Kamieskroon, Namaqualand - Things to do
OVERVIEW: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 derive from the Nama word "˜kam', meaning two - referring to the twin peaks of the mountain. The "˜kroon', a 330m peak crowned with a huge, cleft rock, is a kilometre from the village.
Accommodation near Kamieskroon, Namaqualand
Verbe Farm Accommodation & Caravan Park - Kamieskroon, Caravan and Camping, Guest Farms, Self Catering+ more details
If Kamieskroon accommodation had a soundtrack, the track would be a gentle and country. It is typical of this Northern Cape self-catering farm house to stay true to its homely and frugal tradition. The campsites too are a throwback to those typical country styled movies where everything, including the food and the air is clear and natural. 53 Km from Springbok when you take the N7 brings you to this ...
This Nababeep accommodation is situated in the heart of Namaqualand and has a long history. Nababeep Hills Guest House was originally built by O'kiep Copper Company in 1968 as a guesthouse for the guests of the mines. In 2004 the mines closed and the guesthouse was available for private sale. The current owners bought the property in 2006, renovating and turning it into the gem it is today. Springbok ...
This three star rated lovely Okiep accommodation is situated in the heart of Namaqualand in this historic town, once the site of the richest copper mine in the world. It is on the N7 highway and is the perfect halfway stopover for a great nights rest between Cape Town and Windhoek. All the bedrooms at this accommodation in Okiep have en suite bathrooms, air-conditioning and TV with DSTV. You ...
It is believed that the house and cottages of Bedrock Lodge were built in the early 1880s or before. Plans have surfaced from as far back as the 1850s. It is said that the main house was imported in kit form from Denmark as are the wooden wall panels. The wooden floors are from the Knysna forests. The Manager of the Cape Copper company was housed in the south wing and the Harbour Master was said to ...
Gamii Goas Guest House - Port Nolloth, Backpackers Lodges, Bed and Breakfast, Guest House+ more details
A picturesque canvas adorns this Port Nolloth guest house with bright blue skies, high tree tops and smouldering sunsets. While nature's carpenter lays it with a smouldering beach and rocky quad bike and hiking trails. Gamii Goas also has the honour of enjoying the seductive natural aura of Namaqualand. Gamii Goas has little choice but to bask in the glory one of the Northern Cape's most ...
McDougall's Bay accommodation in Port Nolloth, Northern Cape uses holiday accommodation to debunk the myth that it is a dormant and mostly sleepy town. If the Beach house is anything to go by then, the myth is already debunked because there is nothing sleepy about this dreamy coastal arena. Dubbed by the Namaqua people as the place where "˜The water took the old man', Mc Dougall's ...
Desert Rose is an up-market Guest House, situated in the heart of Namaqualand, Springbok, offering superb B&B and self catering accommodation at reasonable rates. The guest house was built by the owners Piet and Maralynn van Zyl in 2004, who took the necessary steps to ensure that you, their guest, have all the amenities available to make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Situated ...
Accommodation in Springbok takes a detour from the typical stop over with minimal luxury by adding a touch of comfort and unpretentious minimal luxury. With a name like Rendezvous, there is nothing that is left to chance at this B&B/Guesthouse with a colonial atmosphere. Set against a canvas of undulating mountains and sunny landscapes, Rendezvous guesthouse, though quaint and quiet is in close range ...
Feel at home at this Springbok accommodation where you will receive a warm, friendly welcoming. Annie's Cottage is full of charm and a "˜bit of magic', and around the town and area there is so much to see and experience. People are full of praise for the detail and thought that went into creating each room, it is a place where people love to come again, or bring friends along to ...
This accommodation in Springbok is a log cabin perched on stilts in the heart of the Namaqualand region. Biesjesfontein B&B is surrounded by Namaqualand shrubbery and mountains and is 6 km outside of town providing a peaceful atmosphere. Biesjesfontein is close to the N7 and makes the perfect base from which to explore the region. The perfect time to stay in springbok at Biesjesfontein B&B is during ...
Things to do near Kamieskroon, 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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GPS Co-Ordinates: 18° 40' 31.3" E / 33° 58' 9" S
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Directions to Kamieskroon Tourism in Kamieskroon, Namaqualand
|Departing: Upington Airport|
|Address: N10, Upington 8801, South Africa|
|Distance: 1.5 km / Duration: 10 hours 40 mins|
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|10.||Turn left onto Namaqualand St/R27||64 m|
|11.||Take the 1st right onto Riebeek St/R27||0.6 km|
|12.||Turn right onto the N7 ramp to Springbok/Clanwilliam||0.3 km|
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|18.||Continue onto R304||36.7 km|
|19.||Turn right to merge onto N1 toward Cape Town||11.8 km|
|20.||Take exit 27 to merge onto Kuils River Rd/R300 toward Mitchells Plain/Cape Town International Airport||9.7 km|
|21.||Take exit 21 for M12/Stellenbosch Arterial toward Cape Town International Airport/Blackheath||0.6 km|
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Things to do near Kamieskroon, Namaqualand
|Kamieskroon, Namaqualand »||Current||Current|
|Leliefontein, Namaqualand »||36 mins||28.8 km|
|Garies, Namaqualand »||41 mins||48.9 km|
|Springbok, Namaqualand »||57 mins||66.7 km|
|Okiep, Namaqualand »||1 hour 2 mins||77.0 km|
|Hondeklip Bay, Namaqualand »||1 hour 44 mins||85.2 km|
|Nababeep, Namaqualand »||1 hour 12 mins||86.0 km|
|Steinkopf, Namaqualand »||1 hour 32 mins||118 km|
|Komaggas, Namaqualand »||1 hour 56 mins||131 km|
|Aggeneys, Namaqualand »||2 hours 32 mins||182 km|
|Port Nolloth, Namaqualand »||2 hours 46 mins||209 km|
|Richtersveld, Namaqualand »||3 hours 2 mins||209 km|
|Pella, Namaqualand »||3 hours 1 min||221 km|
|Alexander Bay, Namaqualand »||3 hours 59 mins||294 km|
|Van Wyksvlei, Namaqualand »||7 hours 12 mins||521 km|
|Riefontein, Namaqualand »||9 hours 13 mins||627 km|