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Alexander Bay, Okiep, Port Nolloth, Hondeklip Bay

Other Routes:
Crayfish Route
Richtersveld Route
Kamieskroon Mountain Route
Hardeveld Route
Nama Route

Ashley Raymond
tel: 083 9456 946

Okiep Country Hotel
Norman Featherstone
tel: 027 744 1000
fax: 027 744 1170



Okiep is a small ex mining town with a population of some 6,500 and is situated within the semi-desert region of Namaqualand. Its colourful houses are scattered across a vast, sandy plain interspersed with rocky outcrops.

Guided tours and trails lead you to the old Cornish mine workings, remains of the railway earth works, the 12 block houses surrounding Okiep, the mine museum in Nababeep, the Orbicule hill (which is only found in Namaqualand and Scandinavia), the Goegap Nature Reserve, Simon van der Stel's mine shaft, Schaap River Canyon and many other places of historical interest.

Explore the three mountain bike routes, rough the two local 4x4 trails, or follow the walking trails through the surrounding mountains and valleys, enjoying sun down from exceptionally beautiful viewpoints.


The old copper mining centre of Okiep is 8 km north of Springbok, using exit 556, just off the national route (N7) to Steinkopf and Vioolsdrift, the border post to Namibia, which lies 120 km to the north.


Enjoy traditional country hospitality in a modern setting at the Okiep Country Hotel. It offers country cooking, friendly and informal country hospitality and service, well-appointed en-suite bedrooms, television, air-conditioning, a comfortable lounge, games room and a pub with the widest range of imported beers and liqueurs north of Cape Town.