Exploring Namaqualand

Exploring Namaqualand

All day
August 9, 2018 August 12, 2018

Organizer: Andy McMahon

Have you driven up or down the N7 through Namaqualand and thought about exploring the many gravel mountain passes in the area? This outing is about scratching that itch!


This is an exploration outing focusing on exploring the off-the-beaten track gravel passes as well as some of the tracks in the mountains used only by the locals and taking time to enjoy the spectacular scenery. After a wet June and a warm July, it is looking promising of seeing some good flower displays thrown in as a bonus. We will be bush camping along rivers and in the wilder sections of the community areas far from civilisation. Hence, we will need to be completely self-sufficient. The intention is to travel up exploring the passes on the coastal side of the N7 and back exploring the passes on the inland side but as it is exploring, the plan is completely adaptable.


What to take

All food and water

All camping gear for bush camping

Warm clothing – it may get cold at night

Plenty of wood and then some more!

29Mhz radio


A jerry can of fuel for “just in case” purposes

Usual sense of humour!


As this is an exploration outing with bush camping, the outing is limited to a maximum of 6 vehicles.


Meeting place & time

This will be communicated with those going. If everyone can and is able to depart by midday on the 8th, we’ll overnight at a campsite en route or else make it an early start on the Thursday.



There is no cost associated with this outing as we will be bush camping. However, should the weather not play fair or anything unforeseen happen, we may make use of a campsite or alternative accommodation if need be so best to travel with cash in case.  

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