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Diamond Coast Route Safari

Diamon Coast safari
Diamond coast safari
Diamond Coast Safari
Diamond Coast safari
Diamond Coast

Diamond Coast Route Safari

The Growcery invites you to join us in discovering the wild side of the Northern Cape. Introducing our Diamond Coast Route Safari. Join the Diamond Coast Route Safari this season while staying at The Growcery Campsite. Namaqualand is well known for the wildflowers in springtime and the Richtersveld for its indigenous succulents and rugged rock formations. Why not combine it all with the different flowers, 4×4 tracks, and shipwrecks of the wild West Coast!

This part of the Northern Cape is untouched and still very traditional. Discover the culture of the local people and explore the open roads and scenic mountain passes. Our Diamond Coast Route safari explores the hidden treasures of Namaqualand.

Diamond Coast Route Safari.

Option 1: From The Growcery Camp.
Guided Safari in our vehicles
 or Guided Self Drive Safari with your vehicle.

Day 1,2: The Growcery Camp – Vioolsdrift (ACC) (L.D)
Day 3,4: The Growcery Camp – Richtersveld – Port Nolloth – Noup (ACC) (B.L.D)
Day 5,6: Hondeklipbaai – Namaqua Park (ACC) (B.L.D)
Day 7: Springbok (B) (Own Lunch)

ACC – Accommodation
B-Breakfast; L-Lunch; D-Dinner

What sets the Diamond Coast Route Safari Apart

  • 4×4 Trail along the West Coast of Namaqualand
  • Guided Safari & Guided Self Drive Safari
  • All inclusive of meals and accommodations
  • Pristine wilderness along the coast
  • Wildflowers & mountain passes
  • Endless scenic views
  • Historical and educational values
  • Wildlife and birdlife
  • Shipwrecks
  • River Trail on the Orange River

Please contact us for Private Departures and Trails.
We are flexible and can even start the trip in Cape Town!

FAQ’s 

  • Do I need any experience to join this journey? – No experience required.
  • What are the youngest realistic ages for these trips? – We suggest from 5 years and older.
  • Is there malaria in this region? – The Namaqualand is a malaria free zone.
  • How big are the groups? – Min 2, Max 7 people per vehicle.
  • Can I book a private trip? – Yes, you can, permitting you are willing to cover the cost.
  • What is a Scheduled Departure?– These are confirmed departure with open groups and anyone can join.
  • What must I pack? – You will receive a packing list with every reservation.
  • What about a medical kit? We suggest that you bring your personal equipment.
  • What about special dietary requirements? We cater for vegetarians and vegans.
  • If you are on a special diet, we suggest that you bring the needed ingredients and our guides will assist in the preparations. For example gluten free, banting, etc.

INCLUDES


  • Acc at The Growcery Camp
  • Acc in Noup, Hondeklip Baai
  • Meals as indicated
  • Mineral water
  • Guided Safari Vehicle & Guide
  • Park Fees, Conservation Fees
  • 4 x 4 Shipwreck Trail
  • River Trail on Orange River
  • Entry Fees

EXCLUDES


  • Own Transfers to The Growcery Camp.
  • Own Drinks with meals
  • Personal and Travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks not catered on Day 7
  • Gratuities
  • Accommodation Not catered on Day 7
  • Camera Chargers
  • Torches
  • Recovery Rope and Compressor for self drive

TOUR INFORMATION

DURATION: 7 Days
DEPART FROM: The Growcery Camp / Unless a Private Tour of min 4 people
RATES INFO:

50% Minimum Deposit secures a reservation.

PRICING

P.p. sharing  
Two people ( Min 2 Adults ) R 21 500.00
Four people ( Child Rates apply to min 4 adults) R 16 500.00
6 people R 13 500.00
Single Supplement +R 1 750.00
Self Drive Rates are same are - 10%
 

TOUR SCHEDULE

 

Day 1,2

The Growcery Camp – Vioolsdrift – Orange River

We will meet our guest at The Growcery Camp, a mere 22 km from the Vioolsdrift border post. We recommend that you check-in is no later than 5 pm at Camp. This evening will be spent around the campfire discussion the final arrangements of our Diamond Coast Route Safari.

You can enjoy the star-studded, unpolluted night skies of the Richtersveld. The following morning will embark on a river trail and experience the flow of the Orange River. You can expect entry-level rapids and no experience is needed to partake on this trip. You can expect great rock formations and excellent Birdlife. Lunch will be served as a picnic style with some fresh herbs and produce from our gardens.

After a day of excitement and adventure, we will have some time off this afternoon to relax and make final preparations for our safari. The evening will start with a sundowner on a nearby lookout point. An excellent way to end an adventurous day in the Richtersveld.

Accommodation: The Growcery Camp
Distance: 14km paddle
Time: 3-6 Hours
Meals: 2 x Dinner, 1x Lunch, 2 x Breakfast.

 Day 3,4

Richtersveld – Port Nolloth – Noup

We will seize the day with an early wake-up. Our Diamond Coast Route safari will start with a visit to the Nababeep Conservancy on the route towards Eksteensfontein. We explore the indigenous succulents and rock formations of the Richtersveld.

After Crossing Hell’s Kloof, we pass the local Nama community of Eksteensfontein. This Pass connects with one of the most scenic routes towards the Diamond Mining Town of Port Nolloth. Port Nolloth will be our lunch stop, and we will pay a visit to the local museum to get some insight into the Diamond Mining Industry of Namaqualand and West Coast.

After our hearty lunch, we will pass through Kleinzee and experience the semi-ghost mining town, before arriving at Noup. Noup is the old diamond divers camp and situated on the coast. It is also the starting point of our Shipwreck Trail.

Accommodation: Noup Lodge
Private Concession.
Distance: 350km
Time: 7-8 Hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 5,6

Hondeklipbaai – Namaqua National Park.

We have but a short distance to travel today. We take our time and enjoy our freshly prepared breakfast, before departing past Koiingnaas an active Diamond Mine. Our destination is Hondeklipbaai. We will be staying here for the next two nights. We have ample time to discover some more shipwrecks and embark on the coastal 4×4 route in The Namaqua Park.

Accommodation:  Tented Camp or Self Catering Units.
Depends on Availability.
Distance: 65km
Time: 1 Hour
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 7

Hondeklipbaai – Springbok – The Growcery Camp.

The Final Leg of our safari will take us back to our starting point, the Growcery Camp. After an early rise and steady breakfast, we will select one of the scenic mountains passes back towards the town of Springbok. In Springbok, we will say our goodbyes to our self-drive travellers, before continuing towards The Growcery Camp.

Tour ends on arrival in Springbok for Self Drive Clients.
Tour ends on arrival at The Growcery Camp for guided tour clients.
Accommodation: Own arrangements.
Distance: 280km
Time: 5 Hours
Meals: Breakfast