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A food,  produce, and handmade items market is held on the last Saturday of every month at the Kliphuis Kombuis in Kamieskroon. Hungry or not, make it an outing with family and friends. Hot pastries, sweet preserves and donuts, coffees and teas to be enjoyed or taken home for enjoyment later! Contact: Malinda 076<442<2470
Farmers Market - MarkDag - in Kamieskroon
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Eidelweis Accommodation Kamieskroon. Affordable prices for traditional German house, space for camper vans and tenting. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings of the Kamiesberg valley village, Kamieskroon, along the Cape-Namibia route. 180 Kilometers from the Namibian border. Contact: Herwig and Jeannette 083_582_0574.
Eidelweis Accommodation Kamieskroon
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An acre of preserved land in the Kamiesberg valley village, Kamieskroon. A great variety of Bulb Flowers can be viewed from a wooden walkway. Best viewing is around 1st of August to 30th September. If wishing to see rare bulbs in flower, like Gethyllis or Kukumakranka, viewing is from 1st of November to mid-January. The African Bulb Flower Reserve is a <a href = 'http://kamiesberg101.co.za/greenburial.php'>Green Burial Site</a>.
Bulb Flower Reserve in Kamiesberg
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Tired of selfies and social media posts? Want to show somebody you'll actually take time out to post them something real? Send a postcard or a curio from Namaqualand. Springbok's fast and efficient team of postal administrators are always happy to help you send word to loved ones!
Post Office Springbok
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Once a food-circuit vendor, now offering delicious take-out. If passing Kamieskroon on the N7 highway and feeling like a traditional style South African hamburger with chips, fries, a Schwarma, Boerie Roll or Chili dog... consider phoning your order in for collection. Contact: Willie 076--039--0193.
Daddy's Meat Kamieskroon
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Verbe Caravan Park Kamieskroon. 45 Stands for caravans, motor homes, and tents. Very clean facilities and amenities. Breathtaking views of the surrounding Kamiesberg mountains, with cute local colloquial names (ask!), and close to national parks for daydrives. Contact: 079.515.8532 / 076.208.3471.
Verbe caravan park
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Souvenir Paintings and More at KROMGOED in Kamieskroon. Bob has 40 years experience in fine art and design concept work. Curio and souvenir paintings viewable for sale or sheer enjoyment. Unique metal railings, gating, and rustic woodworking available by order to your specifications. Contact: Bob Gardiner 079-854_2015.
Curio Souvinir Artwork, wood- and metal-work with Bob
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Filling Station Garies. On the N7 highway, Cape to Namibia, t-off to the small town of Garies. A filling station and quickshop can't be missed, on the left.
Fuel Stop in Garies
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Springbok City Central Voortrekker road has several restaurants that are open daily, serving a variety of dishes and beverages.
Springbok Main Street Restaurants
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Kroon Lodge is an ideal stop over for large tour buses, being able to accommodate as many as +30 people in guest rooms and +50 camping. It is surrounded by the Kamiesberg mountain tops which makes for breathtaking photographs. It is also close to the national parks for day drives. Contact: [027]672-1019
Kroon Lodge Kamieskroon
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LITTLE KHOI HOUSE. A rebuilt traditional Khoi house against granite boulders is viewable from the road in Kamieskroon. The house is in front of a traditional reservoir, where granite stones were packed to capture what little water fell in this semi-desert region. This old relic is on private property. Please do not walk to or touch the building. It is close enough to be admired and photographed or painted from the municipal road.
Little Khoi House
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Filling Station Kamieskroon. On the N7 highway the Cape-Namib route, t-off to the town of Kamieskroon. A filling station is on the village's main road. Convenience store alongside.
Fuel Stop in Kamieskroon
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There are two Sushi counters from which to buy fresh take aways in Springbok. Both Sushi spots are located along the city center's road. Everybody knows where these sushi-counters are. Feel free to Ask!
Sushi
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Harry's Place in Kamieskroon on Church street can guest house about a dozen people and is ideal for small groups. It has its own natural acre of Namaqualand veld attached and makes for beautiful walks in flower season. Contact: (083)773|2482.
Harry's Place Kamieskroon"
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KUIERVREUGDE COFFEE SHOP Kamieskroon - run by the Krugers. Curios and souvinirs along the N7 Highway, set in flowery Namaqualand garden. A wide range of homemade shawls, scarves, jams, postcards and stationary. Open daily. Contact: Peet and Elsa 027|672|1904.
Kruger Coffee and Curio Shop in Kamieskroon
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Filling Stations and Quickshops in Springbok. Turn into Springbok city central. Several filling stations and convenience stores are on the city's main road.
Fuel Stops in Springbok
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Biltong and Wors is one of South Africa's great PadKos (road-food) traditions. Don't miss this opportunity to taste some original flavoured biltong and worse from Garies Namakwa Butchery! And to pack enough for the long road ahead. Open daily. Contact: 027/652\1040
Biltong, Wors, and PadKos in Garies
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Along Garies' main city street, a beautiful large cape-dutch like building is home to Sophias Guest House. It can cater for large groups or individuals. Enjoy a delightful Namaqualand stay-over with curio shops close by most other conveniences. Contact: {027}652|1069
Sophia Guest House in Garies
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NATURE TOURS Kamiesberg with Daniel. Join me for a guided tour of nature in Namakwaland, succulent Karoo. Drives and walks are 2 hours long at most or as short as what time you have available on your Cape-Namibia tour. Your vehicle will need good ground clearance. Contact: Daniel 076\208\3471.
