Trail Camp - Richtersveld tour: 5 days, 6 Nights

Date

Time

Activity

Notes

DO: 1

Afternoon arrival

Meet & Greet tourist guide Conrad Mouton owner of Aukwatowa Tours and Richtersveld Tours.

Akkommodation Port Indigo Guesthouse or Richtersveld Guesthouse.

Dinner own expense

09:00

Depart for Sendelingsdrift via Alexanderbay. Stop at Lichen Hill to view rare plants like Lichens, Lithops, Fenestraria and Bushman candle as well as other succulent plants. Stop at Wondergat and Cornellskop. Here I will explain about Wondergat, Cornellskop and Giant Quiver trees, (Aloe Pillansii).

Have a view at Bloeddrift at petroglyphs dates back 10 000 years.

Enter the park at Sendelingsdrift and check in into our camp next to Orange river.

Dinner: Braai with salads.

Overnight: Sendelingsdrift (Chalets or Camp)

D/B/L

Please bring warm clothes for evenings. Sunscreen for during the day and hats. Own toiletries as there is ablution.

I will tell some stories about diamond mining, diamond theft, locals, ect.

Previously worked in the diamond mines, fisherman, military ect.

Won the Welcome Awards for National Best tourist Guide in 2008. SA Tourism.

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DO:2

07:00

Breakfast

 

08:00

Depart for Hakiesdoring. We are visiting Witgat tree, (Sheperds tree) driving to Potjiespram. On our way driving through Halfmens pass. Stoping at Halfmens. (Pachypodium Namaquanum)

I will explain the Halfmens. From here we drive through Akkedis pass through Kook River through beautiful scenaries passing Maerpoort on our way to Hakiesdoring.

We will make regular stops to ensure clients have enough time and best possible options to capture these sceneries.

Dinner: Nice warm meal. Baking some pot bread on open fire.

Overnight: Hakiesdoring (Hiking trail camp)

Do not forget your camera. We supply headlamps, binoculars for duration of trip.

DO:3 10/12/2018

07:00

08:00

Breakfast

Breakfast and depart for Kokerboomkloof.

On our way stop at interesting places and sceneries with lookout points. Occurring in this area is a lot of Rock formations. Take a walk to capture this on camera.

Rock formations are The Toe, Witches Family, Louise se Hond, Queen Victoria, Drumstick, Silverback Gorilla etc. I will collect some Dassie piss for me, of medicinal use. Look at some game Gemsbok, Springbok, Klipspringer on our way back to Tattasberg.

Our chef will prepare for us a light lunch.

Return to camp. At leisure till dinner. Guest can take a walk along the Orange river if they choose to.

Dinner: Surprise meal. Chefs special.

Overnight: Hakiesdoring hiking trail camp D/B/L

Breakfast, light lunch and dinner included in the price.

DO4:

08:00

09H00

Breakfast

Depart for De Hoop. Early start to the day to ensure best possible photographic opportunities. Visiting De Hoop from where we depart to do the Domrogh pass trail.

Enroute I will show you very rare plants like Euphorbia Virosa (Bushman poison) etc.

We drive Domrogh pass trail and proceed to Gannakouriep and from there back to our base camp. Arriving at camp, leisure till dinner is served.

Overnight: Hakiesdoring hiking trail camp D/B/L

 

DO: 5

08H00

09H00

Breakfast

Early start to the day to ensure best possible photography opportunities.

Depart for Helskloof gate looking at plants, sceneries and photography.

Enroute I will show you very rare plants like Rabbits Food, Bandaged Finger, Stapelias, Pearson Aloe, and lots more.

We drive through Helskloof pass and exit at Helskloof gate.

From here drive up to Alexanderbay visiting Orange River mouth if time allows and back to Port Nolloth.

Overnight: Port Indigo Guesthouse.

End of Arrangement

Dinner: Own expense. Lots of seaside restaurants that serves very good food to choose from.

   

Accommodation based on availability. There might be changes and will communicate through should there be any changes.