Namaqua Safari

Join our Namaqua Safari and discover the hidden treasures of this unique biodiversity. Our Namaqua safari will focus on Namaqua Park and the coastal diversity of the West Coast. We will take our sweet time and explore less travelled roads 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 this area's mammals, reptiles and geology.

A Highlight of the Namaqua Safari is the beautiful passes 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.

4-Day Namaqua Safari Plan.

Day 1: The Growcery Camp – Groenrivermond (Acc) L.D
Day 2,3: Namaqua National Park / Hondeklipbaai (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 are 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 at selected destinations.
  • We offer Flexibility in private groups.
  • Namaqua Wildflowers.
  • Coastal Wildflowers.

FAQ's 

  • Do I need any experience to join this trip? – No experience is required.
  • What are the youngest realistic ages for these trips? – We suggest those from 12 years and older.
  • Is there malaria in this region? – Namaqualand is a disease-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 to be willing to cover the cost.
  • What is a Scheduled Departure?– These are confirmed departures 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 kit.
  • What about special dietary requirements? We cater for vegetarians and vegans.
  • If you are on a special diet, we suggest you bring the needed ingredients, and our guides will assist in the preparations.
The Growcery Includes

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
The Growcery Excludes

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
The Growcery Tour Information

tour INFORMATION

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

50% Minimum Deposit Secures a Reservation.

The Growcery Product Pricing

RATES

Description 2023
Per person sharing R 12000.00
Per person single supplement R 14500.00
Min 4 people secures a departure.
The Growcery Tour Schedule

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 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. Our drive today is a very scenic drive with unbelievable vistas and mountain views. 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 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 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. Today is a full day of adventure along the wild West Coast of Namaqualand. We will visit some of the oldest caves where humanity was living many years ago.  The Namaqua Park is a little hidden gem. Come and explore and enjoy the  Park with us. Hondeklipbaai will be our base for the next two nights. The town is a small fishing community with some known hidden treasures. The brave can endure a quick swim in the cold Atlantic. You are welcome to explore hondeklipbaai on foot. Great walks on the beach and a friendly community. 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 our 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 of the lesser-known secrets of Namaqualand before parting on arrival at our destination. Lunch will be at my own expense this day. Accommodation: Own Arrangements Distance: 280km Time: 3-4 Hours Meals: Breakfast

 



DISCLAIMER: We reserve the right to cancel any activity due to weather or unsafe conditions. An alternative activity will be provided wherever possible.

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