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Springbok is a
peaceful and crime-free town with a lot of nostalgia. It is the gateway to
Namibia, as we are only 120 kms from the border at the Oranje River.
In 1684 Nama and Khoisan people arrived at the
Castle in the Cape of Good Hope to sell their bangles and bracelets. Simon
van der Stel believed they come from the Monomatapa of Africa, and started
expeditions to the most western corner of the Northern Cape Province.
Today this area is called “The Garden of the Gods” and is famous for
the wondrous display of spring flowers that explode into bloom every
August and September.
Copper was discovered on the farm Melkboschkuil in 1850. In 1852 the farm
was bought from Long Kowie Cloete by the mining company Phillips and King,
which later become known as Cape Copper Company.
The mine became the first commercial mine in South Africa, but was worked
out by 1888.
and Ovambo people, indigenous to Namibia, trade their grass
baskets and wooden handmade crafts in Springbok.
Wild flowers during August / September
Augrabies Waterfall within
Goegap Nature Reserve
within 10 km
Orange river rafting
Richtersveld 4 X 4 experience +/- 150 km from Springbok - the largest mountain desert in the Southern
drive to the Skilpad Wildflower Nature Reserve renowned
for its stunning
wild flower displays even when the rest of area is a bit