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Springbok to Namaqua

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Springbok to Namaqua

Unread post by vhimste » Tue Aug 11, 2015 9:45 pm

I have a question. During our SA trip we have one day leaving in the morning from Springbok to our next stop near Garies. Aim is to visit Namaqua National Park and see some flowers :P . We drive a non-4x4 car (type Nissan quasqai).

The most common track would be to follow the N7 to Kamieskroon and then to go to the Skilpad & Namaqua NP offices and get a map to walk or drive through a section of the nearby landscape.

But on google Maps i also see a possible track leaving Springbok on the R355 and take a turn near BuffelsRivier and drive up to Komaggas (that also has a NP Tourist office ?) and then through the park to Kamieskroon.

Is that a good idea, or would you advice against it not driving a 4x4 (or getting lost :shock: )

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Re: Springbok to Namaqua

Unread post by barryels » Wed Aug 12, 2015 6:59 am

Dear vhimste,

To answer your question about the alternative route, I will not suggest another route than the one along the N7 :thumbs_up: . Here is a Link and a warning by park management which routes not to take.

You can also read about vehicles used in the park in the following two topics with quite interesting discussions:

Namaqua National Park vehicle access and

Namaqua National Park accessible only by 4x4?

Hope the above information will help you with your decision :thumbs_up: .

Enjoy the flowers :D .
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Re: Springbok to Namaqua

Unread post by Jonkers » Wed Aug 12, 2015 8:12 am

It makes no sense looking at the map to follow the advice of the park coming in through Kamieskroon, but do it. We were there two weeks ago, drive slowly and you'll be amazed by what you see even before entering the park.
It is a beautiful park and worth the long entrance road. We had a fantastic overnight stay and were rewarded with full sunshine the next morning.


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