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Meeting date and time:

We will meet at Mountain view campsite in Zastron for our first night.

This will be on 20 October 2020. I will be driving from JHB and should arrive at about 5pm. 

We will depart from Mountain view the next morning 9h00am 

Tour Distance:

From Zastron to Alexanderbay 1400 km

Fuel availability:

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

Our longest stretch without fuel will be about 420km from Poffadder to Richtersveld gate.

Fuel purchase:

Credit cards will be generally excepted.

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.

Our camp in Vioolsdrift has a restaurant and bar but do not take cards. Bring cash for this stop.

Park fees:

Park fees are included for this tour, However seeing that some people have a Wild card, I will gladly use them 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.

Groceries:

We will stop for groceries as is needed. Uppington will be the main stop in the middle of the tour.

Spaza style shops as follows:

  • Vioolsdrift day 4 ( very small shop )
  • Richtersveld park shop Day 5

Washing:

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

Toilets:

Flush toilets most nights, our only rustic night with no facilities is Ramansdrift on the Namaqua 4×4 route……

Showers:

Showers everywhere except for Ramansdrift. Bring a container to cary about 20 litre of water just for in case.

4×4 Driving:

Not too much 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.

Water:

There is water for cooking and cleaning everywhere.

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 summer climate is expected.