Outing to Namakwa Eco Trail & Fish River Canyon
Wed 17 to Fri 19 March 2021

 

Fish River CanyonAs a result of our earlier trip being cut short by the hard lockdown last March, some of those on that trip have decided to redo part of it and include a short trip to the Fish River Canyon in Southern Namibia.

For the Namakwa Eco Trail (3 nights) you will have to be completely self sufficient as we will be wild camping next to the Orange River where we will cool off each afternoon with a swim and sun downers in the river.  
 
After roughing it, we will spend 2 nights at Oewerbos River Camp relaxing in relative luxury with hot showers. We then cross over into Namibia to spend 1 night on the opposite bank of the Orange River at Boplaas before travelling up to the Gondwana National Park and explore the Canyon region for 2 days.
 
Our last night in Namibia we will camp at Warmbad where there are hot springs. We cross back into SA at Onseepkrans. On our trip back to Gauteng we will stop over at the Augrabies Fallsí National Park where we will spend the night. In March the falls should be spectacular! The next day we will visit the hot pools at Riemvasmaak and the ruins of the old military camp before proceeding to Redsands for our last night and farewell dinner.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

  • We have space for 4 additional vehicles (Total of 8 vehicles).

  • The cost is R 5 900.00 per vehicle (2 persons) for members an additional R 1 000.00 per non-members will be levied.

  • Should you be single or wish to take your children, we will negotiate at the various camp sites

  • The full fee is payable to confirm your place on a first pay, first goes basis.

  • Two places will be reserved for 2 weeks for new members who signed on this year, after which it will be open all members.

  • The fee does not include cross border cost nor National Park fees.

  • The cost includes a farewell dinner on the last night at Redsands.

  • On the wild camping note: You need to be COMPLETELY SELF SUFFICIENT! You will also need to take sufficient drinking water for the entire trip.

  • There will be a pre-trip meeting where you will be fully briefed on all requirements from vehicle preparation, what you need to take to wild camping etiquette.

  • There will be a limited amount of electricity so itís advisable to bring solar panels, if possible, to make sure you keep your batteries charged Ė FORGET ABOUT GENERATORS!

  • Although there will be a few tricky off-road technical sections, this Outing is off-road trailer friendly, but not large off-road caravans.
     
    Click link to download Booking Form

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    Click Link Below for Trip Itinerary

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