The Namaqua Coastal Route

A Story to tell

Namaqua National Park

This park is easily the most popular attraction along this route. Boasting some of the most spectacular floral displays each spring, quartz patches, iconic Quiver Trees and unspoilt coastline, travellers will enjoy exploring this park, which is situated in one of two arid biodiversity hotspots.

Namaqua National Park
Angela Isaks
angela.isaks@sanparks.org
T +27 27 672 1948 / +27 83 640 4915
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Nama Culture

The people make this route what it is. Be sure to enjoy a traditional meal and even take a guided tour to learn more about the Nama people, their way of life and heritage. Adventurous travellers can enjoy overnight stays in traditional Nama huts.

Geology

The Kamiesberg Mountains are made up of granite inselbergs peppered across the Namaqualand landscape. Not only are they geologically of interest but they also provide excellent adventure activities like hiking and mountain biking. Namaqualand is also renowned for its copper and diamond deposits and stories of early pioneers and prospectors who explored the desolate area in search of riches stir the imagination..
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4x4 Shipwreck Trail

This strictly guided trail hugs the rocky and temperamental Atlantic coastline in a one way route between Koingnaas in the south and Kleinzee in the north. Travellers can enjoy swimming, surfing, birding, angling and golf around Kleinzee and Koingnaas.

Fauna and Flora

Each year between August and September, Namaqualand daisies and more than 3 500 floral species emerge in spring to offer one of the world’s greatest flower shows. The mountains are green and the smell of wild flowers lingers in the air so birders should pack their binoculars and bird books, as many feathered species come out to play round thistime of year.
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