Northern Cape – Namakwa

Map Namaqua - Northern Cape

Northern Cape - Namakwa

Where

This area is commonly referred to as the <b>Namkwa Region </b>or <b>Namaqualand</b>. It is an arid region of southern Africa, which stretches from Namibia in the North and along the western coast of South Africa .  Namakwaland is divided by the Orange River into two portions – the Little Namaqualand to the south and the Great Namaqualand to the north.  As we are only focusing on camp sites in South Africa, the listing of camping sites on this page only includes the camping sites within the Little Namakwaland,  which are located to the south of the Orange River.

Nature at its Best

The western section of the Namakwa Region is dominated by its proximity to the Atlantic Ocean.  This area is renown for it's annual flower season.  Between approximately August and October each year, this part of the Namakwa explodes in a  profusion of wild flowers.  When the Namakwa Daisy starts to bloom, it marks the beginning of the spring,while the end of the season is marked by the purple vygies coming into bloom.  This amazing natural display makes the area very popular with local and international tourists.

Along the west coast lies the Namaqua National Park conservation area is known for its rich and diverse succulent plants.  This area has the highest concentration of succulent plants in the world.  It is also estimated that there are more than a thousand endemic species of succulents in this area.

Towns and Villages

The area along the Atlantic seaboard is dotted with many small villages and fishing towns.  A vibrant fishing industry exists in these towns, with Port Noloth being the largest.  One of the most popular coastal towns in this area is Hondeklipbaai (Dog Stone Bay).  According to locals, the town derived its name from a large rock located just outside the town.  When looking at it from a specific angle, the rock looks like a sitting dog (some imagination may be required though).

A large number of towns in this area developed due to the discovery of copper, lead, zinc and silver.  This includes the town of Springbok, which is the largest town in this area.  Further north along the Orange River, the discovery of diamonds lead to the development of various towns, including Alexander Bay,  Oranjemund (on the Namibian side)  and Kleinzee.

Main Roads

The main through road, the N7, traverses this region and connects Cape Town to Namibia.  The border posts are at Vioolsdrift, where a bridge spans the Orange River, making this the most popular place to cross into Namibia;  and Sendelingsdrift, where a newly renovated ferry brings visitors across the border.

Culture

Afrikaans is the most spoken language in this region. The area also has major cultural and historical significance, as the traditional African Koisan and Nama people originate from this region.  There are a number of villages and tourist attractions which  preserve and showcase the ancient traditions and skills of these tribes.

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Northern Cape - Namakwa

Listing of Camp and Caravan Sites

Below is a listing of camping and caravan sites in the Namakwa Region of the Northern Cape Province.
Hover your mouse over the image and you will find the contact details of the camp site.
Amam 4x4 Camp - Vioolsdrift

Amam - Melkbos

info@amam.co.za
027-752-5008
www.southerncamping.co.za

Brandkaros - Alexander Bay

Brandkaros

catherinec@alexkor.co.za
076-905-0317
www.brandkaros.webstarts.com

Calvinia Caravan Park - Calvinia

Calvinia Caravan Park

elsacronje@yahoo.com
076-508-2490
www.experiencenortherncape.com///calvinia-caravan-park

Carnarvon Caravan Park - Carnarvon

Carnarvon Camp Site

053-382-3012
www.petfriendly.co.za/index.php/northern-cape/258-carnarvon

Casablanca Overnight - Brandvlei

Casablanca Overnight

casablanca.brandvlei@mail.com
082-573-0671
www.casablanca-overnight-camping-brandvlei.booked.net

Die Houthoop - Kleinzee

Die Houthoop

houthoop@telkomsa.net
083-967-5774
www.houthoop.co.za

Die Mond Tankwa - Reneen

Die Mond Tankwa

023-317-0668
www.facebook.com/pages/Die-Mond

Fiddlers Creek Camp - Vioolsdrift

Fiddlers Creek

info@bushwhacked.co.za
027-761-8953
www.bushwhacked.co.za

Goegap Nature Reserve - Springbok

Goegap Nature Reserve

goegap.jonk@telkomsa.net
027-712-1880
www.northern-cape-info.co.za///goegap-nature-reserve

Gramadoelas 4x4 - Pofadder

Gramadoelas 4x4

082-393-3422 www.facebook.com/pages/category/Organization/Gramadoelas-4X4-Raap-Skraap

Groenrivier - Nieuwoudtville

Groenrivier

groenrivier@knigsley.co.za
083-666-9905
www.northern-cape-info.co.za///lankverwacht-guest-farm

