Namaqua Tourism


Namakwa is a tourist destination of choice where tourists can watch wild flowers during the spring. The banks of the Orange River as well as the Namakwa coastline offer great hiking and 4×4 excursions for the outdoor enthusiast, while the nomadic Nama culture of the region is a unique drawcard. Stargazing in Sutherland, tasting Karoo Lamb chops in the Hantam area and picturesque scenic drives in the Kamiesberg are also popular among our existing tourist market.

The Namakwa region consists of the former Namaqualand and Hantam Karoo regions, and is bordered by the Orange River to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the west. Geographically, the region can be described as a semidesert area with hot summers, little rainfall and cold winters.

Seasons Months Average Temperature Average Rainfall
Summer November to February Min. 17 °C

Max. 33 °C

4 ml
Autumn March to April Min. 14 °C

Max. 29 °C

10 ml
Winter May to August Min. 2 °C

Max. 19 °C

50 ml
Spring September to October Min. 7 °C

Max. 25 °C

15 ml

Namakwa is a tourist-friendly destination, welcoming tourists from all over South Africa and abroad. Tourists who plan to travel to the Namakwa region may send their enquiries to e-mail: or

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NAMAKWA combines the unspoilt expanses of Namaqualand & Hantam Karoo to form a region of exquisite natural beauty & contrast. This is a land where ancient history, modern technology and the universe join in harmonious concord.


Van Riebeeck Street
Springbok 8240

Tel:+27(0) 27 712 8000
Fax: +27(0) 27 712 8040

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