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Address: northern Namaqualand, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 27 831 1506
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This remote nature reserve in northern Namaqualand is characterized by...

This remote nature reserve in northern Namaqualand is characterized by mountainous wilderness, rugged kloofs and dramatic landscapes bordering the Orange River.

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The most amazing place in South Africa. A real hidden gem of South Africa. Have to back soon to explore the park further. the best park in South Africa. We hired a driver and tour... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The most amazing place in South Africa. A real hidden gem of South Africa. Have to back soon to explore the park further. the best park in South Africa. We hired a driver and tour guide and that is the best way to see the place . The best trip of my life. wish i had more time in the... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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260 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

The remoteness of this park is one of the best things about it as you do not have lots of vehicles and people driving around. The scenery is something I will never forget and around each corner another amazing view awaits you. The unique plant life and rocky landscape is well worth the long and very arduous journey to get... More 

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East Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

I lost a part of my heart in the Richtersveld during the 2016 Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun. 48 of us started in Sendlingsdrift and 200 Km later ended at the Ai-Ais Hot-spring resort in Namibia. The terrain is rugged and harsh and its surprising that anything survives there, but if you look closely (and use the information provided each night by... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2016

It was the fag end of a busy year when I started my Northern Cape adventure including Richtersveld Ai-Ais Transfrontier National Park (in fact around the Christmas time). I come from state of West Bengal in India, and somehow Richtersveld is a popular name in my language in culture since arguably one of the best pieces of Bengali literature, a... More 

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Modderrivier, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

We visited the Richtersveld National Park in December 2015 for 3 days.We stayed at the De Hoop camping site. Very .......very HOT with temperatures of 45 deg. Luckily there was a big swimming pool .........Gariep river!!! Nice ablution blocks. The mountain desert with the quiver trees and the Richtersveld succulents are something very special to see. Big time 4x4 Valley!!!

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Thank Marina S
Boksburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

My wife and I were incredibly luck to be in the Richtersveld National Park for 3 days last December. We went in with Johan de Waal and his son Bulla from Richtersveld Tours who are based in Port Nolloth. We saw things we wouldn't have seen going in on our own and sleeping in tents as well as showing in... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

This was a trip of a life-time. The views and the experiences are unique and well worth all the efforts of getting there. I would highly recommend that you do it with a group of friends/family with at least two suitable vehicles...

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Adelaide
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

We camped at de Hoop campsite for two nights. We had a 4WD to drive into the park, but you could do the trip with a high clearance 2WD. We only saw 4 other cars in the park, and there was no one near us where we camped at de Hoop. The sand at de Hoop is very fine (like... More 

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Table View
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

The Richtersveld National Park is quite an experience - not for the "faint hearted". A 4 X 4 is a must as some of the roads are extremely sandy and others traverse steep rock. The landscapes are absolutely wonderful - incredible rock formations and layers of different quartz. Do not go in the hot summer months or in the rainy... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2014

The Richtersveld is a place you have to see to believe: the scenery is so vast and the mountains so steep and arid and empty of signs of human activity that it's amazing. We've only ever visited in springtime when the weather is very pleasant but I imagine it would be very hot in the summertime. You really do need... More 

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