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Namaqua National Park

How to get there

The topography is characterised by granite outcrops with large round or flat exposed rock separated by sandy alluvial valleys. It is situated some 495km from Cape Town off the N7 route to Namibia, and 67km from the town of Springbok in the north. The nearest town is Kamieskroon, which is some 22 km from the reserve and park offices.

Gate Hours:

  • 08:00 to 17:00

At present the Park has only a limited road network available to sedan vehicles. No shop, restaurant or fuel is available in Namaqua National Park and guests must take along their own firewood.

GPS Coordinates

Entrance Gate Section Latitude Longitude

Groen River

Coastal section; 4WD vehicles only

S 30 ° 49' 44 "

E 17 ° 34' 34.16 "

Entrance Gate

Skilpad and Namaqua NP

S 30 ° 09' 58.30"

E 17 ° 47' 53.01"


Graphic Directions





Directions to Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp (Groen River)

GPS Co-ordinates to Groen River - S 30 49 43.9 - E 17 34 33.0

  • From Cape Town:
    • Take the N7 north to Garies (430km)
    • At Garies, turn left to Groen River. Follow the gravel road to Groen river (73km)
    • At Groen River you will enter the park at the sign ‘Namaqua National Park- Coastal Section’ to your right. To enter, open and close the gate again.
    • The office is approx 500m from the gate. From the office it is 1km along the coast to the Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp.
  • From Upington:
    • Take the N14 to Springbok (400km)
    • Take the N7 south to Garies (120km)
    • At Garies, turn right to Groen River. Follow the gravel road to Groen river (73km)
    • At Groen River you will enter the park at the sign ‘Namaqua National Park- Coastal Section’ to your right. To enter, open and close the gate again.
    • The office is approx 500m from the gate. From the office it is 1km along the coast to the Namaqua Flowers Beach Camp.
  • From Skilpad:
    • Skilpad is the parks’ main office and lies 20km from the town of Kamieskroon (which lies on the N7)
    • From Skilpad there is a 4x4 track going down to the coast. It is essential to obtain the Caracal Ecotrail Booklet at the office for directions. This route can take 4-6 hours down to the Beach Camp (strictly 4x4 only!)

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