Springbok, Namaqualand - Accommodation
ESTABLISHMENT OVERVIEW:Richtersveld Challenge does not only offer tours but also Springbok accommodation called Catnap Accommodation ideally located in Voortrekker Street in Springbok.
Catnap offers 2 air conditioned bedrooms with double beds and en suite showers. A family room with a double bed and 4 single beds are also available for larger families needing accommodation in Springbok.
This one of a kind Guesthouse is decorated in an old fashioned manor with a bit of an African Feel. For Backpackers or larger groups they have a Bunkhouse in which 12 people can sleep. There is an open braai area, a fridge and a stove, ideal for larger self catering groups.
Richtersveld Challenge is more than just your go-to travel guide when it comes to planning any trip along Namaqualand but it's also a resourceful tool for handling the details of your trip from road maps to GPS systems as well as transport and vehicle hire. Richtersveld Challenge understands that planning a trip can be tedious and time consuming so the aim is to create effortless and stress-free travel for every client.
The areas of specialty
Transport and vehicle hire
Information regarding destinations in and around Namaqualand
Camping and travelling equipment
The places that The Richtersveld Tours is resourceful off Namaqualand, Richtersveld, Orange River, Namibia and Namibia Dessert. Regarding these places we will offer advice guidance and any resources for trips. When it comes to tours we will help with Springbok self-catering, Kaokoland, abseiling and adventure for all your holiday needs.
Aim and objectives
To be a resource tool to adventurers who are seeking to break the boundaries of travel and explore untapped territory in the Northern parts of Namaqualand.
To demystify places that are deemed forbidden, taboo and mystical.
To present South Africa and Namibia in a new light while creating fun and adventurous trips.
To make trips accessible and easier for people from all over the world.
To introduce a new view with regards to travel and unknown places.
It's one thing to have travelled to the prettiest places but the advise offered by Richtersveld Challenge are for the explorer who wishes to explore strange and unknown mountain ranges, for the curious minds who wants to know where in the map Devil's tooth and Skeleton Gorge is. Its more than travel, it's a dare, it's a challenge, it's the Richtersveld challenge and its calling on YOU to visit this Springbok accommodation.
Facilities & Amenities includes:
Facilities available at Richtersveld Challenge, Springbok, Namaqualand
- Secure Parking
- Air Conditioning
Things to do near Springbok, Namaqualand
Kamieskroon is set among the granite rock formations of the Kamiesberg range. The town's origins lie in the 1860s, 7km north of its present position. It took the name Bowesville (later Bowesdorp), after the district surgeon, Dr Henry Bowe. As there was little room to expand in the narrow kloof the town occupied, the church council decided, in 1924, to rebuild it at Kamieskroon. Kamies might ...
Nababeep means "the water behind the little hill" or "the place where the giraffe drinks water" to the Nama people, after the spring at which the town was established. This is the headquarters of the Okiep Copper Company and the largest of Namaqualand's copper mining towns. A Mining Museum charting the copper boom era - in the form of relics and photographs - is a must for the visitor. An old ...
Okiep is the oldest mining town in South Africa where copper was first discovered and mined in 1855. It used to be the centre of South African copper mining. The large copper resources had been discovered in 1855 already and Okiep experienced an immediate boom. A railway line from Okiep to Port Nolloth was built in 1866 for shipping of the copper. Because there was not enough water for the steam ...
Aukwatowa Tours-The insider on what to do in Port Nolloth Its sounds like a rural chant but the word Aukwatowa holds a significant meaning to the locals of Namaqualand because it means for 'Where the water took the old man away.' So it should comes as no surprise that Aukwatowa tours is the go-to for what to do in Port Nolloth. It is the ultimate guide to exploring and discovering the ever so elusive ...
Scotia Inn Restaurant is a a la cartÃ© restaurant with a bar complimented with a swimming pool and braai area, which is also open to public. There's also a lounge area for relaxation. Scotia Inn Restaurant prepares delicious dishes form steaks to seafood. The restaurant also provides catering services and it's a beautiful venue for functions such as weddings, 21 st parties, etc. Accommodation ...
Set in a narrow valley bisecting the granite domes of the Klein Koperberge (small copper mountains), is the principal town of Namakwa, Springbok. Shortened from Springbokfontein in 1911, it owes its existence to copper-mining undertaken after 1850 and a ready supply of water. In the late 1870s, rich copper deposits at Okiep saw most Springbok residents following their dreams to drought-stricken claims. ...
In 1845,Garies was laid out on land given to the Dutch Reformed Church by the owner of the farm Goedeverwagting. The village of Garies consists of one long street with a church, a cluster of houses and shops that are built on the banks of the stream Garies. The Nama people named this area Th'aries after the couch grass that grew along the banks of the stream and this was later changed to Garies. ...
Hondeklip Bay the ocean still smells like it should since there is a constant supply of clean, fresh and invigorating air. Here peace and tranquillity is a way of life and folks live at ease with their surroundings. ...
Komaggas is one of a number of mission stations still operating in Namaqualand. These stations, with their peaceful atmosphere, serve as a precious part of the heritage left by intrepid people from many different countries and religions who were thoroughly dedicated to their beliefs. ...
Pella was founded by the London Missionary Society in 1814. It provided a sanctuary for Khoisan driven out of Namibia. The village of Pella was named after the one that gave refuge to Christians in Macedonia in biblical times. After Pella was abandoned in 1872 because of drought, the Roman Catholic Church reopened the mission in 1878. The Old Cathedral, surrounded by date palms, has a curiously ...
