This rewarding trail combines the experience
of 4x4ing in a mountainous desert
region that has the highest diversity
of succulent plants in the world whilst
still having riverside leisure and camping
and the chance for cultural interaction with locals.
The Namakwa 4x4 Eco Trail runs from Pella to Alexander Bay and is divided into two packages that run along the mighty Orange River
within the Namakwa region of South Africa’s Northern Cape.
Package 1 Pella to Vioolsdrift
This part of the Eco Route starts at Pella, with its main entrance just off the N14 highway. Witbank is the next village after Pella with the
legendary Groot Melkhoutboom campsite, where a gigantic tree
becomes your host for the evening. After Witbank the route takes you to
Goodhouse where you can camp at Ramansdrift on the bank of the
Package 2 Vioolsdrift to Alexander Bay
The second part of the route
continues from Vioolsdrift, the
gateway of the Richtersveld,
where you will drive through
the towns of Eksteenfontein,
Lekkersing, Kuboes, Sanddrif and exit the route at Alexander Bay,
where the Orange River flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
You will recieve a detailed brochure on the routes when booking