THE GROWCERY CAMP
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 beautiful 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 wrecks 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.
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
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|
|DEPART FROM:||The Growcery Camp|
50% Minimum Deposit Secures a Reservation.
|Per person sharing||2018|
|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|
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.
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
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