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Kleinzee/Koingnaas

100km west of springbok Permit needed

The world renowned seal colony on the admiralty strip near Kleinzee
© Steve Newbould

 

Kleinzee is situated on the north-west coast, approximately 100km west of Springbok and 60km south of Port Nolloth. Koingnaas lies 65km south of Kleinzee. Daily visits are permitted by presenting identification at the town entrances, but an overnight stay in either town requires a permit which needs to be arranged at least two days in advance. The Diamond Coast, as the area has become known, holds a rugged beauty and mystique that is one of a kind. Couple that with cultural diversity, rich diamond mining history and flora and fauna typical of the Succulent Karoo Biome for an unforgettable experience.
TOURIST INFORMATION
Diamond Coast – Forever Namaqualand
PO Box 116, 1-3rd Street, Kleinzee 8282
Tel +27 (0) 27 877 0028
Fax +27 (0) 086 694 6770
E-mail: coast.of.diamonds@gmail.com
www.coastofdiamonds.co.za
ATTRACTIONS
Birding At the Buffels River Estuary and along stretches of pristine coastline.
Cape Fur Seal Colony resident breeding colony of more than 450 000 seals within the safety of a mining area. Visits to this colony are currently suspended, but will become available again in 2011 in the form of guided tours. PRIOR RESERVATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL.
Diamond Coast Hiking Trail A 3-day, portaged, guided hike along the coast, with loops inland.
Golf Nine-hole Kleinzee Golf course.
Kleinzee Museum An informative museum covering the history of diamond mining, the natural environment and history of mankind in the area.
Molyneux Nature Reserve Home to more than 132 species of indigenous plants.
4×4 Tours Guided Shipwreck and Strandveld Trails in the comfort of your own 4×4 vehicle. PRIOR RESERVATIONS ARE ESSENTIAL.
ACCOMODATION
Die Houthoop Guest Farm and Outdoor Restaurant
GRADING HH AND HHH
Tel 027 821 1669 Fax 027
821 1331
Email houthoop@wol.co.za
Web www.houthoop.co.za
Joanne’s Guesthouse
GRADING HH
Tel/Fax 027 877 0514
Email gys.joanne@xsinet.co.za