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i-con2 Orange River : Travel Information and Accommodation
Noordoewer
The border post to South Africa at Noordoewer is open daily at all hours, Tel 063-297122. The border-crossing procedure usually goes smooth, also in Vioolsdrif on the South African side. But during the South African school holidays long queues must be expected.

Shopping facilities are limited, in Noordoewer as well as in Vioolsdrif. Some accommodation is available. To Springbok, the nearest town in South Africa with ample accommodation, it is 80 kilometres south on the N7.


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Photo: Orange River

Road to Rosh Pinah
The 160 kilometre long stretch from Noordoewer along the Orange to the mining town of Rosh Pinah is usually well drivable despite its sandy condition. A four-wheel drive is not absolutely necessary (although definitely more pleasant). But one should enquire about the road condition at the police in Noordoewer, especially if it has been raining. There is no accommodation, shopping, fuel availabe along the entire route. Camping is great, however. From Rosh Pinah it is another 170 kilometres on tar before one gets to the B4 in Aus towards Luederiz or Keetmanshoop.
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Photo: Tatasberg Restcamp, Richtersveld

/Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park
In tune with the merging of the Fish River Park (Namibia) and the Richtersveld Park (South Africa) to the trans-border /Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier National Park in 2007, the border post near Sendelingsdrift has been opened for tourists. A small car ferry operates daily between 9 and 17:00 and take vehicles with a max. weight of 6 tons across the Orange.

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Photo: Ferry to Sendelingsdrift

For the Richtersveld Park a four-wheel drive is mandatory. There are campgrounds available in the park and few very basic chalets for self-catering. All accommodation must be prebooked. Arrive at the camp before 16:00. More information South Africa Travel Guide.

Orangeriver Unterkunft

Orange River Lodge

Ensuite rooms with aircon, kitchenette and TV; garden, bar, lapa restaurant; camping at the river; tours. Central position.

Rates: DBL from N$ 265 PP BB

Phone +264 (0)63 297012

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Norotshama River Resort

Beautiful location, 50km from Noordoewer at the Orange; chalets with aircon; pool; camping; restaurant; riding.

Rates: please enquire

Phone +264 (0)63 297215

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Sandfontein Game and Nature Reserves

76,000 hectares of spectacular scenery at Orange River. Luxurious ensuite chalets. Full board. Pool. Game drives. Horse riding. Canoeing.

Rates: DBL from N$ 2995 pp full board

Phone +264 (0)63 683160

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