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 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.


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


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


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


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. 


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.


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.