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About Okiep Country Hotel

Okiep Country Hotel is a convenient stopover or holiday base for tourists, nature lovers, businessmen, and travellers. Located 100 km from the Namibian border on the N7 in the heart of Namaqualand, the hotel is the ideal stopover between Cape Town and Windhoek.

Malcolm and his friendly staff offer you traditional country hospitality in a modern and elegant setting in the historic town of Okiep, once the site of the richest copper mine in the world. Tours to the surrounding areas are also available on request. All rooms are en-suite, with air-conditioning and DStv.

Okiep is the oldest mining town in South Africa, where copper was first discovered and mined in 1855. A railway line from Okiep to Port Nolloth was built in 1866 for the shipping of copper, and because there was not enough water for the steam engines, the Namaqualand Mule Train was pulled by mules until 1890. In 1918 the Okiep copper mines ceased operating and the place almost became a ghost town. In springtime, Okiep is - like the whole of Namaqualand - very rich in blossoming wild flowers.

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Response Time: 6 hours
  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Check-in: 03:00 PM
    Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Reviews: 23 Reviews


  • Wheelchair Enabled
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant on Premises
  • Parking on Premises
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • AA Recommended
  • 3 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
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Reviews for Okiep Country Hotel

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Simon Lorentz, South Africa
04 September 2016

Very peaceful, courteous staff, neat as a pin, friendly. Fantastic turn around point for Namaqua holiday.

Berinda Basson, South Africa
11 July 2016

The friendliest staff you can ever find! Delicious Buffet breakfast and dinner. 

Hilton Earp Jones, South Africa
20 May 2016

good foodexcellent service from all staff, a hotel that go's the extra mile

Ronell Hill, South Africa
13 January 2016

Lovely place to stay. Nice room, especially the bathroom. Linen white, crisp and clean. Amazing dinner and breakfast. Really enjoyed the stay. Will definitely stay there again, on our way to Namibia next year. Thanks.

Cheryl Quantrill, South Africa
21 September 2015

We were made to feel welcome from arrival to departure. Our room was comfortable and clean and our vehicle parked safe and secure almost outside our door. Dining was as enjoyable - the staff were very friendly and went out of their way to accommodate my meal preferences. The food was well prepared and tasty. We will definitely stay here again. A well run hotel in a very small town!

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Okiep Country Hotel Map

Okiep Country Hotel is 0.3km from the centre of Okiep , the nearest airport 340.8km (Keetmanshoop Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

Things to do in and around Okiep

Goegap Nature Reserve

(11 km from Okiep)

1 review

Lying about 70 km north of Kamieskroon and 15 km southeast of Springbok, Goegap Nature Reserve is a fantastic place to kick off your flower trip. Bearing in mind that the best route to travel for a flower trip is north to south so that you see the...


(60.8 km from Okiep)

1 review

Padlopers, birds, butterflies and blomme Just 17km northwest of Kamieskroon is the Skilpad section of Namaqua National Park. Twitchers and butterfly afficionados love it and it's worth spending a few days here - even in ‘bad years’ the sandy plains...

Grave of a British Soldier

(79.3 km from Okiep)

The grave of Charles James Darter, a sharpshooter born in Cape Town and part of the British Army. Darter was killed in an ambush in 1902. His grave is located just North of Kamieskroon on the N7, and is popularly referred to as the smallest piece of...