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Detailed Self-drive Adventure Travel Route Books from Southern Africa -  by Craig Marshall
South Africa | Namibia | Botswana | Victoria Falls

West Coast, Richtersveld & Namaqualand:  ROUTE 1

 

9 Days | Cape Town to Richtersveld (Parts in Namibia) - Return | 80% Tarred Roads | 34 Mountain Passes | 2242km
Easy
- 80% asphalt road for all drivers and riders who prefer to travel on tarred road surfaces with minimal gravel roads
Suitable for 4x4, 2x4, Adventure Motorcycles, SUV & Cars (With good tyres for gravel roads, no low profile tyres)
NB*** Please remember your passport for crossing into Namibia

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ROUTE 1 - Accommodation Partners
Night 1. Paternoster Manor, Paternoster
7 Sonkwas Road – Paternoster
Tel : +27 (0)22 752 2007 , Ross: +27 (0)82 323 6335
Web: www.paternostermanor.com/
Email : bookings@paternostermanor.com
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Offering 4-Star Bed & Breakfast accommodation at award-winning Paternoster Manor – a Boutique Guest House – we build Service Excellence into our very personal brand of hospitality.

Against a backdrop of panoramic seascapes, our Bed & Breakfast experience caters to the desires of travellers and holiday-makers who are enthralled with the charm and beauty of our seaside location.  We aim to enhance every visitor’s delight at the surroundings by providing a welcoming haven for rest and relaxation and a base to explore the captivating Cape West Coast.

Whales, dolphins and seabirds share this seaside beauty spot with kayaks, sailing boats and kite-surfers.  Sunlight, weather and water make up an ever-changing palette to produce sublime landscapes, and sunsets over the Cape Columbine rocks are best savoured with a bottle of choice Cape wine.

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Night 2. Namaqua Lodge, Vanrhynsdorp
22 Voortrekker Rd, Vanrhynsdorp, 8170
Tel: +27 (0)27 219 1633
Web: www.namaqualodge.co.za 
Email: santa@namakwatoere.com
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Namaqua Lodge is located in Vanrhynsdorp, in the heart of Namaqualand, 300 km north of Cape Town and 270 km south of Springbok. Thanks to our authentic Namaqualand hospitality and kindness, we have a high rate of returning guests.
 

Vanrhynsdorp is situated on the Cape to Namibia route and the Namaqua Lodge is positioned along the N7, making it a favourite for guests who want to stay the night and make a long journey more manageable.

Our central location means we are also popular with travellers doing business in the Matzikama and Namaqualand area. Nearby towns around Vanrhynsdorp include: Nieuwoudtville, Vredendal, Klawer, Lutzville, Nuwerus and Bitterfontein.

Namaqualand Flower Tours:
Our 4x4 bus flower tours are conducted exclusively at the beginning and end of our season. Due to the diverse and dynamic nature of our season flowers in abundance is not a given on this tour. But in a good year, you might just get lucky. However, the scenery and routes that we can travel on our 4x4 bus allow access to places less travelled to that ensure an amazing experience. these tours will depart and return to Cape Town and only offered as 4-day packages.
Tel: +27 (0) 27 219 1633
Web: www.namakwatoere.com
Email: info@namakwatoere.com

Night 3. Kroon Lodge
1 Charlotta St, Kamieskroon, Northern Cape
Tel : +27 (0)27 672 1019 
Web: www.kroonlodge.co.za 
Email : info@kroonlodge.co.za  
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Kroon Lodge is situated in Kamieskroon, in the Namaqualand area of the Northern Cape, South Africa. The Lodge was developed on two stands which previously consisted of residential buildings and the old police station. All lights and fridges are solar powered and all geysers are gas fuelled in order to be environmentally friendly. Kroon lodge is wheel chair and animal friendly.

Kroon Lodge consists of 15 en-suite rooms, each with their own veranda which includes a braai area. Each room is equipped with a fridge, hair dryer and tea/coffee facilities. A curio shop with arts, crafts and local home industry also forms part of the lodge. We also have a small shop on premises where cold drinks, sweets, firewood, braai packs, etc can be purchased.

WiFi Available

Management reside on the premises and is available 24hrs.

