August 2019

Cape Town


715 Km

2 Days


We wanted to see the flowers in the desert, so planning our trip we decided that Namaqua NP would be our first stop. And that we’ll do the Caracal Eco Route.

 The Namaqua NP is composed of two different parts :

  • Northern Part with mountains and famous for its flowers
  • Southern Part with costal scenaries such as dunes, rough ocean, seal colony etc

The Caracal Eco Route cross these two parts, can be done from north to south, or south to north. And is supposed to be feasible in one day.

We wouldn’t recommand to do it without overnight stop if you don’t want to have a clock in mind and enjoy all the different things that are explorables.

A good option seems to find a spot in Hondeklip baai.

© Sanparks

Like some other Parks in Southern Africa, it is recommanded (and even mandatory) to drive a 4WD vehicle due to the presence of deep sands, mostly in the southern/costal part.

Specific Resources


  • Reaching Namaqua NP from Cape Town
  • Caracal Eco Route

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