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Tour 26: 3 Day Riemvasmaak 4×4 Tour

MALARIA FREE AREA!

3 Days
2 Nights or more

DAY 01 Upington – Riemvasmaak
DAY 02 Riemvasmaak
DAY 03 Upington – Departure

DETAILED ITINERARY

Riemvasmaak is an impressive mountain desert wilderness born from volcanic activity millions of years ago. The rugged rocky scenery seems as if it is from another planet. Three 4x4 trails run through the area. There are a few technical descents at some places. The Hot Spring in the Molopo River Gorge is a popular spot to relax after a day’s driving.

DAY 01 Upington – Riemvasmaak

Depart from Upington via the Keimoes-Kakamas gravel road, passing through a quiver tree forest, to Riemvasmaak. This spectacular mountain desert wilderness, with its towering granite canyons, covers 75 000 ha and is owned and run by the community of Riemvasmakers. It was one of the first land restitution projects in South Africa. The rugged rocky scenery seems as if it is from another planet. It is a wilderness born from volcanic activity millions of years ago, but with a beauty that takes on spiritual proportions. We camp near the hot spring where one can relax in the baths, with the water temperature a constant 32 Celcius, dwarfed by 80 m high cliff walls.

Afternoon 4x4 trail.
Overnight: One of the camps at Riemvasmaak
Meals: B & D
Distance: 180 km
Travel time: 4 hrs

DAY 02 Riemvasmaak 4x4 trail

Explore Riemvasmaak on 4x4 trails and hikes. Return to the camp.
Overnight: One of the camps at Riemvasmaak
Meals: B & D
Distance: 80 km
Travel time: 6 hrs

DAY 3 Riemvasmaak – Upington

Morning walk. Relax in the hot Spring baths. Depart to Upington. Stop at Keimoes for wine tasting at the second largest cooperative wine cellar in the world, the Orange River Wine Cellar. Visit Tierberg Nature Reserve in Keimoes, from where one has a beautiful view of the lush green Orange River Valley. Arrive in Upington during the afternoon.

Distance: 140 km
Travel time: 3 hrs

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