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Namaqualand and Baviaans 2020 Dashboard

Meeting date and time:

Namaqua Flowers will meet on 2 September just outside Springbok at the Modderfontein guest farm  for our first night. I will be there around 4pm.

The Hell tour will meet on 7 September at Karoo National park just outside Beauford West for our first night. We should be there about 4pm.

Fuel availability:

Fuel will be available on tour and no long range tanks are required.

Fuel purchase:

It is in South Africa so you know the drill.

Cash:

Cash would not be required but it is always good to have a few Rands on you. I normally suggest the equivalent of one tank of fuel.

Park fees:

Park fees are included for this tour, However seeing that some people have a Wild card, I will gladly use your wild card to save the group a few Rands. This will help to pay for firewood for the tour. If you don’t have a wild card don’t worry, I will pay your park fees, please don’t spend more money.

Groceries:

We will stop for groceries as is needed, we will be in towns regularly so a few days worth of food is good enough.

Washing:

On this tour you are on your own and washing can be done as we go. Bring your washing line or enough clothes…

Toilets:

Flush toilets are available on all nights except the 3rd night of the flowers. Clean long drops at the coastal camp site.

Showers:

Water and showers everywhere except for night 3 on the flower route. Bring a container to cary about 20 litre of water for that night. 4 x 5 liters or 10 x 2 liters will work depending on packing space.

4×4 Driving: 

A little bit on the Namaqua route, and then mostly sandy conditions.

I also have all the recovery equipment, no need to bring any along. Just a tyre pump and spade.

The Baviaans route has mountain passes and steep incline and declines so a bit of fun 4×4 driving there. Nothing to stress about everything is on recognised roads there is no bush driving with no obstackles. 

Water:

There is water for cooking and cleaning everywhere except night 3 on the flower route..

For drinking water we will buy bottled water at the shops as we go.

Weather:

We are in the area during a very pleasant time and decent temps are expected, however the odd cold front can cause a bit of havoc so bring warm bedding an extra blanket and a warm winter jacket. 

The evenings generally cool down and if you want to hang around outside you would need a jacket.