Land Rover Monthly - - Defender Trophy 2017 -


If you plan on one day vis­it­ing the Na­maqua Re­serve be aware that there are no shops or sup­plies. You need to be self-suf­fi­cient in this part of the world, and that in­cludes en­sur­ing that you have enough food, wa­ter, fuel and fire­wood. But then again, that’s what makes the Na­maqua re­gion one of my top five favourite des­ti­na­tions in South Africa. As far as 4x4 travel goes, very few places of­fer such a di­verse combination of ter­rain, scenery, and gen­uine back country ad­ven­ture.


Start of trail (north­ern en­trance) S30° 09.489’ E17° 46.429’ End of trail (south­ern en­trance) S30° 49.751’ E17° 34.950›

LO­CA­TION: West Coast of South Africa NEAREST TOWN: Kamieskroon NEAREST FUEL STA­TION: Garies (N7)

NEAREST SHOP: You’ll have to top up with fuel and sup­plies at Garies – a small town just off the N7 high­way.

ROUTE LENGTH: Ap­prox­i­mately 175 to 200 km de­pend­ing on which roads you fol­low

TER­RAIN TYPE: Pre­dom­i­nantly gravel, rock and

soft beach sand TRAIL DIF­FI­CULTY: 3 out of 5

AC­COM­MO­DA­TION: For a list of ac­com­mo­da­tion op­tions visit san­

CON­TACT: Na­maqua Na­tional Park on +27 27

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