with the help of our guides and planned tours:
Suzanne du Plessis – Tourist Advisor
Suzanne du Plessis is a tourism itinerary advisor for ecotourism and environmental excursions. “I do short excursions and talks with varsity students and school outings to the Olifants River and estuary near Papendorp and surrounding areas on the natural wildlife and ecosystems. I have arranged international coastal cleanups along the coast for the past seven years. I arrange trips with a ‘local flavor’ to suit your individual needs. I am just a phone call away.”
073 783 7080
Matzikama Hiking Club
Matzikama Hiking Club takes you on hikes in the Namaqua West Coast Region. Those who are interested in hiking and love nature are more than welcome to join them. Why Hiking? An activity that reduces stress levels thus improving emotional health. Chance to explore new lands and have some unique experiences. It is a fun, and challenging sport thus making one physically fit and active. Contact the club for their next exploration and details on the hike. Every week a new hike is announced on their Facebook page: @Matzihiking
The picturesque floral beauty of Namaqualand attracts thousands of tourists each year. Namaqua Tours, which offers tours to the picture-perfect region, is a family-operated business based in Vanrhynsdorp with people who are passionate about tourism in Namaqualand. “We know exactly where to take tourists to make their visit to Namaqualand unforgettable.” The company, owned by the Spies family, has years of experience, and ‘our competency, knowledge and excellent service are well known. The business was started in 1985 and is currently run by the third generation. They know the area like the back of their hands and take tourists to incredible sites which only they know about. Namaqua Tours offers tours to different regions in South Africa and even Namibia. Their tours include flower tours, West Coast Cederberg tours, hiking tours, photography tours, and tours to Namibia. Go to namaquatours.com for more information.
Unique Hiking Adventures in the Namaqua West Coast region with a local, experienced guide. Itinerary planned by local wine tourism enthusiasts and entrepreneurs: owners of Unique Premium Beverages.
Explore Gifberg, Vanrhynsdorp, Vredendal, Strandfontein and Doringbaai.
Taste the Region | Experience Cederberg
Nelda van Zyl is not only an experienced travel guide, but she is also a local and knows many well-kept secrets about the Cederberg and the Weskus of South Africa regions. Her unique tours are all about tasting our wine, our food, and our rooibos, as well as meeting the locals, supporting local entrepreneurs, and appreciating all things good in our region.
Kom stap saam met Silent Steps in die voetspore van die San, die jagter versamelaars en eerste inwoners van Afrika. Hierdie baie gewilde 50km slenterstap strek vanaf Elandsbaai tot die klein kusdorpie Strandfontein, en is toeganklik en veral bekostigbaar vir alle stappers en alle ouderdomsgroepe! Die afstande bedags wissel van 8 na 17 km wat beteken dat daar sommige dae genoeg tyd is om ander besienswaardighede te besoek en selfs n middagslapie te neem vir die wat wil! Bedags stap ons met n klein dra-rugsakkie oor ongerepte strande, klowe en kranse terwyl ons ook besoek aflê aan argeologiese opgrawings, sankuns en skulpmiedens, alles n duidelike bewys van die San se sowat 30 000 jaar se afwisselende lewe aan hierdie ongerepte kuslyn. Hierdie stap is vanwee sy bekostigbaarheid baie gewild en stappers word versoek om vroegtydig te bespreek op op webtuiste of by email@example.com
Clan Flora (Clanwilliam)
600+ flower species
A free mobile app developed to assist anyone in quickly identifying wildflowers in the West Coast, Cederberg, Nieuwoudtville, and Namaqualand regions. “The Clanflora app is a must for all nature enthusiasts! It is easy to use and has all relevant info two clicks away. Instead of dragging your library with you, load the app and start enjoying the quickest way to identify flowers. Excellent photos were used. A huge benefit to flower watchers in our region.”
The Cederberg mountain region is the only place in the world where you will get Rooibos. With Clanwilliam, South Africa, as the rooibos capital, you must experience this unique and healthy South African product first-hand. The route offers a wide variety, choose the Clan you want to experience: Cultivation | History | Activities | Restaurants | Tea Shops | Accommodation | Treats | All Clans Interested in the planting and harvesting of Rooibos, then check the Cultivation page on our website. Or is history your cup of tea? Want to do a tea tasting, then the Teahouse will be your stop. Looking for something more adventurous, do a horse trail ride or hike through rooibos fields. And while you are here, sleepover, have some lovely rooibos-infused meals, and treat yourself to rooibos products. Take time and check all the clans available, contact the member, and enjoy our healthy Rooibos.
VREDENDAL (& Vanrhynsdorp) NAMAQUA WEST COAST TOURISM OFFICE
P.O. Box 1000,
3 Church Street, Vredendal, 8160
+27 (0) 27 201 3376