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06 Sep

We are happy to announce an absolute unique fully catered Hiking (Slack Packing) experience! VERY few people have ever done this Hike, or know of its existence! If you have done the Fish River Canyon, you will love this River Canyon even better as it is still wild, not commercial, clean and definitely not crowded with hikers.

Hike along the river bed of the magnificent Schaap River as it meanders through a majestic canyon carved by the hands of time. You will see flower covered valleys, rugged mountains, ancient canyons and experience natures’ magical show of colour and beauty during the world’s largest and most spectacular natural flower display.

Hike where the shy leopard silently roam the weathered canyon walls and the lunar landscapes created in an ancient time when everything was a boiling pot of melted granite.

Faces of the Canyon

Info and Cost

Go where you feel most alive!

We are happy to announce an absolute unique fully catered Hiking (Slack Packing) experience! VERY few people have ever done this Hike, or know of its existence! If you have done the Fish River Canyon, you will love this Canyon better as it is still wild, not commercial, clean and definitely not crowded with hikers.

The Schaap River Canyon is in Namaqualand. Namaqualand is an arid region of Namibia and South Africa, extending along the west coast over 1,000 kilometres and covering a total area of 440,000 square kilometres. It is divided by the lower course of the Orange River into two portions – Little Namaqualand to the south and Great Namaqualand to the north.

Namaqualand remained a very quiet place during the cultural evolution until about 2000 years ago. This was when the Khoikhoi or Nama arrived from the area that now encompasses northern Botswana. The region is known for its cultural history, which was preserved by the Nama and Khoisan tribes. The Nama people are the largest group of Khoikhoi people.

Date:

6 to 11 September 2022

Venue:

Schaapriver Canyon, Namaqualand, Northern Cape.

Meeting point:

Nigramoep Guest house

Costs:

R9500 pp sharing, (5 days, 5 nights)
Single: R10 500
Tent hire for hike: R400 pp

Fitness level needed:

Not suitable for beginners. Fit for hiking up to 17km per day with some rocky and uneven areas over boulders

Optional:

The day after the Hike: Namaqualand Undiscovered Tour and an Extra night before the Hike at Okiep hotel: R1650 pp sharing or R1900 for single (includes the tour plus lunch on the tour and accommodation at Okiep, but not breakfast or dinner

Namaqualand Undiscovered tour that includes:

– 1 night at Okiep hotel
– a special Namaqua Lunch prepared by Locals
– Quiver tree forest
– Local building of quiver tree
– Demonstration of the local medicine used by Nama San
– Beautiful and best flowers of Namaqua
– Scenic drive through the Koppies and Landscape of Namaqua

Registration:

Limit to 20 people: NO CHILDERN UNDER 16 PLEASE

Hiking Distances:

Day1: Arrive at our Canyon Guest house at about 4pm
Day 2:  17km
Day 3: 16km
Day 4: 14km
Day 5: 12 km

Includes:

Total: 5 days, 5 nights
*2 nights Accommodation at a Canyon Guest Farm (1 before and 1 after the hike)
*3 nights Camping in the Schaapriver Canyon (private property)
*4 days hiking
*OPTIONAL:
The day after the hike a Full day  “Namaqualand Undiscovered Tour” that includes:
– a special Namaqua Lunch prepared by Locals
– Quiver tree forest
– Local building of quiver tree
– Demonstration of the local medicine used by Nama San
– Beautiful and best flowers of Namaqua
– Scenic drive through the Koppies and Landscape of Namaqua
You will see areas that not a lot of people has seen before.
*Guides
*4 days Hiking/3 nights in the Schaap River Canyon with 2 expert Canyon guides that were born in Namaqualand. They have intimate knowledge of the flowers, geography & history of the area!
*Transport & Logistics of your gear on the 4 day slack Packing hike to the 3 overnight camps in the Canyon
*Supply of water, fire wood and cooking equipment
*All meals from dinner on Day 1 to breakfast on departure Day 6
*Freshly baked bread and salad each night
* Lekka home cooked Namaqualand food!
*Dinner at the Jakkalswater
*Breakfast on last day at Jakkalswater before leaving for home.
*An unforgettable and unique Namaqualand experience!
*All bookings and arrangements made by Trisport

