Things To Do in Namakwa

The Namakwa region is situated in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Show on Map

Visit the Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve

Where? Garies
The Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve is renowned as one of the prime locations for the annual spring flower displays in Namakwaland from August to October. The 1000-ha Skilpad Wild Flower Reserve lies to the ...

Anita’s Tavern

Where? Port Nolloth
Pop in at Anita’s for a seafood fiesta. Enjoy mouthwatering garlic mussels or perhaps the stuffed calamari tubes. If you are not a major seafood fan, never fear, there is a choice of meaty dishes and ...

Strandveld 4x4 Trail

Where? Kamieskroon
The Northern Cape is home to a number of 4x4 trails, thanks to its varied topography and rugged landscapes. The local vegetation is somewhat sparse for most of the year but, come spring, the countryside bursts ...

Shipwreck 4x4 Trail

Where? Kamieskroon
This 4x4 route is a one-way drive along sandy, under-used roadways between Koingnaas and Kleinzee on the north-west part of South Africa's coastline, known as the Diamond Coast. Expect gravel roads, soft ...

4x4 Trails with Dinkys Dunes

Where? Pofadder
Two guided trails of 25km, wind around the dunes, mainly traversing the spines and offering panoramic views over the plains for either 4x4 Vehicles or Quads. During the winter rain season these plains are ...

Goegap Nature Reserve MTB Trails

Where? Springbok
Where: 15 km east of Springbok (in the direction of the airport, along the R355) Level: intermediate with some rocky sections (not good for children) Type of route: mostly jeep track and gravel road Best: ...

Silver Sands Trail

Where? Springbok
Start: Namaqua National Park, Hondeklipbaai Finish: base camp Duration: 55 km over five days Fitness: moderate Our tip: enjoy the total lack of cell phone reception This beautiful beach hike takes place ...

Hondeklipbaai Lighthouse

Where? Port Nolloth
Described by some as a 'rickety lighthouse on stilts', Hondeklipbaai lighthouse, like quite a few of the more remote lighthouses in South Africa, does not look quite like a lighthouse should look. One expects ...

Namaqua Caracal 4x4 Trail

Where? Kamieskroon
Right in the heart of the Namaqualand, where wild flowers erupt into colour every spring, is the Namaqua Caracal 4x4 Trail. This part of the Northern Cape is quiet and sparsely vegetated almost all year round. ...

Calvinia Post Box

Where? Calvinia
Calvinia has a really big post box. Set on the right as you enter the town it stands six feet high and was originally a water tower. Officially 'opened' in 1994, the Post Box is Calvinia's most photographed ...

Namaqua 4x4 Eco-Trail

Where? Pofadder
The Northern Cape may be South Africa’s largest province, but it remains characterised by its quiet open spaces that stretch on as far as the eye can see and its sparse landscapes. It is a nature-lover’s ...

Rafting Trips on the Orange River

Where? Vioolsdrift
This unique tours starts from Aquacade at Vioolsdrift on the banks of the Orange River. The 2-man inflatable rafts are easy to control and allow for a safe guiding through a few fast flowing rapids that occur ...

Caracal Eco Route

Where? Kamieskroon
The Caracal Eco Route is a 4x4 mountain to ocean experience in the yet-to-become-famous Namaqualand National Park. Some describe it as a wilder, more rugged, alternative to the flower route. Others describe it ...

Kleinzee Museum

Where? Kleinzee
Way off the beaten track, where the Buffels River meets the sea 72 km from Port Nolloth, is the little former diamond mining town of Kleinzee (small sea). Kleinzee, in the northern stretch of the West ...

Springbok Restaurant

Where? Springbok
This cosy, casual family restaurant caters for all and offers a delicious selection of hearty meals. If you are after a good piece of meat, try the sumptuous steaks or perhaps one of the beefy burgers. ...

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