Malcolm and his friendly staff offer you traditional country hospitality in a modern and elegant setting in the historic town of Okiep, once the site of the richest copper mine in the world. Tours to the surrounding areas are also available...
Elkoweru Guest House is set in the heart of Namaqualand. Superb accommodation (12 double en-suite rooms) is offered in accredited Guest House. Your home away from home. Spring flowers, conoeing and the great outdoors....
Blue Diamond Lodge is the only Springbok accommodation that deserves to be crowned the Queen of the desert. The 4 star beauty stands on the foothills of the klipkoppies and overlooks the Springbok mountain trails. It is at the forefront of picturesque vie
Springbok lies in a narrow valley surrounded by the Koperberg in theheart of the Namaqualand, 570km north of Cape Town. It is the last major town before Namibia and it is known as the flower capital.
Okiep is the oldest mining suburb in South Africa and is very rich in history and was once known as the richest Copper Mining area in the world.
A beautiful place to visit is the Goegap Nature Reserve with hiking trails where you will get to see an array of colours of wild flowers and over 100 bird species. There is also some game viewing such as zebra, fox, buck and honey badger. It is open daily from 8am to 4pm. Some of the historical attractions include the Anglo Boer War Remnants and Fort Shelton which was part of the war and was manned by a 6 pounder gun. There is also a Cornish Pump House which is still in tact and was used to pump water from the mine.
Okiep enjoys a semi desert climate which is hot to very hot and dry during the summer months and cool to very cold in the winter months with snow on the mountains.