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Namaqua Coastal Route


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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.

Verbe Farm Accommodation on the farm No-Heep
Verbe Farm Accommodation on the farm No-Heep offers comfortable accommodation situated 22km north-east of Kamieskroon in...

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

By die Baai Self-Catering Accommodation
By die Baai offers accommodation in a large self-catering flat that sleeps 4 people, as well as one double bedroom. A bu...

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

Okiep Country Hotel
Okiep Country Hotel offers you the real Namaqualand experience with the real Namaqualand people and setting. We have the...

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

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

Kroon Lodge
Kroon Lodge is situated in the heart of the Northern Cape’s flower route, in Kamieskroon. The lodge comprises of...

Verbe Caravan Park
Verbe Caravan Park is situated in Kamieskroon and offers 50 stands with electricity and water. A highly rated ablution b...

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...

Honne-Pondokkies
Honne-Pondokkies offers fully-equipped accommodation that can sleep up to 26 people. Pondokkie 1 consists of one bedroom...

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

Die Houthoop Guest Farm & Open-Air Restaurant
Enjoy the rustic atmosphere of true Namaqualand farm-style accommodation. Accommodation: 4 en-suite self-catering un...

Elkoweru Guesthouse & Halfmens Adventures
Elkoweru Guesthouse is a 3-star graded guesthouse, family owned business established in the early 1990's and run by the...

Die Baai se Bek
Die Baai se Bek offers self-catering accommodation with breathtaking views of the ocean form the veranda. The accommodat...

House Nemo Guest House
House Nemo Guest House offers self-catering accommodation for four guests in Kleinzee. The house has three bedrooms...

Joanne's Guesthouses
Guesthouse accommodation in Kleinzee. Joanne's Guesthouses offers accommodation in four guesthouses which are self-cate...

Baratini Accommodation
Baratini Accommodation is a self-catering guesthouse in Koingnaas, locaed 78km south of Kleinzee and 20km North of Honde...

Country Hotels Springbok Inn
Experience luxury and the charm of Namakwaland hospitality at Country Hotels Springbok Inn. We are ready to welcome you...

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

Leliefontein Lodge
A beautiful lodge up in the mountains of Leliefontein. There are excellent opportunities for cycling, nature walks and r...

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

Zeezicht Avenue Guesthouse
This self-catering guesthouse features a three-bedroom flat with two bathrooms and boasts a sea view with a braai (barbe...

Seaway Function Venue and Accommodation
Seaway Function Venue and Accommodation features 30 guest rooms, eight of which have views of the sea. Ideally suit...

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

Sailors Cabin Guest House
Sailor's Cabin Guest House is situated in the small coastal village of Kleinzee. The cottage offers three bedrooms...

Naries Namakwa Retreat
Naries Namakwa Retreat is a beautiful and romantic hideaway on the edge of the Spektakelberg between Springbok and Klein...

   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.

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

Koperberg Tours & Safaris t/a Kamiesberg Adventures
A local tour operator with an in-depth knowledge of Namaqualand, its people, history and love for its plants and special...

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
Dudley provides guided 4x4 trails, mountain biking and botanical tours of the Namaqualand flora and fauna.   &nbs...

   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...

Wild Olive Pens
Wild Olive Pens offers a variety of handmade wooden products for sale.            ...

   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.

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...

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

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

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

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

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

   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...

 

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The Namaqua Coastal Route is located in the Northern Cape province of South Africa and stretches from the west coast to the Kamiesberg mountain range east of the town Kamieskroon. The route is part of the greater Namaqua region.

When hearing the word 'Namaqualand', those in the know tend to immediately think of wild flowers – carpets upon carpets of oranges, pinks, whites and yellows. This is one of South Africa's most famous natural spectacles, occurring in springtime after a winter of adequate rainfall. The Namaqua Coastal Route is situated in the centre of the Succulent Karoo Biodiversity Hotspot.

Reasons to visit:

The route has plenty to offer in the way of activities and relaxation and caters to travellers looking for both.  Of course the spring flowers are a popular drawcard for many visitors but there is more than just a tapestry of wildflowers to discover here. Inland there are hiking and mountain biking trails galore the provide the opportunity to visit the famous Bethel’s Klip, while those looking for something less energetic can relax in the Kookfontein hot springs or keep their eyes peeled and enjoy game viewing in the Namaqua National Park.  Adrenaline junkies will enjoy the numerous 4x4 routes and foodies can sample traditional fare in a Kamiesberg Kookskerm with the locals. 

The west coast provides rustic camping opportunities and during the annual season, experienced divers will be able to bring in a bounty of crayfish to enjoy on the braai. Angling is 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.

Kamiesberg Flower Trail Run:

When:  Watch this space for next year's date

Where:  Roodebergskloof Conservation Farm, 17 km from Garies in the Northern Cape

Contact Person(s): Sarah Cloete / Rose Cloete

Tel:  +27 27 652 8000

Cell:  +27 78 953 4285 (Sarah) / +27 73 924 1354 (Rose)

E-mail: sarahc@kamiesberg.co.za / rosec@kamiesberg.co.za

Website:  www.kamiesbergmun.co.za/kamiesberg/local-events

The Kamiesberg Flower Trail Run is an annual run that takes place during the flower season between August and the end of September. It consists of a 20km loop on the Rooiberg Hiking Trail and a 10km trail alternative for runners who prefer a shorter distance as well as a 5km fun walk. The 20km race starts with a tough 12km ascent to the summit of the Northern Cape's highest peak the Rooiberg, followed by an 8km down the valley to the finish line. The finish line has cooling waters of the farm dam and some local food prepared by the ladies in the 'kookskerm' (food Kraal). Family members can enjoy playing traditional games on the farm, while runners enjoy the routes. 

Nama-Goi Festival:

When: Watch this space for next year's date

Where: Springbok Sports Grounds, Springbok, Northern Cape

Contact Person(s): Avron Thomas

Tel: +27 27 712 2841

Cell: +27 83 845 6054

E-mail: pearlh@namakwa-dm.gov.za

The Nama-Gôi Arts Festival, hosted by Namakwa Arts and Culture Foundation is an event aimed at bringing arts and culture to the Namakwa District, as well as giving exposure to local artists, and promoting their work. The festival will include a beer tent were the festival goers can quench their thirst an enjoy all of the arts and music that will be on display and will serve as the party centre of the festival. There will also be performances by an array of national as well as local musicians and entertainers on a big professional stage.

*Information correct at the time of publication - prospective event participants are advised to contact the organisers for any possible updates.

 

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Northern Cape, South Africa: This route stretches from the west coast to the Kamiesberg Mountain Range and links with the Namaqua National Park in the Namaqualand region, famous for its wild flowers. The route is in the centre of the Succulent Karoo Biodiversity Hotspot.

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