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West Coast Diamond Experience


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   Accommodation

Below is a list of accommodation establishments along this route. Bookings and enquiries can be made directly with the establishment.

Kleinzee Caravan Park
Kleinzee Caravan Park offers 8 camping/caravan stands. Each stand is grassed and sheltered with its own braai (barbeque)...

Diamonds 'n Daisies
Diamonds 'n Daisies is a comfortable three bedroom house, with all the necessary luxuries to make your stay enjoyable, b...

By die Baai Self-Catering Accommodation
By die Baai offers accommodation in a large self-catering flat that sleeps 4 people. There is a bedroom with a queen siz...

Die Honnehokke Resort
Die Honnehokke Resort - Your home away from home. Attie and Esmé are your hosts at the Honnehokke. Chalets...

Spoelklippie Lekke-Slaap Gastehuis
Spoelklippie Lekke-Slaap is a large guesthouse which can sleep up to 16 people. Ideal for tourgroups, families or groups...

Baratini Accommodation
Baratini Accommodation is a self-catering guesthouse in Koingnaas, located 78km south of Kleinzee and 20km north of Hond...

Blue Diamond Self-Catering
Blue Diamond offers self-catering accommodation in Kleinzee, Northern Cape. It offers basic accommodation in a pre-fab c...

Kleinzee Spa and Rest Camp
Kleinzee Spa and Rest Camp offers accommodation at affordable prices and can accommodate groups of up to 40 guests with...

Die Anker Gastehuis
Die Anker Gastehuis is situated in Koingnaas in the Northern Cape. They offer eight comfortable and spacious en-suite be...

Die Baai se Bek
Die Baai se Bek is situated in Hondeklip Bay, which is a coastel Village in the Northern Cape. Die Baai se Bek and Die B...

Die Houthoop Guest Farm & Open-Air Restaurant
Enjoy the rustic atmosphere of true Namaqualand farm-style accommodation. The rustic farm-style setting of Die Houthoop...

Lazy Lobster
Lazy Lobster offers accommodation in a luxury self-catering flat with a double bedroom, sleeper couch, a bathroom a...

Honne Hemel Self-Catering Accommodation
Honne Hemel Self-Catering Accommodation is the ideal getaway for the whole family. Honne Hemel is  a self-catering...

Honne-Pondokkies
Die Honde Pondokkies is situated in Hondeklipbaai within walking distance from the sea. Honne-Pondokkies offers fully-e...

Skulpieskraal Tented Lodge
Skulpieskraal Tented Lodge is situated in Hondeklipbaai, approximately 800m from the ocean and offers great hospitality...

Fisherman's Cottage
Fisherman's Cottage is a charming self-catering cottage situated in Hondeklip Bay, a peaceful town with unspoiled beache...

   Activities

Below is a list of arts and crafts outlets and projects on this route. Booking and enquiries can be made directly with the business.

Kleinzee Angling Club
The Kleinzee Angling Club is actively involved with surf and freshwater angling. They promote junior angling by having a...

Dudley Wessels - Tour Guide
Tailor-made nature, cultural and historical tours by an experienced, senior guide with an unbeatable knowledge of the ar...

Namaqua Camino
The Namaqua Camino is a 10 day supported slackpack walk through the distinctive and diverse Namaqualand countryside. Th...

Namaqua Coastal Expeditions
Namaqua Coastal Expeditions is an emerging company focused on ​bringing the wonders of the Namaqualand coastal region to...

Silver Sands Hiking Trail
Silver Sands Hiking Trail is a fully catered, 5 nights 6 days, slack-packing hike along the pristine coastline of Namaqu...

   Arts & Crafts

Below is a list of arts and crafts outlets and projects on this route. Enquiries can be made directly with the business.

K9 Pottery Studio
K9 Pottery Studio offers pottery and pottery painting classes and workshops for the whole family. They also make and sel...

