1-2 Day Richtersveld Tour also available.
Day tours - Local Area
Unique nature experience & history of area. @ R1000
Diamond Coast Forever Namaqualand.
Come and enjoy the mysterious Diamond Coast between Kleinzee and Koingnaas with the friendly people of De Beers - Namaqualand Mines. A visit to this unspoilt part of the West Coast with its natural beauty, fauna and flora, and cultural diversity will be an unforgettable experience.
Shipwreck 4x4 Trail (self drive) - 37km Coastal drive - Depart 09:00 to 14:00 - R130 p/p plus VAT (minimum 8 people)
The route begins at either Noup or Koingnaas Caravan Park, 13km north of Koingnaas on the West Coast. Over the years the stormy Atlantic Ocean has prevented many ships from completing their voyages, sending them to a final resting-place along the coast between Koingnaas and Kleinzee. Three of these shipwrecks, namely the Piratiny, Arosa and Border, form part of the tour. As well as these wrecks, you will see pristine beaches and places of interest such as archaeological sites dating from the Stone Age, Aggenbag's house and a diver's camp. Driving in soft sand and across rocky patches.
Strandveld 4x4 Trail (self drive) - 27 km Dune drive - Depart 09:00 to 14:00 - R130 p/p plus VAT (minimum 8 people)
The unexplored Strandveld, with its rich diverse plant species, forms part of the Namaqualand coastal plain. The tour through a 30 000 ha private game reserve will take you through various dune systems and alternating natural veld. Gemsbok, springbok, ostriches, and smaller antelope, such as steenbok and duikers, can be seen in large numbers. Soft sand!
Mine Tours - Kleinzee (weather permitting) Departure 08:30 from Mine Tour Room - Tourism Information office R70.18 p/p plus VAT (minimum of 4 people)
The mine tour affords you the opportunity of seeing the fascinating world of diamonds at close quarters. See the massive dragline in action as it scoops up to 70 tons of overburden with each scoop over a distance of 200m within the space of a minute! You will also visit the largest seal colony off the coast of Southern Africa, where more than an estimated 350 000 Cape fur seals make their homes, within the mining area. Children under 16 and pregnant ladies are not allowed on the mine tour because of entry and exit requirements to the mining area.
The tariffs given below are valid for groups of a minimum of eight people per booking. Smaller groups are welcome to contact us for a separate quotation or to enquire regarding joining another group. Security clearances must to be arranged 5 working days prior to visit. ID books/passports must be produced for the issuing of permits on arrival at either Kleinzee or Koingnaas. Groups are escorted by accredited tour guides and commentary can be given in English or Afrikaans. Prices exclude VAT and are subject to change.
Please note: The Tourism office can accept neither foreign currency nor credit cards. The local bank does not have a foreign department either. Please ensure that payment can be made in SA Rands.