Holiday Accommodation in Alexander Bay

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Brandkaros Holiday Resort Alexander BayHotel / Lodge

Alexander Bay
After diamonds were discovered along the West Coast in 1925, Alexander Bay was known for its mining activities. The resulting "diamond rush" led to the Diamond Coast rebellion of 1928. At the mouth of the Orange River, the town is no longer a high-security area and no permits are needed. The town takes its name from Sir James Alexander, who shipped copper ore he mined at Kodas in the Richtersveld in barges down the Orange River for export from this bay.

Activities and Attractions:

Alluvial Diamond Mine and Museum Tours ALEXKOR LTD conducts tours on Thursdays at 08h00. Booking is essential. Tel: (027) 831 1330.
Diamond Mine Tours Bookings for mine tours must be made. Tel: (027) 831 1330.
Nama Culture To be experienced at the four communities of the Richtersveld, namely Eksteenfontein; Sanddrift, situated on the banks of the mighty Gariep (Orange River) offering good angling opportunities; Khubus, housing a museum; and Lekkersing.
Orange River Estuary A RAMSAR-site, renowned for its prolific birdlife.
World's Largest Desert Lichen-field With 26 species, the lichen-field lies atop a hill east of the town.