Travel guide to Hondeklip Bay, Namaqualand
The small and misty seaside village of Hondeklip Bay was once an important point of export for the area's copper ore. It was, however, soon made redundant by a railway line to Springbok and today it is little more than a favoured holiday destination. Long walks on the beach can be complemented by an exploration of the wreck of the Aristea, which went aground in 1945. In spring, tourists might also enjoy the spectacular displays of flowers for which the Namakwaland area is known. Those who are lucky enough to obtain a permit will also find Hondeklip Bay to be an excellent spot for crayfish-diving.