On our January trip to the Northern Cape, we spent a few hours at Riemvasmaak hot spring pools. Way up near the Namibian border off a beaten track near Kakamas this little gem lies hidden like a Tolkeinesque parallel dimension. The running of this nugget of eco tourism and conservation is entrusted to the local community. On a previous trip here we saw a small cobra sunning itself near the upper pools. If you visit make sure that you have lots of sunblock and keep hydrated as on both visits Cliff developed severe headaches possibly brought on by a combination of the warm water and dehydration.