We offer you the best accommodation possible in this harsh environment, especially if you are looking for more than just a place to sleep! The Honnehokke Resort was the first accommodation establishments in Hondeklipbaai. Established in 1993 and renovated in 2013. The Honnehokke Resort has been pointed out by various magazines as the most friendly holiday establishment on the Namaqualand West Coast. It is a tranquil oasis for those tired of the hustle and bustle of city life.
Hondeklipbaai is wonderfully unique and rugged, but this comes with its challenges too. Hondeklipbaai is a small town on the Namaqualand West Coast, and actually part of the Namib desert. The town has limited amounts of water available. While all our chalets have hot water thanks to efficient gas geysers, it does sometimes happen that the municipal water pressure is too low to allow the pilot light to ignite. When this happens, we switch over to the backup system which uses water from our own private water tank to increase the pressure and allows the geyser to ignite.
Before visiting Hndeklipbaai, it is important to know the following:
- Hondeklipbaai can only be reached by gravel roads, which might not always be in a good condition. The shortest gravel road is from Garies, and is 83 kilometers.
- We have frequent unexplained and unannounced power cuts.
- The municipal water supply is unreliable.
- Cell phone reception and internet availability are unreliable.
When there are a lot of tourists in town, it does happen that the town's water supply gets to low and we then have to ask guests to work sparingly with the water, sometimes we even have to limit the times when we can use our tank water. "Save water and shower together:)".
Directions from Cape Town to Hondeklipbaai/Hondeklip Bay:
Travel north on the N7 towards Springbok and turn left approximately 8 km past Garies. You will see the signpost pointing towards Hondeklipbaai/Hondeklip Bay. Continue carefully on the gravel road for 83 km until you reach the town. You will find directions to the Honnehokke Resort Self catering Chalets. NB: Refuel at Garies before diverting to Hondeklipbaai/Hondeklip Bay.
Directions from Springbok to Hondeklipbaai/Hondeklip Bay:
It is advisable NOT to follow your GPS when travelling to Hondeklipbaai/ Hondeklip bay, unless you're feeling adventurous and have lots of time. The Wildeperdehoek Pass for e.g. requires 4-wheel drive and good ground clearance.
Travel west towards Kleinsee for approximately 35 km and exit left towards Kommagas just before the tar road ends. In Kommagas, keep right at the split in the road, marked by a tavern/liquor store in the middle of the fork. Continue along the gravel road for 35 km until you reach a T-junction towards Kleinsee and Koiingnaas. Turn left towards Koingnaas. Continue for 57 km towards Koiingnaas and follow the gravel road to Hondeklipbaai/ Hondeklip Bay for approximately 20 km. NB: Refuel in Springbok before diverting to Hondeklipbaai and Die Honnehokke Resort Self Catering Chalets.