Namaqualand

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Namaqualand Travel Guide

You enter the Namaqualand wonderland approximately 5 hours drive north of Cape Town. The annual transformation of this semi-desert wilderness is a wonder of the world not to be missed. Evidence of the spring flowers begins even in Cape Town on your drive out, and progresses as you drive North... Read more

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Springbok Town of Namaqualand

Stop Over - People are very friendly.

ROSELLA GERNER
South Africa
Sutherland Town of Namaqualand

Love the cold - Has become crowded over weekends, in addition too many Pam Golding signs - inflate property prices beyond its real value.

Coenraad Pieterse
South Africa
Sutherland Town of Namaqualand

Sutherland - The town is definitely in need of some attention. It is disturbing to see the decline of a town that has so much history about her. But in saying that, Sutherland is definitely a place to visit as this town has a lot to tell!! Do take the time to book a tour of the church (tour guide Jannie - fantastic person with so much knowledge, put aside 2 hours at least) as well as the birth house of WEG and NP Van Wyk Louw - (Reikie the tourguide took us back in time and one can easily spend 2 - 3 hours at the house - the amount of history of those two places were astounding! Do book a day or night tour at the South African Astronomical Observatory (SAAO/SALT) - fascinating and interesting and definitely worth a visit! Tourguide William was very knowledgeable and interesting! Do tip generously at the church and birth house of the Louw brothers, as they are in desperate need of funds to keep up the places! Stargazing at night with Jurg is also highly recommended!

Karen De Kock
South Africa
Kamieskroon Town of Namaqualand

Small town with petrol station - Kamieskroon itself is only a small village not much to happen, but it is a good destination to get into the 2 National Parks. Especially in flower season. A beautiful experience.

Sandra
Germany
Nababeep Town of Namaqualand

Nababeep - Nice town, beautiful flowers and an interesting museum about the mining history.

Jenny Buiten
Netherlands
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Things to do in Namaqualand

  • SALT Observatory SALT Observatory

    Popular Attraction in
    Namaqualand

    2 Reviews
    The biggest reason why anyone would visit the little Karoo dorpie of Sutherland lies 18 km outside the...
  • Sterland Stargazing Sterland Stargazing

    Popular Attraction in
    Namaqualand

    1 Review
    Here you can experience what most people come to Sutherland for - stargazing. Just 1 km outside...
  • Port Nolloth Diving Museum Port Nolloth Diving Museum

    Theatre, Gallery or Museum in
    Namaqualand

    If you're in Port Nolloth, pop into the interesting little local Museum. It features displays and...
  • The Port Nolloth Grazia de Beer Beachfront The Port Nolloth Grazia de Beer Beachfront

    Beach in
    Namaqualand

    The Port Nolloth beachfront with its neat and spacious waterfront layout, including ample parking, is a...
  • Dog Stone Dog Stone

    Popular Attraction in
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    The Dog Stone is a big gneiss rock that so closely resembled a dog, it inspired Thomas Grace to name...
  • George's Spot George's Spot

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    He is a tough oke, a humble ou, SA Navy Diver, Diamond Diver, boat builder, writer, photographer,...
  • Spitfire Rock Spitfire Rock

    Popular Attraction in
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    Spitfire Rock is an excellent location to take interesting photographs. Spectacular “spits” and sprays...
  • The Seven Sisters Mountain Range The Seven Sisters Mountain Range

    Popular Attraction in
    Namaqualand

    The Seven Sisters Mountain range is where the Waterberg massif begins. They are one of the most...
  • Skilpad Skilpad

    Nature Reserve in
    Namaqualand

    Padlopers, birds, butterflies and blomme Just 17km northwest of Kamieskroon is the Skilpad section of...
  • Aristea Shipwreck Aristea Shipwreck

    Popular Attraction in
    Namaqualand

    The Aristea was once a fishing trawler belonging to I&J. It survived WWII but not the mishandling by her...
  • Blesfontein Amateur Observatory Blesfontein Amateur Observatory

    Popular Attraction in
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    Blesfontein is probably the darkest farm in the whole of Sutherland district. We have a lot less light...
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Namaqualand Restaurants

  • Die Rooi Spinnekop Restaurant Die Rooi Spinnekop Restaurant

    Seafood Restaurant in
    Namaqualand

    1 Review
    Serving buffets and freshly prepared meals, the tantalizing aromas and heavenly dishes wet the...
  • Cluster d' Hote Cluster d' Hote

    South African Restaurant in
    Namaqualand

    1 Review
    Cluster d’Hote serves quality cuisine that is mainly traditional with a hint of the exotic. Karoo-style...
  • Anita's Tavern Anita's Tavern

    Seafood Restaurant in
    Namaqualand

    1 Review
    This rustic venue serves delicious food in large portions. The menu focusses mainly on seafood dishes...
  • The Jupiter The Jupiter

    Restaurant in
    Namaqualand

    1 Review
    The Jupiter is a family style restaurant serving traditional Karoo meals and adding some other SA...
  • Tauren Steak Ranch Tauren Steak Ranch

    Restaurant in
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    1 Review
    A warm welcome at Tauren Steak Ranch in the heart of the Namaqualand! Sit down, relax and enjoy your...
  • Scotia Inn Restaurant Scotia Inn Restaurant

    Restaurant in
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    Scotia Inn Restaurant is an a la carte restaurant open to public. The restaurant serves delicious...
  • Smidswinkel Smidswinkel

    Country Restaurant in
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    This restaurant is in a beautiful Old World-style building that reminds of years gone by. It is a great...
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Top Destinations near Namaqualand

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    Town in Namaqualand

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    Kamieskroon is a pretty village situated on the N7 50 km north of Garies and 67 km south of Springbok....
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