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Namaqua Coastal Route



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

Cosy Cottage
Cosy Cottage offers beautiful self-catering accommodation in the heart of Kamieskroon. Lukas Cottage: This large two-b...

Steunerskop Selfsorg Kothuis
Steunerskop Selfsorg Kothuis is located 20km from Kamieskroon and offers self-catering accommodation in a fully equipped...

Harry's Place Guesthouse
At Harry's Place Guesthouse, guests are offered personal attention and good value.  The guesthouse consists of six...

Uitspan offers accommodation in a self-catering guesthouse with two bedrooms, a kitchen and lounge. The kitchen has a tw...

Garies Selfsorg Oord / Self-Catering
Accommodation at Garies Selfsorg Oord consists of fully equipped self-catering units with braai (barbeque) facilities.&n...

Multi Purpose Recource Centre & Caravan Park
This facility has warm showers and campsites available.  

Groenriviersmond Farm Accommodation
Groenriviersmond Farm Accommodation offers accommodation in comfortable farmhouses with fully equipped bathrooms. Each h...

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

Teen 'i' Hang Guesthouse
The Teen ‘i Hang’ (which means ‘against the hill’) Guesthouse is literally against a steep hill...

The farm Arkoep has fully equipped accommodation for six people - self-catering is preferred. While staying there, visit...

Bet-El Self-Catering
Bet-El Self-Catering is situated on a farm approximately 45km from Kamieskroon on the way towards Hondeklipbaai. Accommo...

Kamieskroon Hotel
The name Kamieskroon was borrowed from the unique rock formation that towers above the village. This 330m high rock-topp...

Pedroskloof Farm Accommodation
Pedroskloof Farm offers bed and breakfast accommodation in the heart of Namaqualand, with flowers, hospitality...

Randspaar Guesthouse
Randspaar Guesthouse has two options for accommodation. One is a luxury en-suite room in the main house where all meals...

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

Leliefontein Kookskerm and Traditional Nama Huts
Vera tells of the start of her business in her own words: “During the flower season, I saw how many people came th...

Die Anker Gastehuis
Facilities: 8 Comfortable, fully furnished rooms; En-suite bathrooms. All rooms have exit doors to the outside; Ro...

Taaiboskraal Tea Garden & Bush Camps
Situated in the heart of Namaqualand, 15km from Kamieskroon in the Kamiesberg Mountain Range, lies Taaiboskraal Tea Gard...

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

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

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...

Gousblom B&B
Please note:  Gousblom B&B is currently busy with renovations and will only be taking bookings for 2017. Gousb...

Skulpieskraal Tented Lodge & Rooispinnekop Restaurant
Skulpieskraal Tented Lodge & Rooispinnekop Restaurant (which inherit its name from the “smokkel kreef“),...

Soutklip Lodge
The name of this lodge (which means 'salt rock') originates because of a pile of large rocks to the east side of th...

The Palace Flophouse
The Palace Flophouse offers self-catering accommodation in the heart of Hondeklipbaai. The house is fully furnished...

22 Nama-Karoo B&B
22 Nama-Karoo offers quality, yet affordable accommodation.  

By die Baai
By die Baai offers accommodation in a self-catering unit with one bedroom with a double bed, an open-plan living area wi...

Die Ark
Die Ark offers self-catering accommodation in Hondeklipbaai. Four guesthouses are available accommodating between 2 and...

Die Baai se Bek
Die Baai se Bek provides breathtaking views of the ocean from the verandah (braai area). The accommodation consists of a...

Die Honde Pondokkies
Die Honde Pondokkies are situated in Hondeklipbaai within walking distance from the sea . Honde Pondokkie 1: This unit...

Die Meerkathuis
Die Meerkathuis offers overnight rooms to let in Hondeklipbaai.

Die Visbeen Lodge
Visbeen Lodge offers comfortable accommodation in Hondeklipbaai for up to 12 adults in three bedrooms and an outside fla...


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

Weskus Donkiestap
Enjoy guided donkey rides through the Namaqualand.

Eenstop Boat Rides
Boat rides can be arranged through Eenstop Shop. Please note that this activity is weather dependant.

Namaqualand Guided Tours
Lita describes the business: “As a fourth generation Namaqualander I grew up on a farm and spent a great deal of...

Diepsee Hengel - Die Visvoet
Fish charters and boat rides can be arranged with Loftus. Please note that this activity is weather dependant.

Diamond Coast - Forever Namaqualand
Tourism activities in and around Kleinzee/Koingnaas operate under the brandname 'Diamond Coast – Forever Namaquala...


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

Namaqua National Park
Every turn in the road paints an unforgettable picture: valleys filled with Namaqualand daisies and other spring flowers...

   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.

Die Kliphuis Kombuis
Do you long for a place where body and soul can relax and where you can be part of nature? Come and enjoy hearty food an...

Kamiesberg Kookskerm
Kamiesberg Kookskerm serves a variety of traditional cuisine.

Garies Padstal Tourism Information
At the famous Garies Farmstall travellers can find relevant travel informaiton for the area.

Die Koperketel Restaurant
Die Koperketel Restaurant is located along the main road in Garies - close to the N7. Die Koperketel Restaurant is open...

Restaurante by die Baai
Restaurante by die Baai is open from 09:00 until 16:00. Crayfish is available in season.        ...

Die Murasie
Experience true Namaqua hospitality whilst enjoying a meal or just a fresh cup of coffee in the coffee shop! If you are...

Dop en Kreef
Dop en Kreef serves fish and chips on the beachfront in Hondeklipbaai.

Sam's Restaurant
Sam's Restaurant serves fish and chips on the beachfront in Hondeklipbaai.

The Shack Coffee Shop
The Shack Coffee Shop is open from 09:00 - 16:00 out of season and 08:00 - 18:00 in season . They offer homemade jams,...

Rina bakes bread, pies, buns and variety of delicacies for local establishments and guests visiting Hondeklipbaai. Order...


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

Klipfontein Tourism Forum
Klipfontein Tourism Forum has the following on offer: Walking trails; 4x4 trails; and Donkey cart trails.

Rosy Fortuin - Nature Guide
Rosy is a local nature guide that operates in the Kamieskroon area. 

Eenstop Supermarket & Butchery
Eenstop Supermarket stocks a variety of basic goods for your convinence. Items include ice-cream, cooldrinks, biscuits,...


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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)

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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


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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