[2] – Koingnaas

+/-25km north from Hondeklip Bay lies KOINGNAAS.

Entrance to town

A gravel road leads to this small mining town.  Koingnaas is in a restricted area and day visitors need to fill in a register and present an ID at the gate office.

a typical mining town

It is a typical mining town…small, with the bare necessities.


a shop at the petrol station

This petrol station is the closest  to Hondeklip Bay where there are no fuel facilities at present.

The petrol station in Koingnaas

Travelling on the road from Koingnaas to Kleinsee, the turn of to Noup leads to a diamond divers village snuggled in amongst the fynbos on the coast.

entrance  to a little diamond divers village