Day 1| We started our trip landing in Upington Air Port, our plan was to start the trip at Springbok, therefore we drove from Upington to Springbok with only one stop on the way, to visit the locality of Lithops Jullie, 6 km. East of Pofadder.
The plants were in bloom and were accompanied by flowering Conopytum praesectum and other small Succulents.
In the evening we arrived at Springbok and checked into the excellent BB Mountain view hotel, were we planned to stay 3 nights.
Day 2| we headed north, direction Steinkopf and than west towards Porthnolth, after 30 km. we turned right (north) in to a dirt road leading to Eksteenfontein, along the way we saw many beautiful Aloe Dichotoma
We stopped and climbed several hills and mountains were we saw many succulents including Crassulas, Sheiridopsis, Conopytum bilbum in flower, Avonia, Hoodia and many many more.
Each and every hill we climbed on the way was a beauty.
In the afternoon we arrived to Eksteenfontein and enjoyed a beautiful sunset over the Richtersweld Mountains.
DAY 3 | we started with a visit of the locality of Conopytum pellucidum right at the borders of Springbok, the plants grew in several big quartz rocks, some were in flower, we can summarize it by saying” it was a beauty”.
Following directions we received from Norbert Kleinmichel from Atomic Plant Nursery in Germany we headed towards the Umdaus range. We drove in thedirection Steinkopf and then took the road to Port Nolloth, after Aprox 5 Km. we turned north (right) towards Kosies, than after about 12 Km. we turned towards the Wyepoort River Valley, driving down the valley for another 6 Km., at that point we stopped at the Coordinates 290707S 173901 E and started climbing a mountain which is paradise for succulents lovers, on the way up hill we saw Conopytums in flower, many Tylecodons (all sizes) Crassula , Euphorbia, Avonia, Sarcocaulon and many more, the real heaven was on top where we saw several types of Conopytums : Ectypum, Armianum , Flavum , Longum ,Bilobum many of them in flower, there were so many Conopytums we had to walk carefully not to step on them, we spent there most of the day walking on this mountain at temperature of 30 degrees C, later in the afternoon we headed back to Springbok