Richtersveld tour: 6 days, 5 Nights
Day 1 – 26 September 2014
Activity – Meet & Greet tourist guide Conrad Mouton, Aukwatowa Tours. Pick up at Naries Retreat.
Activity – Depart for Sendelingsdrift via Port Nolloth and Alexander Bay. Stop at Lichen Hill to view rare plants like Lichens, Lithops, Fenestraria and Bushman candle as well as other succulent plants. Stop at Wondergat and Cornellskop. Here, I will explain about Wondergat, Cornellskop and Giant Quiver trees, (Aloe Pillansii). Have a view at Bloeddrift at petroglyphs dates back 10 000 years. Enter the park at Sendelingsdrift and book into accommodation next to Orange river. Dinner: Braai with salads. Overnight: Sendelingsdrift (chalets) D/B/L
Notes – Please bring warm clothes for evenings. Sunscreen for during the day and hats. Own toiletries as there is ablution. I will tell some stories about diamond mining, diamond theft, locals, etc. Previously worked in the diamond mines, fisherman, military etc. Won the Welcome Awards for National Best tourist Guide in 2008. SATourism.
Day 2 – 27 September 2014
Activity – Breakfast
Activity – Depart for Tattasberg. We visiting Witgat tree, (Shepherds tree) on our way driving through Halfmens pass. Stopping at Halfmens. I will explain the Halfmens. From here we drive through Akkedis pass passing Maerpoort on our way to Tattasberg. Mearpoort with its spectacular scenery. We will make Tattasberg our camp for 2 nights. Dinner: Nice warm meal. Baking some pot bread on open fire. Overnight: Tattasberg Restcamp.
Notes – Do not forget your camera. We supply headlamps, binoculars for duration of trip.
Day 3 – 28 September 2014
07:00 am – 09:00 am
Activity – BreakfastDepart for Kokerboomkloof through very beautiful scenery. Here we can view some rock formations, quiver trees, 3 species, plants and birds. We will have a light lunch at Kokerboomkloof. Rock formations are the Toe, Witches Family, Louise se Hond, Queen Victoria, Dumstich, etc. I will collect some Dassie piss for me, of medicinal use. Look at some game gemsbok, Springbok, Klipspringer on our way back to Tattasberg. Our chef will prepare for us a light lunch. Tortillas. Return to camp. At leisure till dinner. Guest can take a walk along the Orange river if they choose to. Dinner: Surprise meal. Chefs special.
Notes – Breakfast, light lunch and dinner included in the price.
Activity – Overnight: Tattasberg Restcamp. D/B/L
Day 4 – 29 September 2014
Activity – Breakfast:Early start to the day to ensure best possible photography opportunities. Depart for Gannakouriep Wildernis camp looking at plants, sceneries for photography. En route I will show you very rare plants like Euphorbia Virosa etc. We drive passing Hakiesdoring Hiking trail camp and proceed to Gannakouriep, where we will stay for the night.
Activity – Overnight: Gannakouriep Wildernis Camp.
Day 5 – 30 September 2014
Activity – BreakfastDepart for Eksteenfontein. Early start to the day to ensure best possible photography opportunities.Depart for Helskloof gate looking at plants, sceneries for photography. En route I will show you very rare plants like rabbits food, bandaged vinger, stapelias, Pearson aloe, and lots more. We drive trough Helskloof pass, and exit at Helskloof gate. From here drive up to Eksteenfontein via oom Ollie se Hoog through beautiful mountain scenery to Eksteenfontein. Overnight at Kom Rus n Bietjie Guesthouse. Dinner and breakfast prepared by locals.
Accommodation: Kom Rus n Bietjie Guesthouse
Day 6 – 26 September 2014
08:00 – 09:00 am
Activity – BreakfastDepart for Springbok via Steinkoph. In Steinkoph looking at a Cultural village and depart for Springbok. In Springbok we visit the first Copper mine in the area. We visit Goegap Nature Reserve and depart for Naries. Arrival ar Naries Retreat.
Activity – End of Arrangement.