Groenriviersmond - Graries

Groenriviersmond

elrien@groenriviersmondakkomodasie.co.za
027-531-1012
www.groenriviersmond.co.za

Hondeklipbaai - Hondeklip Bay

Hondeklipbaai Caravan Park

Online booking
027-692-3066
www.hondeklip.co.za

ikaia River Lodge - Keimoes

Ikaia

info@ikaia.co.za
082-331-1353
www.ikaia.co.za

Klein Pella - Pofadder

Klein Pella

glendag@karsten.co.za
057-972-9712
www.northern-cape-info.co.za///klein-pella-guest-house

Kleinzee Caravan Park - Kleinzee - Namakwa

Kleinzee Caravan Park

coast.of.diamonds@gmail.com
086-694-6770
www.experiencenortherncape.com///kleinzee-caravan-park

Kleinzee Spa - Kleinzee

Kleinzee Spa

kleinzeespa@gmail.com
074-149-7434
www.kleinzeespa.yolasite.com

Klipwerf Camping - Calvinia

Klipwerf

083-229-5707

Kokerboom Motel - Springbok

Kokerboom Motel

kokerboom_motel@jcbotha.co.za
027-712-2685
www.experiencenortherncape.com///kokerboom-motel-caravan-park-and-conference-facility

Koringkorrelbaai - Garies

Koringkorrel Baai

Online booking
012-428-9111
www.sanparks.org/parks/namaqua

Kroon Lodge - Kamieskroon

Kroon Lodge

info@kroonlodge.co.za
027-672-1019
www.kroonlodge.co.za

Kuboesberg-Flowers - Nieuwoudtville

Kuboesberg

maskamwildsvlakte@telkomsa.net
027-218-9903
www.nieuwoudtville.com/kuboesberg-campsite

Lankverwacht - Nieuwoudtville

Lankverwacht

sakkievandermerwe@gmail.com
027-219-1889
www.lankverwacht.co.za

Matjiesfontein - Nieuwoudtville

Matjiesfontein Camp

027-218-1217
www.nieuwoudtville.com/matjiesfontein-camp-site

McDougalls Bay Caravan Park - Port Nolloth - Namakwa

McDougalls Bay

027-851-1110
www.richtersveld.net///mc_dougalls_bay_caravan_park_chalets_campsites/