Night 4. Mountain View Guest House - Springbok
2 Overberg Avenue - Springbok
Tel: +27 (0)27 712 1438 Mobile +27 (0) 82 895 7665 
Web: www.mountview.co.za 
Email: mountview@worldonline.co.za   
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Mountain View, as its name aptly describes, is situated high on the hill overlooking the picturesque and bustling Northern Cape Town of Springbok. A perfect stopover for business people and tourists to this enchanting region. Shops, restaurants and a myriad of tourist attractions are just minutes away from this fully secure and luxurious establishment.
10 Fully air conditioned suites
  • En-suite bathrooms

  • Swimming pool

  • Bed & Breakfast or Self Catering

  • Ideal for business or leisure

Night 5. Sendelingsdrift Rest Camp
Sendelingsdrif, RSA / Namibia border post
Tel: +27 (0)12 428 9111 Reservations
Web: www.sanparks.org
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  • 2 bedrooms, each with 2 single beds

  • Access through Sendelingsdrif

  • Air-conditioned

  • Ceiling Fan

  • Helskloof closed. Access through Sendelingsdrif only.

  • Kitchenette

  • No smoking

  • Some units with TV's

  • Units overlook the Orange River

  • WC and shower

Night 6. Vioolsdrift Lodge, 
N7, Vioolsdrif, 8246
Tel: +27 (0)27 761 8778
Web: www.vioolsdriftlodge.com   
Email: info@vioolsdriftlodge.com 
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We offer nine self-catering chalets in total - 5 that sleeps two people and 4 that sleeps four people. All our chalets have private entrances, air conditioners, kitchenette, hairdryers, satellite television, and private patios and bedding and towels are provided.

We also have offer six camping sites with access to electricity and shared bathroom facilities with hot water.

All our accommodation offers plenty of safe onsite parking.
Upon request, a continental breakfast can be served in the dining room, which is also open to guests to help themselves to coffee or tea.

Night 7. Kroon Lodge
1 Charlotta St, Kamieskroon, Northern Cape
Tel : +27 (0)27 672 1019 
Web: www.kroonlodge.co.za 
Email : info@kroonlodge.co.za  
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Kroon Lodge is situated in Kamieskroon, in the Namaqualand area of the Northern Cape, South Africa. The Lodge was developed on two stands which previously consisted of residential buildings and the old police station. All lights and fridges are solar powered and all geysers are gas fuelled in order to be environmentally friendly. Kroon lodge is wheel chair and animal friendly.

Kroon Lodge consists of 15 en-suite rooms, each with their own veranda which includes a braai area. Each room is equipped with a fridge, hair dryer and tea/coffee facilities. A curio shop with arts, crafts and local home industry also forms part of the lodge. We also have a small shop on premises where cold drinks, sweets, firewood, braai packs, etc can be purchased.

WiFi Available

Management reside on the premises and is available 24hrs.

Night 8. Travellers Rest, Accommodation, R364
R364, Clanwilliam, 8135
Tel: +27 (0)82 554 9303
Web:  www.travellersrest.co.za
Email: charite@vodamail.co.za  
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Traveller's Rest offers 29 cottages in total, spread over a huge area in wide open settings. The cottages are all delightful in their earthy simplicity and surprising in their homely, well-equipped comfort with en-suite bedrooms.

All the cottages have huge fireplaces for cold winter evenings and electric fans for hot weather.  All the kitchens are equipped with cutlery and crockery, fridges, two plate stoves, kettles and microwaves.
Bed linen and towels are provided and an outdoor braai area (barbecue) completes the picture. Fire wood can be bought at the Traveller's Rest farm stall.

A shared swimming pool near the river and the restaurant brings relief after a hot day.

TRAVELLER'S REST IS NOT PET FRIENDLY

Night 9. Dolphin Inn Guesthouse, Mouille Point, Cape Town
75 Beach Road, Mouille Point, Cape Town
Tel: +27 (0)21 434 3175
Web: www.dolphin-inn.co.za   
Email: dolphinn@global.co.za 
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Ideally situated on the seafront in Mouille Point, opposite the famous Robben Island, we have been hosting local and international guests since 1998 and are consistently highly rated on several booking agencies such as TripAdvisor, Booking.com and Agoda. 

Our location suits both holiday travelers and busines guests as we are a short walk from the V&A Waterfront, the Cape Town Stadium, with quick access to the City Centre, Cape Town International Convention Centre,  N1 and N2 highways. There are a host of top restaurants, coffee shops and salons on our doorstep.

Clifton and Camps Bay beaches are 10 minutes away and we are on the "MyCity" bus route between Camps Bay and the Waterfront. 

Also within walking distance - Virgin Active gym, tennis and squash courts, the Metropolitan golf course, Sea Kayak tours and the oldest working Lighthouse in the country. The outdoor Sea Point Swimming Pool is 3kms away. The Metropolitan Golf course has been completed and upgraded to a 18 hole course and is a stone's throw away.

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1. Garden Route & Route 62 - 
2. Cederberg & Karoo - 
3. West Coast, Richtersveld & Namaqualand
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