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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.

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Hiking and Cultural Event for max 20 people

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.

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 Canyon as it meanders through a majestic canyon carved by the hands of time.

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.

Dates: Please note, we have 2 dates, please choose the right date on the registration form
– 1 to 7 July 2021
– and 7 to 13 Sept 2021

Venue: Namaqualand.

Meeting point: Okiep Country hotel, Springbok, Northern Cape

Hiking Distances:
Day 1 on arrival a short hike to a view point where you will be able to see the West Coast if it is a clear day
Day 2:  8km
Day 3: 11km
Day 4: 13km
Day 5: 11 km
Day 6: Cultural tour

Includes:
*6 days, 6 nights
*2 nights Accommodation at a Canyon Guest Farm
*1 night Accommodation at Jakkalswater Guest farm
*3 nights Camping in the Schaapriver Canyon (private property)
*After hike a Full day Namaqualand Cultural Tour with a special Namaqua Lunch prepared by Locals
*Guides
*4 days Hiking 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 lunch 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
*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

Costs:
R8900 pp sharing, if you do not have somebody to share and are willing to share we will assist
Single: R10 900 (R2000 extra for the nights at the guest houses)
Tent hire for hike: R500 for 4 nights
Extra night before Hike start at Okiep hotel: R600 pp or R900 for single

Registration:
Limit to 20 people

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

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

Enter/Register


Entries open 15 Aug 2020

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 on arrival a short hike to a view point where you will be able to see the West Coast if it is a clear day
Day 2:  8km
Day 3: 11km
Day 4: 13km
Day 5: 11 km

 

Accommodation

Accommodation: (6 days/5 nights)
2 nights at Nigramoep Guest farm close to the Canyon
3 nights camping with your own tent in the Canyon
1 night at Jakkalswater Guest Farm

Schedule

Thursday:
PLEASE NOTE: Please arrange your own transport to Okiep Country hotel.

11H00 Meet at Okiep hotel
12H00 Leave for the Schaap River Canyon guest house
14H00 Short walk to a view point overlooking the Coast in the distance, stretch our legs and enjoy the surroundings of Nigramoep farm
18H00 Dinner

Friday

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. Bring your own tea and snacks please
17H00: 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: 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. Bring your own  snacks and tea please
17H00: 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

Sunday

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. Bring your own  snacks and tea please
17H00: 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

Monday

7H00: Breakfast, bring your own
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. Bring your own snacks and tea please
Afternoon: Walk out of Canyon, we will be picked up by vehicles and taken back to the Guest house
18H00: Dinner supplied by the guest house

Tuesday:

6H00: Breakfast
7H30: Leave for Springbok
9:H00: Start of Namaqua Cultural tour
12H00: Lunch
17H00: Drive to overnight stop, Jakkalswater
18H00: Dinner

Wednesday: 

7H00 to 9H00: Breakfast and Good Byes

Contact:
Sonja@trisport.co.za
082 5797595

 

Details

Start:
July 1, 2021
End:
July 7, 2021
Event Category:

Venue

Namaqualand

Organizer

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

Contact Info

 

Phone:    +27 (0) 82 579 7595
Email:     sonja@trisport.co.za
Postal Address:
Po Box 1232
Greatbrak River
6525

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