Nature Trails and Drives
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If over-nighting in Kamieskroon at local accommodation listed here, enquire about playing a tennis match on the youth club's courts.
Tennis Courts Kamieskroon
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An exciting stop over not to miss in Namaqualand is by the info center, along Garies' main street. The Tourist Stop Over has a great many and varied items for tourists to purchase. It is also a wonderful place for as many as 30 people at a time to have a bite to eat and enjoy refreshments. It is alongside a butchery which sells great padkos. And next to the tourist info-centre.
Tourist Stop and info in Garies
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Garies Guest House is on the main street of the town. It is easy to find, being one of the towns many beautiful buildings. The self-catering rooms can accommodate as many as about 20 persons at a time, and there are enough superbly built-up braai facilities for as many to enjoy outdoor self-prepared meals! Contact: [027]652_1799
Garies Guest House
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MASACRE MEMORIAL at Methodist Church of Lily Fountain Village.  Towards the end of the Anglo-Boer war, early 1900s, many local people were masacred in Lily Fountain. The town is now more commonly known as Leliefontein. The mountainside village makes for a beautiful sight and detour from the Namaqua-Namibia route. Leaving the N7, it is a 30 kilometer long dirt-road to the village, going over the steep Kamiesberg Mountain pass.
Masacre Memorial Site
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If over-nighting in Kamieskroon at local accommodation listed here, or at Chalets in the Namaqua Park, consider the circular route for biking enjoyment. See Map for details.
Mountain Biking Trail
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Hardeveld Lodge offers a wide choice of self-catering rooms and camping facilities. A colourful lodge that cannot be overlooked from the N7 highway, along your Cape-Namib route. The town of Nuwerus is a short drive from the foothills of the Kamiesberg, heading toward Springbok. The village offers some great nature walks. Contact: [027] 643-2010
Hardeveld Lodge
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STONE CHURCH Kamieskroon. Typically of the 17 and 1800s, South Africa's stone buildings represent a time in history when stone masonry work was invested in heavily, especially visible in town halls and churches. This stone building is along the Namaqua-coastal and Cape-Namibia route and can be admired easily from the roadside in Kamieskroon. Surrounded by spectacular mountains, like Sneukop and The Crown.
Historic Stone Building
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4x4 - an hour's drive at least. A drive with small game and many birds to see as well as spectacular mountain views of the Kamiesberg. Camping and roomed accommodation also available. Self-catering. Contact: Philip [0-8-4] 210-1518
4x4 Drive - Windhoek Game Lodge
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If local and traditional medicine is of interest to you, do not miss this opportunity to see the traditional medical men of Namaqualand. They are daily situated on rugs along the city center road of Springbok.
Traditional Khoi Medicine Men
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Coco-Pans were used in South African history, including Namaqualand, to transport ore. In this instance, copper was taken to Nabeep and then Port Nolloth to be shipped into trade.
Coco-Pans Relic
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Rock Hyrax -- commonly Rock Rabbits -- can be seen throughout Namaqualand. They are especially visible at this rock site, accessible through the country hotel. Warm sunny days, in summer or winter, make for best viewing - with refreshments on site.
Rock Rabbit Hyrax Lookout Point
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A monumental and historical stone memory of the degree of copper mining in the region. Late 1800s, early 1900s, industry in Namaqualand was predominated by ground ore. This masonry relic is situated alongside a country hotel which is known in this region for its hospitality.
Okiep Old Mining Shaft and Mill
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Situated in Springbok city central, off of Voortrekker road, a large and impressive outcrop of Quiver Trees surround a couple plaques documenting a part of local history. The monument is a stone's throw from several fast food and sit-down restaurants offering tourists respite and refreshments.
Historical Namaqualand Uprising Memorial
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A profoundly beautiful view from a war-site 2 kilometers from the town of Garies. This site is on a private farm, though the site is sign-posted on the City's main road, opposite direction to the central business area, and is open for public viewing. A vehicle with adequate ground clearance for a short drive up a dirt-road to a nearby hill is required. The views and the historical atmosphere is well worth this 20 minute stop-over. Quiver trees, rock rabbits and rock pigeons are resident for the photographing.
Anglo-Boer War Site 'Letterklip'
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The wooden hide at Spoegrivier is one of two places from which to watch birds, at the river mouth towards the ocean. Birding is usually an entire day of work so be sure to pack food and refreshments while you enjoy ticking-off the many varied species from your to-see lists.
Birding at Spoegrivier
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The wooden bird hide at Groenrivier is one of two places near the Namaqua Park from which to watch birds, at the river mouth towards the ocean. Birding is usually an entire day of work so be sure to pack food and refreshments while you enjoy ticking-off the many varied species from your to-see lists.
Birding at Groenrivier
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Though much less known than the Hermanus Site for whale watching, whales can also be seen occasionally on their migratory path down the Namaqualand West Coast. The coastal road that goes through the National Park is recommended for seasonal viewings.
Whale Watching
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Further South of Skeleton coast, Namibia, there are also Shipwrecks to view. The coastal route close to the Namaqua National park offers one a view of wrecks from rough West Coast seas.
Shipwrecks
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The Grotte -- or Caves -- at Spoegrivier are described as overhanging ledges. They are said to represent among the first known stone documenting of domesticated sheep.
Caves
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After years of mining along the seashore of South Africa's northern, west coast, the excavated mine holes are now tidal pools that have to some extent been rehabilitated into oyster farms. Traveling along the coastal route, some welcome visitors for an educational experience.
Oyster Farm
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