THE NAMAQUA NATIONAL PARK
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 sanparks.co.za
CONTACT: Namaqua National Park on +27 27