Travel guide to Nababeep, Namaqualand

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Nababeep, Namaqualand

Nababeep is Namakwaland's largest copper-mining town. After copper was discovered in the 1860's, the Cape Copper Company built a small railway line to transport the mined ore to Port Nolloth. Originally mules were used to draw the ore-filled carts, but later they were replaced by steam engines - only to be intermittently harnessed again when water shortages prevented the use of the steam engines. Today, the line is no longer in use, but visitors to Nababeep can still see the last steam engine that travelled it. The engine, named Klara, is on display at the Mining Museum which charts the development of Namakwaland's copper mining industry.

Where to stay in Nababeep:

Also within the Namaqualand region:

Alexander Bay (1) • Concordia (1) • Garies (1) • Hondeklip Bay (11) • Kamieskroon (8) • Nababeep (1) • Okiep (1) • Port Nolloth (31) • Richtersveld (5) • Springbok (32) • Steinkopf (1) • Vioolsdrift (8) •

Accommodation available in Nababeep:

Jakkalswater Gasteplaas

Bed and Breakfast, Camping and Caravanning in Nababeep, Namaqualand

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Jakkalswater Guest Farm, is a nature-oriented guest farm, about 13km outside Springbok (on the Nababeep road) and about 6km off the N7 highway, in the heart of Namaqualand. It is nestled in the slopes of granite boulders of the Kamiesberg, where quiver trees overlook the valley and Klipspringers roam.Jakkalswater is entirely off the grid and green. The incredibly pure (and delicious) water ...

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