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Meeting date and time:

We will meet at Die Mas campsite in Kakemas, about 1 hour drive from Uppington.

This will be on 12 March 2020. I will be driving from JHB and should arrive at about 5pm. 

We will depart from Die Mas the next morning 9h00am 

Tour Distance:

From Die Mas to Vredendal back to Upington 1300 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 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.


We will stop for groceries as is needed, there are no real big shops on the route and you would need to bring most of your stuff with you. Spaza style shops as follows:

  • Vioolsdrift day 4 ( very small shop )
  • Richtersveld park shop Day 5
  • The only big shop will be at Port Nolloth on day 8.


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


Flush toilets most nights, our only rustic night with no facilities is night 3 on the Namaqua 4×4 route……


Showers everywhere except for night 3. 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.


There is water for cooking and cleaning everywhere.

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 summer climate is expected.