The Wildebeest's guide to South Africa


Afrikaans name: Wallekraal

Wallekraal surrounding area

Wallekraal consists of a few scattered buildings

Photo © Johan van Zyl

Wallekraal is a tiny settlement situated near the Spoeg River (Spoegrivier) in the Northern Cape province. The Spoeg River rises near Kamieskroon and reaches the sea at the northern boundary of the Namaqua National Park. "Spoeg" is the Afrikaans word for "spit."

The surrounding region is semi-arid and covered with low scrub. The area comes alive during the spring flower season when the otherwise drab landscape has splashes of colour. The landscape is rugged with rocky hills.

The settlement is near the Namaqua National Park on the road from Garies to Hondeklipbaai. In fact there are 4 minor roads that descend on Wallekraal and it serves as a bit of a junction for these roads.

Unless you know someone in the Wallekraal area then there is no reason to stop here and certainly no accommodation available in the village.

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Surrounding area

Surrounding area. The spring flowers bring welcome splashes of colour to this area.

Photo © Johan van Zyl

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