Travel Planner & Routes into Namibia

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The route through the picturesque Namaqualand and the valleys of wild flowers during spring surely call for a stop.

Namaqualand is a rugged mountainous plateau that overlooks a narrow sandy coastal plain and the bleak beaches of the West Coast. This coastal plain is an important source for alluvial diamond mining by boats operating from small villages like Port Nolloth.

For most of the year, Namaqualand is dry and windswept. This apparently inhospitable environment produces, after enough rain, one of the world's natural wonders. Spring explodes into wonderful colours as far as the eye can see. It is world-famous for these marvellous displays of wild flowers and visitors from all over the world make annual pilgrimages to experience its beauty.

Cape to Namibia

The Cape Peninsula boasts the world renowned Table Mountain as well as the scenic natural beauty of forests, rivers, sea and the world's richest floral kingdom.

One of the world's most sought after destinations lies at the tip of Africa. The Peninsula prides itself on its scenic natural beauty - forests, rivers, sea mountains and the world's richest floral kingdom.

"The Fairest Cape" has a rich cultural history as is represented by its Rainbow Nation. First inhabited by the Khoi and San, the first European settlers arrived in 1652. Table Mountain became a sighting post and South Africa's mother city, Cape Town, the stopover for fresh fruit and vegetables on the long voyage between Europe and the Dutch West Indies.

Zone 103: Green Kalahari

  • Akoerabis - the place of great noise
  • Orange River thunders over a 56 meter high rock face into a deep granite bowl
  • Tours of vineyards are on offer, and during harvest season the meticulous task of handling export grapes is on show
  • One of the 7 wonders of Southern Africa as proclaimed by Hedley Chilvers 1929
  • Winemakers and grape farmers can be met
  • Augrabies Flat Rock Lizard

Zone 104: Cape Town

  • Table Mountain
  • World class Wine Estates
  • Robben Island

Zone 105: Swartland

  • Wine and Art Experience>
  • Swartland wine and olives
  • The Wheatfields

Zone 106: Peninsula

  • Cape Columbine Nature Reserve
  • Whales and Dolphins
  • Jacobsbaai
  • Paternoster

Zone 107: Cederberg

  • Clanwilliam
  • Ceder Mountains
  • Daisies, memembryanthemus, perennial herbs, aloes, lilies and other species create a carpet of indingenous spring flowers

  • Rooibos Tea Production
  • Elands Bay
  • Lamberts Bay Bird Island

Zone 108: Namaqua West Coast

  • Three floral kingdoms
  • Fynbos
  • Succulents
  • Nama Karoo
  • Olifants River Wine Route
  • Southern Right Whale (Balean glacialis)
  • From May to November it is calving season and whales may be seen swimming with their calves in protected waters.

Zone 109: Namaqualand

  • Namaqua National Park
  • Old Copper mine smokestack in Okiep
  • Abundance of spring Flowers 4000+ species
  • New West Coast 4x4 Route

Zone 110: Bergrivier

  • Flamingo Birding Route
  • Velddrif - the Bokkom Capital
  • 4x4 routes of the Sandveld
  • World renowned Paraglide thermals in Porterville
  • Organic produce in Piketberg and Porterville
  • Piketberg’s architectural jewels

  • Zone 111: Velloorsdrif/Pofadder

  • Biggest Date Farm in the Southern Hemisphere +- 18 000 hectare
  • Orange River Camping
  • Close to Ritchie Falls, second highest on the Orange River
  • Oasis of Pella, Cammas Fountain Spring
  • Old Cathedral re-opened by the Roman Catholic Church Mission in 1878.

  • Zone 112: OR Tambo International Airport

  • Capital cities of South Africa, Johannesburg and Pretoria
  • Union Buildings (South Africa's most prominent building
  • Jakaranda City (Pretoria)
  • Visit during October with 70 000 Jakaranda trees in bloom, one big purple-coloured sea of blossoms
  • Kruger House
  • National zoological garden (the biggest zoo in South Africa

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