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Namaqualand

Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa At mention of the name Namaqualand, the image immediately conjured is of carpets of multicoloured flowers, but this area also incorporates the Richtersveld and the Diamond Coast (see below). This arid semi-desert area lies to the west of the Green Kalahari and is differentiated by unique geographical and ecological features that make it instantly recognisable in pictures – and not just for the carpet of flowers in certain months. The terrain is characterised by flat plains betweeen hilloc...

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    Orange River, Groot Melkboom Orange River, Groot Melkboom

    If you'd enjoy spending a night or two along the Orange River banks, you'd probably be interested in the Namaqua 4x4 Eco-trail...

    Summer camp: 5 days, 50 km Summer camp: 5 days, 50 km

    By day, explore the endless shoreline, coves and bays that characterise the coastal section of Namaqua National Park. At night,...

    Night Rides Night Rides

    Shaen Adey discovers an irresistible combination - cycling the Richtersveld by the light of the fall moon. I'd been invited to ...

    Namakwa 4x4 Route, Springbok to the West Coast Namakwa 4x4 Route, Springbok to the West Coast

    The Namakwa 4x4 trail in the Northern Cape is a best kept secret of beautiful desert scenery, isolation, starry skies and floral

    Cycle Trails around Kamieskroon, Namaqualand Cycle Trails around Kamieskroon, Namaqualand

    In spring the MTB trails around Kamieskroon in Namaqualand make you think you have found your way to the Garden of Eden. MTB gem.

    Drive the Cape Flower Route, West Coast and Namaqualand Drive the Cape Flower Route, West Coast and Namaqualand

    The wild flowers of the Cape West Coast and Namaqualand, in South Africa, are regarded as a botanical wonderland. Tourists ...

    Self Drive the Cape Flower Route, West Coast and Namaqualand Self Drive the Cape Flower Route, West Coast and Namaqualand

    The Cape Wild Flowers are one of the natural wonders of the world. The arid areas of the Cape West Coast and Namaqualand are ...

    Namaqua Coastline Birding Namaqua Coastline Birding

    A dramatic 4x4 trail along the West Coast in the Namaqua National Park offers abundant birdlife...

    Year in the Wild - Roughing it in the Richtersveld Year in the Wild - Roughing it in the Richtersveld

    In the fourth article in a series on his Year in the Wild expedition, taking in 31 South African nature reserves, Scott Ramsay ...

    Richtersveld World Heritage Site, Northern Cape Richtersveld World Heritage Site, Northern Cape

    The Richtersveld World Heritage Site protects a unique landscape, biome and people. Visit the WHS in your 4x4 and meet the Nama

    Diamond Coast History and Heritage at Port Nolloth Diamond Coast History and Heritage at Port Nolloth

    Quaint Port Nolloth museums display the history, diamond mining & natural heritage of Port Nolloth and Namaqualand's Diamond Coast

    Goegap Nature Reserve, Springbok, Namaqualand Goegap Nature Reserve, Springbok, Namaqualand

    Goegap Nature Reserve offers 15000ha of spring wildflower profusion, bat eared foxes and other small game, eagles and quiver trees

    The Diamond Coast Hiking Trail, Koingnaas - Kleinzee The Diamond Coast Hiking Trail, Koingnaas - Kleinzee

    The 3 day Diamond Coast Hiking Trail opens up a pristine area of the north western coastline previously inaccessible to the public

    Ai-Ais / Richtersveld Transfrontier Park Ai-Ais / Richtersveld Transfrontier Park

    The Richtersveld offers unique mountain desert biome, 'half-men' trees, life giving mists, and an incredible endemic biodiversity

    De Beers Diamond Coast 4x4 Tours, Northern Cape Coast De Beers Diamond Coast 4x4 Tours, Northern Cape Coast

    De Beers offers 2 half day THETA guided 4x4 Tours into the beautiful, wild and publicly restricted Diamond Coast around Kleinzee

    Felix Unite Orange River Trips Felix Unite Orange River Trips

    Felix Unite offer various canoe trails along the great Orange River as it flows through the magnificent Northern Cape Richtersveld

    The Mountain Desert 4x4 Trail, Springbok, Northern Cape The Mountain Desert 4x4 Trail, Springbok, Northern Cape

    The Mountain Desert Tour is an off-road experience with a difference. The trail itself is quite gentle and carves its way ...

    Namaqua National Park Namaqua National Park

    The winter rains transform Namaqua National Park into shades of pinks, yellows, oranges and just about any colour imaginable ...

    Camping at Groen Spoeg, Namqua National Park, Namaqualand Camping at Groen Spoeg, Namqua National Park, Namaqualand

    Groen Spoeg is a wilderness camping experience second-to-none in the Namaqua National Park, one of the wildest places...

    How PG got his groove - Namaqualand 4x4 How PG got his groove - Namaqualand 4x4

    Regular Leisure Wheels contributor PG Jonker is a 4x4 fanatic (though he isn't too fond of the tough stuff). He is also a bit ...