If you are looking for a place to tick off your must-see list when in the Northern Cape, the Riemvasmaak hot springs in Riemvasmaak, should be amongst the first on your list. Tucked away, in the quiet and secluded wilderness of Riemvasmaak lies a fine selection of the naturally formed hot springs, the Riemvasmaak hot springs. Known for their lush and beautiful panoramic views of the surrounding mountains which are dwarfed by 80-meter-tall granite cliffs. A picture-postcard location indeed.
Aside from being an ideal destination for guests to unwind, guests may also attempt a challenging 4×4 trail, hike down the canyon to the Orange River, or simply set their souls free to soar with the black eagles through the lunar landscape.
How were the Riemvasmaak hot springs formed?
The hot springs were formed from volcanic eruptions that occurred centuries ago, and are heated by the earth’s interior and invite visitors from different walks of life to relax in the natural wonder of the therapeutic waters. About Riemvasmaak
While not as popular as other cities in South Africa, Riemvasmaak is a smaller but beautiful upcoming tourist destination well worth a visit. It is situated close to the Namibian border, secluded between the mighty Orange River and the Molopo River. It covers a massive area, made up of a magnificent display of mountains, extensive desert plains and kilometres of wilderness. A place of haunting beauty that dates back millions of years.
Location and directions
Kimberley, the capital of the Northen Cape province is the closest airport to the hot Riemvasmaak springs, and a drive from there may take about 5 hours.
To get to the Riemvasmaak hot springs from Cape Town, one must take the N2 north towards Port Elizabeth, then take the R43 east towards Upington/Richtersveld Transfrontier Park/Prieska for about 300 kilometers until you reach the intersection with the R410 (signposted Taung). Then turn left continue for another 100 kilometers to your destination.