ACCOMMODATION IN SPRINGBOK
If you are interested in matters geological, you’ll love Springbok. The Blue Mine, close to the town, was the first mine in South Africa to become fully commercialised, shipping 11 tons of copper ore from the nearby Hondeklip Bay in 1852. This is just one of many copper deposits in the area that have been worked for hundreds of years by the local Nama people. Near the small town of Concordia is a unique outcrop of orbicular granite – a particularly beautiful stone, and worth a detour. The landmark Springbok Lodge has a fascinating collection of mineral specimens. Springbok is close to Goegap Nature Reserve, and is a good stopover on the N7.