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Richtersveld National Park

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| northern Namaqualand, South Africa
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Breakaway as it should be

If you just need to get away from it all, this is the place. But if a drive from Cape Town but not... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Thyskas
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Cape Town, South Africa
via mobile
Remote but beautiful, 4X4 needed

This is my second visit to this beautiful park. It is remote and the roads do require a high... read more

Reviewed April 7, 2018
Sarracenia
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Norman, Oklahoma
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This remote nature reserve in northern Namaqualand is characterized by mountainous wilderness, rugged kloofs and dramatic landscapes bordering the Orange River.
  • Excellent73%
  • Very good24%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“de hoop” (7 reviews)
“orange river” (7 reviews)
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| northern Namaqualand, South Africa
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"de hoop"
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"orange river"
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"drinking water"
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"early morning"
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"succulents"
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"adventure"
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"deg"
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"pontoon"
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"namibia"
in 4 reviews
"april"
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"landscape"
in 7 reviews
"night"
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"nature"
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"campsite"
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"birds"
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

If you just need to get away from it all, this is the place. But if a drive from Cape Town but not too far if you break it into 2 days. Drive is relaxing as well as you don't compete with the rush traffic...More

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Reviewed April 7, 2018

This is my second visit to this beautiful park. It is remote and the roads do require a high clearance vehicle and ideally a 4X4. This time we crossed into the park from Namibia using the Pontoon ferry available from 8-4 pm. It was very...More

Thank Sarracenia
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Reviewed December 8, 2017

After a long dirt road you arrive at Sendelingsdrift for a night. The next day it's 4x4 country and you will definately need it. Make sure you are well provisioned as there is no cell phone reception. I really like Kokerboomskloof camp site - with...More

Thank PatrickOBr
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Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

If you visit in March just keep in mind that it is HOT (40 deg plus) and only cool down after the sun sets. BUT, De Hoop was infested with flies and gnats. Sheep and goat droppings everywhere contributing to the fly problem. At Potjiespram...More

Thank 425ilsed
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Reviewed February 5, 2017

What an amazing trip this was for my hubby and me,we visited the Richterveld about 10yrs ago (April).....it was like walking on an exquisite blanket, there were cacti/succulents as the eye could see (we both love cacti & succulents, needless to say, we were in...More

Thank Desiree B
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Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

What a great place. Which there was more chalets at other campsites as well. Will definitely visit again

Thank Gert D
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Reviewed September 21, 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...More

1  Thank Lutchmee M
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Reviewed September 14, 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...More

Thank lulu008
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Reviewed July 4, 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...More

1  Thank BigFootMidlands
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Reviewed March 22, 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...More

7  Thank Prosenjit B
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