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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 2


8 Days | Calvinia to Richtersveld - End in Nieuwoudtville | 90% Gravel Roads | 15 Mountain Passes | 2480 km
- 80% Gravel road for all drivers and riders who prefer to travel on off-road surfaces with minimal tarred roads
Suitable for 4x4, 2x4, Adventure Motorcycles, SUV 
NB*** Please remember your passport for crossing into Namibia

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ROUTE 2 - Accommodation Partners
Night 1. Die Blou Nartjie, Calvinia
35 Water St, Calvinia, 8190
Tel: +27 (0)27 341 1263

Die Blou Nartjie is a guest house and restaurant in the Hantam town of Calvinia, halfway between Cape Town and Upington on the way to the Kgalagadi. The guest house offers ideal accommodation for business and leisure travelers as well as families.

The guest house has 10 en-suite units, each with a private entrance. There are 3 units for families with younger children, each with a queen size bed and a bunk bed. These rooms each have an en-suite bathroom with a shower over bath.

There are 2 units for families with children over the age of 13, each with 2 queen-size beds in the rooms. The en-suite bathroom has a separate bath and shower. These rooms can be connected.

Furthermore, there are 5 double rooms, of which 3 rooms each have 2 single beds or a king-size bed. The other 2 rooms each have a queen-size bed and an en-suite bathroom with a shower. The rooms each have air-conditioning, selected DStv channels (hotel package), a bar fridge, tea- and coffee-making facilities and a hairdryer. Free WiFi is also available.

Secure on-site parking is available. The property has braai facilities and a splash pool for hotter summer days. We are pet friendly. Guests can sample true Hantam-Karoo lamb dishes in our on-site a la carte restaurant, open from Monday to Saturday until 18:30. The kitchen closes at 21:00. A delicious breakfast is served 7 days a week in the restaurant.

Night 2 & 3. Mountain View Guest House - Springbok
2 Overberg Avenue - Springbok
Tel: +27 (0)27 712 1438 Mobile +27 (0) 82 895 7665 
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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 4. Pofadder Hotel & Self-catering Accommodation
93 Voortrekker St, Pofadder, 8890
Tel: +27 (0)54 933 0063

We invite you to share in the beauty of our starry nights in the Bushmanland.
Come and experience hospitality and leisure situated on the main route from Upington to Springbok and 60km from the Onseepkans borderpost to Namibia.

Equipped with all the necessary amenities that will ensure a comfortable stay.

Feel free to browse our website & contact us with any enquiries. We look forward to welcoming you.

Night 5. Norotshama River Resort, Aussenkehr, Namibia
C13, Aussenkehr, Namibia
Tel: +264 63 297215 (Namibia)
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Norotshama River Resort is ideally situated on the banks of the Orange River. A gateway to Southern Namibia’s wealth of breath-taking natural landscapes. Our guests can enjoy traditional southern Namibian hospitality, luxury accommodation and a host of exiting activities.
30 luxury air-conditioned suites. Our accommodation comprises of 4 luxury tented thatched chalets, 2 stone constructed self-catering units, 4 thatched family chalets, 10 river edge chalets.

Night 6. Port Nolloth Country Club
Country Club Lodge, Myl 2, Mac Dougalls Bay
Tel: +27 (0)27 851 7433 / +27 (0)83 504 8591
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Country Club Accommodation is a three-star graded establishment situated in a tropical garden in Port Nolloth. 
We have attractively furnished, comfortable en-suite double bedrooms, each with their own patio, DSTV & WI-FI Internet facilities. We also have 2, 3 & 4 Bedroom luxury self catering units, as well as Bed & Breakfast. 

Braai & Swimming facilities are available, as well as a fully licensed bar & restaurant. There is also a gym onsite for the health conscious. 
We are just three minutes drive away from internationally recognized Blue Flag Beaches. 
We can accommodate up to 100 delegates in modern venues, equipped with the best available conferencing aids & equipment. 
Ideally situated for the holidaymaker, the business traveller and the Namaqualand flower tourist. 
Safe and secure parking for 4x4 Richtersveld travellers.

Night 7. Soebatsfontein Guest Lodge
Tel: +27 (0)82 822 4488

Experience the Namaqualand in all of it’s beauty and visit a secluded location in the heart of Soebatsfontein.
Known for its vibrant field of flowers, tranquil mountain settings and breath taking night skies, this is not one to be missed.

Guests have a choice of 11 Suites that can accommodate up to 2 people each. Each room has an extra-long double bed, an en-suite bathroom with a hot-water shower along with adequate lighting.

• 5 out of the 12 rooms have a personal braai area.
• 2 large communal braai areas
• Electricity is available as well as a back up generator
• Fully equipped communal kitchen with a freezer and fridge
• Parking is available inside the premises.
• No pets are allowed.

We’d like to emphasise – we’ve kept it simple for a reason, after all there is nothing better than; the stars, the sunset and endless views of beauty.

Our hospitality is well known and you can be sure of a wonderful stay at our Guesthouse.
Contact us for bookings and we will do everything possible to make your stay worthwhile here in the heart of the Namaqualand.

Activities include:
• Mountain biking, cycling, 4×4 routes, trail running, hiking and star gazing.

Please note, Soebatsfontein is reached by a gravel road, and is not always in great condition; a 4×4 or high-clearance vehicle is recommended. The town does not have a petrol station, and the closest available petrol is at Kamieskroon, Komagass, or Koingnaas.

Night 8. Nieuwoudtville Guesthouses
2 Needling street, Nieuwoudtville, 8180
Tel: +27 (0)7 218 1535

Located in the heart of Nieuwoudtville,
Hendrikshof offers spacious accommodation for 6 people. There is 1 double bedroom and 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds in each. The house has a comfortable living room as well as a large kitchen which is the perfect place for friends and family to get together. Braai facilities are provided. LED lighting is available throughout the house in case of power outages. Safe parking is also available.

BCSA Route Book Full Series:
1. Garden Route & Route 62 
2. Cederberg & Karoo
3. West Coast, Richtersveld & Namaqualand 
4. KZN, Drakensberg, Eastern Cape Highlands & Southern Lesotho
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