Who has enough time to spare, should first travel the coastal road R27 to Langebaan and visit the wonderful West Coast National Park before intercepting the N7 north of Malmesbury on the R45. At Clanwilliam a detour into the mountain world of the Cedarberg ranges is recommended or to the fishing village of Lamberts Bay at the coast.
North of Vanrhynsdorp the landscape is wide and open. Here begin the vast semi-desert expanses of the Namaqualand with its capital Springbok. During the "wildflower season" between July and September the region is covered with myriads of wildflowers in all colours.
Springbok boasts a good offer in services. It is another 140 kilometres to the Namibian border at the Orange River.