Situated just south of Springbok, Kamieskroon is set among the granite rock formations of the Kamiesberg range in the Northern Cape province of South Africa. Lying in the foothills of the Kamiesberge, the town is more or less in the centre of Namaqualand and is known mainly for its abundance of wild flowers during spring. Its origins lie in the 1860s, 7km north of its present position. It took the name Bowesville (later Bowesdorp), after the district surgeon, Dr Henry Bowe. (As there was little room to expand in the narrow kloof, the town occupied.) The church council decided, in 1924, to rebuild it at Kamieskroon. Kamies might derive from the Nama word ‘kam’, meaning two – referring to the twin peaks of the mountain. The ‘kroon’, a 330m peak crowned with a huge, cleft rock, is a kilometre from the village.The famous Namaqua National Park is only 27 km from Kamieskroon.
Verbe Caravan Park makes the perfect spot to explore the natural wonders of Namaqualand. The park is surrounded by mountains with Sneeukop in the north, Boesmankop in the west and Kardouw in the east. The private park has 50 campsites, each with water and electricity. The spotless ablution facilities have hot and cold water and there are covered and open-air braai facilities. There are many activities and attractions to enjoy within a 100km radius of the park.