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  • Northern Cape

    Springbok

    Located on the N7 linking the Northern Cape to Namibia, the lovely town of Springbok lies nestled in a valley of the Klein Koperberge, in the heart of Namaqualand – an area renowned for its natural beauty. The Klein Koperberge, meaning “Small Copper Mountains” were named after the primary reason the settlement was initially established - to mine the rich copper reserves in the area.

  • Northern Cape

    Climate

    The Northern Cape is the largest province in South Africa and it shares its border with Namibia. A portion of the Kalahari Desert falls into this province and the areas skirting the desert are either arid or semi-arid. Most parts of the province receive under 400mm of rainfall each year and the climate in the Northern Cape is mostly hot and dry. However, this does not mean that everything in ...

  • Camping

    Aquacade Camp

    Near the border of Namibia, in the northern part of Namaqualand, lies Vioolsdrift. This once uninhibited area, did not have any means for people to get across the Orange River into Namibia, except for a lone “Nama” who travelers named Jan Viool. Jan Viool would guide travelers through the shallowest part of the river, named the “drift”, safely into Namibia. Hence the name Vioolsdrift. ...

  • Camping

    Fiddlers Creek Campsite

    Fiddlers Creek Campsite is situated in Vioolsdrift, on the Orange River in Namaqualand. Fiddlers Creek Campsite not only accommodates campers, but it is the Base Camp for the Bushwhacked Outdoor Adventure Company. The campsite, on the river front, has large grass banks and grassed camping sites. The scenic views over the Richtersveld mountain ranges, provides breathtaking sunsets and ...

  • Namaqualand

    Wildflower Route

    The four corners, or borders, of Namaqualand are the Atlantic Ocean, the Orange River, Garies, and the remote town of Pofadder. In between these four “walls” lies an arid desert during summer, and after the winter rains, it is as if Namaqualand has covered herself with a lush blanket of breathtaking beauty. The land becomes unrecognizable as the vibrant colors sweep across the landscape and ...

  • Northern Cape

    Namaqualand

    There are few scenes in nature that can match the wonder and splendor of Namaqualand in spring. This amazing part of the South African landscape simply comes alive in such a wonderful abundance of color and variety, that the resulting scenery is something that no artist’s paintbrush can do justice to. In fact, even cameras struggle to catch the dazzling brilliance of the flowers which ...