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THE GROWCERY CAMP

The Growcery Tours

Namaqua Safari

Namaqua Safari

Namaqua Safari

Join our Namaqua Safari and discover the hidden treasures of this unique biodiversity. Our Namaqua safari will focus on the Namaqua Park and the coastal diversity of the West Coast. We will take our sweet time and explore the roads less travelled within the Northern Cape. The perfect short stay Namaqua Safari for travellers that seek an introduction to Namaqualand.

We will explore the biodiversity of the lush vegetation, along with the mammals, reptiles and geology of this area. A Highlight of the Namaqua Safari is the scenic passes that we will experience along with the 4×4 caracal route along the Coast. The rugged and wild West Coast has claimed many shipwrecks. Our Coastal drive will take us to ancient caves and some of the remaining shipwrecks of the area.

The Namaqua Safari is a great relaxing safari and ideal for photography. The perfect adventure safari for travellers that enjoy the roads less travelled.

4 Day Namaqua Safari Itineraries. 

Day 1: The Growcery Camp – Groenrivermond (ACC) L.D
Day 2,3: Namaqua National Park (ACC) B.L.D
Day 4: The Growcery Camp (B)

B-breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner
ACC-Accommodation

Weekly Departures are available.
We are flexible with possible Departure points for travellers. We can collect and return our Travellers to any of the starting points recommended below.

Possible Departure Points  Namaqualand Returning Points   
The Growcery Camp  Namaqua National Park    The Growcery Camp 
Springbok – Any Guesthouse Namaqua National Park    Springbok 
Garies – Any Guesthouse Namaqua National Park    Garies
Kamieskroon Namaqua National Park    Kamieskroon 
Hondeklip Baai  Namaqua National Park    Hondeklipbaai

What sets the Namaqua Safari Apart?

  • Accommodation and meals included.
  • Customised safari vehicle and Guide with Local Knowledge.
  • All Park Fees, Entrance Fees and Conservation Fees incl.
  • 70 km 4×4 Coastal Trail.
  • Visit the Ancient Nama Khoi Caves.
  • Game Drive in the Park.
  • Visit The Shipwrecks at HondeklipBaai.
  • Mineral water inclusive.
  • Picnic Style Lunches.
  • Scenic Panoramic Passes.
  • Pick up and drop off from selected destinations.
  • We offer Flexibility on private groups.
  • Namaqua Wildflowers.
  • Coastal Wildflowers.

FAQ’s 

  • Do I need any experience to join this trip? – No experience are required.
  • What are the youngest realistic ages for these trips? – We suggest from 12 years and older.
  • Is there malaria in this region? – Namaqualand is a malaria free zone.
  • Can I book a Guided Self Drive? Yes, you can arrange a private trip with a min of 4 people.
  • When is the Wildflower season? – Aug – Oct
  • How big are the groups? – Min 2, Max 6 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.

INCLUDES


  • Accommodation & Meals
  • Entrance fees, Conservation fees, Park fees
  • Mineral water
  • Guided Safari Vehicle
  • 4x4 Trail & Shipwrecks
  • Visit to ancient Caves
  • Scenic Mountain Pass Drive

EXCLUDES


  • Own transfers to departure point
  • Accommodation on Day 4
  • Personal and travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks not catered
  • Gratuities
  • Own extra drinks with meals

TOUR INFORMATION

DURATION: 4 Days
DEPART FROM: The Growcery Camp
RATES INFO:

50% Minimum Deposit Secures a Reservation.

PRICING

P.p. sharing 2017
2 people R 15 000.00
3 people R 12 000.00
4 people R 10 000.00
5 people R 8500.00
6 people R 7500.00
 

TOUR SCHEDULE

 

Day 1

The Growcery Camp – Namaqualand

We will collect our travellers either from The Growcery Camp or our designated collection points suggested above. All Growcery Clients need to be at camp the night before or no later than 7:30 am this morning. We will be making our way towards the southern border of the Namaqua Park and Groen Rivier Mouth.

We will use the N7 to pass through Springbok, another collection point for travellers, before embarking on the old pass roads of Namaqualand. The day is spent exploring and familiarising ourselves with the history, culture and natural vegetation of this area.

We will be staying 5km outside the park this evening on a working Namaqua farmstead. Dinner is prepared on open fires, and we will discuss the adventure that awaits us.

Accommodation: Chalets
Distance: 280km
Time: 6-7 hours, scenic stops included
Meals: LunchDinner

 Day 2,3

Namaqua National Park – Hondeklipbaai

We will seize the day with an early wake-up and a hearty breakfast. We are close to the entry point of the Namaqua Park. Our route for the day is the beginning of the Diamond Coast 4×4 Coastal trail.

We will follow two spoor sand roads along some of the most pristine beaches in South Africa. There is a variety of succulents, mammals, and birds along this path. It is not uncommon to find a pair of ostriches on the beach or a crossing duiker.

In general, there are few places with such a natural beauty and plant diversity in the World, not to mention that you might be driving 4 meters from the Atlantic ocean. Our lunch will be a picnic-style affair overlooking the mighty Atlantic. We continue our Namaqua safari in search of the smallest tortoise, namely the Namaqua Speckled Padloper.

This is a full day of adventure along the wild West Coast of Namaqualand. Our day will end with a visit to some of the oldest caves where the first humankind lived years ago. The grand finale will be sundowner drinks in Hondeklipbaai and a hearty home-cooked meal at a local eatery. We will be staying in Hondeklipbaai the for the next two nights. Hondeklipbaai is an excellent fishing community with some known hidden treasures.

The brave can endure a quick swim in the cold Atlantic. All is within walking distance! We can explore the shipwrecks, spitfire rock and the lighthouse all on foot. An excellent way to experience the people and lifestyle of Namaqualand.

Accommodation: Tented Camp
Day 2, Distance: 80km
Time: Full Day
Day 3, Distance: 15 km
Time: Full day and relax time
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 Day 4

Hondeklipbaai – Back to selected starting point

We will seize the day with an early wake-up and a hearty breakfast, before embarking on our return journey towards our destination of choice. Our route back will be over one of our many favourite mountain passes. These passes allow for spectacular panoramic views and the chance to see some raptors in the hills. We will take the back roads and get a final glimpse on the lesser known secrets of Namaqualand, before parting on arrival at our destination. Lunch will be at own expense this day.

Accommodation: Own Arrangements
Distance: 280km
Time: 3-4 Hours
Meals: Breakfast