Travel to Springbok – Namaqualand’s Capital
Springbok is world renowned as the Namaqualand Flower Capital and a perfect stopover between Cape Town and Namibia. Springbok lies in a narrow valley in the Klein Koperberge (Small Copper Mountains) and is an an important administrative capital of the region.
Springbok was originally known as Springbokfontein, after the many antelope that inhabited the region and the name was shorted to Springbok in 1911. The city was established in 1862 and developed around a small hillock in the middle of the narrow valley. It became the communications, administrative, educational and commercial centre for the mining of this region.
Major landmarks in Springbok are the Blue Mine, the Dutch reformed church known as Klipkerk, Goegap Nature Reserve, the Mineshaft, Koppie monument, Namaqualand Museum, War Graves, Orbicule Hill and the Smelting Furnaces.
Travellers can enjoy 600 Indigenous flower Species, 45 mammal species and 94 bird species at the Giegap Nature Reserve and walking trail at the Blue mine. Here you’ll also be able to witness spectacular views of the town.
Relax by sampling traditional cuisine in the local restaurants.
Springbok is not very big and so is easily navigable by foot.
- Visit the first commercial copper mine of South Africa at the Blue Mine.
- Witness beautiful mountain scenery.
- Learn more about the region in the local museum.