Northern Cape: Namaqua Coastal Route

May 31, 2017  — 

The word Namaqualand usually conjures up images of carpets of flowers that cover parts of the province of extremes in spring.

However, there’s more to this region than the wildflowers that draw onlookers from around the world.

The Namaqua Coastal Route is in the centre of the Succulent Karoo biodiversity hotspot that extends from the Northern Cape to parts of southern Namibia. It’s home to more than 6 000 plant species, 40% of which are found nowhere else in the world.

All revved up.

All revved up.  (Image: South Africa Tourism)

The route runs along the coast from Groen River to Port Nolloth and is ideal for a tranquil and scenic getaway. Thrill seekers will also have their share of adventure on the rugged terrain with 4x4 rides, mountain biking and hiking trails.

Keen to try the hearty local cuisine? Vera’s Kookskerm near Leliefontein should do the trick.

It’s recommended that you book a guided tour to unearth this route's treasures.

For bookings and more information on the Namaqua Coastal Route, call +27 (0)27 672 1752.