The Namaqualand coast is characterised by windswept white beaches and lonely tracks. It’s the type of place where you can still camp simply by the shore and revel in the serenity.
Namaqualand is more than the national park and flower hamlets like Garies and Kamieskroon. The little town of Okiep is a quirky base for day-tripping along country roads and through ‘empty’ landscapes. Words and pictures by Jacques Marais Continue reading Okiep: exploring remote roads in Namaqualand
Just outside of Lutzville, the tarred R363 swings north, turns left onto the N7 at Nuwerus and before you know it – Namibia. But 7.5km from the centre of town, a simple gravel track leads west. Through a clutch of sheep gates and over a low rise, one of South Africa’s best 4×4 beach routes awaits. And at the end of it all, Hondeklipbaai – for wholehearted West Coast hospitality and a sunset you’ll never forget. Start planning your flower season trip now. By Chris Davies