Eco Ventures - Find and Book Eco Journeys in the Kalahari and Namaqualand & surrounds at Eco Ventures

Our unique fun 5 day Walking Holidays and 10 day Pilgrimage Walks, are the best way of experiencing the different regions of Southern Africa. The distance per day is walked in 6 - 7km stretches, with safari style rest breaks in the veldt, or an interesting cultural or historical stop along the way.

Slackpacking is a luxury hike, with transportation of your luggage, good accommodation and food. Frik Olwage, founder and owner of Eco Ventures, has guided the Fish River Canyon, more than 50 times. Hiking the ‘Fish’ with Frik is a safe and the best Wilderness hiking experience.

Well designed and excellent organized MTB Holidays on the gravel roads of Namaqualand, Augrabies National Park & Boesmanland, Klein Karoo and Baviaanskloof. It is not a race, but fun-filled cycling days, covering medium to long distances with interesting nature and cultural experiences each day.

Throughout Southern Africa, including Namibia and Botswana This vast region has many natural wonders, large areas of unspoiled wilderness and some of the best National Parks and Game Reserves in the world. Leave the logistics for us, and enjoy your special memories, each area has to offer.

Excellent organized off- the-beaten-track experiences, discovering the treasures of Southern Africa.

Travel in a luxury Mercedes Sprinter bus, and visit places that is culturally and historically captivating. We know our destinations well, and are friends with the local people who are always on hand to provide interesting stories of their history, and are passionate of the area they call home. Travel with smaller groups, seeing real places and improving the well-being of the people living in the different areas.

Frik and Lizette Olwage, owners of Eco Ventures, have extensive knowledge of all the Regions in Southern Africa and offer excellent holidays and value for money, with time to explore away from the rush of bigger groups. Our guided trips offer a full package including arranging and booking of all accommodation, meals and transport. Customised tours and group bookings are available on request.

Frik Olwage, a Graphic Designer of occupation, has extensive knowledge of and a passion for nature, especially the desert and semi-desert areas of Southern Africa. Eco Ventures was born when his passion for sport and nature became his job. Frik was part of the organizational team, as well as a participant in the 780km Namibia Trek and competed in the Madagascar's 600km 'Mada Raid'.

The first South African Eco Challenge, the 300km Africa Raid, was organized by Frik and his team. Using all his experience in Eco Challenges, he designed the 301km and 101km Eco Ultra Walks, that is today South Africa’s own and unique Pilgrimage and Holiday Walks.

Lizette, a Professional Nurse, with a business management background, is responsible for the logistics behind every trip.

Frik Olwage
Cell: 082 343 7853

Lizette Olwage
Cell: 082 883 0093

Fax: 086 621 4404


Thank you Frik and Lizette for an amazing experience in the Kalahari in the Northern Cape, Baviaanskloof. We enjoyed every minute of it.

John Douglas, South Africa

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