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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 3


6 Days | Nieuwoudtville to Richtersveld - End in Calvinia | 90% Gravel Roads | 13 Mountain Passes | 2565km
Intermediate - 80% Gravel road for all drivers and riders who prefer to travel on off-road surfaces with minimal tarred roads
Suitable for 4x4, 2x4, Experienced Adventure Motorcycles & SUV 
NB*** Please remember your passport for crossing into Namibia

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ROUTE 3 - Accommodation Partners
Night 1. Klein Pella Guest Farm
Klein Pella, Pofadder
Tel: +27 (0) 54 972 9712
Web: None

A Beautiful guest house on the biggest date farm in the Southern Hemisphere, covering 18,000 hectares on the Orange River between Pofadder and the Aggenys mine. Enjoy the scenic drive between the Bushmanland and Namakwaland border on your journey the oasis of the Namakwaland.

They are situated at the start of the Namaqua 4X4 route to Vioolsdrift and the Richtersveld.
They are also close to the Orange River which is great for fishing, canoeing, river rafting, hiking, abseiling, rock climbing and picnics on the river banks. 4X4 Routes are close by.

There are 2 camping sites with ablution, hot and cold showers and numerous camp spots equipped with electricity points.

Night 2. 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 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. 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 5. Kroon Lodge
1 Charlotta St, Kamieskroon, Northern Cape
Tel : +27 (0)27 672 1019 
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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 6. 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.

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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