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Namastat Lodge and Caravan Park
Namastat Lodge and Caravan Park situated in Springbok which lies in a narrow valley surrounded by the Koperberg in the heart of the Namaqualand, 570km north of Cape Town. It is the last major town before Namibia and it is known as the flower capital.
About 3km from Springbok on the N7 you will find Namastat, which comprises of 4 'Nama huts' and 16 campsites.
A Nama hut or matjieshuise is a round hut traditionally made by the Nama tribe out of beautifully crafted reed matting spread on a skeleton of sticks. The Nama language is probably South Africa's last indigenous language still spoken in the greater Namaqualand area and is a remnant of the Khoisan culture which once dominated large parts of the Southern African region.
The camping and caravan sites offer the following:
- 25 camp sites with own electricity point and water (spring water) and braai facilities.
- Neat, clean and modern share ablution facilities with hot showers.
- Shared kitchen facilities with hot and cold water, electricity points.
- Goegap Nature Reserve
- Namaqua National park
- Namakwa 4 x 4 route
- Children's park
- Flower route
- Richtersveld national park
- Fly fishing
- Namakwa festival (first weekend in Dec)
From Cape Town: If you are traveling on the N7, you have to take the first turn-off to your left towards Springbok. As you travel to Springbok, you will find the Springbok Oval track on your left. At the turn-off towards the Oval track, you must turn left as well. You will drive past the Oval track and the first turn-off on your left, that is the turn-off. Just continue down the road until you reach the sign board for Namastat Lodge. From Kakamas, Upington and Johannesburg: You will reach Springbok by driving on the N14. You must just continue straight on down Voortrekker street (the main road of Springbok) until you exit the town. You must drive 1 km until you find the Springbok Oval track on your right. At the turn-off towards the Oval track, you must turn right as well. You will drive past the Oval track and take the first turn-off on your left. Just continue down the road until you see the signs for Namastat Lodge.