Steinkopf lies only 50 km from Springbok and the two are often seen as one. The Rhenish Mission Society founded a mission station here in 1819 to preach the gospel to the Nama people. It is still chiefly inhabited by Nama people, many of whom stay in the simple yet practical rounded Nama reed huts. Most of the breadwinners work at the mines of Namakwa. Guided tours of the region are on offer. ...
Mure Steinkopf Ausa is next to the Immanuel Succulent Nursery, where tourist can get information about Steinkopf and other services such as accommodation etc. Tourists can buy handmade products from local crafters at the Mure Steinkopf Ausa. Tourist frequently visit Steinkopf, because Steinkopf is the gateway to Namibie and the Richtersveld and also to learn about the history of our ...
Rietfontein, a working fruit farm, lies on the southern foothills of the rugged Touwsberg Mountains. With an abundance of small game and a wealth of birdlife and flora, it's the perfect getaway for nature lovers and hikers. ...
Richtersveld is situated in the mountains south of the giant bend of the Lower Orange River, the Heritage Site is owned and managed by the local people. Home to semi-nomadic sheep and goat herders, this remote and dramatic desert landscape has over the years welcomed only the bravest explorers and the most curious researchers. While many people already know about the Richtersveld National ...
The Richtersveld Route is situated in the mountainous desert in the north-west corner of South Africa. To its west is the cold and rough Atlantic Ocean while the remarkable Orange River, the largest river in South Africa, winds along its northern border. Activities on the Richtersveld Route include hiking, 4x4 trails, bird-watching, mountain biking and donkey-cart rides. Artists, seafood ...
Alexander Bay was put on the map in 1927, when Dr. Hans Merensky the "wizard" geologist of South-Africa, discovered diamonds together with oyster shells on an ancient marine terrace nearby. The discovery changed the course of history in this isolated frontier town, as fortune hunters flocked to the region. The alluvial diamond diggings were soon declared a state mine, a concern which still exists ...
Aggeneys is a small community, with most of the town's facilities within walking distance; this includes shopping facilites, a post office, a clinic, a pharmacy, butchery, recreational facilities, schools, a police station, etc. Climate wise, the area is semi-desert, with arid conditions in general, but boasting some of the most beautiful and scare fauna and flora in the world. ...
Man meets nature in the Bushman land, north of Springbok and things to do in Aggeneys include adventurous cruises on 4x4 machines while watching nature play in full HD. With AmAm 4x4 trails you can explore the unusual and mysterious nature of the dessert while also creating a holiday retreat that is new and unpredictably fun. The area is well known for its tranquil spaces and stunning views of the ...
Leliefontein is an attractive village with many old blue gum trees and historical buildings. An area of special historical significance is the church, its presbytery and their gardens - which is also home to the original spring and a lovely picnic area. Outside the village are a number of attractions, including old dipping troughs, threshing floors and caves. Visitors can watch bread ...
Vera's Kookskerm offers visitors to take their time to explore the delightful little village of Leliefontein. They invite guests to join their campfire and listen to some wonderful stories about the Namaqualand region. They have five nama huts and a kookskerm. This wonderful thing to do in Leliefontein is a great experience for all. The culture camp is the ideal place to learn about their culture ...
Van Wyksvlei was established in 1880 and named after a local farmer, Van Wyksvlei lies close to the first, state-funded dam, built in 1882 and still in use. San Rock Engravings can be viewed at Springbokoog. The beautiful Van Wyksvlei Dam and local salt pans is also one of the many wonders of Van Wyksvlei. ...
Directions to Richtersveld Challenge
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 17° 52' 59.3" E / 29° 40' 9.9" S
By Car / Driving
Driving to Richtersveld Challenge in Springbok, Namaqualand
|Departing: Upington Airport|
|Address: N10, Upington 8801, South Africa|
|Distance: 381 km / Duration: 4 hours 52 mins|
|1.||Head southwest||0.8 km|
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|3.||Continue straight onto N10
Go through 1 roundabout
|4.||Continue onto Le Roux St/N14
Continue to follow N14
|5.||Turn right onto Main Rd/N14
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|6.||Continue onto Voortrekker St||2.0 km|
Upington Airport - Upington+ OPEN WEBSITE
Upington Airport is a small airport and was opened in 1968 as Pierre van Ryneveld Airport, it has a capacity to have 40 000 travellers but only has around 24 315 passengers departing and around 3 425 passengers arriving.
Upington Airport also has the longest runway in Africa, the runway was built to accommodate a Boeing 747 so that it didn't have to stop along the way to Europe.
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Alternative accommodation near Springbok, Namaqualand
|Springbok, Namaqualand »||Current||Current|
|Okiep, Namaqualand »||14 mins||11.2 km|
|Nababeep, Namaqualand »||24 mins||20.2 km|
|Steinkopf, Namaqualand »||44 mins||52.5 km|
|Kamieskroon, Namaqualand »||57 mins||66.7 km|
|Leliefontein, Namaqualand »||1 hour 31 mins||94.6 km|
|Kleinsee, Namaqualand »||1 hour 40 mins||105 km|
|Garies, Namaqualand »||1 hour 33 mins||114 km|
|Hondeklip Bay, Namaqualand »||2 hours 22 mins||115 km|
|Vioolsdrift, Namaqualand »||1 hour 31 mins||118 km|
|Port Nolloth, Namaqualand »||1 hour 59 mins||143 km|
|Mcdougalls bay, Namaqualand »||1 hour 59 mins||143 km|
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