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  • DAY 1 START can be viewed from old Upington bridge.

Route Option A

  • Turn Left onto the N10 towards Groblershoop
  • After 1.4km turn right in the dip onto the R359
  • After 8km turn right onto the paved road towards Riva Resort (Viewpoint 1)
  • On your way back turn right again onto the R359
  • After 8,5km turn right onto a gravel road and follow it down to the river (Viewpoint 2)
  • On your way back turn right again onto the R359
  • In 7km turn right into Oranje Rus. (Finish of Day 1)

Route Option B

  • Turn right onto N10 towards Upington Town
  • Take the first turnoff left just over the bridge
  • At the robot turn left onto the N14
  • About 7km form start turn left onto a gravel road down to the river
  • At the T-junction, turn right and park outside the gate
  • It's a short walk over the water canel down to the river (Viewpoint 3)
  • Track back to the start and follow Option A route

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Day 2 Road trip for seconds


Day 2 start at Ikaya Resort in Keimoes. This resort is on the R27 towards Kenhardt from Keimoes town.

  • From Ikaya turn right towards Keimoes
  • After 2,1km at the 4-way stop, turn left onto the N14 towards Kakamas
  • After 17km, turn left onto a tarred road towards "Forster Eiland" and "Die Punt Caravan Park"
  • Follow the tarred road which then leads onto a gravel road for 5,2km to the takeout point of the first portage (Viewpoint 4)
  • Track back to the N14 and turn left towards Kakamas for 23km
  • Directly after crossing the bridge turn left at "Die Mas" sign (There is a greenboat on stilts)
  • Follow the road for 2,7km to the finish of day 2 at Die Mas

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The Green Kalahari
come and experience the northern cape