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The Namakwa Region

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Voortrekker Street, Springbok
PO Box 5, Springbok
Tel: 027 712 8035/6
Fax: + 27 27 712 1421
Email: tourismsbk@namakwa-dm.gov.za
Each spring the dormant arid winter lands come alive with a flamboyant spread of wild flowers including many rare, unique and endangered plants. Adapting to a climate defying all life, they survive and thrive in a beautiful land of blistering extremes.

Track the Old Copper Way and soak yourself in the colourful histories of towns deeply rooted in a proud mining tradition; Ponder the reasoning of treasure seekers of old who were prepared to die for the chance of newfound mineral wealth; Take a raft or canoe trip on the Orange River through deep canyons; Take your 4x4 on an adventure in the haunting moonscapes of the sawtoothed mountains of the |Ai|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park; Enjoy the cultural interaction of the Nama people whilst taking a donkey ride in Eksteenfontein; Experience the wonder of the star-studded night, from the South African Astronomical Observatory in Sutherland; Wrap yourself in an aura of timeless serenity at a solitary, palm-fringed cathedral in Pella.

The land of the Nama is a land of mystery, magic and contrasts where the indescribable beauty has been molded by an unforgiving climate.

Towns in the Namakwa Region:

Aggeneys
Alexander Bay
Brandvlei
Calvinia
Carolusberg
Concordia
Eksteenfontein
Fraserburg
Garies
Hondeklip Bay
Kamieskroon
Kleinzee,Koingnaas
Komaggas
Kuboes
Lekkersing
Leliefontein
Loeriesfontein
McDougall's Bay
Nababeep
Nieuwoudtville
Okiep
Onseepkans
Pella
Pofadder
Port Nolloth
Richtersveld Communities
Sanddrif
Soebatsfontein
Springbok
Steinkopf
Sutherland
Vioolsdrift
Williston

Captured Experiences Northern Cape Arid Parks Competition

Much More than Flowers
Infusing the air with fantasy and delight, she takes our senses and sends them soaring on flights of... read more
Copper and Diamonds
The first commercial copper mine (the first commercial mine of any kind in the country) was brought ... read more
Faithful Missions
Through incredible sacrifice, these intrepid believers did much to ‘open up’ this thirsty land. With... read more
SA Astronomical Observatory
SALT will be able to record distant stars, galaxies and quasars a billion times too faint to be seen... read more

Springbok
Set in a narrow valley bisecting the granite domes of the Klein Koperb... read more
Calvinia
Founded in 1851 on the stunning Oorlogskloof River and named after rel... read more
Hondeklip Bay
Formerly a favoured holiday destination for farmers, fishermen and div... read more

Flower Route
Namakwa, as part of the Succulent Karoo, is a biodiversity hotspot and... read more

|Ai|Ais/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
Hauntingly beautiful and seared by a blistering sun, the lava mountain... read more
Namaqua National Park
Escape to the land of contrasts, where the rigorous climate has create... read more
Goegap Nature Reserve
This 7 000 hectare nature reserve, just east of Springbok, supports 60... read more


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