Things To Do in Namaqualand

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

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 ...

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 ...

Port Nolloth Lighthouse

Where? Port Nolloth
Port Nolloth lighthouse, aside from being the most northern lighthouse on the western side of South Africa is also a rather unusual looking lighthouse. It is an eleven metre high aluminium lattice tower with a ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Die Rooi Spinnekop Restaurant

Where? Hondeklip Bay
Die Rooi Spinnekop gets its name from the colloquial nickname for crayfish, and being a restaurant serving crayfish on the Cape West Coast, the name fits perfectly. With delicious food, wine, charm and warm ...

Tauren Steak Ranch

Where? Springbok
Tauren Steak Ranch is tucked away in Springbok, Namakwa. The cozy, welcoming atmosphere and the sensational smell of steaks sizzling on the open grill when you walk in, make this Steak Ranch a homely one that ...

Richtersveld Donkey Trail

Where? Port Nolloth
Start: De Hoop campsite, Ai/Ais-Richtersveld Transfrontier Park Finish: Hakkiesdoring hikers' camp Level: Intermediate Type of route: jeep track and donkey trail (hence its name), reserve roads, ...

Calvinia Post Box

Where? Calvinia
The small Northern Cape town of Calvinia may not be a buzzing urban hub of glitz and glamour, but it certainly has its own quaint appeal. And, part of this is its quirky post box. This isn’t any ordinary ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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