EXPLORE NAMAQUALAND from Boesmanland along the Orange River, and mostly unknown section from Klein Pella to Vioolsdrif

and Kotzehoop to Sendelings Drift, into the RICHTERSVELD – a geological masterpiece. Port Nolloth/McDougals Bay on the West Coast.

Into the Kamies Mountains and via Leliefontein to Garies. From Gifberg into the Cederberg Mountains.


  • ‘Halfmens’,
  • Quiver Trees,
  • Rock Formations,
  • Unique Flora and Fauna
  • Namqua National Park
  • Sleeping under starry skies
  • Listen to the call of a Fish Eagle.

Duration: 7 days ( incl 2 travel days)


Day 1: Departure

Never been to POFADDER? This is where we meet, at 15:00 on 14 August 2022. 

Pick Up of passengers with us, in Durbanville CPT, from where we will leave early morning. 

After a visit to the Niemoller Museum in Pofadder and interesting storytelling by Louise, we leave for Pella and a visit to the Cathedral. Sundowners before dinner on the banks of the Orange River.  

Dinner at the Guest House 

Accommodation: Klein Pella Guest Farm (DB&B Rooms)


Day 2

Klein Pella to Kotzehoop along the Orange River                                                (275km – 5 hours)

We start our journey further into Boesmanland and the Richtersveld. Overlooking the Namibian Plato, we drive in a western direction via Goodhouse and along the Orange River Picnic lunch on the banks of the Orange River. Lookout for Quiver Trees and beautiful landscapes of distant Mountains and Granite Koppies. We drive along true Boesmanland landscapes and jeep-tracks. 

Look out for the first ‘Halfmense’ on this section. 

We join the N7 Tar-road about 44km before Vioolsdrif Border Post for our last 50km of the day. 

Accommodation and Dinner: Orange River luxury Tented en-suite chalets (DB&B)


Day 3

Kotzehoop to Sendelingsdrift Camp                                                                    (200 – 4.5 hours)       

We follow a scenic part of the Richtersveld not declared as a Park. Drive via Kubus to Sendelingsdrift Camp in the Richtersveld National Park, on the banks of the Orange River.

Late afternoon visit to the Nursery and meeting Pieter van Wyk and listening to his extraordinary knowledge of plant-life in the Richtersveld is a life-changing experience. 

Accommodation and Dinner: Sendelingsdrift Chalets (DB&B)



Day 4

(85km – 5 hours)

From Sendelingsdrift we drive along the jeep track via Akkedis Pass for brunch at De Hoop Camp site on the banks of the Orange River. From there we leave to visit The Hand of God and on to Tatasberg Wilderness Camp on the banks of the Orange River.

Accommodation: En-Suite 2-bed Chalets with shower and flushing toilets.

Dinner: Eco Ventures Braai (DB&B)

 Accommodation: Damsedrif Guesthouse (B&B)



                                                                                                                                             (60km – 5 hours)

After breakfast we drive via the Springbokvlakte with vistas of ‘Tatas-berge’ and ‘As-berge’, along the ‘Rosyntjie-berge’ to Kokerboomkloof Camp Site. Stroll amongst Quiver Trees, looking for well-known rock formations like The Wish Bone, The Witches Family, The Toadstool and Queen Victoria. After a Picnic Lunch we drive via a Jeep Track along Tatasberg and into the Ganakouriep dry riverbed, passing Hakiesdoring Camp to overnight at Ganakouriep Wilderness Camp

Accommodation: Ganakouriep en suite 2-bed Chalets with shower and flushing toilet

Dinner: Eco Ventures Braai (DB&B)


Day 6

From Ganakouriep to Port Nolloth           (240 – 6.5 hours)

We leave early via the well-known Helskloof Pass with magnificent views of Paradysberg.

Stop to admire the rare Pearson’s Aloe and ‘Boompie-Alleen’. We are sad to leave the Park and drive via Beesbank to have a late Lunch (own account) at a Restaurant in Port Nolloth.

Accommodation:  McDougals Bay Beach House (DB&B)

Dinner: Eco Ventures Braai at Beach House


Day 7

Port Nolloth to Koingnaas

Along the coast to Koingnaas, in time for the 4×4 shipwreck tour, which takes participants along coastline that can’t be accessed without a guide. – arranged by Noup accommodation. 

Accommodation:  Delightful self-catering Noup Divers’ Chalets. (DBB)

Dinner: Eco Ventures Braai at Beach House


Day 8

Koingnaas via ‘Skilpad’ and Wildeperdehoek Pass to Kamieskroon

Along back roads to Namaqua National Park (Skilpad) where we spend time admiring the daisies, and via Wildeperdehoek pass and Messelpad Pass to Kamieskroon.

Dinner: Kliphuis Kombuis (own account) 

Accommodation: Guesthouse Kamieskroon (B&B)


Day 9

Kamieskroon via Leliefontein to Garies and Gifberg

We drive via Arkoep jeep track until we pick up a gravel road via Leliefontein to Garies. 

Lunch at G’nis se winkel (own account)

Beautiful Namaqualand scenery on a jeep track between farms, into the Kamies Mountains. 

Granite hills with quiver trees. Up Gifberg to overnight at Gifberg Farm Chalets

Accommodation and Dinner: Gifberg Farm Chalets (DB&B)


Day 10

Gifberg via Brand se Berg and Pakhuis Pass to Clanwilliam

Follow the back-roads to the top of Brand se Berg and via Traveller’s Rest and Pakhuis Pass to Trawal. Enjoy the Cederberg Mountains with rooibos fields and white daisies underneath citrus trees. Walk the Seville Route, a well-known Bushmen Paintings route in the Cederberg Mountains near Brandewyn River.

Dinner: Lodge Restaurant for own account 

Accommodation: Highlanders Lodge


  • ROUTE PLANNING and all bookings as well as comprehensive information to prepare for your adventure 
  • ACCOMMODATION – Guest House and Chalet  
  • MEALS: Our fully equipped BUSH kitchen will treat you with a hearty breakfast that varies from continental to bacon/boerewors and eggs. Delicious picnic lunches with interesting salads and cheeses. Dinner is always around a campfire – true South African Braai/Potjie experiences and homecooked meals like bobotie. Always accompanied by fresh salad and vegetables. 
  • COFFEE Station –unlimited  tea and coffee are yours to enjoy in camp – always with early morning homemade rusks
  • ICE Bucket filled up for Wine O’Clock for sundowners. 
  • SUPPORT Vehicle with Guides
  • 2-WAY radios for all vehicles

Excluded – With Own Transport

  • Own 4×4 Vehicle or 2×4 with good ground clearance and off-road tyres.
  • Alcoholic beverages/ refreshments, drinking water and snacks. 
  • Fuel, Park Entry fees and Restaurant meals as per itinerary. 

Excluded – As passenger with Eco Ventures

  • Alcoholic beverages/refreshments and your own snacks. 
  • Park Entry fees and restaurant meals as per itinerary.


  • ‘Halfmens’,
  • Quiver Trees,
  • Rock Formations,
  • Unique Flora and Fauna
  • Namqua National Park
  • Sleeping under starry skies
  • Listen to the call of a Fish Eagle.

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