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"Four of us, all retired ladies, visited the Richtersveld for a week in 2011 on a tour led by Conrad Mouton, assisted by his colleague, Floors.
The tour was very well arranged. Conrad explained beforehand what route we would be following, the nature and conditions of the various camps, the time we would take on each leg and what we could expect to see, particularly as regards terrain and flora.
While some of the roads were rough, the tour proceeded smoothly and any difficulties were quickly solved owing to the experience and skill of the two leaders. The vehicle was sturdy and as comfortable as could be expected, very suitable for its purpose.
Conrad displayed a wide knowledge both of plants and of the countryside, and his comments considerably enhanced our enjoyment of what we saw. He has a real love for his area of southern Africa, and a desire to preserve any species which could be under threat. He is a kind, considerate and entertaining host, and we appreciated his tact in withdrawing when we wanted to rest.
The meals were of excellent quality and there was always enough and to spare. Floors was in charge of the food, his tasty and varied dishes showing his skill as a cook. He did as much preparation beforehand as possible and so the meals were served timeously and efficiently. We were initiated into the delights of some local recipes, and we came to appreciate the resourcefulness of people living away from urban culinary outlets.
After being safely returned to Port Nolloth, we expressed our heartfelt thanks to Conrad and Floors for a memorable, interesting and unique experience. We recommend their tour highly, and we count it a privilege to have come to know them both."

About Us

Aukwatowa Tours is a family business, proudly owned and run by Conrad Mouton. We are a tour operator/ guide, based in Port Nolloth, doing tours in South Africa, the Northern Cape, Western Cape, Namakwaland, Karoo, Richtersveld, Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park, Diamond Coast, Richtersveld and Namibia. We also do transfers from Airports in Cape Town and Upington to any destination. We offer an experience, not just another tour.

Aukwatowa Tours owns well maintained vehicles with all the necessary permits and insurances required by the relevant authorities. Our knowledgeable and experienced guides are qualified and registered.

At Aukwatowa Tours we pride ourselves in offering personal attention to all our guests - where no one ever becomes just another number. You will enjoy your tour as somebody and not as “part of a crowd”. We ensure that our guests enjoy every minute of their experience whilst in our safe care. We will strive to meet any reasonable requests made - no stone will be left unturned in an effort to guarantee your pleasure. We are open to suggestions or proposals which can make your experience the most enjoyable and memorable.

Aukwatowa Tours offers tours & transfers in and around the Northern and Western Cape. All transfers are conducted in air-conditioned vehicles. The size of the vehicle will depend on the number of passengers. However, safety, comfort and pleasure are always our main priorities.

Guests can either make the most of enjoying the cool comfy interior of an air conditioned vehicle when the outside temperatures soar or experience the warm breeze and distinctive smells of the bush in an open vehicle – the choice is yours! We have found a way to cater for the needs of every member of the family. We have a passion for service excellence.
I started my business in 2005, after good consideration of the Tourist Influx in my town Port Nolloth and the Richtersveld.

In 2008 I was selected National Best Tourist Guide in the Welcome Awards at Indaba by SA Tourism. I also was selected in 2009 and 2010 Provincial Finalist for the ETEYA award for my province. In 2014 I was selected Tourism Ambassador for the Northern Cape at the Tourism Indaba held in Durban. My clients are from all over the world. Few countries to mention Germany, the UK, Netherlands, USA, Switzerland, Italy, France, Belgium, Canada, etc.

I was working previously in the Diamond mining Industry and Fish Companies and also serve in the Military as a Medic. I visited London WTM, ITB in Berlin, Philippines and Turkey a few times and attended convention hosted by the World Federation for Tourist Guides.

Aukwatowa Tours will tailor make tours & transfers at extremely competitive rates.

Allow us to let you savour the true Africa and experience something that will stay with you forever. You will be the envy of others when you tell them of your experience.

We are based in Port Nolloth, and normally start and end our Tours here, but through arrangements you can be picked up at the airport in Upington or Cape Town.

We normally structure our tours to include as much as possible, of a variety of things. On the way to the Ai-Ais Richtersveld Transfrontier Park (a World Heritage site) we like to show our visitors some rare plants, landscapes, rock engravings etc. These amazing places are not necessarily inside the Park. On a “normal” trip, we only reach the Park by the end of the first day.

The Richtersveld consists of the Sandveld on the coast, which is mostly inaccessible ( restricted mining area), then you have the wetlands at the Orange river mouth, the scenic areas along the Orange river, Conservancy areas at Kuboes, Eksteenfontein and Rooiberg, the National Park, and areas outside these formal conservancy areas. It needs to be mentioned that some of the Areas outside the conservancy and Park, are no less spectacular than the parts inside these areas.

Our more popular tours are between 2 and 8 days. Before these trips we establish our client’s personal interests, and put something together that suits them. We start planning a tour with two people, and keep our group sizes to not more than eight people.
On our tours, we supply everything, from the vehicle , equipment, putting up camp where necessary, preparing meals, cleaning up, changing flat tyres (if necessary), drinking water and accommodation before and after the Tour (in Port Nolloth).

In the National Park, we would not be able to cover much of it, as travelling in the Park is generally slow. It is important to make stops, and to do short hikes, to see and appreciate more of the plants, and landscapes, thus we need to do 3 to 6 days in order to cover all.

WE OFFER:
Namakwa Flowers and Botanic Safaris
Richtersveld World Heritage Site Visits and Cultural Safaris, and meeting with locals.
Diamond mining heritage, shipwrecks and Atlantic coast safaris
Kruger National Park/ Pilanesberg
Day excursions – seafood picnics & sunset drives
Game viewing Safaris in Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park
Canoe trips on Orange River
Private tailored Safaris.
Wine tasting and the Wine Route tours
Northern Cape Safari
Shipwrecks along the diamond Coast
Garden Route and Cape Town Tours
Overland Safaris

Destinations

Why book with Us

We specializes in African safaris and tours and are in business for 11 years now. We also local and can give you the interaction with local Nama and Bushmen, telling real stories and know the areas we operates in very well.

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