   Environment

Below is a list of environmental attractions on this route. Booking and enquiries can be made directly with the business.

Strandveld Conservation Club
The Strandveld Conservation Club promotes conservation and all related issues in the local area. They also run the...

   Food & Drink

Below is a list of restaurants and other food and beverage outlets on this route. Bookings and enquiries can be made directly with the establishment.

Sea Green Fresh Produce
Sea Green Fresh Produce is a suppliers of fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy products, dried fruit, biltong and basic grocer...

Kleinzee Café
The main service of Kleinzee Café is centered on the provision of household goods and groceries to its clients....

Toeka tot Nou
A cosy restraurant located in the seaside town of Kleinzee. Its nostalgic decor and atmosphere creates a one-of-a-kind d...

Kleinzee Restaurant
Kleinzee Restaurant is located on the same premises as Kleinzee Spa and Rest Camp. The restaurant is open every day. Th...

DopEnKreef Pub & Seafood
DopEnKreef is a casual pub on the beachfront with a magnificent view of the Hondeklipbaai harbour where fishing boats fl...

Rooi Spinnekop Restaurant
The Rooi Spinnekop Restaurant is located on the same premises as Skulpieskraal Tented Lodge and is known for its delicio...

The Shack Coffee Shop
The Shack Coffee Shop serves a good cup of coffee and some of the best cakes and bar-one brownies in the area. A variety...

Die Blikbord
Die Blikbord is situated in the old bus terminal which, in bygone days, was used by the miners to get to and from work....

Crazy Crayfish Diner
Crazy Crayfish is a small diner serving simple, yet delicious meals. They also have a liquor licence. The diner can acco...

   Services

Below is a list of services on this route. Enquiries can be made directly with the business.

Kleinzee Grocer, Liquor Store & Petrol Station
This grocer supplies fresh produce including bread, vegetables, fruit and meat. The liquor store suppplies alcoholic bev...

Namaqua Coastal Route Youth Development Programme
Because the future generations are important to us, we have a separate programme aimed specifically at the youth. In an...

Bonisa Tourism Events Management
Bonisa Tourism Events Management offers tailor-made package tourism experiences and events coordinating in the Kleinzee...

 

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The West Coast Diamond Experience, with its flowing dunes and mysterious shipwrecks is a rugged, nature experience along the unexplored north-west coast of South Africa's Northern Cape. These shores have remained virtually unknown to the public at large as it is within the restricted and previously forbidden diamond mining areas.

The route runs along the coast from Groenrivier mouth until Kleinzee and is ideal if you are looking for peace, tranquillity and adventure. Adrenaline junkies will enjoy the numerous 4x4 routes and foodies can sample traditional fare or superb seafood delicacies. 

The west coast provides rustic camping opportunities and during the annual season. Eperienced divers will be able to bring in a bounty of crayfish to enjoy on the braai. Angling is also good in this part of the world, as is bird watching, while those looking to relax can put their feet up with a book while the cool sea breeze sways them gently in a hammock.

The Nama culture along the west coast is also notable and a guided tour is a must, while those looking to explore on their own should check out the Trapsuutjies Hiking Trail in the Molyneux Nature Reserve in Kleinzee. Don’t forget to look out for the smallest species of tortoise in South Africa, the Namaqualand Speckled Padloper, which is endemic to this region.

Travellers please note:

There is no fuel available on Hondeklip Bay and fuel is only available in Kleinzee and Koiingnaas from 05:00 - 20:00 on weekdays and from 08:00 - 12:00 on Saturdays.

Certain stretches of road may require access permits and it is therefore recommended that travellers enquire before visiting the area.

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South Africa - Northern Cape

South Africa - Northern Cape

The West Coast Diamond Experience, with its flowing dunes and mysterious shipwrecks is a rugged, nature experience along the unexplored north-west coast of South Africa's Northern Cape. These shores have remained virtually unknown to the public at large as it is within the restricted and previously forbidden diamond mining areas.

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