Noup is currently closed due to unforseen circumstances. We apologise for any inconvenience caused. Please visit our site in the future as we are not sure how long the current situation will last.

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Heaven on earth
The place to find your soul
Here I can charge my batteries
The rugged West Coast of Southern Africa is a hardy land dominated by endless vistas. The merciless African sun has for thousands of years baked this land whilst the wild Altlantic ocean has beaten onto the coast with Herculian persistance. Needless to say, it is not a place for the faint-hearted traveller. However, there is solace to be found here in the form of a scattering of cottages that were once used by diamond divers when they were not underwater plying their dangerous trade. This place is called Noup.
Noup is a special place. The environment is unlike any other and is inhabited by numerous indomitable plants and animals that have adapted to survive in this harsh landscape. Southern Right whales are frequent visitors in the nutrient rich coastal waters and can be seen most months of the year. Several ship wrecks are scattered along this shore, bearing testament to the power of nature in this part of the world.
We provide linen, 2 burner gas cooker, kettle, cutlery and crockery, candles and loo paper.
What to bring
Own food, drinks, towels, wine glasses, dish cloths and dish washing liquid, drink water, ice and lots of wood or charcoal. Bring warm clothing (even during summer months). Please note no medical assistance, chemist or Doctor in the area. No road side assistance.
Petrol and Diesel available in Koingnaas
Mon to Friday: 08h00 to 17h00
Saturday: 08h00 to 12h00
Sunday: CLOSED
After hours call out fees R50 per vehicle
Booking 3 days prior to arrival essential.
We require minimum of 2 night stay. NO one night accommodation.
We require a min of 6 paying guests to provide electricity.
Electricity only provided from sunset to 10pm - no electricity during day light.
Electricity provided with a diesel generator.
Gas fridge facilities available - not in the huts -
Gas showers in ablution blocks hot water 24/24
Fire places and en-suite loo and shower in all the huts
Please NO pets
NO quad bikes
GPS co-ordinates: S30 08 315 E017 12 180 DDMMSS
Directions to Noup from Cape Town
Follow the N7 until 7 km north of Garies - turn left onto the gravel road to Hondeklipbaai/Koingnaas for 83km (drive SLOW on this road) - turn right at the T-junction to Koingnaas for 15km. Continue on the tar road Kleinzee for15km - turn off left atthe NOUP signboard - onto the gravel road. Follow signs to Noup for 3km.
Directions from Gauteng
Follow the N7 to Springbok.From Springbok follow the R355 (tar road) via the Spektakel Pass for 40km - turn left (21km tar road) to KOMMAGAS. Drive through Kommagas until you reach the DWARSWEG INN - where the road forks - take the RIGHT HAND Road (gravel) stay on this road for 38km until you reach the tar road. Turn LEFT onto the tar road to Koingnaas for about 50. Turn right onto gravel road at the Noup signboard. Follow Noup signs for 3km.
Directions from Port Nolloth
Follow the R382 for 12km turn off onto gravel road to Kleinzee (72km) at the T-junction turn right to Kleinzee -Drive through or bypass Kleinzee- follow the tar road to Koningnaas for about 55km -turn Right onto the gravel road at the NOUP signboard - follow gravel road to Noup for 3km. Please Note: Gravel roads are fine for ordinary vehicles. During rainy season the gravel roads become treacherous and NOT recommended unless driving a 4x4 vehicle!
I try to plan a trip to Noup every year. There is something so unique about the place, the plants and the people - its truly magical.
Guest - Matthew
The last time we stayed at Noup we witnessed a full moon rising over the desert with a burning red sun setting over the ocean at the same time. My icy klippies and cola tasted extra good right then.
Guest - Rijk
Its a long drive from anywhere to Noup, but once you get there you will realise that is was all worth it!
Guest - Marcel
Contact Us
Noup provides rustic but comfortable self catering accommodation. It has been described as the best kept secret on the West Coast.
Noup is a special place for special people.
Noup is a Khoi (bushman) word meaning black dunes.
Host - Dudley