Eksteenfontein lies in a wide plain stretching
to distant mountains and Halfmens trees. Like Kuboes, it belongs
to the hot, dry semi-desert region of the Richtersveld, home
to endemic succulents and desert wildlife. The Richtersveld
National Park as well as the banks of the Orange River are
within a two hour drive.
With a few days notice, the women of Eksteenfontein,
or !Obes, as it is called in Nama, will bake delicious fresh
bread and cook a tasty traditional meal for you. Locally produced
riempie chairs which make great souvenirs or gifts, are available
for purchase, as well as T-shirts printed with a halfmens,
bokkie, or other memorabilia at the textile printing centre.
Eksteenfontein and Rooiberg offer you a
true wilderness experience with walks and guided hikes taking
you through rugged mountains and past lichen and lizards stretching
out in the sun. 4x4 tracks meander across empty plains to
the Orange River and mountains of the Richtersveld National
Eksteenfontein is the gateway to the World Heritage Site, a vast wilderness adjoining the Richtersveld
National Park. This small town is 50 km from Lekkersing and
80 km from Kuboes, and a 4x4 trail connects Eksteenfontein
with Vioolsdrift, where you can cross the border into Namibia.
Eksteenfontein can be accessed easily without a 4x4 along
tarred and gravel roads from Steinkopf.