Disconnect. To Reconnect.
The Kokerboom Food & Wine Route is part of the Green Kalahari in the Northern Cape and mostly runs next to the Orange River, including the small towns and settlements of Kanoneiland, Kenhardt, Keimoes, Friersdale, Kakamas, Marchandt, Augrabies, Riemvasmaak and the Augrabies Falls National Park.
The route is about 800km from all the main cities, like Cape Town, Johannesburg & Pretoria, with Windhoek and Durban just over 1000km. We are en-route to two attractions in the Northern Cape namely the Augrabies Falls and Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park and on the way to the Namaqualand flower splendour, Cape Town and Namibia. The Kokerboom Food & Wine route combines a land of extremes and contrasts with the green vibrance of the Orange River and the desert surroundings, covering Riemvasmaak, Augrabies and Klein Pella.
Tourists will find that peace and silence on the Route, while adventure tourists will be entice with the adventure menu on the route.
The reasons why you have to put us on your “must visit list” are simple: • The open spaces of the Route is the ideal place to get away from everything in the fast lane to disconnect to enable you to reconnect with yourself and spending quality time with those closest to you. • The vastness and pollution-free landscape offers incredible opportunities for stargazing and photography, while the unique plants of the route will keep you fascinated for days. • The Orange River, which is at 2090km the longest and biggest river in South-Africa is an oasis for water sports adventure – like river rafting, canoeing and kayaking, with the highlight of the adventure calendar the annual Green Kalahari Canoe Marathon that compares with the best in SA and takes place over three days, covering just over 100km with national and international high level participants. • Excellent Food & Wine experiences – traditional food, wine tasting, food & wine pairing, brandy and wine making, cheese making and other homemade products, nuts, raisin & dates • Art on the route from local artists and cultural experiences specifically at Riemvasmaak with the traditional Nama people • Adventure sports - hot air ballooning over the Augrabies, water ski school, 4x4 trips, hiking, mountain biking, the annual Kalahari Augrabies Extreme Marathon over 250km in October.
• The landmark on the route is the well-known Augrabies Falls which is rated as the 6th largest waterfall in the world – with opportunities for game viewing and hiking trails. • Relax in the hot springs at the historical Riemvasmaak with a spirit which is unique to this granite canyon, while enjoying traditional Nama food, dances and tales in the language of the Nama people. • Other activities on the route include camping next to the river, tubing down the Orange, bird watching and to experience the authentic quiver tree nursery to learn more about these historical giants • The route offers excellent accommodation and service(from camping and chalets to 4-star luxury guesthouses The essence of the route however lies in its people – servicing the tourist with a truthful, warm hospitality which reflects the honesty of the people of the Kokerboom Food & Wine Route and contributes to an unique experience..