Orange River is a huge source of income for farmers in the Northern Cape.

Tourists like to camp along the river, to explore and kayak.

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A seven-kilometre trip down the river gives visitor's that all-round river experience.

But it hasn't always been smooth sailing.

Businesses here felt the brunt of the lockdown and it's been a tough ride for many.

But now visitors are bursting onto the river's banks looking for that perfect city getaway.

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With kayaking the most wanted thing to do, visitors are lining up.

"It was my first time kayaking here at the Orange River, [I] had a lot of fun," said Andile Nhlapo.

"I would definitely, most definitely recommend this to someone."

One of the longest rivers on the continent is a must-see if you're thinking of visiting the Northern Cape.

* eNCA's Gerhard Pretorius reports.

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