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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 4


7 Days | Vanrhynsdorp to Vanrhynsdorp - Loop | 90% Gravel Roads | 28 Mountain Passes | 1657km
- 80% Gravel road for all drivers and riders who prefer to travel on off-road surfaces with minimal tarred roads
Suitable for 4x4 Experienced Adventure Motorcycles Only
Motorcyclists are NOT allowed into the Richtersveld National Park
Motorcyclists WARNING: Coastal West Coast & Namaqua 4x4 tracks are extremely deep sand - DO NOT ATTEMPT IT !
Includes: West Coast 4x4 Trail | The Caracal Eco Route 4x4 Trail | Namaqua 4x4 Trail

NB*** Please remember your passport for crossing into Namibia

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ROUTE 4 - Accommodation Partners
Night 1. Honne Pondokkies
Hondeklip Bay, 8222
Tel: +27 (0)83 321 1600

Honne-Pondokkies is situated in the remote village of Hondeklip Bay on the Namaqualand coast, where peace and tranquillity are a way of life and folks live at ease with their surroundings.
Here all visitors are welcome and free to meander, without restraint or apprehension, along a picturesque 14 km shoreline.
We offer six self-catering units with views of the ocean from the patios, and within walking distance to the beach.
Pondokkie 1 and 2 is typical, beautiful and luxurious west coast accommodation. Pondokkie 3, 4, 5 & 6 are luxurious wood chalets with thatched roofs. All units have DSTV and have a full sea view. Each unit has its own braai area and there is also a braai room for the rainy days. Enjoy a sun-downer on the patio while watching a beautiful sunset.
We also have a huge lapa and boma for the more adventurous. All our units are fully equipped with gas stoves (oven included) and microwave ovens. We also have a beautiful luxurious dining room and a warm delicious breakfast may be enjoyed at our facility.

Night 2. 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 3. Sendelingsdrift Rest Camp
Sendelingsdrif, RSA / Namibia border post
Tel: +27 (0)12 428 9111 Reservations
  • 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 4. De Hoop Riverside Camp Site, Richtersveld National Park
Richtersveld National Park, 8290
Tel: +27 (0)12 428 9111 Reservations
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  • 2 Vehicles allowed per site (No Charge)

  • Ablutions

  • Access through Sendelingsdrif

  • COLD water shower

  • Extra vehicles are charged a fee per night

  • No power

  • Very rustic

Night 5. Norotshama River Resort, Aussenkehr, Namibia
C13, Aussenkehr, Namibia
Tel: +264 63 297215 (Namibia)
Email :

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. 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 7. Namaqua Lodge, Vanrhynsdorp
22 Voortrekker Rd, Vanrhynsdorp, 8170
Tel: +27 (0)27 219 1633

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

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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Call - Craig Marshall Mobile Tel: +27 741 90 99 77


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