Middelwater - Carnarvon

Middelwater

corliaduplessis@yahoo.com
071-358-9316
www.carnarvon.co.za/campsites

Modderfontein - Springbok

Modderfontein

info@modderfonteincampsite.co.za
027-712-1764
www.modderfonteincampsite.co.za

Mokala Motswedi - Douglas

Mokala - Motswedi Camp

Online booking
012-428-9111
www.sanparks.org/parks/mokala

Namaqua Skilpad Flower Camp

Namaqua Coastal Camp Sites

Online booking
012-428-9111
www.sanparks.org/parks/namaqua

Namastad Lodge - Springbok

Namastat Lodge

book@calviniahotel.co.za
027-718-1832
www.namastatlodge.co.za

Nieuwoudtville Caravan Park - Nieuwoudtville

Nieuwoudtville Caravan park

078-992-8282 / 027-218-8700
www.goingwhere.co.za/nie001

Olive Caravan Park - Nieuwoudtville

Olive Caravan Park

info@nieuwoudtville.co.za
027-218-1535
www.nieuwoudtville.com/olive-caravan-park

Omdraraaisvlei - Prieska

Omdraaisvlei

087-550-0394
www.northern-cape-info.co.za///omdraaisvlei

Oom Benna's - Brandvlei

Oom Benna's

oombennas@gamil.com
083-603-2953
www.oombennas.co.za

Orange River Rafting - Vioolsdrift

Orange River Rafting

book@orrl.co.za
027-761-8777
www.orangeriverraftinglodge.co.za

Ou Skool Bed & Breakfast - Keimoes

Ou Skool

info@ouskoolguesthouse.co.za
054-464-0125
www.ouskoolguesthouse.co.za

Pachtvlei - Alexander Bay - Namakwa

Pachtvlei

027-831-1330
www.richtersveld.net/index.php/site/service_detail/pachtvlei

Papkuilsfontein - Nieuwoudtville

Papkuilsfontein

info@papkuilsfontein.com
027-218-1246
www.papkuilsfontein.com

Paulshoek Camp Site - Kamieskroon

Paulshoek

027-541-1341
www.south-north.co.za/kamies_rt_phoek

Plato Lodge - Kakamas - Namakwa - Northern Cape - South Africa

Plato Lodge

ondpoort@gmail.com
087-095-1130
www.northern-cape-info.co.za///plato-lodge

Remhoogte 4x4 - Garies

Remhoogte 4x4

027-541-1024
www.primal.co.za/travel/view/en_US/26543

Richtersveld Kannikaip - Eksteenfontein

Richtersveld - Kannikaip

tic@lantic.net
027-851-7108
www.richtersveld.net

Richtersveld Matjieskloof - Ekseenfontein

Richtersveld - Matjieskloof

tic@lantic.net
027-851-7108
www.richtersveld.net

Richtersveld Stinkfontein - Eksteenfontein

Richtersveld - Stinkfontein

tic@lantic.net
027-851-7108
www.richtersveld.net

Richtersveld Sun Valley - Eksteenfontein

Richtersveld - Sun Valley

tic@lantic.net
027-851-7108
www.richtersveld.net

Richtersveld Tierhoek - Eksteenfontein

Richtersveld - Tiershoek

tic@lantic.net
027-851-7108
www.richtersveld.net

Richtersveld Wilderness - Vioolsdrift

Richtersveld Wilderness Camp

info@richtersveld.co.za
021-671-7051
www.richtersveld.co.za

Rus-i-Bietjie - Pofadder

Rus-i-Bietjie

Online booking
083-617-5649
www.rusbietjie.co.za

Soutpoort - Loxton

Soutpoort

thirionm@gmail.com
072-623-7926
www.facebook.com/soutpoort

Springbok Caravan Park - Springbok

Springbok Caravan Park

info@springbokcaravanpark.co.za
027-718-1584
www.springbokcaravanpark.co.za

Sunset View River Guest House - Douglas

Sunset View River

sunsetviewdouglas@gmail.com
082-376-9771
www.sleeping-out.co.za/md/Sunset-View-River-Guesthouse-and-Camping

Taaiboskraal - Kamieskroon

Taaiboskraal

sulene.archer@gmail.com
027-672-1225
www.goingwhere.co.za/taaiboskraal

The Growcery - Vioolsdrift

The Growcery

info@thegrowcery.co.za
027-761-807
www.thegrowcery.co.za

Varswater Camp - Garies

Varswater

Online booking
012-428-9111
www.sanparks.org/parks/namaqua

Verbe Caravan Park - Kamieskroon

Verbe Caravan Park

verbenoheep@gmail.com
027-672-1776
www.experiencenortherncape.com///verbe-caravan-park

Vioolsdrift Lodge - Vioolsdrift

Vioolsdift Lodge

info@vioolsdriftlodge.com
027-761-8778
www.vioolsdriftlodge.com

Ymansdam - Reneen

Ymansdam

ymansdam@gmail.com
072-505-4121
www.goingwhere.co.za/ymansdam

Listing of Tented Camps

Below is a listing of Camp Sites that have pre-built Tents in the Namakwa Region of the Northern Cape Province.
Hover over the image and the contact details of the camp site will appear.
Agama Tented Camp - Garies

Agama

bookings@agamacamp.co.za
072-040-0614
www.agamacamp.co.za

Fiddlers Creek Tented Camp - Vioolsdrift

Fiddlers Creek

info@bushwhacked.co.za
027-761-8953
www.bushwhacked.co.za

Mountain Valley Guest Farm - Alexander Bay

Mountain Valley

kuboestic810@gmail.com027-831-2375
www.discoversouthafrica.co.za/accommodation/mountain-valley-guest-house

Namaqua Beach Flower Camp - Garies

Namaqua Beach Flower Camp

yolandi@experiences.co.za
084-299-5777
www.flowercamps.co.za

Namaqua Skilpad Flower Camp

Namaqua Skilpad Flower Camp

yolandi@experiences.co.za
084-299-5777
www.flowercamps.co.za

Oewerbos Tented Camp - Vioolsdrift

Oewerbos

nev@oewerbos.co.za
082-534-7481
www.oewerbos.co.za

Skulpieskraal Tented Camp - Hondeklip Bay

Skulpieskraal

enquiries@skulpieskraal.co.za
076-430-8300
www.skulpieskraal.co.za

Tankwa Tented Camp - Calvinia

Tankwa

tankwatentedcamp@gmail.com
071-078-4400
www.tankwa.net

We are constantly on the lookout for more camping sites in this area.

Please let us know if we are missing any camping sites, and we will include them in our listings. You can send us an email at
info@ikamu.co.za 

Please note that we are not responsible for bookings at any of the sites listed above.

The Ikamu website offers a listing of camping sites in the region.  We do not take any responsibility should the camp site information become inaccurate or incomplete.  Ikamu also does not take any responsibility for any poorly managed camp sites or camping facilities.

This webpage was designed by an enthusiastic camper who wants to enable other campers to find their ideal camping site.