Excludes:

*Travel to Springbok, Northern Cape
* The Namaqualand Undiscovered tour
* Extra night after the Namaqualand Undiscovered tour at Okiep hotel
* Tent, sleeping bag, stretcher, day pack, camp stove, tea etc. for hike. Tents can be rented.
* Snacks for the hike and your own tea on hike
*Alcoholic Drinks
* Your own stretcher and blow up matrass
*Tips

Compulsory Equipment (for your own safety):

As a precaution, we would like you to carry the following compulsory equipment with you during the hike. It is for your own personal safety. Please adhere to the following:

  • Cell phone
  • zip lock bag to keep phone dry
  • Space blanket
  • Day pack
  • Long Thermal base layer (pants and top)
  • Whistle
  • Hat
  • Emergency food
  • Headlamp
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen (factor 50)
  • Outer shell jacket (waterproof)
  • Small First aid kit

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be made due to Covid 19. If we have to cancel/postpone the event due to any unforeseen circumstances including Covid 19 we will transfer your entry fees to the new date

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR TRAVEL INSURANCE COVER ANY INJURIES, ILLNESS OR CANCELLATIONS FOR ANY REASONS SUCH AS AN PANDEMIC, TERRORISM, FORCE MAJEUR.

Transfers

20% of Entry fee will be charged for any transfers for admin costs.

Route

Hiking Distances:

Day 1 in afternoon, arrive at our Canyon Guest house
Day 2:  17km
Day 3: 16km
Day 4: 15km
Day 5: 12 km

 

Accommodation

Accommodation: (6 days/6 nights)

1 night at a Guest farm close to the Canyon

4 nights camping with your own tent in the Canyon

Optional night at Okiep hotel:
   

Schedule

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Please arrange your own transport to Okiep Country hotel.

TUESDAY:

(please note, book the Namaqua Undiscovered tour after the hiking tour start via entry form)

14H00 to 18H00: Meet at Nigramoep and dinner

WEDNESDAY

7H00: Breakfast
8H00: Start with the Canyon hike
Rest of day: Hiking, experiencing the geology of the canyon, the fauna and flora, the history, stopping for tea, stopping for lunch at a beautiful spot.
18H00: Dinner and freshly baked bread and salad made by us. Relax around the bonfire while we listen to the sounds of the animals and canyon

THURSDAY

7H00: Breakfast
8H00: Canyon hike
Rest of day: Hiking, experiencing the geology of the canyon, the fauna and flora, the history, stopping for tea, stopping for lunch at a beautiful spot.
18H00: Dinner and freshly baked bread and salad made by us. Relax around the bonfire while we listen to the sounds of the animals and canyon

FRIDAY

7H00: Breakfast
8H00: Canyon hike
Rest of day: Hiking, experiencing the geology of the canyon, the fauna and flora, the history, stopping for tea, stopping for lunch at a beautiful spot.
18H00: Dinner and freshly baked bread and salad made by us. Relax around the bonfire while we listen to the sounds of the animals and canyon

SATURDAY

7H00: Breakfast,
8H00: Hike towards Nigramoep on the escarpment of the Canyon
Hiking, experiencing the geology of the canyon, the fauna and flora, the history, stopping for tea, stopping for lunch at a beautiful spot.
18H00: Dinner at Nigramoep

SUNDAY

9H00: Breakfast and Good Byes

Contact:
Sonja@trisport.co.za
082 5797595

For all information contact Sonja : sonja@trisport.co.za

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Venue

Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa

Organizer

TriSport
Phone:
0825797595
Email:
sonja@trisport.co.za
Website:
trisport.co.za

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